Portions of Highway 1 will be closed this weekend due to construction on the ongoing project to rebuild Doyle Drive.The aging southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge is in the midst of being reconfigured into a new highway called the Presidio Parkway. Read More
The Amgen Tour of California will revisit its birthplace in 2012, returning to San Francisco after a one-year hiatus.Stage 2 of the eight-day race, the largest and most prestigious American professional cycling race, will start in San Francisco near the Golden Gate Bridge and venture south along the coast to Santa Cruz.The race will run from May 13 through May 20, returning to The City on May 14. Read More
In addition to the thousands of tourists who cross the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturdays, this morning about 2,500 Taiwanese- and Chinese-Americans will walk the span to celebrate the Republic of China's centennial, according to event organizers.
In the Bay Area, some 700,000 Chinese- and Taiwanese-Americans are expected to commemorate the republic's centennial, according to Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco. Read More
The Medical Examiner’s Office is asking for help in identifying a man who died after jumping off the Bay Bridge on Aug. 29. The man is described as a white man in his mid-20s to early 30s, about 5-foot-10 and 225 pounds. He had brown hair, although his head was recently shaved, and also had a mole on his left cheek. He did not have tattoos or any other distinguishing marks. He was wearing a black T-shirt that represented the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. Read More
As Americans gathered to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, some San Franciscans turned out to provide a counterpoint.
About 250 people opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan met on the Golden Gate Bridge, where they held hands for several minutes of silence. “It was a beautiful experience,” said organizer Toby Blome of the anti-war group Code Pink .
Protesters then rallied at the bridge’s Lone Sailor Memorial . Read More
The financial picture at the Golden Gate Bridge is improving, although by just how much is a little hard to decipher.The bridge district, which oversees maintenance of the span along with operating a bus and ferry system, issues annual five-year financial projections to give a picture of its long-term health. Last year, the district projected a five-year shortfall — covering 2011 through 2016 — of $89 million. Read More
Transit riders and ballpark fans may see additional security this weekend for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Officials say there have been no specific threats in San Francisco, where several public events commemorating 9/11 are planned, including at the Civic Center on Saturday, and Sunday afternoon at the 49ers Opening Day game, the Giants-Dodgers game and Opera in the Park in Golden Gate Park. Read More
To help save her family, Lori Galina is willing to take a giant leap of faith — right off the Golden Gate Bridge.
Galina, a resident of Pittsburgh who used to live in San Francisco, wants to bungee jump off the famous Bay Area icon as a way to raise money and awareness for breast cancer and heart disease — two ailments afflicting members of her family. Read More
New painted lines and explanatory signs have been added to the east sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge to help ease congestion brought on by the recent closure of the western walkway.
Since May 31, pedestrians and cyclists have complained about the cramped conditions on the eastern sidewalk of the span, which can feature as many as 16,000 visitors on a busy day. Read More
Hours before the driver of an SUV apparently gunned his engine and drove into oncoming traffic to mow down four bicyclists, the man was ejected from the airport for “acting crazy,” his attorney said Tuesday. Read More