Category Archives: Infrastructure

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

Ye Shall Walk These Bernal Streets, And Know They Are (Still) the Steepest

Waaaaaaay back in 2011, Bernalwood posted an item about an independent researcher who had concluded that, despite some “official” lists which claim that the steepest streets in San Francisco are in Nob Hill and Noe Valley, the actual data indicates … Continue reading

Posted in Geography, Infrastructure | 14 Comments

Bernal Isle Resort: A Modest Proposal for the Future of Bernal Heights

This week, the New York Times reports that scientists believe global warming could cause up to three feet of sea-level rise by the year 2100. With sea levels rising, we must look forward… many, many, many years forward, to envision … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Geography, Infrastructure | 25 Comments