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…


Sea lions gather in numbers on floating piers below the walkway of San Francisco tourist attraction Pier 39 Tuesday, January 5, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF celebrates 26 years of sea lions making a splash at Pier 39

They arrived like a “slippery army,” hoisting their 500-pound bodies onto newly…


SFPD divers search the waters south of Pier 14 and come up with an object they placed into a plastic box Thursday, July 2, 2015. The search followed an early evening fatal shooting at Pier 14 on Wednesday. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD divers search for evidence in Pier 14 homicide

SFPD divers search the bay waters south of Pier 14 for possible…