By the way, for longtime locals, yes, this is the same Cammy Blackstone you remember from the radio. Also, she used to be the legislative aide for Sean Elsbernd and Michela Alioto-Pier before throwing down for Chu ("I go through supervisors like Liz Taylor went through husbands," she says. Actually, this is what happens when you go out on maternity leave twice).
This year's giveaway will be from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Safeway on 2350 Noriega Street in the Outer Sunset. And a number of the costumes have been tested by City Hall employees. You know, just to make sure they're safe and all.
"We got a big box of totally awesome, vintage, 1960s and 1970s cheerleader costumes from a woman in Southern California," notes Blackstone. Yes, people have squeezed into the cheerleader costumes. Yes, city employees have affixed the angel wings to their shoulders or tried out the "witch wig, tutu and some kind of glittery, pom-pomish thing."
Yes there may be pictures. No, she wouldn't give us any.
"It was always after 5 p.m.," says Blackstone. "It was not during taxpayer time."
Costumes are being accepted up to Oct. 24 at Chu's City Hall office (Room 260); the Taraval Police Station (2345 24th Avenue); Fire Station No. 18 (1933 32nd Ave.); and the Sunset Recreation Center (2201 Lawton).