Category Archives: Politics

Dialog Between Housing Rights Activists and Tech Workers Yields Little Dialog

There was a community discussion of sorts in Bernal Heights on Tuesday night. The topic was gentrification, evictions, and technology workers — and the interrelationship between the three — and the discussion took place at Virgil’s, the tasty new(isn) bar … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Real Estate, Uncategorized | 78 Comments

Campos to Propose Increased Compensation for Ellis Act Evictions

D9 Supervisor David Campos sent this press release to Bernalwood yesterday: Saying that we cannot rely solely on Sacramento to solve our affordability crisis, Supervisor David Campos (D9) will introduce a local solution at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting to … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Politics | 159 Comments

New Mural Contrasts Bernal Heights, Then vs. Now

Neighbor Mark noticed a new mural by Precita Eyes that appeared recently on Alabama Street, just north of Precita. On the left side of the mural, there is a late 20th century vision of 24th Street and Bernal Hill. The … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Politics | 16 Comments

Viva La Contra-Revolución! La Lengua Dissidents Dislike Funny Name, Seek to Rejoin Dominion of Bernalwood

Fellow Citizens of Bernalwood, this is a day we’ve long awaited. We have endured years of rebellious bluster and seditious propaganda seeking to undermine the integrity of the Bernal Heights motherland. Yet we now have indications that the La Lengua separatist … Continue reading

Posted in Geography, History, Politics | 43 Comments

Tonight: “Gay Pasta Night” at Precita Park Cafe

Need a tasty dinner option tonight? Miss Dana from the Precita Park Cafe invites you to “Gay Pasta Night”: We are hosting a “Gay Pasta Night” at the cafe on Tuesday, October 8. We’ll serve homemade pasta, and portions of … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Food and Drink, Politics | 4 Comments

Bernal Neighbor Tim Redmond Will Launch New Progressive News Site

Though he rarely brags about it, progressive journalist Tim Redmond and Bay Area media celebrity lives in Bernal Heights. For 31 years, Neighbor Tim edited the stalwart San Francisco Bay Guardian — until last June, when he parted ways with the … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrity, Media, Politics | 6 Comments

D9 Supervisor David Campos Will Run for State Assembly

District 9 Supervisor David Campos will seek a seat in the California Assembly. The news comes via the SF Appeal: San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is announcing today that he will run for state Assembly. Campos, who represents San Francisco’s … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics | 25 Comments

To the Polls, Citizens of Bernalwood!

It’s Election Day, Citizens, so don’t forget to vote! Brought to you this morning by Bernalwood’s Cub Reporter, who endorsed this message.

Posted in Politics | 11 Comments

Mossie 2012: Mutant Bernal Heights Moss Creature Launches Bold Campaign for White House

From his covert utility-meter lair hidden inside an otherwise typical home on Bocana Street, Mossquatch, Bernal’s favorite mutant Bryophyta-Homo Sapien hybrid, has launched a daring campaign to become the next President of the United States. We have no information on Mossquatch’s … Continue reading

Posted in Found Things, Politics | 4 Comments

Supervisor David Campos Explains His Vote to Reinstate Ross Mirkarimi as Sheriff

With District 9 Supervisor David Campos casting a deciding vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors moved to reinstate Ross Mirkarimi as Sheriff yesterday, despite Mirkarimi’s guilty plea to charges of false imprisonment, and despite the City Ethics Commission’s determination … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Politics | 48 Comments

It Is Gone: Old Bernal Heights Library Mural Painted Over

After a long and difficult community-focused mediation process, followed by additional delays triggered by opponents, the old Bernal Library mural was finally painted over today. Next steps? Artist Ruben Rude will begin painting the Moultrie-side portion of the mural. Precita Eyes … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cortland, Politics | 45 Comments

Neighbor David Talbot Laments the Tech-Fueled Gentrification of Bernal Heights

Yesterday’s post about the impact the Silicon Valley commuter shuttle network is having on Bernal Heights pairs neatly with the article by Bernal neighbor David Talbot that appears on the cover of the current issue of San Francisco magazine. Under … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics, Rant, Real Estate, Then and Now | 29 Comments

The Secret Sauce That Makes “Occupy Bernal” Effective

There’s an interesting new article on the KALW website that seeks to explain why, unlike so much of the Occupy movement, “Occupy  Bernal Heights” has actually been rather effective. The secret, it turns out, is a door-to-door, block-by-block focus on local communities: … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Politics | 3 Comments