Anti-leash-law protests reached a new peak at a Golden Gate National Recreation Area open house Monday, with one supervisor even suggesting The City should take the park land back if proposed regulations are enforced.Supervisor John Avalos yelled his comments to a boisterous crowd of more than 100 protesters gathered outside the open house, some clad in dog costumes and carrying signs with slogans such as “Yes we canine.”“Take it back! Take it back!” the crowd responded. Read More
Headlines last week gloated that America's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, had surrendered after two years of siege by Big Green forces, and dropped its approved plan to build a superstore in Virginia's Orange County -- on a commercially zoned site on a road leading to a national military park.
The park was the 1864 Civil War Battle of the Wilderness National Memorial. Wal-Mart spokesman William C. Read More
The California Coastal Commission has threatened to slap The City with fines of thousands of dollars a day unless officials address the illegitimate way they’ve handled erosion along Ocean Beach for more than a decade. Read More
The Public Utilities Commission $30 million contract with the National Park Service to manage the watershed within Yosemite National Park was approved Tuesday in an 11-0 vote by the Board of Supervisors. The contract ends June 30, 2015.
Eighty percent of the drinking water PUC provides comes from the Hetch Hetchy watershed and it is not filtered because of the high water quality. Read More
The Public Utilities Commission has proposed paying the National Park Service $30 million under an agreement to manage the watershed within Yosemite National Park until June 30, 2015. The deal requires approval by the Board of Supervisors. Read More
Much more of Alcatraz could be open to the public in the future if plans that are in the early stages at the National Park Service move forward.
The parks agency is contemplating a long-term plan for the island that would repair and reopen perimeter trail, along with its large parade ground — both of which have been appropriated by nesting seagulls and other birds in recent decades, project manager Brian Aviles said. Read More
New energy is coming to Alcatraz Island.
The National Park Service is planning long-term changes on the island, including a move away from diesel generators.
Officials plan to lay a submarine power cable to connect with the mainland electrical grid and to install solar panels on top of the infamous prison. Read More