Category Archives: Bernal Hill

Small Dog on Bernal Hill Ponders Sublime Secrets of the Universe

Thanks to Brian Christensen for sharing this awesome Bernal Hill labyrinth photo in the Bernalwood Flickr group. Clearly, someone needs to get this doggie a drone!  

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UPDATED: Man Killed During SFPD Confrontation on Bernal Hill Identified; Community Meeting Announced

The man killed on Bernal Hill during a confrontation with the SFPD on Friday has been identified as Alejandro Nieto, 28, of San Francisco. Vivian Ho at the SF Chronicle reports: Police officials said the officers were investigating reports of a … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Crime | 35 Comments

Potrero Photographer Captures Spooky Bernal Hill Moonrise

Bernalwood loves the work of photographer Daniel Leu, because he doesn’t live in Bernal. What we mean is… it would be great if he did live in Bernal. But he doesn’t. Instead, Daniel hails from Potrero, so instead of taking … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Photography, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Colored Lights Bring New Waterfront Mural to Life at Night

The new mural on the waterfront silos visible from the eastern side  of Bernal was completed a few weeks ago. Now the multicolored lights that animate the mural at night are also live, and the result is rather wonderful. To … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Bernal Hill, New Stuff | 3 Comments

Bayshore Fire Creates Illusory Mt. Sutrito Eruption

Neighbor Brandon made a comment about yesterday’s big industrial fire in Bayshore, to the effect that from the western side of Bernal Hill, the smoke from the blaze made it look like a volcano had erupted at the peak of … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Calamity, Photography | 6 Comments

New, High-Tech Solar Streetlight May Deter Illegal Dumpers. Maybe.

The north entrance to Bernal Heights Park has been the site of many illegal dumping attacks, over the years, all done under the cover of darkness. But a new high-tech solar-powered streetlight should make the parking area a bit less … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Technology | 15 Comments

Starbucks Comes to Bernal Heights (to Film a Commercial. Whew!)

Don’t be alarmed by all the mysterious cubes on Bernal Hill today… it’s just Starbucks filming a commercial. Wait… STARBUCKS??!!  Eeeeeeeeeeek! Neighbor Emily tells it: Was walking on the hill this morning and came across a nice photo op! Apparently … Continue reading

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Neighbor Ashley Illustrates the Horrifically Beautiful Weather on Bernal Hill

This winter has been freakishly warm and dry, which is simultaneously wonderful and alarming. Bernal neighbor and superstar illustrator Ashley Wolff has been documenting this phenomenon in her #DroughtDiaries2014, an ongoing series of illustrations that capture these warm-weather days as … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Bernal Hill | 8 Comments

Purple Haze, Blowing Bernal’s Brain

Photographer Rachel snapped this beauty recently atop Bernal Hill, and somewhere, we suspect Jimi Hendrix was smiling. PHOTO: Rachel. Hat tip: CurbedSF

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Visiting Brother-In-Law Snaps Epic Photographs from Bernal Heights

Neighbor Deborah on Gates tells Bernalwood that her brother-in-law, Victor Dallons, came to visit during the Thanksgiving holiday. Victor was impressed with the views here in Bernal, so he took some photographs using his impressive long-exposure nighttime kung-fu techniques. As … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Community Meeting to Review Home Construction Plans Below Bernal Hill

Neighbor Alicia is spreading the word about a community meeting that will happen tomorrow, Wesdnesday December 11 at 7 pm at the Precita Neighborhood Center, to review a proposal to build two single-family homes on a patch of undeveloped land … Continue reading

Posted in Bernal Hill, Design, Events, Real Estate, Uncategorized | 15 Comments

Neighbor Photographs Dramatic Sunrise Exploding Behind Bernal Heights

Neighbor Markus lives in northeastern Bernal Heights, in the Santana Rancho subdistrict. On Sunday morning, he got up ridiculously early to photograph the sunrise from atop Twin Peaks. Cleverly, Nature conspired to place the sun directly behind Neighbor Markus’s house — and the … Continue reading

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Massive New Waterfront Mural Visible from Bernal Heights

Bernal Heights is an interesting place to spend time, in no small part because the neighborhood rewards sustained attention in both micro and macro modes. That is, there’s a lot to notice both when you zoom in on street-level details … Continue reading

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