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Remembering Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane Founder With 'Mad, Epic Ideas'

At the height of San Francisco's mid-Sixties psychedelic renaissance, Jefferson Airplane, the scene's reigning band, often played free shows for the faithful — on flatbed trucks in the Panhandle and at be-ins in Golden Gate Park. That is where bassist Jack Casady saw his bandmate, singer-guitarist Paul Kantner, "at his...

Mostly Homeless Haight Denizen To Collect $140,000 Reward For Those Escaped Convicts

He had recently been living in Golden Gate Park, but he always made a point of reading the news every morning. [ more › ]

Oh Look, No More Garbage Cans at the Golden Gate Park Panhandle Playground – Why? – Rats – Lots and Lots and Lots of Rats

TweetBye bye new-school garbage cans – this is the west side, near Oak and Clayton, and the one on the east side of the playground just recently disappeared as well. Why? Because of all the roof rats. I hear tales of ppl seeing up to ten together, scrambling around, generally in the evening hours. Oh […]

The Ghosts of Golden Gate Park

Tales of ghostly phenomena are far from being confined to remote, isolated places in the dark old houses and crumbling buildings of the world. Indeed, there are alleged ghosts and specters that don’t seem to mind at all a little company, or even a lot, for some...

Two Remaining Orange County Jail Fugitives Caught In San Francisco

Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu were taken into custody near Golden Gate park this morning. [ more › ]

The Raptors of Rec and Park: Hawk Patiently Awaits Arrival of Roof Rats at Panhandle Playground

TweetHere’s what’s at the northeast corner of the Panhandle Playground in Golden Gate Park: And here’s what wants to eat it/them: Someday I’ll get a shot like this, except with a roof rat instead of a gopher. Someday…

I'm a regular Jack Nicholson at Winning Putt

Namco Bandai had us drive all the way out to San Francisco's Presidio for its latest game announcement this week. That's the National Park at San Francisco's northern tip overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, which is red, actually. It was also a military base for over 200 years. Show More Summary

Golden Gate Vista Point On Marin Side Might Close Due To Traffic Nightmares

CHP and Caltrans insisted that the rest area and parking lot remain open, even though bridge officials knew it would be a nightmare over New Year's week [ more › ]

Both the Jogging and Bicycle Paths of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle Should be Resurfaced and Widened ASAP – JMO – Photo

TweetConsarnit, back in the day our Panhandle Bike Path was just eight foot wide. But then people started using it more, so it got widened to 12 foot. We should up that 16 foot, why not. And on the Oak side of the GGP Panhandle, we should certainly redo the crazy wavy surface ASAP, and […]

A Checklist for Tourists Riding Rented Bikes Through Golden Gate Park: Helmets? NOT REQUIRED, But Selfie Sticks are MANDATORY

TweetFor these women, anyway: Your Maker gave you two hands, right? So use one for piloting and the other to record your visit for tout le monde to see. Yay!

Before There Were Hoverboards, There was Roller Blading – Solitary Woman Fights Trends in Golden Gate Park

TweetInline skating was a thang starting about quarter century ago. It would be like let’s go to the park and rent RollerBlades kind of a thing: I wonder what will be the next transportation fad involving tiny wheels and large hazar...

Angry Hippies React to This Large Wooden Plaque at Our Panhandle Playground in Golden Gate Park – WHAT DID IT SAY?

TweetI know the answer, Gentle Readers, but have at it yourselves. See? It’s all: WELCOME TO KID’S KINGDOM DONATED BY YOUR LOCAL ________ Your job is to fill in the blank. CLUE: This defacement prolly occurred a long time ago BEGIN!

Man Shot In The Gut While In Golden Gate Park

A gunman remains at large in San Francisco today, after he shot another man in Golden Gate Park over the weekend. [ more › ]

Oakland Rider: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Oakland touring car at Golden Gate Park." Latest entrant in the Shorpy Parade of Prehistoric Phaetons. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Here It Is: The Effect of Our New LED Street Lamps in Golden Gate Park

TweetOn the right you can see the new LEDs and on the left you can see the pinkish brownish light you get from regular old street lamps. That’s it. That was the cause for all the hullaballoo. And any org what crows about all the benefits of this change is the very same org that […]

Tuesday Morning Roundup: Golden Gate Park Owls Amaze

Pardoned turkeys, SoMa development, and shuttle drivers get their contract. [ more › ]

CA: New Larkspur Ferry Parking Eases Crunch

Nov. 21--New parking near the Larkspur Ferry Terminal appears to be easing a parking crunch at the site, Golden Gate Bridge district officials report. Earlier this year, the bridge district approved a lease with the Marin Airporter for a n

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