parks

5:28pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

A park ranger and Buffalo Soldier

Yosemite National Park ranger Shelton Johnson in uniform as a "Buffalo Soldier"

The Buffalo Soldiers were some of our country’s first park rangers. They proudly wore their uniforms with wide brimmed ranger hats and navy blue jackets adorned with gold stripes.  Just after the Civil War, the US government formed these regiments of black soldiers to patrol and protect nationally designated park land, claimed after the Indian Wars. And their journey started right here in the Bay Area where the Buffalo Soldiers gathered in San Francisco’s Presidio before heading into the mountains of Yosemite and beyond.

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5:37pm

Thu July 31, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Why some Bay Area dogs are tied up in controversy

Off-leash dogs and dog walkers at Muir Beach.
Tiffany Camhi

 

Just over the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, a few miles from Muir Woods, lies Muir Beach. The beautiful and peaceful waterfront is a favorite among locals, travelers and man’s best friend.

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4:19pm

Mon October 28, 2013
Politics

San Francisco's supervisors to consider closing city's parks at night

A sign on an entrance to Golden Gate Park. The new proposal would be a citywide night time closure, and make it easier to enforce night time park closures.
Mary Willis

On Tuesday, San Francisco supervisors will consider legislation to close the city’s parks overnight. If passed, no one will be allowed in parks run by the city's recreation department between midnight and 5am.

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12:21am

Fri March 15, 2013