Category Archives: Accident or Ill Fortune

Deli Pub Clean-Out Leaves a Bocana-Sized Mess

It’s not clear at this point who now controls the space formerly occupied by the lost, lamented Deli Pub. But over the weekend several neighbors grumbled to Bernalwood about the huge mess left on the street during the current Deli … Continue reading

Posted in Accident or Ill Fortune, Cortland | 13 Comments

Bernal Heights Man Found After 18 Days Lost in Forests of Mendocino

The story of the 72 year-old San Francisco hunter who was found on Saturday after spending 18 days lost in a Mendocino forest is generating worldwide interest, with write ups in the NY Daily News, the Washington Post, CNN, and the … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Mother Killed by City-Owned Truck in Holly Park Hit-and-Run Identified; Driver Arrested

An unimaginable tragedy has transpired in Holly Park. This is what we know: [UPDATED] During a warm and sunny afternoon on Thursday Sept 5, 2013 in Bernal Heights, Christine Svanemyr, 35, her infant daughter Isa, and her dog Ponyo were relaxing … Continue reading

Posted in Accident or Ill Fortune, Calamity, Crime | 93 Comments

Stop! Runaway Car Collides with Wild Side West

It’s been a bad week for vehicular control here in Bernalwood. Last Saturday we had a car flip over on Precita, while on Wednesday a runaway car bonked into the sidewalk bench at Wild Side West on Cortland. Neighbor Teri … Continue reading

Posted in Accident or Ill Fortune, Cars, Cortland | 1 Comment

Fallen Tree Limb on Anderson Generates High-Tech Koan

If a tree limb falls on Anderson Street but no one is there to tweet it, does it still make a sound? Quite honestly, I have no idea. But if a tree limb falls on Anderson and Angel Cervantes finds it, … Continue reading

Posted in Accident or Ill Fortune, Found Things, Photography | 3 Comments

Geyser Alert! Eruption on Cesar Chavez at Florida

Ah yes, the perils of progress. Luckily, Reader Michael was on hand to capture the spectacle on Cesar Chavez at Florida, which happened just moments ago. Even more luckily, the spew is not brown. PHOTO: Reader Michael

Posted in Accident or Ill Fortune, Infrastructure | 2 Comments

Precita Neighbors Gather to Remember Stephen

On Sunday morning, a group of Bernal Heights neighbors gathered to participate in a memorial service for Stephen, the gracious resident of Precita Park who died on January 20. It was a simple but warm affair. There were some cookies, … Continue reading

Posted in Accident or Ill Fortune, Neighborhoods, People | 11 Comments