Category Archives: Calamity

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

Posted in Calamity, Music, People | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Bernal Hill, Calamity, Photography | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Calamity, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Calamity | 11 Comments

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

Posted in Calamity, Crime | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Calamity, Government | 9 Comments

Emotional Vigil in Holly Park Remembers Christy Svanemyr

The vigil for Christy Svanemyr that took place yesterday was sad and powerful. Held on the very ground in Holly Park where she was killed by a Recreation & Parks pickup truck on the afternoon of Sept. 5, the vigil … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Weeks After Tragedy, Rec and Park Vehicles Still Drive in Holly Park; No Charges Filed Against Deadly Driver

As you know, there’s a vigil tonight at 5 pm for Christy Svanemyr, the victim in the Holly Park hit-and-run tragedy. Please attend if you can — not just because it’s a fitting way to remember Christy, but also because the … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Cars, Government, Uncategorized | 19 Comments