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$1.5M Spent To Renovate 2 Public Restrooms In San Francisco

Recreation and Park Department officials opened renovated public restrooms Friday along Ocean Beach in San Francisco, city officials said.

05/10/2015

A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

6-Fold Increase In San Francisco Homeless Citations Directly Coincides With Ed Lee’s Tenure As Mayor

There’s been a significant increase recently in the number of citations issued in San Francisco to the homeless who camp out in the city’s parks and open spaces.

05/04/2015

Muir Woods (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Free Entrance To National Parks Offered This Weekend

This weekend may be the perfect time to visit a national park, as entrance fees are being waived for the third time this year.

04/16/2015

Children playing at school. (CBS)

Sex Offenders Allowed To Live Closer To Schools, Parks Under New California Regulations

California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.

03/26/2015

Robert Watkins of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks department was critically injured by a falling tree. (Courtesy: SF Recreation and Parks department)

San Francisco Recreation & Parks Manager Hit By Falling Tree, Critically Injured

A San Francisco Recreation and Parks manager is in critical condition after being struck by a falling tree in the city’s Bayview district Tuesday morning, firefighters said.

03/05/2015

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Design Forum Held To Give San Francisco’s Most Dilapidated Playgrounds A Makeover

San Francisco is poised to spend millions of dollars to improve some of the city’s most dilapidated playground and planners are getting public input on how they should move forward.

03/02/2015

Joshua Tree National Park occupies part of California's Mojave Desert. Congress passed a law in 1994 changing its designation from a national monument to national park. The park - about the size of Rhode Island - is mostly wilderness, inhabited by lizards, ground squirrels, bighorn sheep and coyotes. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock.com)

Plan For Free Admission To National Parks For 4th Graders, Their Families To Be Unveiled

President Barack Obama is turning a historic South Side neighborhood in Chicago into a national monument Thursday, in a visit that also could provide a political lift to the city’s mayor.

02/19/2015

George Lucas (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Chicago Sued Over George Lucas’ Lakefront Museum Plan

Opponents of Lucas’ Chicago museum says “This is not the spot you’re looking for”

11/13/2014

A photo posted to imgur allegedly shows vandalism in Death Valley National Park. (Source: imgur)

Graffiti Artist Defaces Yosemite & Other National Parks, Posts Possibly Incriminating Images On Instagram

A graffiti artist who is accused of defacing national parks across five states has posted evidence of the acts on social media sites, and federal investigators are trying to track the suspect down.

10/22/2014

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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