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
Mourners gathered at the Holiday ice rink at Justin Herman Plaza Thursday evening for a "Night For Newtown" candlelight vigil for victims and families affected by the Newtown, Conn. shooting. Toy donations were accepted for Bay Area families in need. Read More
With police calling it less of a protest site and more of a homeless camp, Occupy San Francisco’s year-old sidewalk outpost at the doorstep of the downtown Federal Reserve Bank was cleared and fenced off late Wednesday night. Read More
As if to defy the notion that their movement is irrelevant just one year after its inception, more than 200 Occupy San Francisco demonstrators snarled traffic in The City’s Financial District on Monday. Read More
The 49ers pumped up their fans Wednesday with a rally in advance of the team’s first home game of the season Sunday.
Hundreds of people attended the Red and Gold Rally in Justin Herman Plaza, where 49ers CEO Jed York and several former players lauded this year’s squad and also took some shots at the Detroit Lions, the team’s opponent in Sunday’s game at Candlestick Park. Read More
A well-known populist movement will take over Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday— and no, it’s not Occupy San Francisco. On the eve of the traditional
April 15 federal income tax deadline, the tea party will be demonstrating at the plaza to highlight the nation’s debt and what the group sees as government run amok. Read More
After relentless police raids on the downtown encampments of Occupy SF, the once-mighty tent city has dwindled to only a handful of daytime protesters outside the Federal Reserve Bank on Market Street. But mavens of the highly publicized movement against U.S. wealth inequity say they have another idea in store — Occupy 2.0. Read More
Congratulations to Mayor Ed Lee for finally clearing out the Occupy San Francisco encampment from Justin Herman Plaza, some two months after the protest started. Our patient mayor has bent over backward to accommodate the demonstrators, including offering them space in the Mission district. Read More
After Occupy SF tents were cleared from Justin Herman Plaza late Wednesday night, San Francisco police had to chase off protesters who tried to set up camp again early Thursday, according to media reports. Read More
About 70 Occupy SF protesters were arrested after San Francisco police raided the encampment at Justin Herman Plaza early Wednesday.
Police in riot gear hauled away more than 100 tents after protesters were told to clear the plaza just after 1 a.m. Most of the protesters complied, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. The 70 arrests were for overnight lodging and camping in a public park, which are park code violations, Esparza said. Read More