Pot enthusiasts packed San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Saturday for an unofficial celebration of marijuana, leaving behind a mess that city officials now say cost more than $15,000 to clean up. Read More
Nothing defined local headlines like newly elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s domestic violence scandal, which reignited political bitterness at City Hall and forced many San Franciscans to reconsider their own values. The public melee began when a police investigation of Mirkarimi’s household coincided with the sheriff’s awkward inauguration ceremony. Read More
Supervisor Eric Mar joined Recreation and Park Commission President Mark Buell along with representatives from the Department of Public Works and Arts Commission for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at Fulton Playground in the Richmond district.
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Your paper’s stance embracing privatization and commercialization of our parks fails to address the major problem of funding (“The real problem in parks department is shrinking funding,” Editorial, Sunday). Read More
In this compact and dense city, parks and open spaces are the backyards that many San Franciscans do not have. The City has a responsibility to keep these spaces in good condition for the residents who use them — particularly children. For that reason, the Nov. 6 parks bond, Proposition B, deserves a resounding yes vote. Read More
When police officers shoot and kill an unarmed person, they are suspended with pay for the duration of the investigation. What the people of San Francisco have witnessed for 10 months now has been aninquisition-like persecution of our elected sheriff. Read More
I take exception to The San Francisco Examiner article describing the small opposition to Proposition B as “powerful foes” (“Parks bond faces powerful foes,” Sunday).
Aaron Peskin and Quentin Kopp are two former supervisors who carry no constituency behind them, but in fact are upset over individual decisions made by the Recreation and Park Department in its effort to serve diverse communities. Read More
Bella the swan has returned and hopes to stay at her lagoon near the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco after recovering from a foot injury last month, Department of Recreation and Park officials announced. Read More
The City’s Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica has been studied in depth by scientific experts with unparalleled expertise in aquatic ecology and wildlife, hydrology, coastal engineering and ecosystem restoration. Read More