Parks

Squirrel (credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Berkeley Begins Enforcing Ban On Feeding Wildlife In Parks, Public Spaces

City of Berkeley officials Wednesday began enforcing a new ordinance that prohibits the feeding of wildlife in city parks and other public spaces.

10/01/2014

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San Francisco Partners With Google To Roll Out Free WiFi Internet At Public Parks

Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to surf the Internet for free in certain public parks, plazas and San Francisco recreation centers.

10/01/2014

Yosemite National Park Remains Open As Rim Fire Continues In Burn On Park's Western Edge

U.S. Forest Service To Require News Media Buy Pricey Permits Before Taking Photos, Videos On Federal Lands

The U.S. Forest Service is finalizing new regulations that could change the landscape of media coverage of issues dealing with federally maintained wild land, requiring expensive permits before photography is allowed, and imposing hefty fines for news organizations that violate the process.

09/24/2014

Instagram videos were found of Sonoma County high school students killing rats at a wildlife museum.

Motion-Sensing Wildlife Camera Network Program Planned For Marin County

Park and government officials are gathering funding to establish a network of 100 cameras in Marin County open space that will monitor the movement of the North Bay’s wildlife.

09/15/2014

Fake Ranger Dubbed 'Officer Spandex' Spotted On Marin County Trails

Fake Ranger Dubbed ‘Officer Spandex’ Spotted On Marin County Trails Harassing Hikers

Park rangers are telling hikers to beware of “Officer Spandex” — a bicyclist who’s been harassing people and their dogs on Marin County trails.

07/24/2014

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CBS Local Guide To Walt Disney World

Pack up the family and head out for a vacation at the “Happiest Place on Earth.” As a guest of the Walt Disney World Resorts, you and your family will be treated to themed accommodations, fabulous theme parks, unique dining venues and lots of activities.

06/11/2014

Phil Matier: Naming Rights Considered To Fund Oakland Parks

Oakland’s Parks and Recreations Department, which lacks funds to improve or even maintain the city-owned properties, is now considering a policy that would allow corporations and wealthy donors to buy the right to name public parks, gardens and recreation centers if they can pay their care.

04/15/2014

A walker takes dogs to a dog park. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Turf War: Parents Complain Against Off-Leash Dogs In Oakland’s Dimond District

A turf war is brewing between parents and dog owners in Oakland where dogs are being accused of being too rambunctious when they’re off their leashes.

02/25/2014

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supervisors Approve Overnight Closure Of Parks

Parks in San Francisco will soon be off-limits overnight after the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to shut them down between midnight and 5 a.m.

11/06/2013

A family rows a boat on Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Parks To Get Major Overhaul From Bond Money

The 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Bonds measure was overwhelmingly approved last November.

08/07/2013

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