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Parks

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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San Francisco To Get Free Wi-Fi In City Parks, Open Spaces

The $600,000 gift from Google will allow for free public wireless Internet access at several parks, recreation centers and plazas across the city.

07/24/2013

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

Homeless Advocates Balk At Plan To Close SF Parks At Night

Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would close San Francisco City Parks at night. The city’s homeless advocates, however, say that the measure would criminalize park dwellers.

07/23/2013

A Hiker watches the lava flow in Volcano National Park. (Phil Mislinski / Getty Images)

Hawaii Hiking Trails To Appear On Google Street View

The Mountain View company is lending its backpack cameras to a Hawaii trail guide company to capture panoramic images of Big Island hiking trails.

06/27/2013

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Battle Brewing Over Sonoma County Beach Parking Fees

The California Department of Parks and Recreation was appealing the Sonoma County Board of Zoning Adjustment’s denial of its plan to install self-pay boxes at 14 beach parking lots from Salt Point to Bodega Head on the Sonoma Coast.

06/17/2013

Field Of Weeds At Former SJ Landfill Could Become Recreational Center

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A landfill site in San Jose that’s been vacant for more than 30 years could become the field of dreams for amateur baseball and softball players now that a developer has […]

01/03/2013

California State Parks

Governor Brown Signs State Parks Bill Into Law To Ensure Spending Oversight

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several bills to keep California’s state parks open and ensure greater spending oversight in the wake of a scandal in which parks officials hid $54 million.

09/25/2012

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