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Ready for My Close-Up!: Parks in the Movies

Adrian Benepe | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Adrian Benepe

With the Academy Awards coming up Feb. 22, people around the world are thinking about their favorite movies, actors, directors and even sound tracks. For some of us in the world of city parks, we watch movies through a narrower lens: scenes shot in parks.

Phil Ginsburg Brings His Green Heart to San Francisco

Adrian Benepe | Posted 05.14.2014 | San Francisco
Adrian Benepe

A closer look shows that San Francisco's parks stand up very well to New York's. In fact, San Francisco may be a national leader among cities for its innovative management and ambitious plans.

Aaron Sankin

Supervisor Slams SF Parks Program | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.12.2012 | San Francisco

In recent years, there's been a growing outcry among some San Francisco residents about the expanding number of private events being held in the city'...

Ousted Stow Lake Boathouse Owners Leave Nasty Surprise For New Operators

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.28.2011 | San Francisco

When the long-time operators of the Stow Lake boathouse vacated the premises earlier this month after a nasty legal battle, the new operators came in ...