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The best Bay Area beaches to visit

From sandy shores by the Golden Gate Bridge to tide pools in Bolinas, these spots provide the perfect escape.

Audit: Watchdog idle while polluters spoil San Francisco Bay

Commission watches hundreds of violations mar the bay but acts capriciously and infrequently, according to scathing state audit.

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13 best SF spots for hosting a picnic

Whether you want to prepare barbecue masterpieces for loved ones or simply relax in the sun, these are the best—and most affordable—places in town.

Illegally anchored boats are ruining Richardson Bay

But they may have nowhere else to go.

A 15-foot-tall Buddha statue coming to Hayes Valley

Last seen in San Jose and on the Playa.

San Francisco cancels, uncancels massive dog cleanup

It’s a dirty job.

White lattice fence now surrounds Civic Center’s UN Plaza fountain

City cites "unwanted behavior in the fountain."

What to do for Earth Day 2019 in San Francisco

From heron season in Golden Gate Park to a party in the Mission.

New public space to open outside Park Tower

Comes with grassy knolls and more than enough lighting.

City refuses to stifle Outside Lands permits despite complaints

Western neighborhood residents say noise is overwhelming, but Board of Supervisors’ reaction muted.

Group wants to turn Alcatraz into ‘peace center’

Redux of 2008 voter flop makes November ballot.

Richmond, Mount Davidson residents appeal Outside Lands permits

Apparently, it gets loud.

San Francisco approves LGBTQ leather-centric park for SoMa

"A place where we can recognize the leather community and all LGBTQ people," says mayor.

Congressional representatives deliver Bay Area garbage to White House

"Our message is simple. Reopen the government."

Muir Woods to close during government shutdown [Updated]

Other national parks still open, but hobbled.

Using artificial intelligence to map every tree in SF

Machine learning might be able to tally trees that human labor simply can’t.

Alcatraz remains open during government shutdown

This despite the government shutting down Alcatraz 55 years ago

What will close in the Bay Area if the government shuts down

Mostly just the parks this time, though that could potentially affect millions of dollars of revenue

Despite semi-cancelation, SantaCon SF draws crowd

City Hall disapproval may have depressed turnout this year, but organizers say SantaCon must go on.

SantaCon still on despite City Hall crackdown

Organizers predict "people will simply get together" no matter what.

San Francisco denies permits for SantaCon

Ask not for whom the jingle bells toll.

Old Presidio Burger King set for demolition

Army building turned burger joint scheduled to be knocked down and replaced with—nothing at all.

Why does SF have a statue of Christopher Columbus?

Meanwhile, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, and Watsonville observe today as Indigenous People’s Day.

Japanese sister city breaks up with San Francisco [Update]

Osaka mayor finally made good on longstanding threat.

Supreme Court won’t hear tech billionaire’s beach appeal

Vinod Khosla’s challenge to California coast law beached.

Robin Williams gets sign bearing his name in Golden Gate Park

Late comedian’s honorarium is right on time.

Uber’s Jump bikes coming to the Presidio

But don't take them on the trails or leave them lying around.

Osaka mayor asks SF to remove Chinatown statue again

San Francisco sister city incensed at "comfort women" tribute.

Rincon Hill mini park finally breaks ground

A 4,000 square foot oasis 12 years in the making

Golden Gate Park ranked third most popular park in US

It’s easy being green

Here’s what people are Instagramming from Salesforce Park

The 1,000-foot fountain and palm trees are a hit.

Food truck bonanza proposed for old temporary Transbay Terminal [Update]

Neighbors in uber-expensive condos don’t truck with plan.

What to expect at the Salesforce Park rooftop party [Update]

Food trucks, pop-up shops, live music, and views galore.

Soap suds overflow in Vaillancourt Fountain

Embarcadero Plaza fountain only recently reactivated.

Here’s what the new Civic Center may look like

Three designs go before Planning Commission, but the final decision is a long way off.

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San Francisco’s best landmark trees

Starting in 2007, Public Works began extending special protections to city trees dubbed "the best," but just what does that mean?

Mayor promises 2,000 new trees citywide

Plantings are supposed to combat carbon emissions, but most people probably happy just to have the greenery,

Forsaken Russian Hill reservoir to become 4.5-acre park

The new green space will be built in the spot where an abandoned San Francisco reservoir currently sits, costing a whopping $25 million.

Billionaire petitions U.S. Supreme Court to keep people off beach

Vinod Khosla has fought for years to turn Martins Beach into de facto private property.