Monthly Archives: September 2012

What’s The Best Way to Prevent Illegal Dumping on Bernal Hill?

Remember that illegal dumping epidemic that plagued Bernal Hill last spring? Bernalwood does, and frankly, it kind of sucked. In the meantime, D9 Supervisor David Campos has lined up some City money to make the site less dump-friendly, and he’s … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Government, Infrastructure | 7 Comments

This NASA Pilot Will Think of Bernal Heights As He Flies the Space Shuttle Over San Francisco Tomorrow

This is Craig Batteas. He flies the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier aircraft, and tomorrow morning he will fly his plane, with the Endeavour space shuttle strapped to its back, over San Francisco. And as you can see, he really wishes … Continue reading

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BASA Visits NASA to Say Farewell to Space Shuttle Endeavor

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Today, as you read this now, a representative from BASA, Bernal’s very own space agency, is visiting a facility operated by NASA, that *other* space agency you may have heard about. Specifically, … Continue reading

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The Stray Bar Brunch: PBR, Football, and Free Hot Dogs

If it fills you with existential dread to contemplate the idea of spending yet another Sunday brunch nibbling on free-range organic buttermilk pancakes while chatting idly about the latest New York Times Magazine cover story, you’ll be pleased to know … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink, Sports | 5 Comments

The Secret Sauce That Makes “Occupy Bernal” Effective

There’s an interesting new article on the KALW website that seeks to explain why, unlike so much of the Occupy movement, “Occupy  Bernal Heights” has actually been rather effective. The secret, it turns out, is a door-to-door, block-by-block focus on local communities: … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Politics | 3 Comments

Fantastic Photos of Bernal Heights In Low Light

It’s been a rather strange week, so let’s close it out with a few eye-popping photos to keep things real. Even better, both these pictures were taken from Noe Valley, which provides further proof of the Gatsby-like role that Bernal … Continue reading

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Billboard Saga Part XXIII: Pro-Life Billboard Removed, Yet Hacked Again. Again.

Okay, follow along… As of this morning, the controversial pro-life billboard on Cortland that was hacked, then replaced, then hacked again, and replaced again, has now been removed completely. So the billboard is gone, but it has nevertheless been hacked … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Cortland | 73 Comments

Race Report: Bernal Dads Racing Team Avoids Shame During 24 Hours of LeMons at Thunderhill

Those grease-huffing papas from the Bernal Dads Racing Team had an excellent adventure during last weekend’s 24 Hours of LeMons endurance race at Thunderhill, and they represented Bernal Heights with honor. A few highlights: • Two of the Dads flew … Continue reading

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Bernal Dads Have Gone Racin’ For the Weekend

On top of all the other fun stuff going on this weekend, the ever-manly Bernal Dads Racing Team will take to the track this weekend to participate in the 24 Hours of LeMons “Vodden the Hell Are We Doing” endurance … Continue reading

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Three Bernal Homes Selected for Schwanky Architecture Tour

Here’s some deep evidence of Bernal’s celebrity status. This year, three (3!!) Bernal Heights houses were selected for inclusion in this weekend’s Home Tour organized by the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects. So chic! Thankfully, our … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Events | 16 Comments

Why You Should Attend the Polkapalooza Benefit for the Children of Bernalwood

Neighbor Kristen is the president of the PTA at the J. Serra Elementary School near Bernal’s fashionable Holly Park. In that capacity, Neighbor Kristen does a really really really good job explaining why you really really really should attend the Polkapalooza benefit … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Parenting, Education, Events, Music | 3 Comments

Bernal Heights Considered as Refuge for Endangered Plant

We have a credo here in the Dominion of Bernalwood: “Give me your rare, your beleaguered, your endangered plant life yearning to grow free.” In that spirit, the SF Appeal brought news last week that Bernal Heights is being considered … Continue reading

Posted in Plants and Gardening | 10 Comments

How Much Is This Cute 1BR For Sale on Powhattan Really Worth?

Miss Sally, our real estate-obsessed friend at the tony CurbedSF blog, directed our attention to a new listing for a home at 9 Powhattan that just hit the market. It’s a rather adorable 1BR, 1BA , and the realtor propaganda says: … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate | 15 Comments