Author Archives: Todd_Lappin

Call Me a YIMFY: New 160-Unit Housing Development Proposed for Full Block of Cesar Chavez at South Van Ness

At a time of remarkable economic prosperity and intense housing scarcity, there comes a moment when even the most ardent urbanist must confront their own deepest and most self-interested feelings about change, development, and the clash of old vs. new. For … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Share Your Phonographic Memories at the Bernal Heights Library

Got vinyl records? Or stories about vinyl records? And how they’ve moved you? Neighbor Corey Bloom lives on Bonview, and he has organized a very cool event that will take place at the Bernal Heights Library tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 7 … Continue reading

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Wednesday Evening: Local Runners Invited to Join San Francisco Road Runners Club for Bernal Heights Invasion

Inspired by that sexy issue of Runner’s World magazine that featured Bernal Heights on the cover, the San Francisco Road Runners Club has decided to invade Bernalwood tomorrow evening, and you’re invited to join them.  If you run, and you enjoy company, … Continue reading

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Here’s How Jenni Sparks Drew Bernal Heights In Her Insanely Detailed Map of San Francisco

Artist Jenni Sparks has created a very cool new map of San Francisco, and The Bold Italic gives it a shout out: London-based artist and map-maker Jenni Sparks just released an insanely detailed hand-drawn map of San Francisco. Like, so … Continue reading

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Neighbor Tracks Coolant Trail to Find Car Used in Hit-and-Run

Neighbor Margo tells the tale of a Bernal neighbor who followed a trail of antifreeze to find the vehicle that hit his parked car: On Saturday we noticed police activity outside our home, and upon inquiring, learned that a guy … Continue reading

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Sunday: Bernal Author Chris Colin Talks About “What to Talk About” at Heartfelt (Plus: Fancy-Schmancy Ice Cream!)

Celebrity author Chris Colin and his writing partner Rob Baedecker have written a ridiculously awesome book about the fine art of conversation that’s called “What to Talk About: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss’s Boss.”  … Continue reading

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Saturday: Rock the Block at the Spectacular Elsie Street Block Party!!!

Citizens of Bernalwood, you are invited to the most spectacular… the most glamtastic… the most charming block party in all of Bernal Heights (and perhaps the entire galaxy). It’s happening on Elsie Street between Cortland and Eugenia tomorrow, Saturday, September … Continue reading

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