Monthly Archives: November 2012

New Technology Lets BASA Astronomer Sip Coffee While Exploring Vast, Distant Galaxies

Neighbor Clifton, Chief of Astronomical Research for the Bernal Aeronautics and Space Administration (BASA), recently acquired some new gear which significantly expands his ability to explore the far reaches of the universe from the safety and comfort of the Bernal … Continue reading

Posted in Science | 5 Comments

RIP: Spain Rodriguez, Underground Cartoonist and Bernal Heights Neighbor

Bernal Heights just lost one of its creative greats. Underground artist Spain Rodriguez died yesterday at his home just off Precita Park. Here’s the lede from the SF Chronicle’s obituary: Hard-charging biker. Class warfare revolutionary. Pioneering underground cartoonist. Loving family man. That … Continue reading

Posted in Art, People | 7 Comments

UPDATED: Large Tree Validates Newtonian Physics on Virginia Street

It probably wasn’t intended as a science experiment, but a big tree fell on the 300 block of Virginia during the wee hours of this morning, taking out a fence along the way. Neighbor Blair reports: Apparently this tree fell … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Nature and Wildlife, Plants and Gardening | 2 Comments

Bernal Heights Crime Report for November 2012: Pepper Spray Robberies, Knock-Knock Burglaries, and Finding Fugitives

Your very thorough and very vigilant neighbors, Sarah and Edie, attended the SFPD’s Ingleside Station Chief’s Meeting this week, and they typed up these invaluable summary notes about the latest Bernal Heights crime trends. As always, they bring useful information … Continue reading

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Feline Alert: Lost Cat Missing from Heartfelt

Miss Darcy from Heartfelt on Cortland contacted the Bernalwood Lost Animal Hotline to seek assistance in locating her store’s much-loved cat: Our store cat has gone missing, and I am heartbroken. Here are some pics. His name is Leo D. … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Lost and Found | 4 Comments

Crazy Clouds Spotted Over Bernal Heights

@j_gail snapped this photo of Bernal’s north slope and Sutrito Tower yesterday, a little before 5 pm. Also: Wow!

Posted in Photography, Weather | 5 Comments

Neighbor Offers Ten Reasons Why New Muni Bus Stop on Crescent Really Sucks

The SFMTA plans to relocate a bus stop on Crescent at Anderson, and Neighbor Ryon feels under-consulted. He writes: Two weeks ago the MTA put up a sign to announce that the 23 line bus stop would move to a … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Transportation | 70 Comments

I Did NOT Buy This Fantastically Awful Painting I Found Last Weekend at the Alemany Flea Market

… But I admit, I was very, very tempted. PHOTO: Telstar Logistics

Posted in Art | 11 Comments

Precita Park Cafe Gets New Chef, New Dinner Menu

It’s been slightly less than a year since the Precita Park Cafe opened on the eastern end of Precita Park. Yet in that short time the cafe has dramatically altered the geo-social dynamics of North Bernal —so much so that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Abandoned Chair on Andover Street Demonstrates Impressive Level of Spiritual Attainment

Neighbor Esther noticed this abandoned chair on Andover Street over the weekend. The chair is not likely to win design awards anytime soon, but it possesses great poise and an exceptional level of enlightenment regarding its own fate: PHOTOS: Neighbor … Continue reading

Posted in Found Things | 3 Comments

UPDATED: Victims Hospitalized In Cortland Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

KTVU has the summary: A total of 11 people have been transported to the hospital for examination following a possible carbon monoxide poisoning incident Sunday night, according to a San Francisco Fire Department dispatcher. The incident at 1223 Cortland St. … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity | 3 Comments

Accidental Geyser Erupts Near Precita Park

There was more waterplay near Precita Park this morning. Neigbor Gabe reports from fashionable Alabama Street: I was playing with my son at the Precita Park playground this morning when we saw a fountain of water spray from some street … Continue reading

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Red Hill Bookstore Will Close (But Won’t Go Away)

One of the greatest charms of Cortland Avenue is the way Bernal’s commercial district feels adrift in time — a 1940s vision of Main Street USA, but with much better food and electric bicycles. There’s definitely some truth to that … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cortland, Merchants | 26 Comments