An injured red-tailed hawk believed to have been shot with a nail gun will hopefully be rid of its headache soon — now that it is on its way to a veterinary hospital.
After almost a week of searching for the injured bird in Golden Gate Park, rescuers captured the juvenile hawk about 5 p.m. Saturday and planned to bring him to the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley in San Jose, said Rebecca Dmytryk, director of WildRescue, the volunteer group that found the bird. Read More
An injured hawk continued to evade rescuers this week, though new sightings of the bird are helping rescuers fine-tune their approach. Read More
Rescuers looking for a red-tailed hawk in Golden Gate Park that was shot with a nail gun have increased the reward to help catch the person who injured the bird.
Click on the photo to the right to see more pictures of the injured hawk.
The search in Golden Gate Park for the hawk that has a nail protruding from it stretched into a third day Wednesday. Read More
Wildlife rescuers might be on a wing and a prayer as they try to capture a red-tailed hawk they said was shot in the head with a nail gun.
After two days of searching for the bird in Golden Gate Park, where it is believed to live, rescuers saw the hawk kill a squirrel, but they were unable to lure it into a trap. WildRescue, a Monterey-based organization, hopes to capture the hawk today, as it may not have many more days to live. Read More
The new operator of the Stow Lake Boathouse will unveil a new fleet of boats when it reopens the Golden Gate Park landmark on Oct. 6, according to the website of the new enterprise.
The new operator, Ortega Family Enterprises, says the new, American-made fleet includes “rowboats, electric boats, and pedal boats that seat from one to four boaters.” Read More
Fans filled Golden Gate Park for the 11th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, enjoying sounds from legends such as Merle Haggard and newer, less strictly-bluegrass acts such as Buckethead.
To see some of our favorite images from the festival, click on the photo at right. Read More
Jimmie Dale Gilmore gave Saturday’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass audience a little insight into how “hardly” came to be part of the festival’s name.
Festival benefactor Warren Hellman was trying to accommodate Gilmore, a Texas singer-songwriter lacking formal bluegrass credentials. So he renamed his “Strictly Bluegrass” festival and opened the door to a broader range of acts. Read More
Traffic in San Francisco is never a picnic, but this weekend could be particularly nightmarish for motorists because a couple of major events are expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people to The City. Read More
An arrest came in the nick of time for San Francisco police investigators probing a brutal 10-year-old sexual assault and robbery case in Golden Gate Park.Police arrested Vinh Q. Chung, 29, at his home in San Jose on Monday, a little more than a month before the statute of limitations on the case was set to expire.Chung was one of three suspects who offered the victim a ride from the Mission district to her home on Nov. 6, 2001. Read More
Party for the Parks: On Friday at the carousel in Golden Gate Park, city park supporters celebrated at a festive fundraiser hosted by San Francisco Parks Trust and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Event co-chairs were Lana Adair, Paige Arata, Connie Goodyear Baron, Meg Bertero, Nancy Conner, Christine Gardner and Ally Gwozdz. Read More