Tag Archives: Bernal Heights

Long Exposures and Sunny Vibrations

Have you ever wondered why your wireless signal doesn’t extend as far as you think it should? It could be the chicken wire in your walls, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apparently the fencing is the perfect size to interfere with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi signals. Strange. 133 seconds is a really long exposure time for a picture. But that’s...

Mr. Bagot Bucks the Trend of a Movement in Occupy Bernal

On a rainy night last June, 56-year-old Ross Rhodes saw a man in a car pull into the driveway of his Bernal Heights house. “The sheriff is coming out this late at night?” he thought to himself. Rhodes’ home of more than 40 years had been in foreclosure since 2008, so he was nervous about the unexpected evening visit. Being...

We’re Jealous of Bernal’s Coloring Book

Bernalwood, our neighborhood hyper-local up on the hill, reports that one of the sponsors behind Bernal’s Outdoor Cinema Fest have designed an architectural coloring book. It features various houses on the hill designed by a local architect: Neighbor Mason Kirby is an architect who lives on Mullen and works from a cute little office on Bocana just off Cortland. A...

Vehicle Crashes on Bernal Heights Park Service Road

Witnesses report a vehicle crash in Bernal Heights Park occurred Monday morning at around 7 a.m. According to passersby on the scene, policers officers detained two people who were in the vehicle when it crashed on the service road to the summit of Bernal Hill—a road that is typically blocked by a locked gate. A witness who spoke with Bernalwood had this...

Police Shooting Anniversary Brings Community, Lowriders to the Streets

On the first anniversary of Alejandro “Alex” Nieto’s death, more than a hundred people took to the streets of the Mission with his family and friends, to show solidarity with Nieto’s kin and remember him by the things he loved: lowriders, music, and dance. A crowd that began as 20 praying at Bernal Heights Park quickly swelled on Saturday afternoon, as Nieto’s...

Police and Community Address Spike in SF Mission Gang Violence

Mission organizers and police alike are mobilizing to address a spate of violence including shootings in the Mission and in Bernal Heights that have sent five victims to the hospital in the past two weeks, one of them a 13-year-old boy and one a man who was shot in June and died of his injuries on Oct. 3. On Monday,...