Category Archives: Found Things

Inspiring Sidewalk Graffiti Asserts Bernal Heights Hegemony

Though at first blush it looks like the kind of thing that might have been created by the Bernal Heights Chapter of the Young Nietzscheans, this sidewalk aphorism photographed in Bernal by varsovienne is actually a quote from Marianne Williamson’s 1992 book A … Continue reading

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Easter Bunny Leaves Chalk Art Outside Bernal Homes

The Easter Bunny left us a cool present on Sunday morning, sometime between the time when I grabbed the newspaper after waking up and when I walked outside a short while later to run an errand. The gift arrived in … Continue reading

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Elsie Street Library Opens Mysterious Main Branch

Neighbor Sharon found a secret public library tucked away along a leafy portion of Elsie Street north of Cortland. She has no idea how or when it got there: I’ve always thought of Bernal as “Brigadoon” — a small town atop … Continue reading

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All the Clichés About Bernal Heights Are All True

Bernal neighbor and celebrity writer Chris Colin shared this photo today, as captured on Cortland. He writes: Bernal Heights: just dogs and strollers. Obviously!

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Fresh Donuts Come to Bernal Heights (But Taste Kind of Rubbery)

Several readers have written to us recently about new tire-mark “donuts” that have appeared at intersections around Bernal Heights. Last week, your Bernalwood editor was awakened in the middle of the night by the squealing sound of automobile tires — … Continue reading

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Bizarre Tree Snake Stalks Pedestrians on Bennington

Neighbor Sharon reports that she was very nearly licked by a strange tree snake on Bennington near Cortland. Born of neckties, apparently, the creature appears freakish, but conspicuously friendly.

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Bernal Neighbors Receive “Parking Tickets of Love”

Via Neighbor Andy, we bring this cheerful news that the SFVDA — the San Francisco Valentine’s Day Agency — is currently ticketing vehicles in Bernal Heights with “Parking tickets of Love.” Awwwww.  Happy Valentines Day, Bernal Heights!

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