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A beach-accessible wheelchair available at some Bay Area beaches. (Source: California Coastal Commission)

Beach-Capable Wheelchairs Available At Bay Area Beaches

If you need a wheelchair, the California Coastal Commission doesn’t want it to keep you from enjoying California’s amazing beaches, and they have the equipment to make it happen.

03/23/2015

San Francisco's Dolores Park after vandals smashed beer bottles in the playground. (photo credit: Chris Filippi/ KCBS)

Building Supplier Donates 20 Tons Of Sand To SF’s Dolores Park After Vandals Shattered Glass In Playground

Cemex, an international building materials supplier, has donated 20 tons of sand to refill the sandbox at Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco after vandals broke glass in the playground last month.

03/09/2015

Sandbags

List Of Bay Area Sandbag Locations By County

Here are sandbag locations around the Bay Area.

02/05/2015

Andres Amador's beach art (Andres Amador)

SF Artist Gaining Fame For Inspiring, Temporary Beach Designs

His geometry-inspired abstract art is often the size of a football field. It takes him about two hours to lay out and complete a single design, then he flies a drone above to get a better view of what the finished product looks like before high tide comes and washes away his vision.

08/15/2014

Adam Jay Pye was killed when a sand tunnel he was digging collapsed on him in Half Moon Bay. (Source: Facebook)

Man Dies After Tunnel In Sand Collapses On Half Moon Bay Beach

A man died on a Half Moon Bay beach after a tunnel he was digging collapsed, burying him under four feet of sand Monday night.

07/22/2014

Great Highway Erosion

San Francisco Great Highway Reopens After Drifting Sand Forces Closure

San Francisco’s Great Highway reopened Monday afternoon after being shut down for about three hours because of excess sand in the roadway, a spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Public Works said.

01/14/2013

A ship passes by the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sand Spill On Bay Bridge Slows Traffic Out Of San Francisco

A sand spill on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge has slowed eastbound traffic coming out of San Francisco Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

07/11/2012

(Photo credit by clipart.com)

San Francisco Bay Area’s Top Beaches

The Eye on the Bay gang gathered around a fake beach bonfire to debate the best beaches in the Bay Area! We picked from lost of different beach-related categories and of course, it’s all very subjective. […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/01/2011

Sand Collapse Victim Ryan Buchanan, Sunset State Beach, Santa Cruz Co.

East Bay Teen Injured In Sand Collapse Now In Vegetative State

Doctors believe that Ryan Buchanan, a 17-year-old Orinda boy who was injured in June when a sand tunnel he was digging collapsed on him, is in a perpetual vegetative state, according to his father.

CBS San Francisco–07/20/2011

Sand Collapse Victim Ryan Buchanan, Sunset State Beach, Santa Cruz Co.

East Bay Teen Remains In Critical Condition From Sand Collapse

An Orinda teenager injured in a sand collapse Saturday at a state beach in Santa Cruz County remains in critical condition at a San Jose hospital.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/29/2011

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