Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach on Saturday, April 16, 2016. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)

SF fire officials issue beach hazards warning

Fire officials in San Francisco are reminding the public to be cautious…

 

(Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department via Twitter)

UPDATE: Firefighters rescue man, woman from cliffs near Sutro Baths

Firefighters rescued a man from the caves near Sutro Baths on the…

 

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…

 

Emergency personnel respond to a surf rescue at Ocean Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Courtesy SFFD via Twitter)

Woman who died after being pulled from waters off Ocean Beach ID’d

A woman who died after being pulled from the waters at Ocean…

Emergency personnel respond to a surf rescue at Ocean Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Courtesy SFFD via Twitter)
Emergency personnel respond to a surf rescue at Ocean Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Courtesy SFFD via Twitter)

UPDATE: Woman dies after being pulled from waters off Ocean Beach

A woman who was pulled from the water at San Francisco's Ocean…

Emergency personnel respond to a surf rescue at Ocean Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Courtesy SFFD via Twitter)
Emergency personnel respond to a surf rescue at Ocean Beach on Sunday evening. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)

SF man dies while surfing at Ocean Beach

A 29-year-old San Francisco man died while surfing at Ocean Beach on…

Emergency personnel respond to a surf rescue at Ocean Beach on Sunday evening. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)
(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Crews begin annual work removing sand from Great Highway

San Francisco Department of Public Works crews Monday are beginning annual sand…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Two victims rescued from SF waters in separate incidents

Firefighters rescued two people from the waters around San Francisco in separate…

Texas man wins Bay to Breakers Men’s Elite division

A Texas man won the Bay to Breakers race Sunday morning in…

A rescue worker looks out toward the shore at Ocean Beach, a beach considered very dangerous to swimmers. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF officials grapple with keeping Ocean Beach users safe from the sea

San Francisco boasts what has been considered the most dangerous beach in…

A rescue worker looks out toward the shore at Ocean Beach, a beach considered very dangerous to swimmers. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
When environmentalism becomes personal, the amount that can be accomplished is unlimited. (Courtesy photo)

Why the green mothers movement matters

San Francisco is friggin’ beautiful. Obviously, there are the spectacular views from…

When environmentalism becomes personal, the amount that can be accomplished is unlimited. (Courtesy photo)
When it’s warm enough outside, Ocean Beach is the great equalizer — a place where people from all walks of life can come together and enjoy San Francisco’s beauty. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

A perfect San Francisco day

Nobody appreciates warm weather like San Franciscans. We’re so used to living…

When it’s warm enough outside, Ocean Beach is the great equalizer — a place where people from all walks of life can come together and enjoy San Francisco’s beauty. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Francisco firefighters search for two missing teens at Ocean Beach on Saturday, April 16, 2016. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)

Supervisor calls for Ocean Beach safety improvements after teens swept out to sea

After two Vallejo teens were swept out to sea at San Francisco's…

San Francisco firefighters search for two missing teens at Ocean Beach on Saturday, April 16, 2016. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)
Ocean Beach on Saturday, April 16, 2016. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)

Family, friends grapple with loss of teens swept out to sea at Ocean Beach

Two Vallejo teens who were swept out to sea at San Francisco's…

Ocean Beach on Saturday, April 16, 2016. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)
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)
Ocean Beach on Saturday, April 16, 2016. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)

Emergency personnel search for missing teens off Ocean Beach

Emergency personnel were searching for two 17-year-old boys reported missing in the…

Ocean Beach on Saturday, April 16, 2016. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)
Bicyclists ride past Crissy Field, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, toward the Golden Gate Bridge. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Stop calling it ‘Golden Gate National Parks’

Congress created the Golden Gate National Recreation Area “to concentrate on serving…

Bicyclists ride past Crissy Field, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, toward the Golden Gate Bridge. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Braving frigid waters and air temps in the low 40s, folks gathered on San Francisco's Ocean Beach for the 2016 Pacific Ocean Plunge and New Years Day Beach Party, Friday, January 1, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Scores take to frigid Pacific Ocean waters to ring in 2016

Minutes before noon on Friday, more than 100 people stripped down to…

Braving frigid waters and air temps in the low 40s, folks gathered on San Francisco's Ocean Beach for the 2016 Pacific Ocean Plunge and New Years Day Beach Party, Friday, January 1, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Keeping Ocean Beach burning bright

Forty years ago, San Franciscans voted to transfer control of Ocean Beach,…

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
SF Baykeeper argues that sand mining contributes to erosion at Ocean Beach. (Juan Pardo/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Sand mining in SF Bay dealt blow by state appeals court

A California appeals court has ruled that sand in the San Francisco…

SF Baykeeper argues that sand mining contributes to erosion at Ocean Beach. (Juan Pardo/Special to the S.F. Examiner)