Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Glamorous Perspective on Our Unglamorous AutoZone

I think it’s fair to say that although it’s convenient, our new AutoZone on Chesar Chavez is not much to look at. But as I stood in the check out line at the new AutoZone last weekend, I realized that the … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Merchants, Photography | 4 Comments

Website Dubs Bernal Heights “Lesbian-landia”

The wags over at The Bold Italic have taken it upon themselves to create a summary of San Francisco’s neighborhoods intended for newcomers to Our Faire City who are trying to figure out where to live. The write-ups about each … Continue reading

Posted in Media | 20 Comments

Parking Wisdom: Mind Your Bumpers and the Curb Cuts

Our fashion-obsessed friends at 7×7 recently published some useful information about San Francisco parking regulations that may be of interest to the residents of our parking-challenged neighborhood. Specifically, the question has to do with how close to a driveway “curb-cut” … Continue reading

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Paul Revere Principal Pleads Not Guilty in DUI

Here’s an update from the San Francisco Examiner on Shelia Milosky, the principal at Paul Revere School, who was arrested recently and charged with a DUI hit and run: The principal at Paul Revere Elementary School in Bernal Heights pleaded not … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Education | 2 Comments

Merchant vs. Merchant on Precita Park

Recent visitors to the Harvest Hills Market on the southwest corner of Precita Park may have noticed an odd sign in the window. The sign shows a picture of Charlie, the vintage tuna mascot, along with Starkist’s venerable motto, “Sorry … Continue reading

Posted in Found Things, Merchants, Shopping, Uncategorized | 86 Comments

Condition Brown: Important Seasonal Transition Announcement

This is an advisory from the Bernal Heights Seasonal Transition Monitoring Group. Following a routine chromatic analysis of Bernal Hill conducted last Saturday, Bernalwood scientists have concluded that our neighborhood will soon complete its annual transit from Wet Mode into … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Weather | 2 Comments

Re-Create the Excitement of GGB75 (Without Leaving Bernal)

As you might have heard, the Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary last weekend. Woo-hoo! Naturally, much of the celebration took place close to the bridge, in the area around Crissy Field. But from our exalted heights here in … Continue reading

Posted in Events, History | 3 Comments

Fabulous Bernal Heights Photographs From Your Neighbors

“The Brow Houses of Franconia Street” by craig sakowitz   Bernalwood is a Land of Plenty, because there are many things we have in abundance. Two of those abundant things are 1) spectacular scenery, and 2) talented photographers. Here is … Continue reading

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Glamorous Scenes from the 2012 Bernal GT

The pictures tell the most important parts of this story: Last weekend a few motorheads from the Bernal Dad’s Racing Team organized the third running of the Bernal GT road rally, and it turned out to be a winning day … Continue reading

Posted in Cars, Children and Parenting, Photography | 1 Comment

Ancient Decal Reveals Primitive Origins of La Lengua Identity

To properly manage the delicate relationship between the Dominion of Bernalwood and our rebellious vassals from La Lengua, it is important for us to understand the longstanding roots of the La Lenguans’ search for autonomy. Neighbor Ben recently discovered an … Continue reading

Posted in Business, History | 9 Comments

Today’s Illegal Dumping Incident on Prentiss Street

It’s not construction debris, and it’s not on Bernal Heights Boulevard, but Neighbor Andee called in a new dumping incident on Prentiss this morning: There has been another dumping!!  This time at the top of Prentiss Street, right in the … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Crime | 4 Comments

Prepare: Next NERT Training Session Starts in June

As wonderful as our beloved chert is, Bernal Heights is not impervious to earthquakes. When the Big One comes, professional emergency personnel will be overwhelmed, and the rest of us will have to work together to stay safe and begin … Continue reading

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Errant Waterfowl Makes Cameo Appearance on Precita

This was probably inevitable, but Bernalwood’s growing reputation for glamour and luxury is beginning to attract wannabes and hangers-on. They come here to see and be seen in Bernal Heights… and they don’t really seem to care how well they … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 15 Comments