San Francisco police are looking for a man who reportedly beat up a homeless man as he slept on a park bench in Golden Gate Park. According to Sgt. Danielle Newman, the transient was known to frequent the area where he was sleeping. Yesterday at about 2 p.m., he was napping on a bench at the inter ... More >>
Last night, a collection of hardy souls bundled up in their warmest Tahoe-worthy gear and prepared to bed down in hipster playground Dolores Park. It's not clear how many stayed the night, though by midnight posts were still being made to Facebook from sleeping bags, one with the tag, "We're still h ... More >>
Our monthly review explores the city's food trucks gatherings, one at a time, breaking down each one with statistics, descriptions of the scene, and vital info to help you plan a trip there. Location: At Stanyan and Waller in Upper Haight Schedule: Thursdays 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Market Info Website: Upp ... More >>
If you live in San Francisco, there are certain places in San Francisco you simply will not go. North Beach on a Saturday night, Candlestick Park when the 49ers are playing the Raiders, and now add to the list the eastern end of Golden Gate Park on 4/20. We've heard "horror" stories of the ravages ... More >>
Outside Lands festival organizers today announced the lineup for the 2013 event, and it looks like a big one. Headliners include Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Willie Nelson, Hall & Oates, and more. The festival takes place Aug. 9-11 in Golden Gate ... More >>
Now that our hearing has returned, a good week and a half after Alice's Now & Zen festival went down on Sept. 30 in Golden Gate Park, we take this time to present the reason for that loss of hearing: tens of thousands of teenagers freaking the eff out at the performance of Ed Sheeran, the lovable gi ... More >>
Here's a weekend event for you really free spirits who can't seem to shake those post-burning man blues. A massive group of humans is planning to make its way to Golden Gate Park this weekend for the 2012 Human Be In, where reincarnated hippies will do what they do best: eat, dance, and just, well, ... More >>
Ahead of Metalica's headlining Saturday-night set at Outside Lands this year, drummer Lars Ulrich held a conference call with reporters to talk about Metallica's preparations for the festival. Answering questions from numerous media outlets, Ulrich spoke about his love for the Outside Lands festival ... More >>
That's the thing about crime: It's not supposed to be even a little funny.Sadly, we couldn't help but chuckle at this criminal who apparently just wasn't savvy enough to steal a Hybrid taxi cab in the Richmond District. According to police reports, a cab driver was flagged down at about 4:30 a.m. on ... More >>
If you haven't yet noticed that it's coyote season in San Francisco, you will as soon as you cross paths with one in Golden Gate Park. The County's Animal Care and Control Department informed us that it's coyote mating season, which means these canines will be doing it like bunnies all summer ... More >>
It's been a dramatic week for the San Francisco Zoo, which has been coping with the mysterious disappearance -- and even more curious return --of a stolen monkey. Now, they are grappling with the death of a 6-month-old bison, which died last night after a small pup made its way into the bison pad ... More >>
What a ride It's Friday, and judging by the last five days, who knows what the weather will bring this weekend. But while tossing around some ideas of what to do this weekend, we came across one idea that seems like something every San Franciscan -- young and old -- should try:The G-rated cock ri ... More >>
We have a long history with the BritsNever let that refined British accent fool you. A well-dressed Brit strolling through Golden Gate Park on Tuesday verbally abused a woman -- and then assaulted her -- as she was pushing her baby along in a stroller.Police said the chap was walking near Sixth A ... More >>
So, people want to read about the dog...People do visit other websites. We know this. Here's what they're reading there. San Francisco Examiner: An older man stabbed a teenager in Golden Gate Park Tuesday, proving you're never too old to do something really stupid. This article also, conveniently ... More >>
Autumn De WildeJenny and Johnny are among 80 acts at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2010Hardly Strictly is here! But before you blow your figurative load over the biggest free concert of the year, keep in mind that there are plenty of other fun and cheap events in the city this weekend. Here's our lis ... More >>
University of TexasSan Francisco's vegetation is under attack...A spate of anti-vegetation violence continued in San Francisco with the destruction of nine tea tree bushes in the vicinity of Park Presidio and Fulton. This comes on the heels of the denuding of 32 Golden Gate Park rose bushes, and ... More >>
The window for the owner of the pair of dogs seized following a July 1 early morning bite-a-thon in Golden Gate Park has closed -- with one and perhaps both facing a date with the needle. The dogs, which may be owned by homeless people, bit at least three people and were fired upon by police. Not ... More >>
Not that kind of serpentine.Did you know serpentine was the state rock? Well, it might not be anymore. [Burrito Justice]In the wake of the Golden Gate Park dog attacks, runners try to find ways to deal with maniacal curs. [SFAppeal]Hayes Valley rejects plan to erect signs that will tell drivers ... More >>
Starting tomorrow, it'll be all carrots and no sticks for Kenny and Chip. The pair of longtime San Francisco police horses will be retired in a Tuesday morning ceremony at the Golden Gate Park stables, curtailing a combined 22 years of police work for the pair of horses -- in which, unlike their hum ... More >>
Joe EskenaziMeet Jim Lunney. The denizen of Church and Market "cleans up refuse in Golden Gate Park" for a living -- and "I'm very good at it." The hardest thing about wearing a bow tie so small you could swallow it, he says, is matching it to the rest of your ensemble. When asked what his sartorial ... More >>
City officials, Examiner hassle local promoter that created music fest.
By Jackie Lopez Head bartender Terence Pon of Chug Pub on 20th and Lincoln, across from Golden Gate Park (and conveniently located next to the 71, 29, and the 28 bus stops) tells us about life on the other side of the bar as he sits down for an impromptu interview...and yes, a drink. How long hav ... More >>
While the streets of SF may not be so kind to automobiles, at least Golden Gate Park is. Jimmy's Old Car Picnic celebrates its 20th year at the park this Sunday, Oct. 12, and showcases a heaping mass of super-cool cars predating 1972. Personally, I would never miss any chance to see the General Lee ... More >>
One of the city's nicest outdoor spaces is tucked away in Hayes Valley.
Excellent barbecue in an unexpected location: a golf course.
You can find many things in a San Francisco park. Even mystery.
People acting "funny" in the park
Inventing Asian theater
Disco Roller Skaters
City closes Golden Gate Park stables for long-needed rehab; only-in-S.F. protest has privileged horse-owners refusing to move mounts
The stones of a 13th-century Spanish monastery lie crumbling in Golden Gate Park, a forgotten legacy of William Randolph Hearst. Trappist monks now hope to resurrect part of what Hearst tore asunder.
U.S. police departments, including the SFPD, shun American-bred recruits for their canine corps