Bike rentals in city parks got off to a rough start when one location was overrun by an Occupy San Francisco encampment, city officials said. But now with an expansion planned for Ocean Beach and an additional Golden Gate Park location, the Recreation and Park Department hopes to improve the experience in The City. Read More
We love dogs in San Francisco. About 150,000 live here, which means we have more canines residing in The City than kids. But in finding park space for all those dogs to play in, there’s an escalating debate: Are they our best friends or dogs gone wild? Read More
A recent report by staff members of the state agency that controls development along California’s coastline argues against a plan for new playing fields near the Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park. But the document is flawed in its reasoning and its recommendations should be rejected. Read More
Several people wandered about Ocean Beach on New Year’s Day, dressed in jackets and beanies like the other folks strolling on the sand. But right at noon, when the emergency siren wailed its weekly warning, more than a dozen men and women stripped down to their bathing suits and waded into the frigid water. Read More
An environmental group is suing the state over an environmental report that could pave the way for an increase in sand mining in San Francisco Bay, saying the study fails to take into consideration the
erosion at Ocean Beach. Read More
The sediment in San Francisco Bay, once thought of as a renewable resource, is eroding and being removed much more quickly than nature replenishes it — which could affect two companies’ requests to increase their sand-mining operations. Read More
After putting The City under his artistic spell, famed director Woody Allen is reportedly back in New York City. But local Film Commission officials hope to capitalize upon his decision to shoot his upcoming film in San Francisco. Read More
Sand at Ocean Beach has been shifting at historic levels, leading to more than 65 nonscheduled road closures on Great Highway so far this year, many of which lasted multiple days.
So the National Park Service will soon begin transporting 100,000 cubic yards of excess sand — enough to fill 31 Olympic-size swimming pools — from in front of the O’Shaughnessy Seawall to an erosion-damaged area south of Sloat Boulevard. Read More
A large Ocean Beach bonfire involving high school students just starting their summer vacation turned bloody Saturday after an intoxicated teen was stabbed six times.
Police were called to Great Highway at Judah Street about 11:45 p.m. about a stabbing. The party, which was held by students of various San Francisco high schools, began to clear out after rumors swirled about the attack. Read More
Long-forgotten headstones buried on Ocean Beach nearly a century ago were uncovered recently by strong winds, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.
The story of how the headstones first ended up on the beach dates back to the early 20th century. Read More