Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jawa Raccoons Besiege Bernal Heights Residence

The attempted takeover of Bernal Heights by imperialist raccoons continues. As you can see in this video filmed this week by Neighbor Ben, the glowing eyes of the crafty creatures reveals that they have been mating with Jawas from Tatooine. … Continue reading

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Art or A**holes? About That Random Furniture Atop Bernal Hill

A message to whoever left a collection of furniture on the saddle of Bernal Hill, in the area beneath the Vista Pointe chairlift: If these items were placed on Bernal Hill as part of an in situ art installation intended to provoke … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Bernal Hill, Crime | 15 Comments

See a Beautiful Day In Bernal Heights In Less Than Two Minutes

Your Bernalwood neighbor, Stephan Alm, shared this supremely excellent time-lapse video with us: I just completed a short time-lapse video showing a day in Bernal Heights. I shot the footage in February and just got around to chopping it up. … Continue reading

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Thursday: A Festive Street Crawl in “Bernal Flats”

The Bold Italic has organized a festive street-crawl in La Lengua on Thursday evening to celebrate the glamour and abundance of the neighborhood. The event takes place this Thursday, August 23, from 6 to 8 pm: The Bold Italic’s microhood party returns … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Geography | 11 Comments

Burglary Prevention Tip: Beware the Taped Front Door

Are wannabe burglars waiting patiently to plunder your home when you’re out of town? A Bernal Heights neighbor writes about a trick the bad guys use to figure out if you’re away on vacation: I wanted to let your readers … Continue reading

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Yarn Bombers Knit Cute Cozies for Bollards in Precita Park

Neighbor Kristen noticed something very cozy in Precita Park yesterday: Wondering if you have any investigative reporting on the knit caps we saw today near the playground at Precita?  Someone suggested there was possibly a guerrilla knitting group in the area but she … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Found Things | 22 Comments

The Alemany Night Market Was Fabulous, So Let’s Do It Again

As you can see, last Friday’s first-ever Alemany Night Market was a smashing success. And just as you’d expect, everyone there was soooooooo stylish and glamorous. Check out this group of hipsters: I was impressed by the woman wearing a drop-dead gorgeous … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Food and Drink, Photography | 6 Comments

Tonight! Tasty Treats for a Good Cause at the Alemany Night Market

Neighbor Arno reminds us that the Alemany Night Market, a benefit for the deliciously fantastic La Cocina incubator for food entrepreneurs, happens TONIGHT on the site of the Alemany Farmer’s Market: More coolness coming to Bernal for Friday Dinner: Night … Continue reading

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Peter Orner Ponders the Gentrification of Precita Park in the New York Times

Neighbor Peter Orner is a “bold-faced name” in the literary world and an esteemed Citizen of Bernalwood. From his home in North Bernal, he has been an eyewitness to the increasing glamification of Precita Park — a process that has included … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrity, Neighborhoods, Politics, Real Estate | 51 Comments

Swarm of Hungry Goats Invades College Hill Reservoir

Citizens of Bernalwood, reports are streaming in to our newsroom this morning about a massive Goat Invasion on Bernal Hill. These sightings have been confirmed by Bernalwood’s team of livestock analysts. At the present time the flock of goats is clustered … Continue reading

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Bernal Architect Creates Whimsical Steampunk Bathroom

Residential architect Andre Rothblatt lives in Bernal Heights, and he recently finished a very wild project: a Steampunk Bathroom. In an email to us, Andre explains: The bathroom was part of a whole house remodel of a Craftsmen-style home is located … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Design | 22 Comments

Locavore Photographer Displays Bernal Photos at Locavore

Photographer Kim Steele spent 19 years in New York, shooting editorial assignments for glamorous magazines like Life, Fortune, Forbes, New York Times, Smithsonian, Paris Match, and Stern. He also saw his fine art photos added to the collections of glamorous … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Photography | 5 Comments

House on Eugenia Sells for Waaaaaaaay Over Asking Price

Our real estate-junkie friends at CurbedSF tell the tale of a Bernal Heights home that just snagged a big price premium: First listed in mid-July for $549,000, 120 Eugenia in Bernal Heights sold today for $671,132, or$122,132 over asking. It would … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate | 31 Comments