The herd of five bison that lives in Golden Gate Park — The City’s living reminders of the Wild Wild West — could swell to as many as 12 by fall. Read More
The fight over whether to continue charging out-of-towners a fee to enter San Francisco’s beloved Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park is set to be decided Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The first-ever $7 fee to enter the 55-acre garden went into effect on Aug. 7, but eight months later critics are blaming the charge for declining attendance and have characterized it as an overall wrong-headed approach to the public gem. Read More
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A man campaigning for President Barack Obama’s re-election in front of the Bank of America on Fell Street in San Francisco was attacked by two transients Monday, police said. Read More
Two men were suffering from life-threatening injuries Friday following a fight that broke out near Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Thursday evening, a San Francisco Police Department spokesman said. Read More
Three people were stabbed at Ocean Beach Thursday evening after a fight -- which broke out in Golden Gate Park -- escalated near the Great Highway.According to San Francisco police, three people were stabbed in the fight and transported to the hospital. No life-threatening injuries have been reported.The fight began around 5 p.m., according to police. Three people were stabbed and one person was hit with a bat. Read More
Sudden oak death has been found in the Presidio for the first time, but is thought to be an isolated case, a scientist investigating the occurrence said Tuesday.Presidio workers made the discovery in October at a location near Pacific Heights, but only recently were scientists able to confirm it hadn’t spread to surrounding trees, according to Dr. Matteo Garbelotto of the Forest Pathology and Mycology Laboratory at UC Berkeley. Read More
It was sleepless in San Francisco for a 28-year-old man who was beaten and robbed of his backpack and sleeping bag during a spat on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park.The fight started between two men at around 6 p.m. Friday, police said. But then the 28-year-old from Lacey, Wash., was set upon by 10 others, according to police.Further information about the large fight was not immediately email@example.com Read More
San Francisco’s tourism leaders hailed a 2010 increase in visitors and spending revealed in a survey released Tuesday, but concerns remain over hotel worker strikes hampering The City’s top moneymaking industry.
Leonard Hoops, the executive director of the San Francisco Travel Association, said the “labor cloud” that hangs over The City continues to threaten the tourism sector, which remains fragile. Read More
A plan to close Golden Gate and McLaren parks at night has stalled with the new mayoral administration even as more late-night violence broke out last weekend. 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