Category Archives: Bernal Hill

“Gatsby Complex” Yields Beautiful Photos of Bernal Hill from Noe Valley

It’s a well-documented fact that many people in Noe Valley experience  a “Gatsby Complex” when they gaze at Bernal Hill — our proud-but-distant profile seems to trigger deep-seated feelings of admiration and longing among our neighbors to the west. That’s perfectly understandable, of course, given Bernal’s … Continue reading

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Sad and Shameful: Alex Nieto Memorial on Bernal Hill Plagued by Vandalism

For those who knew Alex Nieto, the young Bernal resident killed during an officer-involved shooting on Bernal Hill last spring, the last few months have been unrelentingly sad — and at times, deeply alienating. Bernalwood recently described how the official … Continue reading

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Car Overturns Under Suspicious Circumstances on Bernal Hill

Drama!  Bad driving! Vehicular inversion! A suspicion of crime! On Bernal Hill! There was an accident on the north side of Bernal Heights Boulevard late Saturday morning that left a vehicle overturned in a rather unlikely place. Neighbor Benjamin shared his photos, and … Continue reading

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Saturday: Band Called “View From Bernal Hill” Is Not From Bernal Heights, But Will Perform Near Bernal Hill

The View from Bernal Hill is a “chamber-flavored jazz” group that used to be called the Camille Mai Trio, until recently, when they decided to change their name to “The View from Bernal Hill.” This is confusing, because the musicians in The View … Continue reading

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Bernal Hill Cleanup Was Successful — and Social

Neighbor Sarah, who helped organize the Bernal Hill cleanup last weekend with the (super sexy) Bernal Go Team, shares this Executive Summary of the cleanup party’s effort: It went great! Good turnout, nice to meet neighbors. The scene wasn’t as bad … Continue reading

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Bernal Hill Escapes Fourth Unburned, Despite Efforts of Dimwits

With Karl the Fog providing a practical assist, the Fourth of July came and went uneventfully last Friday, and Bernal Hill survived the holiday unmolested by flames. That’s not to say the Forces of Unsmartness stayed home for the holiday. On … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights Featured on Cover of Aspirational Fitness Magazine

Well, isn’t this rather stylish? Neighbor Travis just got his July 2014 issue of Runner’s World, and — wouldn’t you know it! — the cover shot shows some buff-looking dude standing astride our very own scenic-looking Bernal Hill. Run Strong! Stay … Continue reading

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Watercolors of Bernal Heights by Neighbor Jessie Schlenker

Neighbor Jessie Schlenker has been doing some terrific Bernal Heights watercolors lately, and one of his pieces is now on display at the stylish Bernal Heights Library. Jessie tells Bernalwood: I am a resident of Bernal, and like many, I’m … Continue reading

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Photographs from Last Night, or, Earthquake Weather on Bernal Hill

It was warm last night, with a full moon, no wind, and not a cloud in the sky. In other words, classic earthquake weather, as Neighbor and Rockstar Matt Nathanson recently taught Bernalwood’s Cub Reporter. There were no earthquakes last … Continue reading

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If Bernal Hill Was a Person, Would She Be Like This?

The smarties over at the Bold Italic published a little article this week which seeks to describe various San Francisco parks in terms of the kind of people they would be if they were people. Which is an odd conceit, … Continue reading

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Finished Starbucks Commercial Makes Bernal Life Look Rather Aspirational

Remember when Starbucks filmed that commercial on Bernal Hill a few weeks back?  Well the commercial is now live, and we can see our role in it. The video is a montage that celebrates the simple pleasures of an enlightened urban lifestyle flush with fashionable friends, a well-curated … Continue reading

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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

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