Andy Potts returned to familiar ground Sunday as he reclaimed a spot atop the winner’s podium at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
Trimming two minutes off his time from last year’s third-place finish, Potts beat the two-hour mark and captured his fourth Escape victory in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 45 seconds.
The women’s race was won by a new face: 28-year-old New Zealander Nicky Samuels. Read More
A bike-renting operation in San Francisco parks will begin in five locations after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a five-year lease, with one three-year option, with ParkWide Activities, LCC.The rental concessions will be stationed at two locations in Golden Gate Park -- the Bandshell and JFK Drive at Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive -- Marina Green, Justin Herman Plaza and Union Square Plaza. Read More
Marina Green’s pristine views of San Francisco Bay could be blocked by a 300-foot concrete breakwater because a subtler alternative is $2 million more expensive.The floating breakwater is supposed to prevent waves from slamming into the docks and boats at the Marina West Harbor, which neighbors Fort Mason. It is part of an $18.75 million project to reconstruct all the dilapidated timber at a harbor that has not been renovated since 1963. Read More
A bicycle sharing conglomerate could be setting up kiosks in Golden Gate Park, on the Marina Green and in Justin Herman Plaza soon. Read More
Since a pre-lease community meeting about a Blue Bottle Coffee cart in Dolores Park could have prevented clangor, anyone gripped by the idea of a vendor at the Marina Green should check out a meeting Tuesday.
The Recreation and Park Department will hold the meeting at the St. Francis Yacht Club from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Read More
Plans are in the early stages to revamp the Marina Green trail, a scenic stretch shared by runners, walkers, cyclists and bicycle tours that currently offers no lane assignments, uneven pavement and obstructions.“There’s a lot of space, but it can be confusing,” said walker Monica Feldman, a Marin County resident who said she frequents the trail along Marina Boulevard between Lyon and Buchanan streets. Read More