Ocean Beach

Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photoThe City is set to approve a new bike rental site in Golden Gate Park.

Bike rentals at parks boom after slow start

Bike rentals in city parks got off to a rough start when…

Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photoThe City is set to approve a new bike rental site in Golden Gate Park.

Coastal Commission should allow city’s plan for soccer fields to proceed

A recent report by staff members of the state agency that controls…

Cindy Chew/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFriends Shirley Barrett

Fearless, frigid swimmers greet year at Ocean Beach with Polar Bear Club event

Several people wandered about Ocean Beach on New Year’s Day, dressed in…

Cindy Chew/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFriends Shirley Barrett
S.F. Examiner File PhotoBig stir: Bay sand dredging

Environmental group sues state over San Francisco Bay sand mining report

An environmental group is suing the state over an environmental report that…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoBig stir: Bay sand dredging
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

San Francisco Bay sand mining raises questions about beach erosion

The sediment in San Francisco Bay, once thought of as a renewable…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Getty Images File PhotoCity ambassador? The San Francisco Film Commission expressed hopes that Woody Allen’s 18 days of filming in San Francisco could encourage others to turn their lenses to The City.

Woody Allen project gives San Francisco filming a boost

After putting The City under his artistic spell, famed director Woody Allen…

Getty Images File PhotoCity ambassador? The San Francisco Film Commission expressed hopes that Woody Allen’s 18 days of filming in San Francisco could encourage others to turn their lenses to The City.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGrave reminder: Delia Presby Oliver’s headstone was one of many unearthed at Ocean Beach; the graves were moved to Colma nearly a century ago.

Ocean Beach gusts reveal headstones, S.F. history

Long-forgotten headstones buried on Ocean Beach nearly a century ago were uncovered…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGrave reminder: Delia Presby Oliver’s headstone was one of many unearthed at Ocean Beach; the graves were moved to Colma nearly a century ago.
courtesy of @sfdpw/TwitterThe Department of Public Works cleared sand off the Great Highway on May 8. Sand frequently blocks the roadway during the windy months of April and May.

Annual Great Highway sand removal this week

The City’s annual sand removal project at Ocean Beach takes place this…

courtesy of @sfdpw/TwitterThe Department of Public Works cleared sand off the Great Highway on May 8. Sand frequently blocks the roadway during the windy months of April and May.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoParty trash: Fireworks on the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday angled some of the display toward the water.

Dog walkers livid over fireworks debris on beaches

The spectacular fireworks display for the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoParty trash: Fireworks on the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday angled some of the display toward the water.
Scott Beale/Laughing SquidBurn notice: The location and time of the annual Christmas tree bonfire is typically revealed only a few days before the event.

Discarded Christmas trees to be burned at Ocean Beach bonfire

Once Christmas is over, have any idea what will happen to your…

Scott Beale/Laughing SquidBurn notice: The location and time of the annual Christmas tree bonfire is typically revealed only a few days before the event.
(SF Examiner file photo)

Regulations would put a short leash on dog-walking industry

A plan to create the first regulations for San Francisco’s dog-walking industry…

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A crumbling roadway could force the closure of Great Highway south of Sloat Boulevard. (Examiner file photo)A crumbling roadway could force the closure of Great Highway south of Sloat Boulevard. (Examiner file photo)

Makeover planned for Ocean Beach could mean changes on Great Highway

A makeover envisioned for Ocean Beach could entail major changes to Great…

A crumbling roadway could force the closure of Great Highway south of Sloat Boulevard. (Examiner file photo)A crumbling roadway could force the closure of Great Highway south of Sloat Boulevard. (Examiner file photo)
Hundreds of spectators showed up at Ocean Beach to catch the Rip Curl Pro Search surfing competition. (AP file photo)Hundreds of spectators showed up at Ocean Beach to catch the Rip Curl Pro Search surfing competition. (AP file photo)

Gabriel Medina, 17, wins surf contest at Ocean Beach in San Francisco

The Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco surfing contest at Ocean Beach…

Hundreds of spectators showed up at Ocean Beach to catch the Rip Curl Pro Search surfing competition. (AP file photo)Hundreds of spectators showed up at Ocean Beach to catch the Rip Curl Pro Search surfing competition. (AP file photo)
Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater wins surfing title in San Francisco, for real this time

After prematurely being awarded his 11th world title earlier in the week…

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Kelly Slater surfs under the curl  at the Rip Curl Pro Search surf contest en route to winning the third round

Kelly Slater denied World Title after surfing association miscalculates score

Turns out the king of the surf hasn’t earned his crown yet.The…

Kelly Slater surfs under the curl  at the Rip Curl Pro Search surf contest en route to winning the third round
Day One of the Rip Curl Pro Search at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)Day One of the Rip Curl Pro Search at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Despite possible shark sighting, SF surf contest went off without a wipeout

The first day of a pro-surfing contest in San Francisco went off…

Day One of the Rip Curl Pro Search at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)Day One of the Rip Curl Pro Search at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
The Rip Curl Pro Search surfing contest got under way this morning at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. (Mike Billings/The Examiner)The Rip Curl Pro Search surfing contest got under way this morning at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. (Mike Billings/The Examiner)

Pro surf contest kicks off at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Under sunny skies and a warm offshore breeze, professional surfers hit the…

The Rip Curl Pro Search surfing contest got under way this morning at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. (Mike Billings/The Examiner)The Rip Curl Pro Search surfing contest got under way this morning at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. (Mike Billings/The Examiner)
Human Banner SF (John Montgomery/Courtesy photo)Human Banner SF (John Montgomery/Courtesy photo)

Occupy Ocean Beach? Activists spell out ‘Tax the 1%’ in seaside protest

While protesters camping out in San Francisco and Oakland got a visit…

Human Banner SF (John Montgomery/Courtesy photo)Human Banner SF (John Montgomery/Courtesy photo)
Sculptor Tom Otterness’ art can be found in subways in New York City and elsewhere. (Joseph Clerici/The Examiner)Sculptor Tom Otterness’ art can be found in subways in New York City and elsewhere. (Joseph Clerici/The Examiner)

Sculptor who killed dog set to make San Francisco Central Subway art

A Brooklyn artist who once shot and killed a dog and called…

Sculptor Tom Otterness’ art can be found in subways in New York City and elsewhere. (Joseph Clerici/The Examiner)Sculptor Tom Otterness’ art can be found in subways in New York City and elsewhere. (Joseph Clerici/The Examiner)
Police evacuated buildings in the Mission district after someone donated an old ordnance to a nearby Salvation Army. Authorities later made sure the weapon was rendered harmless. (Examiner file photo)Police evacuated buildings in the Mission district after someone donated an old ordnance to a nearby Salvation Army. Authorities later made sure the weapon was rendered harmless. (Examiner file photo)

Old military ordnance leads to evacuation in San Francisco's Mission district

An antique artillery shell led police to evacuate buildings in the Mission…

Police evacuated buildings in the Mission district after someone donated an old ordnance to a nearby Salvation Army. Authorities later made sure the weapon was rendered harmless. (Examiner file photo)Police evacuated buildings in the Mission district after someone donated an old ordnance to a nearby Salvation Army. Authorities later made sure the weapon was rendered harmless. (Examiner file photo)