Monthly Archives: July 2012

Three Properties for Rent Right Now in Bernal Heights

Our real estate-obsessed friends at CurbedSF have taken a close look at three residential units currently available for rent in our fabulous neighborhood. They invite readers to “Join the Bikini Jogger and Bigfoot on the Hills of Bernal Heights:” It’s … Continue reading

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Valiant 4-Year-Old Rescues Baby Snail From Compost Bin

Oh, babies. They just get into everything, don’t they? Case in point: This juvenile gastropod was spotted gliding along the outside of an illegally-left-by-the-curb green bin earlier this week. Had it managed to gain ingress, it would no doubt have been … Continue reading

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Globetrotting Bernal Heights Artist Receives Award from Uncle Sam

From his studio on Valencia Street in the La Lengua Autonomous Zone, artist Nikolas Weinstein and his team create beautiful, large-scale glass sculptures that pair nicely with buildings designed by some of the world’s leading architects. Many of his pieces … Continue reading

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How to Win Two Free Tickets to The Noisette Festival

Noisette is a “culinary concert block party” that will take place in the Mission District on August 4. Combining food from glamorous local chefs with music by glamorous musicians, Noisette is a pop-up extension of the annual Noise Pop Music … Continue reading

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The Fight Is On to Secure the Future of St. Luke’s Hospital

Uncertainty about the future of St. Luke’s hospital in the La Lengua Autonomous Zone is holding up approval of the California Pacific Medical Center’s $2.5 billion hospital development plan. Supervisor David Campos and Mayor Ed Lee want guarantees that St. … Continue reading

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Valiant Cat Defends Bernal Home from Swarming Raccoons

The raccoon menace continues in Bernal Heights. Last week, I looked up from dining room table to see a pack of FOUR (4) raccoons marching down the walkway in my back yard toward our home. Yet before I could get … Continue reading

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Let’s Go for a Sutrito Tower Spin

Last week saw the launch of HYPNO SF, a thing whose Twitter bio says it’s “visually exploring + animating San Francisco” with crazy/amazing yo-yo videos of the Golden Gate Bridge, Market Street from the Ferry Building to the Castro, and … Continue reading

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This Young Bernal Entrepreneur Wants to Jog with Your Dog

Bernalwood supports our many merchants and businesses in Bernal Heights, and in that spirit we bring you this announcement from one of our more energetic local service providers: My name is Enoch Pacheco. I’m a 14 year old resident of … Continue reading

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Artist Creates Summer 2012 Field Guide to Bernal Heights Males

Neighbor Laurie brings us another one of her wonderful Bernal Heights watercolors. This time, she strayed from her usual focus on nature and wildlife to capture some anthropological insights about the plumage worn by human males, as seen recently on … Continue reading

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Revealed! The Incredible Reason Why Bigfoot Was in Bernal Heights Last Week

If you had asked me to describe my ultimate fantasy Bernalwood story one week ago, it would have been a celebrity Bigfoot sighting on Bernal Hill. Well, as we all know, my wish came true last Tuesday, when Neighbor Frank … Continue reading

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Super-Chic Art Opening at Inclusions, Saturday

Miss Lisa from the Inclusions Gallery on Cortland brings word of a glamorous art opening on Saturday evening: Bay Area artist Sawyer Rose uses glass, metal and LED lights to create glowing, textured lightboxes. Painting with a soldering iron like … Continue reading

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Reptile Alert: Lost Turtle on Brewster

Neighbor Donna sent this in to the Bernalwood Lost Animal Hotline last night: I saw this poster on several fences on Brewster St. this afternoon. Keep your eyes open for a slow moving pet! Indeed. If you find the missing … Continue reading

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Soviet Invasion Forces Uninterested in Bernal Heights

La Lengua separatist and rebel spokesblogger Burrito Justice recently found an interesting Cold War-era map of the San Francisco Bay Area that was produced by military cartographers in the former Soviet Union: The Soviets (good god, that sounds weird now) … Continue reading

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