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Family of Alex Nieto Begins Legal Action Against City

Bernal resident Alex Nieto was killed on Bernal Hill following an officer-involved shooting on March 21. Yesterday, attorney John Burris filed a lawsuit on behalf of Nieto’s family seeking to compel the City to provide additional information about the circumstances surrounding his death. The SF … Continue reading

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Selfie Drone Video Reminds Us That to Stand on Bernal Hill Is to Have a Commanding View of a Tiny Rock Hurtling Through the Cold Vacuum of Space

Check out this insanely wonderful selfie drone video created by FOBernalwood Amit Gupta. PRO TIP: Go full screen!!! Wow. Hat Tip: Vic Wong

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Neighbor Laurie Wigham’s Original Watercolors on Display at Bernal Library

Neighbor Laurie Wigham should need no interaction to in-the-know Bernalwood readers, because her terrific watercolors of scenes around Bernal Hill have brought a lot of smiles to our faces. Now some of  Neighbor Laurie’s watercolor are on display in the Bernal … Continue reading

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Woman Found Dead in Minivan at Safeway Parking Lot

A strange and upsetting story unfolded yesterday afternoon at the Taoist Safeway on Mission Street. A woman was found dead in her car in the Safeway parking lot. Neighbor Valerie was on the scene, and she says foul play does not … Continue reading

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Clever Map Reveals Geography of Bernal Heights Coffee Shops

Some clever data-visualization geeks at MIT have created a very cool new map that reveals the social geography of San Francisco coffee shops. A Bernalwood-enhanced look at our portion of the map reveals which parts of Bernal align most organically with each of our local coffee … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights, This Cat Is Watching You. Always. Watching. You.

Neighbor Shannon shared this photo of her cat in the Bernalwood Flickr group. Thanks Shannon! This cat appears to spend a lot of time staring at Bernal Hill. We also suspect the creature may mumble anxiously about “the preciousssssss.”

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Baby Snake Greets Bernal Neighbor on Front Steps

Last night, Neighbor Kendall found a lurker on his front steps: I came home from picking my daughter up from soccer around 6 pm and found this little baby on our front steps on the North Slope. We are aways … Continue reading

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New Blog Documents Renovation of Old House on Bennington

Remember that sad house on Bennington Street that was offered for rent in November 2013 for the plutocratic sum of $9999 per month? Unsurprisingly, no one took the then-landlord up on that offer. So a few weeks later, the home was put on … Continue reading

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Saturday: Gun Buyback to Get Surplus Weapons Off Our Streets

Neighbor Sarah, Bernalwood’s official unofficial liaison to the San Francisco Police Department, brings news of the Ingleside gun-buyback event happening on Saturday: Join us for a community-organized gun buyback this Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9am-2pm, at 2630 Bayshore Blvd. @ … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Creates Absurdly Cool Outdoor Adventure Program for Little Kids

Neighbor Regina recently enrolled her kid in Wonderbugs, and she now thinks it may be the the coolest outdoor education adventure camp for toddlers and preschoolers in the universe. The program was created by Hilary Blum, another Bernal neighbor, so Regina wrote Bernalwood to gush about … Continue reading

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Armed Man Killed by SFPD in Bernal Heights Park

A man wearing a gun in a holster was shot and killed by San Francisco police in Bernal Heights Park on Friday night. The Chronicle has the story: Officers responding to calls about a man with a gun approached him … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Bernal Dads Drive World’s Fastest Cookie In 24 Hours of LeMons Race

As you read this now, your Bernalwood editor is embedded with the Bernal Dads Racing team at Sonoma Raceway, in preparation for the 24 Hours of LeMons race that is set to take place this weekend. The Bernal Dads have … Continue reading

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Your Official Guide to the Real Microhoods of Bernal Heights

Yesterday, realtor Eileen Bermingham posted an article about the geographic subregions that exist in Bernal Heights: Bernal Heights has many distinct areas within its neighborhood. From the hip enclave of Precita Park to the winding streets on the East Slope, … Continue reading

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