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What's the Big Idea? Debating the Future of a Great Urban Park

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The current, rather frothy debate about proposed development at Crissy Field in the Presidio at San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which arguably ranks in significance with New York's Central Park and Washington, DC's National Mall, deserves more national attention.

Activities for a Nice Day in San Francisco

Party Earth | Posted 01.04.2013 | San Francisco
Party Earth

New York City has Central Park and San Francisco has Golden Gate Park (which is actually bigger. Just saying). With lakes, gardens, fishing, hiking, wildlife, museums, and recreation areas, the park really has something for everyone.

Biking the Bay: The Lands End Pass

Zach Dean | Posted 08.29.2012 | San Francisco
Zach Dean

Lunch Break! Since you are in SF it is likely flexible. Maybe you like yo-self a little noon workout... Fancy an indoor stationary bike ride with a group of sweaty dentists? Suggestion alert! Trade that silly class for a hilly pass!

Friday Foolery: The Snipe Hunt

Christopher Caen | Posted 07.11.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

In the early morning fog they gathered deep in the woods of the Presidio. They were a motley group, but in truth they were following in the footsteps of a grand tradition of motley groups.

NOT SO FAST: Environmental, Historical Groups Sue Presidio Over New Hotel

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.04.2012 | San Francisco

On Wednesday, the Sierra Club and the Presidio Historical Association filed a federal lawsuit against the San Francisco Presidio Trust in an effort to...

PHOTOS: The Presidio Gets Its First Hotel

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.13.2012 | San Francisco

Visitors to San Francisco have often been faced with an inopportune dilemma: deal with the crazy tourist trap that is downtown San Francisco or stay o...

E.T., Phone the Bay Area

Seth Shostak | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Seth Shostak

What most people don't know is that if we make contact with real extraterrestrials, the encounter is likely to be thanks to a handful of Bay Area scientists.

Texas Battery Is Biggest In U.S.: State Pursuing Energy Storage Technology

The New York Times | KATE GALBRAITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This $25 million contraption is the largest battery system in the United States -- locals have dubbed it Bob, for Big Ole Battery. It began operating ...

CONTEMPORARY ART: Rackstraw Downes' Vast Panoramas At The Portland Museum Of Art

artdaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

PORTLAND, ME.- This winter, the Portland Museum of Art will feature the first major survey of paintings by contemporary artist Rackstraw Downes. Rack...

PHOTOS: Astonishing Transformations -- From The Champs-Elysees To Abandoned Railyards

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We here at HuffPost Green are big fans of reclaiming, reusing, and renovating, especially with regards to urban transportation sites. Who can resist a...

Reflections on the Loma Prieta Earthquake, 20 Years Later

Art Agnos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Agnos

When a disaster hits, it is too late to put your best people in charge of planning and preparation. That's not the place for soft political patronage.