Seventy-year-old Arthur Scampa has lived on Marina Boulevard for about three decades and says he has never complained to City Hall. But he’s complaining now.
Scampa and his wife, Fataneh, are fighting the Recreation and Park Department’s proposal to allow a seafood restaurant on Marina Green at the site of a building formerly owned by the U.S. Navy.
“This is a major change of a public park,” Scampa said. “It’s just crazy.” Read More
The sediment in San Francisco Bay, once thought of as a renewable resource, is eroding and being removed much more quickly than nature replenishes it — which could affect two companies’ requests to increase their sand-mining operations. Read More
Off the San Francisco shore just below the Ferry Building, a wayward gray whale breaches. In Oakland’s Middle Harbor, a brown pelican and a double-crested cormorant hunt in tandem — one above the waterline, one below. At Heron’s Head Park north of Hunters Point, heavy industry yields to a thriving wetland.
For a map of wetland restoration, click on the photo to the right. Read More
San Francisco International Airport will extend its runways next year to meet federal standards designed to reduce dangerous landings and airport collisions.“Basically, it’s to have an overrun at the end of the runway,” SFO spokesman Mike McCarron said. “It’s just complying with a new regulation.” Read More
Two popular Embarcadero restaurants are being fined thousands of dollars for failing to provide accommodations for the public along the waterfront, including tables and chairs.
The Epic Roasthouse and Waterbar restaurants, which garnered attention last year for being the first establishments built entirely for dining purposes in San Francisco in more than a century, don’t have enough benches and seating arrangements on their patio. Read More