Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bernal Dads Embark on 24 Hours of Hot, Sweaty Racing

As you read this now, the Bernalwood editorial team is embedded with Bernal Dads Racing, somewhere along I-5 between Fresno and Los Angeles. I’m in a truck that’s towing a race car, and we are en route to Buttonwillow, a … Continue reading

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How To Get Free Family Admission to City Museums

Though they look glamorous, this is not another Bernalwood fashion shoot. Instead, here we see Laura (8), Hanna (11), Max (1), and mother Lene waiting for the Bernal Heights Branch Library to open, so they can check out a Family … Continue reading

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A Neighborly Response to an Anonymous and (Arguably) Passive-Aggressive Note

There’s been a development in the diplomatic kerfuffle on Colridge. Sources tell Bernalwood that a response has now been posted to counter the anonymous and (debatably) passive-aggressive note that targeted a Bernal resident whose garbage cans are not hidden from the … Continue reading

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A Rare Diesel Machinery Sighting on Bernal Hill

As you know, Bernalwood routinely carries news about strange creatures spotted on Bernal Hill. Today neighbor Ken found two large and unusual specimens in the wild: Another day in paradise. This big baby got through the Bernal gate for a retaining wall project … Continue reading

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Paul Revere Principal Accepts Plea to Avoid Jail in DUI Incident

A sentence has been handed down in the DUI hit-and-run case of Sheila Milosky, the principal at Paul Revere School. The San Francisco Examiner reports: The controversial principal of Paul Revere Elementary School in Bernal Heights was sentenced Tuesday to community … Continue reading

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Cyclist Hit by Car at Cortland and Bayshore

From the SF Weekly: A cyclist was taken to the hospital this morning after being hit by a car at the corner of Cortland Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard. Officer Gordon Shyy had very little information at this time, but said the … Continue reading

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Ode to the Precita Playground Satellite Spinner

The citizens of Precitaville breathed a big sigh of relief when we learned that the upcoming glamorous makeover of Precita Park would not jeopardize the future of the playground’s much-loved “penultimate satellite spinner.” The satellite spinner has been here for … Continue reading

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Let Us Now Celebrate Bernalwood’s Spectacular Light

Yesterday turned out to be rather lovely. Warm sun and fluffy clouds. Not too hot and not too chilly. Most striking of all, though, the spectacular clear light made everything look electric and vibrant. Here are two random photos from … Continue reading

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Paging Reverend Lovejoy: 1960s Church For Sale on Norwich

There’s a church for sale at 30 Norwich, just south of Precita Park: 6,213 square feet on two floors. 7,425 square foot parcel. 4,300 square foot parking lot. Dining Hall, kitchen, deck, study room, child care room, seats over 200 … Continue reading

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Aviation Disaster at the Alemany Flea Market

There was a big plane crash at the Alemany Flea Market last Sunday. Sprawling across several display tables, one of the merchants was selling dozens and dozens and dozens of scale plastic model airplanes. The models had all come from … Continue reading

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Fashion Report: Photos from the 2012 Summer Solstice Stroll

Cortland was the place to see and be seen last night, as the Citizens of Bernal Heights took to the street during the 2012 Summer Solstice Stroll. Photojournalist Adrian Mendoza was on the scene, and he filed these stylish photos … Continue reading

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Before and After: Backstage During the Curb Appeal Home Makeover on Bocana

Bernalwood is all about the celebrity star-sightings, so you probably remember when we told you about the home on Bocana that was getting a big makeover as part of a reality TV show called Curb Appeal. The project and the … Continue reading

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Your SFPD Crime Summary for June, 2012: A Sergeant Shortage, Register Your Bike, and Illegal Dumping CSI

Neighbor Sarah, who valiantly covers the Bernalwood Crime Beat, attended the SFPD’s Ingleside Station Chief’s Meeting this week (so you didn’t have to). Here’s her invaluable summary of the latest Bernal Heights crime news: RNotes from Ingleside Community Meeting, 6/19/12 … Continue reading

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