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A San Francisco Skatepark Opens in Shadow of Central Freeway

July 6, 2014 | 8:00 am

A San Francisco Skatepark Opens in Shadow of Central Freeway

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Skaters enjoy $3.3 million facility, which also includes a dog play area for both large and small breeds.

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Listeners Weigh In: Best Places to Take Kids in the Bay Area

February 2, 2014 | 8:00 am

Listeners Weigh In: Best Places to Take Kids in the Bay Area

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Parents are running out of novel outdoor options as the relentlessly sunny weather continues.

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If Albany Bulb Becomes a State Park, What Happens to Its Homeless?

September 24, 2013 | 6:30 am

If Albany Bulb Becomes a State Park, What Happens to Its Homeless?

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An encampment of about 60 people at one of the Bay’s quirkiest destinations could be evicted next month.

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area Proposes New Dog Rules; Let the Debate Begin

September 6, 2013 | 6:13 pm

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Proposes New Dog Rules; Let the Debate Begin

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Officials release new draft rules for dogs in the sprawling park. Controversy is almost sure to follow.

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The Treasures Living in the California State Parks Warehouse

July 5, 2013 | 11:19 am

The Treasures Living in the California State Parks Warehouse

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Northeast of Sacramento, on a remote part of the former McClellan Air Force Base, there’s a massive warehouse that holds a treasure trove of artifacts from early California — items ranging from historic railroad ledgers to enormous Gold Rush-era freight wagons. California State Parks curators Ross McGuire and Nancy Jenner, as well as State Parks […]

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Sonoma Deal Aims to Combine Logging and Preservation

June 4, 2013 | 1:42 pm

Sonoma Deal Aims to Combine Logging and Preservation

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Can you preserve a forest by logging it? A land conservation group thinks so. The Conservation Fund announced Monday that, along with some partners, it had acquired 19,645 acres of forest in Sonoma County. The land had been slated for planting vineyards. Preservation Ranch will become part of a larger swath of 75,000 acres managed […]

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Ken Burns on Pinnacles National Park: ‘Hallelujah’

February 8, 2013 | 4:11 pm

Ken Burns on Pinnacles National Park: ‘Hallelujah’

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Ken Burns called the national parks system “America’s Best Idea.” So it probably won’t come as a surprise that the celebrated documentary filmmaker is thrilled that the country has a new national park: Pinnacles National Park, near Hollister. “This is just really a moment of just, hallelujah, celebration,” Burns told KQED’s Molly Samuel. “I can […]

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October 12, 2012 | 8:53 am

A.M. Splash: Workday Shares Soar Past IPO Price; State, U.S. Diverge on Calif. School Scores; $1 Billion Expected for Central Subway

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Workday shares debut stunningly higher than IPO price (SJ Mercury News) After Workday received a payday of more than $600 million, investors who did not buy into the initial public offering received their opportunity Friday to weigh in on the biggest tech debut since Facebook. Reviews were incredibly positive, with shares in the cloud software […]

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Tenderloin Playground Ranked SF’s Worst

September 25, 2012 | 1:58 pm

Tenderloin Playground Ranked SF’s Worst

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by Katharine Mieszkowsk, The Bay Citizen It was recess in the Tenderloin, and students from San Francisco City Academy swarmed the playground at Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park. They slid down the rusting slide and hung from monkey bars held aloft by old beams that shed slivers of wood and green paint chips. After recess, […]

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Donner Summit Land Preserved Through Land Trusts

August 6, 2012 | 3:07 pm

Donner Summit Land Preserved Through Land Trusts

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TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — In what is being hailed as a major land acquisition in the Sierra Nevada, conservation groups say they have reached an agreement to purchase 3,000 acres atop Northern California’s Donner Summit. Under the deal announced Monday, the Trust for Public Land and Truckee Donner Land Trust will buy the 3,000-acre Royal […]

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