Category Archives: Infrastructure

ParkletMania Sweeps Cortland as Vino Rosso Seeks Parklet Approval

Is it a fad? Or is it… the fuuuuuuuuuuuture? Suddenly, Cortland is awash in Parkletmania. It started at Neighbor Mutsumi Takehara’s restaurant at 903 Cortland, where construction of a new parklet is now underway following a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign.  Now … Continue reading

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Free Wi-Fi Coming Soon to Cortlandia

San Francisco is moving ahead with a program that will install free WiFi networks at 31 locations around the City, and the Bernal Heights Recreation Center just off Cortland was selected as one of the free hotspots. If all goes … Continue reading

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Bernal Photographer Shows Awesome Images of New Bay Bridge Construction

Speaking of Bernal celebrities… Neighbor Joseph Blum is a professional photographer who lives on the north side of Folsom Street. He was a boilermaker and welder for 25 years before he took up the camera, but his roots shine through … Continue reading

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Community Feedback Wanted on La Lengua Streetscape Improvement Proposals

Plans are afoot to beautify the La Lengua homeland by redeveloping the streetscape around Valencia Street between Mission and  Cesar Chavez Boulevard, as well as Tiffany, 29th, and Duncan Streets. The effort has been undertaken by SFPUC, the SF Planning Department, … Continue reading

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Meetings Announced to Discuss Bernal Library Southern Facade Artwork

There’s been a lot happening with the Bernal Heights Library art project of late. The mural on the eastern side of the library was recently completed (check it, above), and yesterday there was a raffle to raise funds for the … Continue reading

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These Bernal Heights Streets Are Barely Streets at All

Neighbor Craig has been admiring some of the feral streets of Bernal Heights; streets so small, or so wonky, or so disjointed that it’s dubious whether they deserve to be called streets at all. Take it away, Neighbor Craig: I’ve … Continue reading

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New Photo of Sutrito Tower Is Actually Rather Sexy

Just when you thought there were no more clever ways to photograph Bernal Hill’s (sort-of) beloved Sutrito Tower, along comes Steve MacDonald —  ramblinworker on the Instagram — with this funky-phresh new snap that makes Sutrito look wonderfully sculptural. PHOTO: … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Drive Underway for New Parklet at 903 Cortland

Miss Mutsumi from 903 (and Sandbox Bakery) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to install a cute little parklet in front of 903 Cortland, just east of Gates: There are currently no parklets in Bernal Heights. We at 903 are taking … Continue reading

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Thursday: A Community Meeting to Discuss Bernal Infrastructure Projects

A meeting will happen Thursday, April 25 at Leonard Flynn School at 6 pm  to share information about several major infrastructure projects happening in Bernal Heights — including the  Cesar Chavez greenification effort (now that the sewer replacement project is complete): … Continue reading

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City and CPMC Reach Agreement to Save and Expand St. Luke’s Hospital

Very good news! Mission Local reports that a new agreement between The City and California Pacific Medical Center will bring new investment and a more secure future for St. Luke’s Hospital in the La Lengua Autonomous Zone: After many months of strained … Continue reading

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Persistent Neighbor Declares Victory in Bus Shelter Quest

There’s a sexxxy new bus shelter on Mission Street at 30th, and you have Neighbor Robert to thank for it: I forwarded a note to you many months ago, as I was looking for community support ahead of a city … Continue reading

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Another Very Lovely Photo of the Unlovely Spaghetti Bowl

The 101-280 “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange is not the sort of feature that might be called beautiful… unless you have a taste for Midcentury Infrastructural Brutalism. Nevertheless, our ace local photographers have succeeded in making it look lovely time and time … Continue reading

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Should We Install a Solar-Powered Floodlight to Deter Illegal Dumping on Bernal Hill?

So… what was the outcome of that recent meeting about strategies to deter illegal dumping on Bernal Hill? District 9 Supervisor David Campos has a proposal, and he’d like your feedback: Bernal Heights Residents. At the community meeting I held … Continue reading

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