The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.
Environmentalists on Wednesday pushed for curbs on plastic water bottle sales in San Francisco City as well the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday making Pinnacles National Monument near Soledad the 59th national park in the U.S.
Drivers traversing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge may already see the beginnings of the 75th anniversary celebration preparations. The milestone is just 7 months away.