Category Archives: Infrastructure

Wednesday: Cesar Chavez Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate Our Sexy New Infrastructure

It took two and a half years, a lot of dirt-digging, and plenty of construction-related delays, but at long last, the Cesar Chavez Improvement Project is nearing completion. Frankly, I think it looks vastly better than it did before, and … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Infrastructure | 42 Comments

This Proposed Freeway Tunnel Under Bernal Heights Would Have Destroyed My Home

Courtesy of Eric Fischer, king of the map geeks, your Bernalwood editor was alerted yesterday about a 1941 map detailing a freeway proposal that would have required the construction of a 2945 foot-long automobile tunnel under Bernal Hill. Unlike other … Continue reading

Posted in History, Infrastructure, Unbuilt Bernal Heights | 14 Comments

Animated GIF Shows Very Animated Nighttime View of New Bayfront Mural

Neighbor Joe Thomas  (Codename: Jobius) operates a Bernalwood Observation Post at an upper altitude on the east side of Bernal Heights. He also uses this location as an Animated GIF manufacturing facility. All this means that Jobius now spends a … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Infrastructure, Interesting Objects, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Unbuilt Bernal Heights: Our Future That Never Was

The only thing Bernalwood loves more than a good local history lesson is a strong dose of local fantasy science-fiction. Luckily for us, some recent synchronicity has conspired to provide a tasty mixture of the two.  Here’s how it unfolds… Part One: … Continue reading

Posted in Geography, History, Infrastructure, Unbuilt Bernal Heights | 9 Comments

Sunday: Rebel Cartographer Burrito Justice Celebrates “Bike to Books” Map Project

When he’s not fomenting insurrection, agitating for territorial autonomy, or weaponizing Mexican food, Burrito Justice,  Chief Rebel Spokeblogger for the La Lenguans, also likes to dabble in cartography and map-making. He usually deploys these skills to foment heated arguments about … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, Events, Infrastructure | 2 Comments

Beloved Precita Playground Satellite Spinner Back in Action After Emergency Gyro-Stabilization Repairs

Astute observers and nearly all north slope children have long grumbled about the failing condition of Precita Playground’s much-loved (but very old) penultimate satellite spinner. Fortunately, an emergency effort was undertaken to repair the satellite spinner and return it to … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Parenting, Infrastructure | 10 Comments

Seriously?! Bernal Child Baffled by Bumbling Sidewalk Blunder

Neighbor Rebecca shared this photo of her young son learning a formative lesson about civic incompetence and the perils of not giving a shit about how you get the job done. Neighbor Rebecca’s only comment about the experience came in … Continue reading

Posted in Found Things, Infrastructure, Uncategorized | 32 Comments