Monthly Archives: September 2012

Threat or Menace? Bernalwood Mounts New Defense to Counter La Lengua’s Burrito Rail Gun

Those uppity La Lenguans have become uppity again, as the militarization of the La Lengua Autonomous Zone continues. Earlier this week, the La Lengua rebel propagandist known as Burrito Justice claimed to have developed a new superweapon, in the form … Continue reading

Posted in La Lengua, Science | 12 Comments

All Are Invited to the Elsie Street Block Party on Saturday

Neighbor Michael invites all Citizens of Bernalwood to attend the fashionable Elsie Street Block Party that will take place tomorrow afternoon: Bernal Neighbors – You are cordially invited to the 6th Annual Elsie Street Block Party, between Cortland & Eugenia, this … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Neighborhoods | 1 Comment

Colossal 20-Family Benefit Garage Sale, Saturday

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Ye Hunters of Bargains! Neighbor Noah brings news of a group garage sale happening in North bernal on Saturday to benefit the Rocky Mountain Co-Op Preschool: HUGE 20-FAMILY GARAGE SALE & BAKE SALE All profits go to … Continue reading

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Giant, Marauding Banana Slug Spotted on Bernal Hill

Yarrcat just posted this on the Instagram: My jogging buddy today – a banana slug atop Bernal Hill! Bernalwood’s advice: RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! PHOTO: Yarrcat

Posted in Bernal Hill, Nature and Wildlife | 7 Comments

Your Bernal Heights Crime Report for September 2012: Robbery Busts, iPhone Thefts, and Beware the Blue Tape

Neighbor Edie heroically attended the last community meeting at the SFPD’s Ingleside Station, and even more heroically… she typed up these notes just for you. Please read them carefully to learn about current crime trends, and how to avoid becoming … Continue reading

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Eji’s Ethiopian Joining the 331 Cortland Marketplace

That available space in the glamorous 331 Cortland marketplace is no longer available. Eji’s Ethiopan will be moving in soon: We are proud to announce a new vendor at 331 Cortland who will be joining the marketplace in early October, just a … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink, New Stuff | 9 Comments

Sadness: Four Star Video Announces Immediate Closure

This should not come as a surprise, but it is very sad nevertheless: The much-loved Four Star Video on Cortland has announced plans to close-up shop. In an email today headlined “The end of the movie,” owners Ken and Amy … Continue reading

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Neighbor David Talbot Laments the Tech-Fueled Gentrification of Bernal Heights

Yesterday’s post about the impact the Silicon Valley commuter shuttle network is having on Bernal Heights pairs neatly with the article by Bernal neighbor David Talbot that appears on the cover of the current issue of San Francisco magazine. Under … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics, Rant, Real Estate, Then and Now | 29 Comments

Barflies Wanted for Film Shoot at the Lucky Horseshoe

Neighbor Eric, co-owner of the fashionable Lucky Horseshoe bar on Cortland, invites wannabe barflies to perform as extras in a movie that’s being filmed on location at the bar today, tomorrow, and Friday: A local film production company is shooting … Continue reading

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Tech Shuttle Transit Map Reveals Hidden Logic of the Bernal Heights Real Estate Market

As Bernalwood has previously noted, there are some hidden dynamics at work in the North Bernal real estate market along the Cesar Chavez corridor, where home-price inflation has been fueled in part by the neighborhood’s proximity to the private shuttle-bus … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, Real Estate, Transportation | 19 Comments

Bernal-Based Startup Offers Digital Alternative to Passive-Aggressive Parking Notes

Neighbor Regina wrote up this tasty little article about CurbTxt, a new service based in Bernal Heights that provides a high-tech — and vastly more neighborly — alternative to leaving passive-aggressive notes on parked cars: Blaring car alarms, forgotten headlights, … Continue reading

Posted in Cars, Technology | 29 Comments

Watch Eight Hours of Sutrito Tower in Just 45 Seconds

We’ve seen some rather fantastic time-lapse videos filmed from Bernal Heights before, but I don’t recall seeing a fantastic time-lapse video that looks at Bernal Heights. Until now. This new time-lapse by Gregg Marks gets more and more dramatic as … Continue reading

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Star Sighting: Shuttle Endeavour Soars Over Bernal Heights

Well, that was rather epic, wasn’t it? When we told you yesterday that the pilot of the Boeing 747 carrying the Space Shuttle Endeavour would be thinking of Bernal Heights as he flew over San Francisco, we weren’t kidding. But … Continue reading

Posted in History, Photography, Science, Technology, Transportation | 21 Comments