Phil Ginsburg

COURTESY PHOTOSan Francisco’s beleaguered stadium is the subject of “Lights Out at the ’Stick” on view at the Main Library.

Library artifacts invite Candlestick memories

Candlestick Park, where the Giants, the 49ers, The Beatles and the San…

 

NATHANIEL Y. DOWNES/S.F. EXAMINER file photoA defunct reservoir in Russian Hill

SF looks to buy 3 sites, including former reservoir, for parks

San Francisco plans to spend more than $16 million to purchase space…

 

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. Examiner File photoThe controversial issue of installing artificial turf athletic fields at Golden Gate Park’s Beach Chalet could be up to voters who may face dueling ballot measures in November.

Mayor Lee to introduce competing ballot measure in battle over Beach Chalet turf fields

Dueling ballot measures this November, including one proposed by Mayor Ed Lee,…

 

Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe struggle ensues on what to do with Francisco Reservoir sitting atop some of San Francisco’s most expensive real estate

Francisco Reservoir plan touches on San Francisco parks and housing issues

For years, the nearly 4-acre abandoned Francisco Reservoir has been eyed for…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe struggle ensues on what to do with Francisco Reservoir sitting atop some of San Francisco’s most expensive real estate
mike koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoCoit Tower's extensive renovations will continue through mid-May.

Makeover of SF’s Coit Tower nears completion

Anne Rosenthal stood inside yellow caution tape that looped over her cart…

mike koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoCoit Tower's extensive renovations will continue through mid-May.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCity gardeners say the Recreation and Park Department has mismanaged an apprenticeship program.

City Hall seeks truce for Rec and Park, gardeners

City officials on Wednesday attempted to tamp down a “big problem” between…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCity gardeners say the Recreation and Park Department has mismanaged an apprenticeship program.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe union representing Recreation and Park Department gardeners mailed a letter to city officials accusing Executive Director Phil Ginsburg of mismanaging an apprentice program meant to train city gardeners.

Union claims S.F. Rec and Park not living up to intentions of city gardener apprentice program

The Recreation and Park Department is defending its hiring practices in the…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe union representing Recreation and Park Department gardeners mailed a letter to city officials accusing Executive Director Phil Ginsburg of mismanaging an apprentice program meant to train city gardeners.
Courtesy PhotoVoters against Prop. B were concerned with the privatization of the Recreation and Park Department under General Manager Phil Ginsburg.

Park improvements set to begin early next year with Prop. B passage

The 72 percent of voters who approved a $195 million bond measure…

Courtesy PhotoVoters against Prop. B were concerned with the privatization of the Recreation and Park Department under General Manager Phil Ginsburg.
Beth Laberge/Special to the S.F. ExaminerBooked: Friends share a pumpkin picnic at Golden Gate Park

San Francisco Rec and Park Department hoping to lure in patrons with app

It is now possible to rent out picnic tables or find directions…

Beth Laberge/Special to the S.F. ExaminerBooked: Friends share a pumpkin picnic at Golden Gate Park
Courtesy PhotoHigh and dry: Waterproofing

Coit Tower gearing up for various fixes

Commission hears about roof repair and other structural plans for the Telegraph…

Courtesy PhotoHigh and dry: Waterproofing
Photo courtesy of Walk SFStudents

Community takes stroll to mark Walk to School Day in San Francisco

Schoolchildren, along with local elected officials, laced up their sneakers Wednesday morning…

Photo courtesy of Walk SFStudents
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerRead to take it outside: Proponents of Prop. B say problems at playgrounds and other sites will only get costlier as time goes by

Parks bond faces powerful foes

The Recreation and Park Department is placing a massive bond measure before…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerRead to take it outside: Proponents of Prop. B say problems at playgrounds and other sites will only get costlier as time goes by
S.F. Examiner File PhotoPolicy: Prop. B

Supes seek info to set down new rules for Coit Tower

After a contentious fight over restoration and maintenance policies at Coit Tower…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoPolicy: Prop. B
Allen Ginsberg recited poetry at ’60s be-ins

Golden Gate Park 'Human-Be-In' to protest park policies, consumerism

An unpermitted “Human Be-In” at Golden Gate Park this weekend will take…

Allen Ginsberg recited poetry at ’60s be-ins
Courtesy PhotoPhil Ginsburg

3 Minute Interview: Phil Ginsburg

Since 2009, the general manager of the Recreation and Park Department has…

Courtesy PhotoPhil Ginsburg
S.F. Examiner File PhotoRecreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg had opposed the measure by claiming that it would unduly restrict the overall parks budget and could even force the closure of some city parks

Impact of Prop. B on Rec and Parks uncertain

Coit Tower advocates won voter backing Tuesday for restoration of the historic…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoRecreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg had opposed the measure by claiming that it would unduly restrict the overall parks budget and could even force the closure of some city parks
S.F. Examiner File PhotoLandmark move: Besides reserving more cash for Coit Tower

Coit victory will corral cash for tower upkeep

Voters have effectively told The City to pay more attention to deteriorating…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoLandmark move: Besides reserving more cash for Coit Tower
SF Examiner file photoAlison Mosshart sings with The Dead Weather at Outside Lands. Neighbors have complained about traffic and noise problems caused by concerts at Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco music festivals strike sour notes

A new financial report about Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is…

SF Examiner file photoAlison Mosshart sings with The Dead Weather at Outside Lands. Neighbors have complained about traffic and noise problems caused by concerts at Golden Gate Park.
SF Examiner mapSan Francisco supervisorial District 5

Slew of candidates vie to be mayor’s pick for District 5 supervisor

Mayor Ed Lee’s upcoming appointment for District 5 supervisor is full of…

SF Examiner mapSan Francisco supervisorial District 5

Chinatown rec center to be named after heroic Sept. 11 flight attendant

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission approved Thursday to name a…