Monthly Archives: October 2012

Evil Pumpkins Dominate Bernal’s “Grisly Picket Fence of Death”

Neighbor John reports from a seasonal horror show currently on display in Bernal Heights: For the past few Halloweens, a few of us on Gladys Street have been collaborating, carving upwards of 20 pumpkins in and afternoon and then creating … Continue reading

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BOO! Haunted Garage! On Bessie Street! TONIGHT!

Neighbor Annelise is hosting a sinister event for fearless trick-or-treaters of all ages, TONIGHT on Bessie Street: We will be hosting a small but awesomely weird and beautifully homemade HAUNTED GARAGE at our house at 25 Bessie Street.  Wed. 5-9pm.  … Continue reading

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Halloween on Cortland for Your Little Monsters Starts at 4pm

Late notice on this (not my fault!), but the Bernal Business Alliance will host their annual Halloween Stroll on Cortland this evening. It’s intended to be kid-friendly, so bring your little monsters to see and be seen — and scoop … Continue reading

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SFFD Extinguishes Residential Fire at Moultrie and Ogden

It wasn’t as bad as the two-alarm blaze last week, but there was another residential fire in Bernal yesterday on Moultrie. Neighbor Max says: Two fires in one week, both within a block of my house. This one was on corner … Continue reading

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SF Chronicle Discovers Rock Bar, Concludes It Rocks PLUS: Halloween Party Tomorrow

Bernalwood has long known that the glamorous and geologically-themed Rock Bar, on 29th Street at Tiffany in the La Lengua Autonomous Zone, is a rather delicious place to enjoy a cocktail. Now the San Francisco Chronicle has come to a … Continue reading

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Today! Free Pumpkin Carving at The New Wheel

The newfangled New Wheel bicycle shop is having a free pumpkin carving this afternoon, and you’re invited. Miss Karen from New Wheel says: We are having a fabulous pumpkin carving event at The New Wheel on Monday from 4-8 pm. Carving … Continue reading

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Giants World Series Victory Triggers Euphoria Across Bernal Heights

Oh, hey… didya hear? The San Francisco Giants won the 2012 World Series. Seriously! Afterward, fans in Bernal Heights were just a little bit excited. I took in the scene from the corner of Mission and Precita, where revelers set … Continue reading

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Mossie 2012: Mutant Bernal Heights Moss Creature Launches Bold Campaign for White House

From his covert utility-meter lair hidden inside an otherwise typical home on Bocana Street, Mossquatch, Bernal’s favorite mutant Bryophyta-Homo Sapien hybrid, has launched a daring campaign to become the next President of the United States. We have no information on Mossquatch’s … Continue reading

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Glamorous “Sunshine Factory” Fashion and Housewares Shop Pops Up in Bernal

Nifty! Neighbor Victoria is hosting a glamorous pop-up store this weekend from 11 am – 6 pm Saturday and Sunday at 698 Precita at York. I’m putting on the Sunshine Factory Pop-Up Shop this weekend, October 27th and 28th, at … Continue reading

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This Weekend: Your Guide to Artists’ Open Studios in Bernal Heights

Put on your walking shoes, art lovers, because Open Studios are coming to Bernal Heights this weekend. The event’s organizers at Artspan bring the context: Here is the premise in a nutshell: The city is divided into four quadrants for … Continue reading

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FIRE! Two-Alarm Blaze Damages Homes on Andover Street UPDATE: Family Forced from Home; Two Arrested in Connection with Fire

A two-alarm fire broke out this afternoon the 600 block of Andover Street (near Crescent) in Bernal Heights, damaging two homes. The fire was under control by 4:30. CBSLocal has the details: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A two-alarm fire … Continue reading

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Colorful Bougainvillea-Geranium Explosion Halts Traffic on Cortland

I noticed this colorful explosion of foliage while driving past the intersection of Cortland and Nebraska last week, and it was so stunning I stopped to admire it. I’m more of a gearhead than a green thumb, so I fired … Continue reading

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Ballot-Stuffers Wanted to Help Bernal Mini-Artist Win Library Card Design Contest

The San Francisco Public Library is holding a contest to crowdsource some new library card designs, and aspiring Bernal Heights artist Mia submitted the drawing shown above. Neighbor Julia writes: You might be interested to know that a Bernal resident … Continue reading

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