A project that would transform an old grocery store in the Presidio into a cultural institution was narrowed down to three concepts, the Presidio Trust announced.
Filmmaker George Lucas, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Chora Group and WRNS Studio have been invited to submit full proposals to the trust by September. Read More
The southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge will be completely transformed when it’s completed in 2015, and with it will come a new look for The City’s northern waterfront.
The rebuild of Doyle Drive is bringing new parkland and pedestrian access between Crissy Field and the Main Post of the Presidio, a former Army base. The seismically unsafe roadway is being replaced by a pair of tunnels, and they will be covered with greenery.
Despite improvements in recent years, the maintenance of parks in the historically underserved southeastern San Francisco neighborhoods still lags other areas.
The City Controller’s Office released its annual report on maintenance performance at San Francisco’s 220 public open spaces, and the parks in supervisorial districts 10 and 11 — broadly encompassing the Excelsior district, Visitacion Valley, the Bayview and Hunters Point — were among the lowest-rated. Read More
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It turns out there’s at least one place in San Francisco where diners can gorge themselves on engorged liver.
The restaurant announced Monday that due to the fact that it’s located on federal land in the Presidio, it is exempt from the new state ban on foie gras.
This weekend, to celebrate Bastille Day, the Social Club plans to serve foie gras — and it will become a menu staple. Read More
Professional cyclists will zip through the Marina, the Presidio and portions of western San Francisco in this year’s version of the Tour of California, which returns to The City in 2012 after a year’s absence.
Route details of the annual pro cycling event were announced Wednesday, with this year’s version featuring the most extensive coverage of San Francisco since the 2007 event. Read More
A creek that has been covered up for nearly a century is beginning to see the light again in the Presidio, as part of restorations that aim to bring the former military base back to its original splendor.
The Presidio Trust, with the help of Caltrans, is unearthing a small waterway known as Dragonfly Creek west of the state Highway 1 overpass as part of the Doyle Drive rebuild project. Read More
More than 40 people came out to volunteer in the Presidio this morning as part of a nationwide effort to inspire volunteer service in observance of the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, park officials said.
The Presidio Trust partnered with HandsOn Bay Area (HOBA) to organize volunteers to help clean up non-native shrubbery in an area known as Park Scrub near Mountain Lake. Read More
The 2011 Giant Race in San Francisco will send an expected 10,000 participants running Saturday morning and close city streets, affecting traffic and bus routes.The racing event, which begins at 8 a.m., features a half-marathon and 10K and 5K races, which all end on the field of AT&T Park — home of the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Read More
A segmented line of naked eucalyptus trunks snakes through a forested grove in the Presidio, inviting hikers young and old to contemplate and enjoy. Wood Line is designed to mark time, decay and be absorbed into the surrounding natural world.This one may be around for a while, though.The latest sculptural work by acclaimed British artist Andy Goldsworthy was completed this month in the open space between groups of eucalyptus trees off Presidio Boulevard. Read More