Category Archives: Bernal Hill

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

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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

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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 | 16 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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Time-Lapse Photo of Venus and Crescent Moon Over Bernal Hill Is Space-tacular

Last month, Potrero Hill photographer Daniel Leu snapped a terrific photo of the moon and Venus setting over Bernal Hill. This month, Leu ups the game with a new photo that shows the moon and venus in action again over Bernal Hill, in … Continue reading

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A Ridiculously Great Photo of the Recent Full Moon Rising

Wow. Peep this superb photo of the recent full moon as seen from Bernal Hill that “Lee Comma Dennis” shared via the Bernalwood Flickr Pool. Ridiculously great.

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Beautiful New Map Shows Bernal Heights, Even More So

Fast Company Design carries a story about a new map of San Francisco that  happens to include a particularly tasty representation of Bernal Heights: In San Francisco Contours, a topographical print by Abe Bingham … urbanity has been stripped away to highlight the hills of … Continue reading

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New Drone Video Shows Amazing Views Over Bernal Hill

Amazing things are happening these days when people combine inexpensive drone technology with inexpensive compact video cameras. OverSF.com reached out to Bernalwood this week to share a stunning aerial video captured over Bernal Hill on a recent morning from a … Continue reading

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Alert Neighbor Photographs Illegal Trash Dump In-Progress on Bernal Hill

If you drove along the south side of Bernal Hill yesterday afternoon, you might have noticed this pile of illegally dumped trash at the east end of the park. The pile of trash probably made you feel sad. The pile … Continue reading

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