Friday, July 27, 2007

Bernal Heights' History Now in Print

The History of Bernal is now in print.

from the review:
"San Francisco’s Bernal Heights is a hilltop village tucked away in the southern part of the city. Freeways and urban thoroughfares now bound the neighborhood, once defined by the swamps and creeks of the original Mexican land grant. The legacy of Potrero Viejo, or “old pasture,” and the farms of the 19th and 20th centuries have developed into today’s passion for the preservation of open space. From the 1860s legend of Widow O’Brien’s cow to the 1970s fight that saved the hill’s crest from development, Bernal residents have tirelessly guarded their environment. An unofficial coyote mascot reigns over one of San Francisco’s few remaining wild areas. "

San Francisco's Bernal Heights (CA) (Images of America)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Ammiano spins rooftop wind turbine idea in S.F.

Ammiano spins rooftop wind turbine idea in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco supervisor wants to give residents of Bernal Heights the opportunity to harness wind for energy by allowing wind turbines on rooftops to rise beyond existing area height limits.

The relatively new and untried practice of erecting wind turbines on rooftops to generate electricity may be catching on in San Francisco.