Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bernalwood 2012: The Year in Superlatives

It’s late December, and 2012 is riding off into the sunset. Let’s use this time to review some of The Most Mostest Moments that happened in Bernal Heights this year. === Most Moving Appreciation For An Old Piece of Playground … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Bernal Heights!

PHOTO: Highland Avenue on December 23, 2012, by Telstar Logistics

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Bernalwood’s Rainbow Situation Room Tracks Effects of Multiple Rainbow Strikes Across Bernal Heights

It was a very busy Saturday at the Bernalwood Rainbow Situation Control Facility. As a series of intense storms brought rain to Bernal Heights, intermittent periods of sunshine generated primary and secondary rainbow aftershocks across our neighborhood. Using the latest … Continue reading

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Meet the Puddle People at the Alemany Flea Market

Bernalwood is on record as being a fan of the photographs taken by Neighbor Jane, aka my.third.eye, because she so consistently captures unique perspectives on familiar sights around Bernal Heights. Now she’s done it again, with a brilliant series of … Continue reading

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Tonight! Special “Apocalypse Edition” Solstice Sword Dancing

It’s a new day, and the solstice, and — guess what! — the world has not come to an end. Yet. To celebrate all that, the annual solstice Sword Dance will happen tonight at 9 pm, on the plaza at the … Continue reading

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Open Studio This Weekend at Recycled Glassworks

As if Bernalwood’s Last Minute Locavore Christmas Gift Guide didn’t provide enough inspiration, Neighbor Lauren is having a last-last-minute open studio event at her Recycled Glassworks workshop on tony Bonview Street this weekend: All my products are made in Bernal, … Continue reading

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Visualizing Bernal Heights After Lots and Lots of Sea-Level Rise

Burrito Justice, chief spokesblogger for the La Lengua separatists, recently joined forces with Brian Stokle to provide a detailed examination of what San Francisco would look like following significant sea-level rise caused by global climate change. As you may recall, … Continue reading

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Save the Owls: Why You Should Not Use Rat Poison in Bernal Heights

Sad news from our neighborhood neighbors in Glen Park: A Great-Horned Owl that lived in their park died suddenly in November. An autopsy revealed the beautiful bird died after eating a rodent laced with rat poison: Examined at WildCare and … Continue reading

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A Jewish Guy’s Guide to Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Under $30 in Bernal Heights

Hanukkah is over. Luckily for everyone else, I stumbled upon lots excellent, inexpensive gifts offered by several of our Bernal Heights merchants while finishing up the last of my holiday shopping last week. So never mind that my shopping is … Continue reading

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Lost and Found: Stray Keys Found Outside Stray Bar

Are these your keys? Karen from Stray Bar found them on Cortland outside the bar recently. To reclaim them, just stop by and tell her what night you lost them. Also: Paris!  Ooh-la-la!

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Early-Rising Neighbor Witnesses Blazing Red-Hot Sunrise of Awesome

Thank goodness Neighbor Anita continues to work the dawn shift on the south side of Bernal Heights, so the rest of us can get just a little more sleep. That means she’s on duty to watch for interesting sunrises, even … Continue reading

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Newfangled Electric Bike Hauls Xmas Cheer Up Bernal Hill

In days of yore, Bernal Heights residents brought their Christmas trees home either by recruiting teams of reindeer to haul the trees up Bernal Hill or by strapping the trees to the roofs of their internal-combustion vehicles. But that was … Continue reading

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Safeway Chic: An Elevated View of Our Local Supermarket

When shopping at our Taoist Safeway, I always find it comforting to look up through the windows from the checkout line to see Bernal Hill smiling at me from on high. Now Instagram user @kslatz312 has done me the favor … Continue reading

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