Monthly Archives: February 2013

Jedi Warrior Defends Bernal from Dark Side of The Force

Bernal Heights plays host to innovative technology, tasteful wildlife, and superior purveyors of fine pickles. But did you know that Bernal Heights is also a critical front in the epic struggle to liberate this star system from the tyranny of … Continue reading

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Paulie’s Pickling Prevails in Picky Pickle Smackdown

By day, I work in an office where I sit across from a gentleman named Boris. Boris was born in Russia, and though he emigrated to the US as a teenager, he retains his Eastern European palate. I was born … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights Crime Report for February 2013: Robberies Back Down, Car Break-Ins Back Up, and Keep Your iGadgets Hidden

Neighbor Sarah attended the SFPD Ingleside Community meeting last week, and she filed these terrific summary notes on Bernal Heights crime trends. Read on: CRIME STATISTICS & TRENDS At the beginning of January, there were not very many robberies – … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Vandals Wreck Beloved Slide at Bernal Library Playground

Visitors to the playground behind the Bernal Heights Library this past weekend were greeted by yellow caution tape wrapped around one of the park’s main play structures. An ulcer-like hole now mars two upper sections of the park’s beloved tunnel … Continue reading

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Beautiful Photo of Bernal Hill Includes Cryptic Comment About Gradients

Jono Lee, a visitor to Bernal Hil and the Dominion of Bernalwood, posted this stunner on the Instagram over the weekend. He says: The world is just one giant gradient. We heartily agree (even if we’re not quite sure what … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Involved in Kinky Castro District Car Accident

Our friends over at SFist are running with a story about a strange fender-bender that happened today in the Castro District, resulting in the photo you see above. A Mini Cooper hit a Prius, and somehow the Mini ended up … Continue reading

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Bernal Butterfly Appreciates Quality of Local Scenery

Thanks to Neighbor Ken for taking this snap of a fashionable butterfly taking in the spectacular downtown view from atop Bernal Hill. Just like the humans in Bernal Heights, this is clearly a butterfly with exceptional discrimination and good taste.

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Tonight: Party at Succulence for Jean Pedigo’s Photo Show

Ken from Succulence on Cortland extends an invitation to one and all to attend tonight’s closing show for the fabulous landscape photography exhibit by Bernal Neighbor Jean Pedigo. Ken says: Just want to make sure you and your readers know … Continue reading

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Caltrain “Ad Wrap” Filter Generates Freaky View of Bernal Hill

It was a beautiful morning today, with bright blue skies shimmering over Bernal Heights. I caught this view about an hour ago, through the window of a southbound Caltrain which was “wrapped” from end-to-end with an advertisement for a popular … Continue reading

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Harried Pet Owner Cleans Dirty Dog At New “Precita Bark” Dog Spa

Precita Bark, the new dog groomery on the eastern end of Precita Park (across from the playground) is now open for business. Neighbor Regina stopped in recently to get a treatment for her dog Rover, and she filed this report: … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: Benefit Dinner for Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema

Sorry for the late notice on this (my fault! sorry!), but tickets are still available for the benefit dinner happening tonight at Hillside Supper Club to support the fabulous Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema series: Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema seeks film-lovers … Continue reading

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Blossoming Trees Are Lovely, But Maybe Not Quite In The Way You Think

If you’ve set foot on just about any Bernal Heights street during the last few days, you’ve probably noticed the spectacular pink blossoms that are peaking around the neighborhood. They look like cherry blossoms, but Bernalwood sources say they’re not. … Continue reading

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Dramatic Morning Sunrise Is Blessedly Meteor-Free

As is her wont, Neighbor Anita was on dawn patrol this morning, scanning the eastern horizon from her South Bernal observation post just as the sun was coming up. Today she recorded this spectacular sunrise, which was (thankfully) drama-free, despite … Continue reading

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