There is a new fixture at the historic Cliff House: a 31-foot-tall wind turbine meant to capture enough ocean wind to sustain the nearby gift shop.
The three-year pilot project will determine if enough energy is created to make the building self-sustaining — a longtime goal of the National Park Service, which owns the restaurant. Read More
A proposal to install a wind turbine at the historic Cliff House at the northwestern edge of San Francisco is being praised by some for its environmental benefits, but questioned by others for the aesthetics. Read More
Three men were rescued off the coast of San Francisco this morning after their crab boat capsized, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said.The Coast Guard received a mayday call over the radio at around 12:40 a.m., Petty Officer Laura Alcon said.A crab boat capsized near the Cliff House and three people fell into the water before climbing into a life raft, Alcon said.Coast Guard crews rescued the stranded boaters and no serious injuries were reported. Read More
Only God can judge this on-the-lam crook.A thief who burglarized a car near the Cliff House on Tuesday night nabbed the usual loot — backpack, MacPook Pro, iPad and watch. The crook also stole a Bible, police said.The unholy window smash auto burglary occurred in the 1000 block of Point Lobos Avenue sometime between 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., the victim told police.No arrest has been email@example.com Read More
An 18-year-old man was rescued from a cliff north of Ocean Beach in San Francisco early Monday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
The rescue occurred at about 5:15 a.m. just north of the Cliff House, located at 1090 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.
The victim was stuck about 15 feet below the cliff top, Talmadge said. Read More
New rules intended to oversee how street merchants are assigned to vending spots around The City will not help those artists in hostile turf wars over selling their wares at the Cliff House.
The Art Commission recently formalized what used to be an unofficial lottery for coveted vending spots, but the vote only applied to Fisherman’s Wharf and downtown, leaving the handful of merchants who perpetually vie for space at the Cliff House on their own. Read More
San Francisco firefighters rescued a man from a cliff above Ocean Beach on Tuesday night, according to witnesses.Pictures shot by witness Dwayne Newton show firefighters pulling a man, described by Newton as 23-year-old Matthew Leydem of San Francisco, up the cliff using a harness.There were reportedly no injuries. Read More
It has had its share of reincarnations after being blown up by dynamite and twice burning to the ground, but now the Cliff House is turning 100.
The famed restaurant perched atop a cliff near Sutro Heights Park is the third building on the site since the first Cliff House opened in 1863. Read More