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Blog Archives: September 2017

Bernalwood: When Community Contributions Power a Blog

September 18, 2017
Jennifer Baxter
Todd Lappin, the creator of the popular local blog Bernalwood, explains the background of his five favorite blog posts and how they’ve impacted the community over the years. When did you start Bernalwood and what was the original idea? I started the blog in 2010 because I felt the neighborhood wanted a publication that spoke to the growing population of residents who were not baby boomers. I wanted to give a voice to another perspective on the neighborhood. I was a magazine editor for 15 years at Wired and Time Inc. I didn’t have a ...

Bernal on the Big Screen: Outdoor Cinema

September 07, 2017
Jennifer Baxter
Are you ready for your close-up, Bernal Heights? This Thursday kicks off the 14th season of the Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema. Each evening of September 7th – 9th you can meet neighbors and watch films that reflect the values of our neighborhood. I sat down with Anne Batmale and Leslie Lombre to talk about the local talent they showcase and what it means to the community.  Tell me how you two met and how the idea for the Outdoor Cinema started? Anne: We met in 2001 while working on the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center’s annual event ...