Security Camera Captures Cranky Person Leaving Cranky Parking Notes on Elsie

A neighbor on Elsie was bemused to find this cranky parking note placed under the windshield wipers of many cars on the street.: This was placed on many cars on the block, most of which DO belong to people on the street. I checked our security footage and saw someone doing it at 9:50pm. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Security Camera Captures Cranky Person Leaving Cranky Parking Notes on Elsie

Enraged Parking Note Becomes Threaded Argument as Bocana Street Neighbor Squares Off Against Wool Street Neighbor

It’s been a dramatic week for streetparking in Bernal Heights, but the drama isn’t finished yet. Over on Bocana, a parking note situation earlier in the week (d)evolved into a threaded blog-style argument between an angry Bernal neighbor and another Bernal neighbor who owns the parked vehicle in question. Bernalwood has been in touch with … Continue reading Enraged Parking Note Becomes Threaded Argument as Bocana Street Neighbor Squares Off Against Wool Street Neighbor

UPDATED: Space-Hogging Car Attracts Multiple Parking Notes of Rage

Tensions were running high on Manchester Street last week, thank to a Mitsubishi SUV that was parked for a long-term stay while taking up two (2!) street parking spaces. The car was finally moved over the weekend, but not before Neighbor Chris reported that the natives had become restless: Anyway, on Friday I saw a … Continue reading UPDATED: Space-Hogging Car Attracts Multiple Parking Notes of Rage

Movesoonthanks! Parked Motorcycle Tagged with Classic Parking Note

Neighbor Ron spotted this doozy of a parking note attached to a classic motorcycle on Eugenia and Wool this morning. Three observations about the note itself: 1) The idea of reporting motorcycles for 72 hour parking may be true to the letter of the law, but not the spirit, since bikes take up relatively little … Continue reading Movesoonthanks! Parked Motorcycle Tagged with Classic Parking Note

Exasperated Parking Note Is Exceptionally Well Documented

Neighbor Ron spotted this yesterday: Saw this beauty on my commute down Eugenia stairs. Looks like the offender has been there for a while. Indeed. Notice also that there is nothing even remotely passive-aggressive about this note — it’s straight-up factual, and bracingly aggro. We respect that. It’s also meticulously documented. Notice all those detailed … Continue reading Exasperated Parking Note Is Exceptionally Well Documented

Aggressively Friendly Parking Note Brings Happiness to Bernalwood Editor

It was Saturday, and I needed booze. Nothing too heavy; just a bottle of gin for cocktail hour and some Lillet to serve before dinner. So I hopped in the Telstar Logistics fake-fleet vehicle, and drove down to the glamorous BevMo on Bayshore. When I emerged from the store a few minutes later, I found … Continue reading Aggressively Friendly Parking Note Brings Happiness to Bernalwood Editor

Simple, Courteous Parking Note Discovered on West Slope

As the parking wars rage in some parts of Bernalwood, a neighbor on Elsie Street recently expressed him/herself rather more courteously in this vehicular memorandum: Please be [considerate] next time [of] limited parking space[s] by parking in rear closer to driveway thereby allowing more space in front of you. Could the lack of passive-aggressiveness be … Continue reading Simple, Courteous Parking Note Discovered on West Slope

Bernal-Based Startup Offers Digital Alternative to Passive-Aggressive Parking Notes

Neighbor Regina wrote up this tasty little article about CurbTxt, a new service based in Bernal Heights that provides a high-tech — and vastly more neighborly — alternative to leaving passive-aggressive notes on parked cars: Blaring car alarms, forgotten headlights, and neighbor-owned cars blocking your driveway can now be remedied with a text, thanks to … Continue reading Bernal-Based Startup Offers Digital Alternative to Passive-Aggressive Parking Notes

SFMTA Faces Criticism During Tense Meeting on Northwest Bernal Permit Parking Plan

“This is a really good focus group.” That’s  what Hank Wilson, the manager of parking policy at SFMTA, told a crowd of Bernal Heights residents last week at a contentious April 18  community meeting about SFMTA’s proposal to implement a new residential parking permit program (RPP) on select streets in northwest Bernal Heights. During the meeting, more … Continue reading SFMTA Faces Criticism During Tense Meeting on Northwest Bernal Permit Parking Plan

Many Questions, Some Answers During Meeting on Proposed Parking Permits

As you may recall, there was a big community meeting last week to discuss the creation of a new Residential Parking Permit (RPP) zone in Northwest Bernal Heights. The effort to create an RPP zone was initiated by some Bernal neighbors, yet now that that the plan is closer to becoming a reality, the conversations for and … Continue reading Many Questions, Some Answers During Meeting on Proposed Parking Permits

Summary Notes from the Feb. 25 Community Safety Meeting at BHNC

There was a community safety meeting at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center late last month, and Neighbor Edie took some rather thorough notes which we’re sharing here. Read on for encouraging updates on some recent high-profile crimes and disappointing news from the DA’s office about auto break-in arrests: Bernal Heights Community Convening Meeting Notes Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center … Continue reading Summary Notes from the Feb. 25 Community Safety Meeting at BHNC

What Deference Is Owed to the Parking Spot In Front of a Neighbor’s House?

Recently, Neighbor R found this note on the windshield: Dear neighbor, it has been a tradition on our block in Bernal for over 30 years, that homeowners were granted the courtesy of parking in front of their homes. Obviously, these are city streets, but it would be very thoughtful of you to abide by this. I … Continue reading What Deference Is Owed to the Parking Spot In Front of a Neighbor’s House?