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Cars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Surprise! Tourists In Rental Cars Mailed Bills For Crossing Golden Gate Bridge

Tourists visiting San Francisco like to rent cars and head to the Golden Bridge overlook in Marin County so they can snap photos of the themselves with the iconic landmark in the background as a lasting reminder of their trip. But many are receiving another reminder when they come home, a bill for the toll.

07/29/2013

Tourists drive GoCars in San Francisco. (GoCar Franchise Services, Inc.)

Tourist Family In Rented GoCars Gets Stranded Across Bay Bridge

Four family members touring San Francisco in small go-carts ended up getting stranded halfway across the Bay Bridge and had to be picked up, according to a published report.

07/26/2013

Lady Gaga (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga Reveals New Tattoo & South Bay Tour Date

For U.S. Lady Gaga fans anxiously awaiting her to come back stateside, you’re in luck. Mother Monster took to Twitter to reveal her “very big announcement…

09/05/2012

Pumpkin Patch

San Mateo County Looks At Zoning Regulations For Pumpkin Farms

At issue is whether the farms can add to their businesses with tourist attractions like what the Arata Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay is doing.

08/29/2012

The former Phoenix Continuation High School campus in San Francisco, proposed relocation site for Occupy San Francisco's encampment.  (CBS)

Phil Matier: Mayor Lee Wants Occupy SF To Relocate To The Mission

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reportedly wants the city’s Occupy protestors to move to the Mission.

11/23/2011

Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

New Native American Occupation Exhibit Opens At Alcatraz

The exhibit will feature photographs, audio interviews and archival footage depicting American Indian activism.

11/20/2011

A tourist takes a photograph of Sea Lions as they sunbathe on a dock at Pier 39 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chinese Tourists Flock To US, San Francisco

Chinese tourism in the United States is skyrocketing and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee wants to be sure the city grabs its share of tourist dollars.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/16/2011

A damaged tram following an injury crash on Alcatraz Island (CBS)

2 Injured In Tram Crash On Alcatraz Island

Two people were injured on Alcatraz Island Monday afternoon in an accident involving a tram for visitors with mobility problems.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/16/2011

Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Tours Resume After Fire Alarm Glitch

Things were back to normal Monday at Alcatraz Island after a malfunctioning fire alarm caused the evacuation of more than 1,000 tourists from the island Sunday afternoon, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.

CBS San Francisco–05/02/2011

Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco (AP)

San Francisco Tourism Industry Applauds Hotel Tax Defeat

The city’s largest source of business revenue would have suffered if voters had agreed to raise the hotel tax, said the head of the San Francisco’s leading tourism industry group.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/04/2010

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