Category Archives: Government

Meet Joseph McFadden, the SFPD’s New Top Cop at Ingleside

Neighbor Sarah, Bernal’s valiant liaison to the San Francisco Police Department, was unable to attend this month’s community meeting at Ingleside Station. In her stead, your Bernalwood editor attended the meeting to take notes as a (vastly inferior) substitute. But that … Continue reading

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Nieto Family Files Wrongful Death Complaint in Federal Court

Grieving families. Medical examiner reports. Demands to release the names of the officers involved. There is a grim parallelism to many of the recent officer-involved deaths across the country, including the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York City, … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Government, Politics | 19 Comments

UPDATED: One Year After Tragedy, Why Are Rec and Park Vehicles Still Driving in Holly Park?

It was a tragedy when Christy Svanemyr was killed by a hit-and-run San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department vehicle in Holly Park last September. Yet if any possible good might come from such a horror, it is the knowledge that policies were put in … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor’s Essay Ponders Housing Prices, Public Policy, and the Future of San Francisco’s Middle Class

Neighbor Hina Shah is associate professor at the Golden Gate University School of Law. She rents in the La Lengua Autonomous Zone, on 29th at Mission — for the moment. Her housing situation has been stressful, and she wrote about that, and … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Real Estate | 26 Comments

Help Wanted: How You Can Identify Potential Crime Hotspots in Bernal Heights

Neighbor Sarah, your intrepid neighborhood crime reporter and SFPD liaison, needs your assistance. She’d like you to complete a survey that will help identify crime troublespots around Bernal Heights: The Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center periodically collects a list of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Meeting to Discuss Rerouting the Muni 67 Bus on Ripley Street

There’s been a long-simmering dispute between a group of north Bernal neighbors and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency over the location of the existing 67 Muni bus stop on Ripley Street near Folsom. Bernalwood is told that a group of neighbors … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Government, Transportation, Uncategorized | 47 Comments

Wednesday: A City-Sponsored Meeting to Discuss the Future of Mission Street in Bernal

In the realm of “things that are very geeky but also very important,” Miss Eden from Secession Art & Design shared news with us about a City meeting that will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13, from 6 to 8 pm … Continue reading

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