A whale was spotted in San Francisco Bay on Thursday afternoon near Pier 39, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.
The whale was traveling east in the San Francisco Bay when it was seen around 3:30 p.m.
Coast Guard officials said a whale sighting in San Francisco Bay is fairly common in January.
Marin County-based Marine Mammal Center spokesman Jim Oswald said this time of year marks the gray whale migration. The whales are heading down to Baja. Read More
Nearly two dozen passengers aboard a boat near Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay were rescued when the vessel started sinking Friday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The 22 passengers and crew aboard the Neptune, a 45-foot boat, were safely rescued after the boat struck a shoal near the north side of Alcatraz and started taking on water, according to the USCG. Read More
A rescue crew captured one of two sea lions that were spotted entangled in debris at Pier 39 on Tuesday, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.
The Marine Mammal Center, based in Sausalito, responded to the “K-Dock,” an area where sea lions congregate on floating wooden platforms, about 12:30 p.m., Marine Mammal Center spokesman Jim Oswald said. He said it appeared the animals had fishing line around their necks. Read More
If you’re trolling for hidden restaurant gems, you likely know the best ’hoods: Inner Sunset, Outer Richmond, the Tenderloin, Fisherman’s Wharf ...
Cue needle scratching across a record. I know, I know. We long ago ceded Fisherman’s Wharf to the socks-and-sandals crowd, a demographic — pardon my snobbery — not known for discerning palates. Treasure hunters dine elsewhere. Read More
A San Jose man took part in a San Francisco Police Department sting to win back his bicycle on Friday.The 27-year-old victim told cops that his $1,200 bicycle was stolen from Pier 39 on Oct. 23, police at Park Station said. Later, he saw his bike for sale online and arranged to buy it, police said. The victim contacted police and plainclothes officers accompanied him to buy the bike back. Read More
Marine mammal rescuers are asking for the public's help in spotting two sea lions that became entangled in ocean trash and eluded several attempts at capture.
The sea lions -- a juvenile weighing about 200 pounds, and an older animal weighing roughly 400 pounds -- were spotted on San Francisco's Pier 39 with strands of wire or plastic wrapped around their necks, Marine Mammal Center spokesman Jim Oswald said. Read More
The San Francisco fireworks show begins about 9:30 p.m. Read More
The San Francisco Bay Trail is many things, but it isn’t always a trail nor is it always next to San Francisco Bay.
When the Association of Bay Area Governments first set out to build a 500-mile path through nine counties, 47 cities and around San Francisco and San Pablo bays, the project was bound to be complex. That was especially true given that each separate jurisdiction would be responsible for managing its own segments. Read More
Tip your cops well Monday, and you could help send competitors to the Northern California Special Olympics.San Francisco Police Department “waiters” will be participating in a “Tip-a-Cop” fundraiser at the Hard Rock Café at Pier 39 on Fisherman’s Wharf Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., according to the Police Department.Their tips will go to providing sports training and competition for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Read More
The 2011 “SF Follies” — version 2.0, if you will — is as fun, and as frustrating, as its predecessor.The original wacky, irreverent musical revue, which played in a smallish Union Square area theater for a few months in 2009, is back in an updated presentation onstage in the sizable theater at Pier 39. Read More