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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    S.F. Ranked Best City in Nation To Be Outdoors

    You no longer have an excuse to sit inside and watch Netflix on your laptop while Facebooking on your iPad. San Francisco has been ranked the best city in the nation to enjoy the outdoors. So get off your ass! According to creditdonkey.com, a financial education website, the City by the Bay is to ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2013
  • Film

    May 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Environmentalists Campaign Crissy Field, Yosemite to Ban Bottled-Water

    Bottled-water might not be as sexy as, say, public nudity in San Francisco, which actually isn't sexy, but environmentalists have launched an equally passionate campaign to ban bottled-water across national parks. Their next stop: San Francisco, where city officials have been barred from bottled- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Man Sues National Park Service After Getting Tased by a Ranger

    On January 29, 2012, Gary Hesterberg went for a run through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Montara. He brought along his two dogs, a beagle, which was on a leash, and a rat terrier, which was not. A month-old policy prohibited unleashed dogs at the park, though, so Ranger Sarah Cavallar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 29, 2012
  • Calendar

    January 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Samuel P. Taylor, Tomales Bay State Parks to Stay Open with Help from Feds

    ​State and federal authorities announced today that two popular Marin County state parks will remain open with the help of the National Park Service.Samuel P. Taylor State Park, a campground nestled among redwoods in West Marin, and Tomales Bay State Park, which lies on the shore of its eponymous ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2011
  • News

    July 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    New Offleash Laws to Favor Dog Walkers Who Make a Profit

    Get ready for a lot more of this.​The San Francisco Board of Supervisors might gripe about the seemingly onerous plan to severely restrict dogs from roaming offleash in areas owned by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. But when it comes to that key question of how to handle dogwalkers who h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Palace of Fine Arts Has New Tenants -- Barn Owls

    They're cute when they're young.​Many people know about the great horned owl family living on Strawberry Hill in the middle of Stow Lake. But did you know barn owls -- the ghostly-looking birds with white, heart-shaped faces -- are making a family at the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina?Josi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Federal Government Shutdown: Will You Be Kicked Off Ocean Beach?

    Going, going ... gone?​With the specter of a federal shutdown looming tomorrow, San Franciscans have reason to worry. If our government ceases operating and everyone heads to the beach -- will we be able to head to the beach? Ocean Beach, after all, is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    SF Dog Politics Comes Unleashed; Rally Planned Next Week

    Even Cujo might be too squeamish for these meetings​For those with a taste for the bitter, litigious, and inordinately complex world of San Francisco dog politics, there's a lot to look forward to over the next few days.Two of the four public meetings planned by National Park Service officials on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Scott Wiener Takes Up Cause of Anti-Leash Activists

    And so it begins​One of the more puzzling aspects of San Francisco politics is the bizarre level of conflict that arises with any discussion of dogs. The prolonged internecine conflict between those who wish to run their dogs free and advocates of more restrictive leash laws has periodically convu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    San Francisco Is Populated with Labradors Looking for a Good Swim Hole

    Not the leash today, please​Here is another reason San Francisco shouldn't restrict dogs from roaming on beaches and open space off leash: We love our Labradors and they love to swim and run. More people in San Francisco own Labrador Retrievers than any other breed, according to the American Kenne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Dog Owners Say Proposed Leash Laws Are Unenforceable

    Let Me Roam Freely​In a city where there are more pooches than there are kids, you don't really want to be on the wrong side of dog owners.The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a federal organization that owns popular dog-roaming spaces, wants owners to put leashes on their dogs. The agency dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Ocean Beach Whale Likely an Endangered Species

    Stoke ReportEither way, it's a shame​Scientists analyzing the dead whale that washed up on Ocean Beach yesterday were unable to determine exactly what manner of whale it was. They did narrow it down to two species, however -- both of which are endangered. Jan Roletto, the research coordinator at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Dead Whale Washes Up on Ocean Beach (PICS)

    Stoke ReportPoor surfing -- and a dead whale​Continuing a rough spell for our Cetacean brethren, a large dead whale was today spotted on Ocean Beach. The whale -- which at least appears to have been dead for some time -- washed up between Kirkham and Lawton. This is the third dead whale spotted in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Do You Have First Amendment Rights in San Francisco Parks or Not?

