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Oct 30, 2020
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Illuminated LED 'forest' coming this winter to Golden Gate Park's Peacock Meadow

Beginning Dec. 1, Peacock Meadow will be illuminated by 2,000 LEDs that will be entwined within and surrounding three sculptural trees. “Entwined,” as it’s called, is an installation by Bay Area artist Charles Gadeken, and it is part of a small series of activities to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park during the pandemic. Read More

Sep 29, 2020
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San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, Cal Academy of Science set reopening dates for October

The two museums round out the array of Golden Gate Park institutions finally reopened with special COVID-19 safety accommodations. Read More

Sep 16, 2020
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After years of planning, upgrades to Golden Gate Park's Stanyan entrance are finally complete

With improvements and plantings complete, Rec & Park reopened the Stanyan entrance to Golden Gate Park to the public this month. Read More

Sep 15, 2020
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de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, California Academy of Sciences gear up to reopen

Three of the city's most prominent museums are readying to reopen, with one returning next week. Read More

Aug 18, 2020
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SF's famed 'corpse flower' is in bloom — and you can visit it safely

The flower only blooms every 3-5 years, so the Conservatory of Flowers has figured out a socially distant way to show it off. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
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What's up with Kezar Stadium's piles of mulch?

Rec & Park's landscapers have let the (wood) chips fall where they may — sparking concern for some locals. Read More

Jul 27, 2020
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to go virtual, give $1.5M in grants to local musicians

It's official: the 20th edition of Hardly Strictly will be moving to the digital sphere. Read More

Jul 23, 2020
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'It's a boiling point': City ignores District 5 encampments as COVID-19 threat rises

40 of the Haight's unhoused have found safe shelter at the Stanyan Street tent village. But there appears to be no plan for hundreds of others sleeping on the street. Read More

Jul 21, 2020
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Japanese Tea Garden to reopen, with new restrictions in place

Closed since March 17, the garden will reduce its hours and limit capacity for its reopening. Read More

Jul 10, 2020
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San Francisco Zoo gets go-ahead to reopen next week

The zoo has been losing tens of thousands of dollars a day, due to the non-negotiable cost of feeding and caring for its 2,000 animals. Read More

Jul 09, 2020
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Set to start construction in June, Fell Street bike lane now has no firm timeline [Updated]

With the bike lane delayed, advocates say the Panhandle path is "crowded and unsafe," and makes social distancing impossible. Read More

Jun 26, 2020
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As restrictions ease, advocates push to keep JFK Drive car-free

A stretch of JFK has now been closed to cars for two months. Advocates are hoping to seize the opportunity to make the change permanent. Read More

Jun 24, 2020
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Outside Lands officially cancels 2020 festival; Hardly Strictly Bluegrass still holding out hope

To keep interest alive, Outside Lands has already announced its 2021 lineup, with tickets on sale starting tomorrow. Read More

Jun 19, 2020
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Motorcyclist dies after collision with SUV in Golden Gate Park

The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and died in the hospital. Read More

Jun 02, 2020
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San Francisco reopens parking at some beaches

The news is welcome to neighbors, whose streets were overwhelmed in recent weeks with beachgoers seeking parking. Read More

May 29, 2020
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30-year-old cyclist struck, killed near Golden Gate Park [Updated]

Officials say the cyclist was "doored" by a parked car, then struck by an oncoming vehicle. Read More

May 26, 2020
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San Francisco Botanical Garden prepares for limited June 1 reopening

Now permitted to operate at a fourth of its normal capacity, the garden is seeking donations to support a $1 million revenue shortfall from the closure. Read More

May 20, 2020
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City pushes forward to identify park lands for future homeless tent villages

The city's parks and real estate departments have two weeks to identify land where homeless people can camp at a social distance. Read More

May 07, 2020
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With hotel program stonewalled, city supervisors work to launch outdoor 'safe sleeping sites'

As Mayor Breed continues to defy hotel room legislation, many city supervisors are hunting for vacant properties to use as tent camps. Read More

Apr 15, 2020
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Using his noodle: San Francisco man creates DIY tool for social distancing

"It makes people smile," Ryan Dempsey said of his homemade six-foot boundary marker. Read More

Apr 15, 2020
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City will cite, arrest revelers congregating for 4/20, Mayor says

The official 4/20 event was canceled weeks ago, but the city is concerned people may unofficially congregate to smoke. Read More

Mar 26, 2020
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Vandals rip up signs warning SF parkgoers to stay 6 feet apart

Several of the city's signs reminding park patrons to keep their distance have been stolen or torn apart. Read More

Mar 20, 2020
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Annual 4/20 event in Golden Gate Park cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Citing uncertainty and a sense of public responsibility, festival organizers now have their sights set on 2021. Read More

Mar 19, 2020
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Advocates call for making Golden Gate Park's JFK Drive car-free during shelter-in-place

"We need to be sure people can maintain six feet of space around them," said Jodie Medeiros of pedestrian organization Walk SF. Read More