Category Archives: Activism

Alex Nieto Protest March Climbs Folsom to Bernal Hill

Last Saturday afternoon, just as the rain began to fall, I heard the roar of a crowd approaching North Bernal from the Mission. A few minutes later, I ran up Precita to Folom Street, just in time to see a … Continue reading

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Yarn-Bombers Stage Daring Infiltration at Precita Playground

Happy New Year! We begin 2014 with news of a surprise direct-action by members of the knitting underground on two trees located at the eastern end of Precita Park, inside the beloved children’s playground. Analysts from the FBI and Knitting … Continue reading

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Thursday: Celebrate the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center’s 35th Birthday

Here’s something worth celebrating: The invaluable Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center is having a 35th birthday party on Thursday night, October 3, from 6-8 pm: Since 1978, BHNC has worked to preserve and enhance ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. And with … Continue reading

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Thursday: Vigil for Christy Svanemyr, Victim in Holly Park Death

A group of Bernal neighbors have organized to hold a vigil for Christy Svanemyr, the wife, mother, and Zen monk who died on on Sept. 5 after she was was run over by a Recreation and Park vehicle in Holly Park. The … Continue reading

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Saturday: 2013 Community Congress at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center

Ailed Paningbatan from the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center extends this invitation to all ye Citizens of Bernalwood: Hello Community, Im sure you all have been seeing flyers around, have heard the buzz around the neighborhood and have seen it on … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbors Donate Crime-Fighting iPads to SFPD

You may recall that the perps who are allegedly responsible for the recent armed-robbery unpleasantness in Bernal Heights were captured because a quick-thinking cop used his personal iPad to track a stolen iPhone… and the baddies who took it. You … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Bernal Residents Underwhelmed by Last Night’s Community Safety Meeting

All the celebrities showed up at last night’s much-anticipated Community Safety Meeting: an SFPD captain, three Supervisors, and an angry, overflow crowd of Bernal Heights residents who want to know what the City will do to help make our streets … Continue reading

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Today: Honor MLK by Making Bernal Hill More Beautiful

Neighbor Brian invites all Citizens of Bernalwood to honor Martin Luther King Day by helping to clean up Bernal Hill today at 1 pm: MLK Day of Service: Trash Pick-up on Bernal Hill, 1pm 4 years ago, at President Obama’s … Continue reading

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Occupy Bernal vs. Wells Fargo in Bayview

Occupy Bernal staged an anti-foreclosure protest at a Wells Fargo branch in Bayshore yesterday, and KGO-TV carries the story: A group of protesters who said they are fighting to protect homeowners shut down a bank in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood … Continue reading

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The Secret Sauce That Makes “Occupy Bernal” Effective

There’s an interesting new article on the KALW website that seeks to explain why, unlike so much of the Occupy movement, “Occupy  Bernal Heights” has actually been rather effective. The secret, it turns out, is a door-to-door, block-by-block focus on local communities: … Continue reading

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Billboard Saga Part XXIII: Pro-Life Billboard Removed, Yet Hacked Again. Again.

Okay, follow along… As of this morning, the controversial pro-life billboard on Cortland that was hacked, then replaced, then hacked again, and replaced again, has now been removed completely. So the billboard is gone, but it has nevertheless been hacked … Continue reading

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Hackers “Redesign” Pro-Life Billboard on Cortland

Neighbor Jon writes… It did not take long for the right wing, anti-choice ad on Cortland at Andover to get a Bernal makeover. PHOTOS: Neighbor Jon

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Occupy Bernal Protesting Today to Halt Foreclosure of Neighbor’s Home

Those street-savvy social activists from Occupy Bernal are organizing a protest against Wells Fargo Bank today to (hopefully) halt a Bernal Heights foreclosure that will likely result in the eviction of Neighbors Maria and Washington from their home: Occupy the Auctions … Continue reading

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