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Recreational fires are banned at Ocean Beach from Nov. 1 until the end of February. (Juan Pardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Fires prohibited at Ocean Beach during winter months

Recreational beach fires will not be allowed at San Francisco's Ocean Beach…

 

Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga, pictured in October 2013 speaking at the blocked entrance of the Grand Canyon, has chosen retirement over a transfer after being told the park needed new leadership, months after federal investigators found a longstanding pattern of sexual harassment in the Grand Canyon’s now-former river district. (Matt York/2013 AP file photo)

‘America’s best idea’ is rotting from the top

The National Park Service has been around for 100 years. In that…

 

It’s time to put a historic railroad tunnel under Fort Mason to good use by extending Muni’s popular historic streetcar line. (Courtesy photo)

Bring streetcars to Fort Mason

Many San Franciscans don’t know there’s a historic railroad tunnel under Fort…

 

A rendering shows a new cafe at Pier 31 and a retail and visitor station planned at Pier 33 as part of a new 50-year lease to continue Alcatraz Island ferry service through the Port of San Francisco. (Courtesy National Park Service)

Alcatraz Island ferry service receives pardon to remain at Pier 31½

Alcatraz Island ferry service appears to have been granted a stay of…

A rendering shows a new cafe at Pier 31 and a retail and visitor station planned at Pier 33 as part of a new 50-year lease to continue Alcatraz Island ferry service through the Port of San Francisco. (Courtesy National Park Service)
The Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Protecting our parks is a priority

Noted historian Wallace Stegner called it “the best idea we ever had.”…

The Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (Eric Risberg/AP)
The proposed restrictions on dogs within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Ocean Beach, could have a significant impact on families who rely on the space for outdoor enjoyment. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)

Diversity at stake in fight over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

As a Mexican-American who loves to hike and camp in the great…

The proposed restrictions on dogs within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Ocean Beach, could have a significant impact on families who rely on the space for outdoor enjoyment. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)
Under a proposed rule by the National Park Service, areas within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area could limit — and in some cases ban — the presence of dogs. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)

Dog owners aren’t only ones to consider

The proposed National Park Service dog management rule is an opportunity for…

Under a proposed rule by the National Park Service, areas within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area could limit — and in some cases ban — the presence of dogs. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)
The National Park Service last week announced new rules for where dogs can be walked in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and closed parts of Fort Funston to all visitors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)

A flawed process rigged from the start

I used to think of the National Park Service as good guys.…

The National Park Service last week announced new rules for where dogs can be walked in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and closed parts of Fort Funston to all visitors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)
Researchers are studying how California's drought is affecting the Giant Sequoias, some more than 3,000 years old and 300 feet tall, making them among the oldest and largest living things on Earth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Scientists: Drought stressing California’s Giant Sequoias

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK — Giant Sequoias growing in California's Sierra Nevada are…

Researchers are studying how California's drought is affecting the Giant Sequoias, some more than 3,000 years old and 300 feet tall, making them among the oldest and largest living things on Earth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, steps off Air Force One after arriving at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential…

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, steps off Air Force One after arriving at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
One of four mountain lion sightings in San Francisco in the past week was captured on a security camera. Courtesy Presidio Trust

Mountain lion spotted roaming through SF four times in past week

Four mountain lion sightings believed to be of the same animal have…

One of four mountain lion sightings in San Francisco in the past week was captured on a security camera. Courtesy Presidio Trust

Park Service floats plan to move Alcatraz ferry to Ft. Mason

Residents of the Marina are complaining about plans to move the Alcatraz…

Courtesy Richmond SF Blog/St. John's CommunityThe National Park Service is hosting a public meeting about fires on Ocean Beach on Thursday night.

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Courtesy Richmond SF Blog/St. John's CommunityThe National Park Service is hosting a public meeting about fires on Ocean Beach on Thursday night.

Golden Gate recreation area to receive improvements for people with disabilities under settlement agreement

A settlement agreement has been approved to increase accessibility at the Golden…

Tours to Alcatraz called off due to high winds

High winds and choppy Bay waters prompted a rare closure of Alcatraz…

A proposed blueprint for Japantown

Glass bottles, kegs banned from Fort Mason Great Meadow

Just ahead of today's Fourth of July festivities, the National Park Service…

A proposed blueprint for Japantown
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA new campaign is targeting bottled water sales at Yosemite and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Fight over water bottles in federal parks comes to San Francisco

The sale of bottled water is banned in 14 national parks, and…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA new campaign is targeting bottled water sales at Yosemite and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDirect Nu Energy Vice President of Product Development works on the turbine at the Cliff House

New wind turbine atop Cliff House restaurant expected to power gift shop

There is a new fixture at the historic Cliff House: a 31-foot-tall…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDirect Nu Energy Vice President of Product Development works on the turbine at the Cliff House
S.F. Examiner Courtesy File PhotoClash: Right: Officer Eric Evans stands with police horse Stoney

Dog who attacked police horse to be put down

The Staffordshire terrier that attacked a police horse at Crissy Field earlier…

S.F. Examiner Courtesy File PhotoClash: Right: Officer Eric Evans stands with police horse Stoney
SF Examiner file photo

Feedback sought on off-leash dog rules, other issues

Rules for off-leash dogs are among the topics the National Park Service…

SF Examiner file photo