Biking across the Golden Gate Bridge, already a hair-raising experience for novices, will get a little more interesting starting today, when scaffolding on the span narrows the western sidewalk, which could force cyclists to walk their bikes.
On Tuesday night, scaffolding equipment was amassed for the bridge’s massive cable renovation project, a three-year venture to clean, repair and paint the span’s iconic support structure. Read More
Traffic has increased on the Golden Gate Bridge, but the number of accidents remained low.Vehicle traffic on the bridge that spans the entrance to San Francisco Bay increased during the month of January, with more than 3.1 million cars crossing the span. Read More
The pod of orca whales scouring the San Francisco coastal waters for prey has been identified.The group of roughly 14 whales -- that has been spotted at various times starting last week -- are residents of the Puget Sound off the coast of Seattle, Mary Jane Schramm, spokeswoman with the Gulf of The Farallones Marine Sanctuary, said.“They’re covering quite a lot of mileage,” Schramm said. Read More
A pod of 14 killer whales has taken a shine to the Golden Gate.
For the second time in a week, whale watchers returning from a boat trip to the Farallon Islands Marine Sanctuary gawked at the black-and-white mammals Saturday.
The latest sighting occurred near the pilot station about 10 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, according to Capt. Tom Bernot. There were 41 people aboard the Kitty Kat, and Bernot said he couldn’t figure out who was watching whom. Read More
With San Francisco recently rated the sexiest city in the U.S. by the travel company Orbitz, the locally based social planning travel site Gogobot compiled a list of The City’s most romantic spots based on a users’ survey; The Examiner has added a few.
Gary Danko “Everything from the greeting to the entry to the wine pouring was perfect down to the last drop.” Read More
A pack of hungry killer whales is combing the waters near the Golden Gate Bridge in search of food — and there is speculation they might even be eating larger whales.
A pod of 14 orcas was spotted halfway between the bridge and the Farallon Islands Marine Sanctuary by a whale-watching tour that left Pier 39 about 8 a.m. Wednesday. The appearance of the killer whales near the Bay — described as rare by some marine experts — raised questions about what they were doing there. Read More
All lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco have been reopened following a solo vehicle crash early Tuesday morning that injured the car’s driver and passenger, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The crash just south of the toll plaza was reported at 12:40 a.m., and CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said the circumstances surrounding the collision were unclear. Read More
Toll collectors will become a thing of the past on the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge District board of directors Friday accepted a recommendation by its Finance Committee and voted to eliminate the positions by 2012 and replace them with electronic devices. Read More
By the end of next year, toll collectors on the Golden Gate Bridge will be a thing of the past.After delaying a vote for two weeks, the bridge district’s Finance Committee voted in favor of a proposal to transition the iconic span into all-electronic tolling. By eliminating its 32 toll-collectors, the bridge district, which is facing a five-year shortfall of $89 million, will save $16 million over the next 10 years. Read More
The fate of the Golden Gate Bridge’s toll collectors will remain unknown for two more weeks.The Golden Gate Bridge District, which is facing a five-year shortfall of $89 million, has proposed eliminating its toll-collection staff in favor of an all-electronic system, a development that will save the agency $16 million over 10 years. Read More