    Now valid in National Parks! Right?​Jurisdictional lines are funny things. Here in San Francisco you can hoist your banners and beat your drum to express the message of your choosing per your First Amendment Rights -- until you tread onto Ocean Beach, the Presidio, or other federal land. The Natio ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2010

    Bleeding Green

    Forget about Sharp Park’s endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Investigators to Inspect Dead Couple's Beached Boat

    View Larger MapNational Park Service investigators will be poring over the 33-foot boat of a couple killed yesterday off Ocean Beach in an attempt to answer what compelled a middle-aged couple to head overboard to their deaths. "We don't know why the boat was in distress and we don't know why the pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    End Near for Louis' Restaurant -- Since 1960s

    Rosencruz SumeraGetting yanked around by landlords is longstanding tradition at Louis'​Tom Hontalas began washing dishes in his dad's restaurant in 1968  for 50 cents an hour. Now, along with his brother, Bill, he owns Louis' Restaurant and cooks the meals. It's the only job he's ever had. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    The Real Story Behind the Threat to Louis' Restaurant

    easywriterguy/FlickrThe long-term lease for the diner space near the Cliff House is going out for bid.​Today at our sister news blog, The Snitch, Joe Eskenazi grabs a phone with Tom Hontalas, one of the owners of Louis', the Sutro Heights diner whose landlord is putting the place out for bid f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Victims Survive the Night Following Fort Mason Double Shooting

    View Larger Map A 17-year-old boy shot in the stomach last night in what appears to be an unprovoked shooting near Fort Mason is out of surgery with his condition upgraded to "non-life-threatening." He may speak to investigators from the Natonal Park Police and FBI as soon as today. The boy and a 22 ... More >>

  • News

    January 20, 2010

    Unleashed

    A brutal dog attack in Nob Hill has revived the city's battle over canine control. Here's why it's going to get worse.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Could Discovery of 'Extinct' Plant Toss Monkey Wrench Into Doyle Drive Rebuild?

    © California Academy of SciencesThe Franciscan Manzanita​The other day we reported on the apparent discovery of a Franciscan Manzanita in the Presidio -- the first wild specimen of the native San Franciscan plant spotted since 1947. But, in a development that appears to be ironic -- without any m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    SF Gov InAction: Toxic Babies Are Not an Option!

    Sometimes ... and I want to make it very clear that this is not drug-induced ... I don't think San Francisco is a real city at all. I think that maybe we're a Lego city, populated by Weebles. It makes as much sense as anything Sophie Maxwell's said lately. Why would I think this? Well, h ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 15, 2009
  • Dining

    March 18, 2009

    Out of the Wild

    Iso Rabins' foraged food is the toast of San Francisco's gourmet set. Health inspectors and environmentalists aren't so thrilled.

  • Dining

    March 4, 2009

    Room with a View — and Heat

    A well-known S.F. chef amps up the menu at Sutro's at the Cliff House.

  • News

    July 23, 2008

    The Pork Park

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is quietly trying to keep the Presidio on the public teat. That's a good thing.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2007
  • News

    July 4, 2007

    Mother Nature or Nurture?

    The question of whether to begin saving creatures and habitats from climate change

  • News

    April 4, 2007

    Battle Lines

    Richmond residents take aim at plans to expand a medical center they say is already overbuilt

  • News

    April 12, 2006
  • News

    October 5, 2005

    Sign of the Cult-Buster

    Anti-cult crusader Ford Greene and the town of San Anselmo are staging a nasty public fight over Greene's strident anti-Bush political signs. But is that an old religious enemy we see behind the curtain?

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2003
  • Calendar

    September 17, 2003

    Flex Appeal

    S.F.'s own Gay Games

  • News

    July 24, 2002

    The Nature of Politics

    Dog owners, compliant pols viciously distort a reasonable attempt to preserve our environmental legacy

  • News

    January 16, 2002

    Balkans by the Bay

    Aquatic Park, long mismanaged by a jumble of self-interested entities, needs public-spirited refurbishment

  • News

    April 4, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from April 4, 2001

  • News

    March 21, 2001

    Pet Peeve

    A pit bull owner says dogs are still being demonized in the wake of a fatal mauling

  • News

    January 31, 2001

    Citizen Canine

    As the dog wars heat up, desperate times call for desperate measures -- perhaps a mandatory test for off-leash pets?

  • News

    May 13, 1998

    Presidio Originals

    The Muwekma Ohlone tribe pushes for a voice in Presidio planning -- and, perhaps, a piece of a national park

  • Calendar

    December 24, 1997
  • News

    January 10, 1996

    Off-Base (Part II)

    The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es

  • News

    January 10, 1996

    Off-Base (Part I)

    The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es

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