An elderly woman who scolded a child who she said was disturbing geese at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of being shoved to the ground by the kid’s apparently heartless father.
Police are now hunting for the dangerous dad, who was reportedly enraged that the 82-year-old had disciplined his child. Read More
One of San Francisco’s most conflicting traits is that it is so resistant to change. Though The City politically calls for revolution, in reality, it resists transition. Read More
The new operator of the Stow Lake Boathouse will unveil a new fleet of boats when it reopens the Golden Gate Park landmark on Oct. 6, according to the website of the new enterprise.
The new operator, Ortega Family Enterprises, says the new, American-made fleet includes “rowboats, electric boats, and pedal boats that seat from one to four boaters.” Read More
It was a little embarrassing seeing our city officials falling all over themselves to tout a proposal that does not adequately address out-of-control employee benefit costs that threaten our most basic public services. Read More
Stow Lake Corp., which has managed the boathouse in Golden Gate Park for more than 65 years, was told they have until the end of the month to get a move on. Read More
In the mottled light behind the trunk of a pine tree, four poofs with eyes huddle together. And they’re watching.
Those poofs are in fact baby great horned owls, and for the last few weeks, they’ve been watching — and being watched by — a growing number of birders, gardeners, joggers and the occasional lucky tourist. Read More
Regulars at Golden Gate Park’s largest body of water, Stow Lake, may have noticed that the waterfall that graces the island in the middle stopped running a couple of months ago. Then, a few weeks ago, the reservoir at the top of the island’s Strawberry Hill began getting lower and lower. And then last week, the bridges to the island were roped off, blocking access to the island’s regular joggers. Read More
Amid growing tension about the future use of parkland, The City approved a 15-year deal with a private business to renovate Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake boathouse and operate a cafe inside. Read More
The new operators of the Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park offered to double their base rent to $315,000 a year if they ran under the same conditions proposed by the current family that has operated the lake for 67 years. The comment came after 7-hour meeting at the Recreation and Park Commission, but park staff said their priorities lie in actually renovating the boathouse with a café and attracting more concessions. Read More