Category Archives: Calamity

Dramatic Car Fire Awakens Eugenia Neighbors

Neighbor Tucker witnessed a rather spectacular spectacle early this morning: Well that was crazy. A car was on fire at the corner of Eugenia and Coleridge this morning. The SFFD arrived in no time, and had the fire out almost immediately. … Continue reading

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Ash from Huge Mission Bay Fire Crash-Lands in Bernal Heights

That big five-alarm fire in Mission Bay yesterday created a massive plume of smoke that was visible all over the Bay Area. It was so big, in fact, that it carried bits of ash all the way to Bernal Heights. … Continue reading

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Jackie Jones (and Her Dancing Cat) Need Our Help

Back in August 2011, your Bernalwood editor wrote a few appreciative words about the incomparable Jackie Jones: Jackie Jones has been a Saturday fixture at Bernal’s own Alemany Farmer’s Market for as long as I can remember, entertaining foodies — … Continue reading

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Bayshore Fire Creates Illusory Mt. Sutrito Eruption

Neighbor Brandon made a comment about yesterday’s big industrial fire in Bayshore, to the effect that from the western side of Bernal Hill, the smoke from the blaze made it look like a volcano had erupted at the peak of … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Explosion, Fire in Bayshore Alarms Bernal Neighbors

Details are just beginning to stream in, but a massive explosion and fire in the Bayshore District has created huge plumes of smoke visible over Bernal Heights. The SFFD is responding a three-alarm blaze at an auto body shop on … Continue reading

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Victims Identified, Owner Devastated in Aftermath of Fatal Accident on Cortland

Neighbor R contacted Bernalwood to find out if the Bernal community can somehow assist the families struggling to recover from last week’s fatal accident at Galaxy/CGI Granite on Cortland. To assess their needs, he visited the facility over the weekend: … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Falling Granite Kills Two Workers at Cortland Industrial Workshop

Lots of questions from Bernalwood readers about all the helicopters over the neighborhood right now. KCBS reports there’s been a fatal accident at the Cortland workshop of CGI Granite: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – One person was killed and another … Continue reading

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Some Seasonal Excitement Involving Fire Trucks on Coleridge

Last night, Neighbor Laura heard a commotion outside her house. Fire trucks on Coleridge! Two firetrucks at the corner of Coleridge and Eugenia. Cc/ @Bernalwood http://t.co/C4wDSgFhVL— said by laura (@saidbylaura) December 05, 2013 Drama! But not too much drama. Just … Continue reading

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A Sad, Sudden Farewell to the Deli Pub on Cortland

Your Bernalwood editor recently received some troubling reports that the venerable and much-loved Deli Pub sandwich shop on Cortland at Bocana had closed down. We heard rumors of a violent robbery at the Deli Pub, but our sources on Cortland were … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Crime, Food and Drink | 22 Comments

Will Last Night’s Blackout Bequeath a Bernal Baby Boom?

Darkness fell on Eastern Precitaville last night, as a PG&E transformer bit the dust near the intersection of Alabama and Precita, causing a prolonged blackout. The Bernalwood Action News Satellite Uplink Miata rushed to the scene to investigate, where a … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Children and Parenting, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Young Son of Accused Holly Park Hit and Run Driver Is Arrested for Hit and Run

On top of everything else, this is simply unbelievable: The son of a city gardener accused of running over a woman in a San Francisco park has been arrested for leaving the scene of a collision with a bicyclist. Prosecutors … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Cars, Crime | 11 Comments

UPDATED: Felony Charges Filed Against City Worker In Holly Park Tragedy; Driver Allegedly Made Two Attempts to Flee Scene

The other shoe has dropped in the aftermath of the Sept 5 tragedy in which SF Recreation and Park employee Thomas Burnoski ran over and killed Christy Svanemyr while she was relaxing on the grass in Holly Park. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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Campos Conducts Safety Hearing After Holly Park Tragedy

Amid angry concern that City employees continue to endanger the safety of neighborhood residents, D9 Supervisor David Campos held a hearing yesterday in City Hall to review Recreation and Parks Department procedures in the wake of the Sept. 5 tragedy … Continue reading

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