The City’s annual sand removal project at Ocean Beach takes place this week.
The effort aims to reduce sand that blows onto the promenade and Great Highway each year as high winds buffet the beach during late spring and early summer. Read More
The spectacular fireworks display for the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge delighted tens of thousands of onlookers — but the aftermath of the pyrotechnic feat is receiving far less fanfare. Read More
Travelers from Ocean Beach to the Financial District should expect to be inconvenienced next week by a major construction project that will impact as many as 100,000 bicyclists, motorists and transit riders in The City. Read More
The annual Christmas tree burning tradition on Ocean Beach is advertised with a Burning Man-esque spirit of leaving nothing behind. But this year, participants did not follow suit.
"It took three days to clean up," said Alexandra Picavet, a spokeswoman for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which oversees Ocean Beach. Read More
A 56-year-old man was allegedly stabbed in the shoulder and neck during a spat over a barking dog in the Outer Sunset district on Sunday, police said.The stabbing occurred at Great Highway and Pacheco Street around 6:20 p.m. The victim had been arguing with a juvenile and a 19-year-old woman about their barking dog, police said. The juvenile allegedly “punched and stabbed” the man. The woman joined in, punching him several times, police said. Read More
Once Christmas is over, have any idea what will happen to your lightly-used conifer? One group certainly does.Friends of the Rootless Forest celebrates the end of the season with a bonfire — a largely unplanned one. The group reportedly picks up lonely Christmas trees throughout The City and burns them somewhere on Ocean Beach, often during the first week of January. Read More
A plan to create the first regulations for San Francisco’s dog-walking industry moves closer to adoption today, but debate remains unsettled over the number of dogs to be permitted per walker. Read More
A makeover envisioned for Ocean Beach could entail major changes to Great Highway, including narrowing much of the coast-hugging thoroughfare and rerouting its most deteriorated section.
Click on the photo to the right to see a map of the impacted stretch of Great Highway. Read More
The Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco surfing contest at Ocean Beach wrapped up Monday afternoon with 17-year-old Gabriel Medina winning the event.The Rip Curl Pro surfing contest at Ocean Beach was the first professional surfing event in San Francisco in decades, and it included several notable incidents, including an alleged shark sighting and a new World Champion. Read More
After prematurely being awarded his 11th world title earlier in the week by the Association of Surfing Professionals, Kelly Slater made it official on Sunday.Slater outlasted Gabriel Median and Miguel Pupo with a score of 17.17 in his heat at the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco at Ocean Beach, securing the title which he thought he had already wrapped up on Wednesday. Read More