Monthly Archives: April 2012

Wake Up! Bernal Resident Captures Fabulous Colors of Sunrise

Over on the Instagram, the south side’s Neighbor Anita (aka @marriedwithdinner) has been taking a glamorous series of sunrise photographs — presumably from a window of her home. Taken as a set, I love the variety of colors on display… … Continue reading

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Giant Slithering Serpent Startles Citizen on Bernal Hill

Moments ago, Neighbor Ken transmitted this shocking photo of a four-foot gopher snake to the Bernalwood newsroom: Seen today by Esmeralda steps on Bernal Hill. Coolio! PHOTO: Neighbor Ken

Posted in Animals, Bernal Hill, Found Things, Nature and Wildlife | 18 Comments

Your SFPD Bernal Heights Crime Summary for April 2012

Valiant Neighbors Sarah and Edie, who cover the Bernalwood Crime Beat so assiduously for us, attended the SFPD’s Ingleside Station Chief’s Meeting last week (so you didn’t have to). Here’s Sarah’s summary of the latest Bernal Heights crime news. Edie … Continue reading

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A Stoneman Connection Links Bernal Heights to Levon Helm

The death of Levon Helm, the former lead singer for The Band, late last week prompted a lot of media remembrances, yet the most interesting one I read was an oral history of the The Band’s signature song, “The Night … Continue reading

Posted in History, Infrastructure, Music | 6 Comments

It Was a Sunny Windy Sunday on Bernal Hill

And Michelle Glauser captured it in a moving picture: Beautiful windy, sunny afternoon on Bernal Hill. It’s a good day to live in San Francisco. UPDATE: (Promoted from the comments) Reader Brendan says: My friend calls the afternoon wind in Bernal the … Continue reading

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Chaos on Precita as Speeding Car Flips Over on Saturday

Some of you may have noticed all the commotion in North Bernal late Saturday afternoon. There were a lot of sirens, and the thump-thump-thump of the Bernalwood ShadowTraffic helicopter hovering overhead. Most unhappy of all were those motorists who tried … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Cars | 6 Comments

Metachert: Photo of a Photo Captures Essence of Bernal Hill

Check out this fabulous Instagram pic posted by Keith Weaver yesterday. It’s a one-image executive summary of everything you need to know about the geology of Bernal Hill.

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