Category Archives: Neighborhoods

Secured: Precita Park to be Removed from Calle 24 District

The campaign was brief, and it was intense, but we are pleased to report that it was successful. Precitagate has come to a conclusion. With the support of the 24th Street merchants group, D9 Supervisor David Campos has announced plans to remove Precita Park from the … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: Savvy Perspectives on a Changing San Francisco

Let’s take a moment took to survey the City of San Francisco, which we can see so clearly from our elevated perch in Bernal Heights. As you know, San Francisco is a place that was, in no small part, created by great economic booms. … Continue reading

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SF Chronicle Urban Design Critic Eschews Urbanism, Succumbs to Nostalgia

Sigh. San Francisco Chronicle urban design critic John King has become the latest in a series of Baby Boomer journalists to lament how much more vibrant and exciting Bernal Heights was back in the wooly days before the Baby Boomers became… … Continue reading

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A Perfect, One-Photo Summary of Saturday’s Block Party on Mullen Street

It looks completely great, and Neighbor Amanda captured it.

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Next Saturday Sept. 28: Big Block Party on Elsie Street, and You’re Invited!

Indian summer is here (pretty much), and your neighbors on Elsie Street are throwing their big annual block party NEXT Saturday, Sept 28. All Citizens of Bernalwood are herewith invited to join the fun: A Neighborhood Gem for Your Enjoyment … Continue reading

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Census Visualization Reveals Racial Geography of Bernal Heights

Dustin Cable is senior policy researcher and statistician with the Demographics & Workforce Group at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. He recently completed a “Racial Dot Map” that uses data from the 2010 census to illustrate … Continue reading

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Neighbor Chuck Captures “Everyday Sights in Bernal Heights”

Neighbor Chuck B went for one of his occasional walks around Bernal Heights recently. (Bernalwood covered his last one, back in March.) Equipped with a camera and his deep knowledge of our local flora, Neighbor Chuck captured a terrific series … Continue reading

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All Are Invited to the Elsie Street Block Party on Saturday

Neighbor Michael invites all Citizens of Bernalwood to attend the fashionable Elsie Street Block Party that will take place tomorrow afternoon: Bernal Neighbors – You are cordially invited to the 6th Annual Elsie Street Block Party, between Cortland & Eugenia, this … Continue reading

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Peter Orner Ponders the Gentrification of Precita Park in the New York Times

Neighbor Peter Orner is a “bold-faced name” in the literary world and an esteemed Citizen of Bernalwood. From his home in North Bernal, he has been an eyewitness to the increasing glamification of Precita Park — a process that has included … Continue reading

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Fleeting Moment of Perfection Yields Best Part of Entire Day

When I got home from work last night, Bernalwood’s Cub Reporter announced that she wanted to go for a bike ride. So we made a quick trip down the block. Then, as we were returning home, the sun dropped low … Continue reading

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A Special Photo for the Hill People of Bernal’s West Slope

Last weekend Neighbor Isaac captured one of the most awesome and unusual photos of Bernal Heights you’re ever likely to see: It’s a supermongotelephoto view of the area where the La Lengua Autonomous Zone meets Bernal’s west slope. The perspective … Continue reading

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Final Redistricting Plan Welcomed by Lost Tribe of College Hill

In the comments to our recent post about the redistricting proposal for the Dominion of Bernalwood and District 9, Neighbor Erika posted an excellent summary of the final redistricting plan — and why it’s a welcome thing for Bernal residents … Continue reading

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New Portola Blog Is Almost as Vain as Bernalwood

There’s a new kid on the block. The Portola Planet is a new blog dedicated to covering The Portola, a neighborhood that reliable sources tell us lies on the other side of I-280, immediately to the south of glamorous Bernal … Continue reading

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