Category Archives: Cars

Valiant Power Pole Halts Runaway Van Rolling Down Treat Street

Neighbor Rusty reports that a runaway van rolled down the 1600 block of Treat Street, just south of Precita Park. Fortuitously, a heroic PG&E electric pole sacrificed itself by halting the vehicle’s progress moments before it slammed into a house. *whew!* Close call: Well, … Continue reading

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UPDATED: “Smart Car Tipping” Is a Thing, and It Happened in Bernal Heights Last Night

As you may know, “cow-tipping” is mostly at the stuff of rural legend. As Modern Farmer explains, “Cow tipping, at least as popularly imagined, does not exist. Drunk young men do not, on any regular basis, sneak into cow pastures … Continue reading

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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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UPDATED: Bernal Dads Drive World’s Fastest Cookie In 24 Hours of LeMons Race

As you read this now, your Bernalwood editor is embedded with the Bernal Dads Racing team at Sonoma Raceway, in preparation for the 24 Hours of LeMons race that is set to take place this weekend. The Bernal Dads have … Continue reading

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If You Buy This 1968 Ford F250 in Bernal Heights, It Will Change Your Life

If the whole Prius scene is starting to seem a little passé, and the Tesla thing is a little too rich, and the Mazda5 minivan still feels a little emasculating (even with the manual transmission), have no fear! Someone in … Continue reading

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Fresh Donuts Come to Bernal Heights (But Taste Kind of Rubbery)

Several readers have written to us recently about new tire-mark “donuts” that have appeared at intersections around Bernal Heights. Last week, your Bernalwood editor was awakened in the middle of the night by the squealing sound of automobile tires — … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbors Receive “Parking Tickets of Love”

Via Neighbor Andy, we bring this cheerful news that the SFVDA — the San Francisco Valentine’s Day Agency — is currently ticketing vehicles in Bernal Heights with “Parking tickets of Love.” Awwwww.  Happy Valentines Day, Bernal Heights!

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Bernal Dads Racing: The Molvo Is Dead! Long Live the Molvo!

The end came not with a bang, or even with a whimper. It was more like a deep, bubbling hisssssss. The Bernal Dads Racing Team has announced the demise of the Molvo, their oddball race car with identity issues. As … Continue reading

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Bernal Writer Wonders, “Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists?”

Writer Dan Duane is a proud resident of Greater Cortlandia, and in last Sunday’s New York Times, he wrote a provocative essay about imbalances in the US legal system that allow many motorists to face few penalties when collisions with … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Bernal Dads Racing Team Leaves Bernal, Goes Racing

After a week of frantic preparation and greasy troubleshooting, those gas-huffing dudes from the Bernal Dads Racing Team are at this very moment en route to Thunderhill Raceway, just north of Sacramento, for a weekend of inelegant motorsports competition with … Continue reading

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Sad Neighbors Want to Know Who Hit Their Parked Car on Saturday Night

This is a sad photo of Neighbor Amanda’s car. The car was hit on Saturday night while parked on the east side of Bernal Heights. Neighbor Amanda and her husband are understandably very sad, and they would welcome your help … Continue reading

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