It's rare that the words "good news" and "Oakland" share the same headline, and when it does, it's usually at San Francisco's expense.
But among all the murdering and lock picking that goes on in Oakland, there's a ton of great things happening in this gritty, up-and-coming town. That's why San Fr ... More >>
In support of the San Francisco 49ers hard-earned ascension to the Super Bowl XLVII, the San Francisco Zoo has invited media folks to watch its black rhino, Boone, snack on some Baltimore Ravens for breakfast later this week.
And those are one of the many strange perks of being a reporter.
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Admittedly, we didn't know anything about the Coati Bear until we caught sight of this video released by the San Francisco Zoo, which shows, among other things, how much Snookum Bears love Halloween. The SF Zoo released this video of two Coati Bears, Rosie and Maggie, chowing down on some of their f ... More >>
The San Francisco Zoo may have made a monkey out of the man who graciously returned Banana-Sam, the celebrity critter who was brazenly snatched from the zoo on Friday. Just a few hours after the squirrel monkey was discovered missing last week, SF Weekly talked to Tanya Peterson, the executive di ... 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 >>
The disappearance -- and all-too-convenient return -- of purloined San Francisco Zoo squirrel monkey Banana-Sam turned the eyes of the world toward San Francisco and its simian population. It seems the 2-pound monkey is unharmed after an unscheduled captivity amid his regular captivity. All's wel ... More >>
He's back!Banana-Sam, the squirrel money that was snatched from the San Francisco zoo last week, is getting a fresh start in 2012. The 2-pound primate was found roaming Golden Gate Park over the weekend, and is now resting at his more secure home at the zoo. The 17-year-old monkey is currently no ... More >>
Did we mention he's on a special diet?The San Francisco Zoo is scrambling to track down the person or people who brazenly stole an adult squirrel monkey from the zoo overnight. According to Tanya Peterson, executive director of the zoo, the monkey thieves cut through the outside gate of the zoo, ... More >>
Parking your rear endWe told you about today's PARK(ing) Day, the city's whimsical attempt to redesign metered parking spaces into improvised urban space. SF Weekly went to check it out, and aside from the outdoor Mad Men offices, we saw petting zoos and makeshift parks taking over our beloved pa ... More >>
This news is from last week but I was in Greece and Russia (WHAT'S UP I HAVE A PASSPORT) so I'm gonna talk about it anyway, okay? Okay! Also, I've got mad jet lag, a nasty cold, and a really bad attitude. Things could get extra real today and I apologize in advance/YOU'RE WELCOME.
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Martha reportedly eats chickens and rabbits, not nachos Nearly four years after Tatiana the tiger was shot to death when she leaped from her cage at the San Francisco Zoo and went on a bloody rampage, mauling Carlos Sousa Jr. to death, the zoo has brought in a new big feline for onlookers to admi ... More >>
Nachos? Seriously?Following an utterly bizarre cover "exclusive" in the Thanksgiving edition of the Examiner exhuming the sordid tale of Tatiana the tiger's 2007 rampage through the San Francisco Zoo, we still have no idea why the beast leaped from its enclosure, mauled Carlos Sousa, Jr. to death ... More >>
'I just flew in from the coast...'A flock of cockatiels wasn't a band in the 1980s. There was no signature "flock of cockatiels" haircut. A flock of cockatiels is, literally, a flock of cockatiels -- and you can find one now at San Francisco's Animal Care and Control. The repository of pets-to-be ... More >>
Farrell'sWe miss the dearly departed Farrell's, an ice cream parlor which boasted of 130 locations in the '70s and '80s. We don't pine for the turn of the last century costumes (though that facial hair in the pic above is definitely cool again) or the pomp and circumstance of songs, bells, wh ... More >>
Welcome to Oakland, kid! When the Oakland Zoo last year obtained Etana the eland, a large African antelope, it turned out they were getting a two-for-one bargain deal. Since all the zoo's elands are female -- and since the zoo today announced Etana on April 21 delivered a beautiful little baby el ... More >>
Uncle Lynx/FlickrThis afternoon kicks off a weekend of harvest-related activities at the Ferry Building. Free events include an olive oil tasting, apple pressing and cider making, a Barnyard by the Bay petting zoo, and live music. Till 8 p.m. today, an organic spirits (boo!), wine, and beer t ... More >>
If you're going to be instantaneously transported from Hippie Hill to the zoo, it isn't happening without this guy's helpA man with a fondness for large amounts of cheap alcohol and an apparent ability to teleport across the city was arrested Wednesday evening for bothering children and animals at t ... More >>
Following the 2007 tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo, a former zoo maintenance worker, Lloyd Kraal, briefly garnered a place in the spotlight when he claimed that zoo officials ignored his previous warnings that the tigers would escape from their enclosure. He also claimed that his superior, Gog ... More >>
Children to right of them, children to left of them, children in front of them... As you can see in the above photograph, one, two, three -- FOUR -- school buses pulled up simultaneously this morning at the San Francisco Zoo, depositing their youthful, hyperenergetic, Miley Cyrus-adoring cargo onto ... More >>