Category Archives: Politics

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

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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.

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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 | 4 Comments

UPDATED: Bernal Fathers Propose Happy “Manbaby” Billboard Alternative

Against the backdrop of the recent pro-life billboard hacking excitement on Cortland Avenue, Neighbor Chris joined forces with a few other Bernal dads to propose a new billboard design that would be a refreshing alternative: These are anxious times, and … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cortland, Politics | 21 Comments

Pro-Life Billboard in Bernal Heights Replaced, Then Defaced Again (Rather Tastelessly)

There’s been a lively but considerate debate taking place in  the Bernalwood comment thread about the efficacy and ethics of the original Cortland pro-life billboard hack. In the meantime, however, CBS Outdoor replaced the hacked billboard image with a brand-new version … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Politics | 28 Comments

Hackers “Redesign” Pro-Life Billboard on Cortland

Neighbor Jon writes… It did not take long for the right wing, anti-choice ad on Cortland at Andover to get a Bernal makeover. PHOTOS: Neighbor Jon

Posted in Activism, Art, Politics | 84 Comments

Portola Planet Interviews Supervisor David Campos

Our friendly (if somewhat less glamorous) comrades from the Portola Planet recently trekked to City Hall for a sit-down interview with District 9 Supervisor David Campos. In the course of committing some actual journalism, the Portolans asked Campos about the … Continue reading

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Star Sighting: Invisible Obamas Seen Relaxing in Bernal Heights

We’ve heard they’d planned to be in Charlotte, North Carolina this week, but Neighbor Chuck spotted the President and First Lady (!!!) taking in the view from atop the glamorous Helipad House in Upper Precitaville. He asks: The Obamas are … Continue reading

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Two Must-Read Articles by Bernal Heights Journalists

Though you’d hardly know it from the paltry number of then who have written for Bernalwood (AHEM! Hint! Hint!), Bernal Heights is home to several celebrity journalists who write for glamorous national publications. For example, Tim Dickinson is a contributing … Continue reading

Posted in People, Politics | 6 Comments