Category Archives: Interesting Objects

Man Creates Bernal Heights Haven for Lost Stuffed Animals

There was a wonderful little piece on the SFGate website this weekend about Jose Marquez, a man who has turned his Cortland garage into a foster home for cast-away stuffed animals: Basically, we give these stuffed animals a second chance,” … Continue reading

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Tonight! Buy Chicken John’s Book, Help Save His Space for ‘Odd and Unlikely Artworks’

On Cesar Chavez Street near Mission, there’s a prominent mural on a jaunty red building that shouts advice to all passers-by: “Fail…to WIN!” That slogan is the subtitle of The Book of the IS, a new book written by the … Continue reading

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Jane Underwood Sees the Lovely in Bernalwood’s Details

Neighbor Jane Underwood recently submitted a nice batch of photos to the Bernalwood Flickr group, and though each one is different, they are all clearly of a kind. Jane has an eye for the small details; the lovely juxtapositions of … Continue reading

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Bernal’s Battle-Scarred Race Car Returns Home for Repairs

Last weekend I took part in an unusual rescue mission. Our task: Recover a race car used by the Bernal Dads Racing Team from the suburban jungles of Davis, California, and haul it back to Bernalwood so it can be … Continue reading

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Pint-Sized Entrepreneurs Peddle Premium Sidewalk Perfume

Once upon a time, children learned business basics by selling lemonade to sidewalk passers-by. But not anymore — and not in Bernalwood. Today’s young entrepreneurs aim highter. They have an eye for style, a clear bead on the urban lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Artist Creates Travel Accessory for Homesick Bernalians

Last weekend I found a must-have accessory for high-powered Bernal Heights executives who travel regularly for business. I got it at “Cries of San Francisco,” a pop-up event in Mint Plaza downtown that was organized by the artsy folk at … Continue reading

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Raspberry Beret Lost, Found, Claimed by Prince

Did you lose a raspberry beret? If so, Prince found it somewhere in Bernal Heights. It’s his beret now. Spotted by lavidalibre.

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