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Neighborhood Watch: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Maxwell sedan at Presidio Terrace." Angular transport for the upright motorist. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

Photos: Remembering the Rope Swing At Mountain Lake

If you were a daring kid growing up in San Francisco in the 1970s or 80s, you may remember going out to Mountain Lake Park at the edge of the Presidio where there used to hang a rope swing. [ more › ]

Bernard Maybeck’s Roos House in Presidio Heights asks $16 million

Landmark home hopes for landmark deal The spectacular red and black Roos House at 3500 Jackson, designed by Bernard Maybeck, architect of such San Francisco treasures as the Palace of Fine Arts, listed today asking a princely $16 million...Show More Summary

Presidio Trust Puts Up Coyote Warning Signs for Good Reason – But Professional Dog Walkers Ignore the Signs for NO GOOD REASON

TweetHere’s our Presidio on coyotes. And here’s the signage on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: And here are the dog walkers upon the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Just saying…

Heaven, or Hell: This is Where Your Dog Hangs Out When You’re at Work – There is NO LIMIT to the Number of Pooches One Can Walk

TweetWell, IDK, there might be a legal limit, for Frisco County, or for the nearby Presidio (which has its own registration requirements now, and the limit is zero on some trails currently, owing to the problems that dog owners/guardians pose to local wildlife), and BIG DOG, those fleet-of-vans-owning companies what you see all over, they […]

Review: Speck Presidio Cases for Samsung Galaxy S8

Speck's Presidio series cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8 come in many forms and serve many functions. The Presidio Clear case is all about letting the S8's design speak for itself, while the Presidio Grip case is a more rugged option for the active sort. Are either of these cases the case for you? We put them to the test to find out. Here is Phone Scoop's review.

1938 William Wurster-designed Orinda home asks $3.8 million

Modernist home conceived by the former dean of UC Berkeley's school of architecture Architect and teacher at the UC Berkeley and M.I.T, William Wurster is best known for his Bay Area residential designs (especially this Presidio Heights gem that snatched $11.3 million). Show More Summary

Absurdly Low 35 MPH Speed Limit on The 101 Freeway in Northern Frisco Finally Raised – Can You Guess the Limit Now?

Tweet40, it’s 40 MPH now. Still absurdly low, but now less absurdly. Here’s how things used to be at 101 South in the Presidio – 35 MPH maximum. Slow, so slow+     And here’s how things are now on The World’s Slowest Freeway section: Let’s call this a slight improvement: There could be some thing […]

How to Spend $3200 an Hour Above Frisco: Ride Along in this WWII-Era TF-51D Mustang Called “Toulouse Nuts”

TweetGet it – Two Loose Nuts? As seen over our Presidio / Richmond District just yesterday: This was a WINGS OF FREEDOM FLIGHT EXPERIENCE from the Collings Foundation. This was the flight path: Check the promotional video of a similar Mustang from the Collings Foundation – this could be you: And here’s the other Mustang I’ve seen […]

Kids rejoice as playground in SF’s Presidio opens after face lift

The playground debuted the same week as the long-delayed opening of the remodeled $14 million Glen Canyon Recreation Center, complete with a climbing wall. [...] a clerical error on a contractor’s bid sheet — along with torrential rains of winter — led to long delays involving lawyers and idled construction workers. Show More Summary

Drink This: What your favorite bartenders drink on Monday nights

"If you just want to get the work done, go ahead and shoot (the mezcal)," says Presidio bartender Sam Lyden of the bar's new rosé and mezcal pairing. If mezcal and rosé sound like an odd couple, hear him out. The glass-and-shot combo ($15) was inspired by his industry friends, who would often come...

Paradise Theatre Reopens, in the Presidio

TweetBefore and After, STYX-style: And Before… …and After, eventually, Presidio-style: Read all about it via Adam Brinklow at CurbedSF. Hey, did local movie theater-owning interests invest tens of thousands of dollars trying to makeShow More Summary

Coyote encounters force trail closures in San Francisco’s Presidio

Coyote harassment of dogs is becoming a rite of spring around the Bay Area, but a recent offensive by the yippy predators in San Francisco’s Presidio has caused a neighborhood ruckus and forced the closure of two popular trails to pets. Show More Summary

Presidio Update: Park Trail & Section of Ridge Trail Now CLOSED Due to COYOTE PUPPING SEASON

TweetFirst up: Dog owners report ‘aggressive’ behavior from coyote in Presidio And then there’s this: They want the Presidio Trust to remove the animals now before something worse happens. Debbie McMicking lives next to the Presidio and said, “I think it’s just a matter of time until one of them darts out and grabs a […]

Presidio announces plans to renovate Depression-era theater

Spanish Revival army movie house flickered out in 1994 Photo by Brock Keeling The Presidio Trust announced today a two-year, multi-million dollar plan to refurbish and reopen the vacant Presidio Theater (1939) in the park’s Main Post,...Show More Summary

Exotic Red Foxes Haven’t Been Seen in Frisco Since the Aughts – Where Did They Go?

TweetAt least not by me. Most fox sightings around town turn out to be coyotes. There are some grey foxes up in the Presidio, I believe, but the ones I’ve seen were red foxes, introduced to the bay area for hunting purposes. For whatever reason, they’re not around anymore… Golden Gate Park: This critter here […]

Chef Nicole Bayani on Chicago's best spots and bringing spring to Presidio

At 32 years old, Chef Nicole Bayani has a resume beyond her years. After jumping into the restaurant industry at 25, Bayani moved from sandwich shops to fine dining to cocktail bars and gastropubs. It's quite a list. After working at Fumare in the French Market, Bayani transitioned to La Sardine...

The Presidio is the fourth most expensive ZIP code for renters in the country

Two other San Francisco spots also made the cut The rental site RENTCafe this month released a tally of the most expensive ZIP codes for renters in the United States (compiled by the data analysis firm Yardi Matrix). By and large the...Show More Summary

Presidio playground finally set to reopen 13 months late

A contractor’s misplaced decimal point sent park project into tailspin In September of 2015, San Francisco Recreation and Parks announced that the playground at Mountain Lake Park, located on the southern flank of the Presidio, would...Show More Summary

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