It took a lot of hard work and determination, but Lea Lunden, a San Francisco State University psychology student, successfully secured an alternate graduation location.
Lunden had been searching for a place she and her 300 psychology classmates could celebrate their accomplishments with their loved ones since she heard in February that the department’s official ceremony aboard a Hornblower cruise would price many families out. Read More
A debris-littered patch of decaying asphalt in McLaren Park is on the verge of becoming a bicycle-skills course after years of advocacy from local groups. Read More
San Francisco has a new place for people to philosophize, and it’s in a new public art project on a refurbished trail in McLaren Park.
On Saturday at 11 a.m., visitors are invited to a dedication and free tours of Philosopher’s Way, a 2.7-mile trail loop created by San Francisco-based installation artists Peter Richards and Susan Schwartzenberg. Read More
It was a heartbreaking work of staggering idiocy.A man was rushed to the hospital with chest pains Tuesday after allegedly committing the stressful act of robbery on a Muni bus. Read More
An elderly man taking a photograph in McLaren Park got an image of hell when he was pistol-whipped and robbed of his camera, police said.The 76-year-old man was taking photos in the park near Mansell Street and Visitacion Avenue about 11:15 a.m. A gun-toting crook surprised the man, snatching his camera and attempting to steal his backpack, police said. The victim struggled to keep the backpack and the crook pistol-whipped him, knocking him to the ground. Read More
A hiker who got stuck in San Francisco’s John McLaren Park was rescued by police Monday night with the help of a good Samaritan, cellphones and a police car’s siren.Officers from the department’s Ingleside Station received a report at about 5 p.m. Monday about a woman who had suffered a seizure, fallen down an embankment and become trapped in the park. Read More
FRIDAY NIGHT Eating Food: For fine dining in a shopping mall, of all places, try the excellent, authentic Cupola Pizzeria on the fourth floor of Westfield Centre. Drinking Wine: While naturally occurring sulphur dioxide is in every wine, we offer examples of wines made by vintners who take pride in the fact that they don’t add sulfites. On the town Read More
The music never stopped for thousands of fans of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia as they celebrate his 69th birthday in San Francisco's Excelsior district Sunday.The ninth annual Jerry Day will celebrate Garcia's life and music at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park near his childhood home on Harrington Street. Read More
Early-morning bloodshed among transients in Golden Gate Park has San Francisco officials reassessing a possible nighttime closure of the park. Because of safety concerns, Mayor Ed Lee supports the establishment of specific hours for the park, his spokeswoman Christine Falvey said. In an email, she said the mayor is discussing the matter with supervisors whose districts border the park. 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