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July 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A congressional committee heard about antiquated electrical systems, faulty sewage lines and toxic waste on Monday as local residents discussed the Presidio military base becoming a national park. "We need to make the investment in this place now," said Brian O'Neill, superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreational Area. Recent environmental reports indicate that utility and water systems at the base are inadequate, and that maintenance of the roads and structures has been neglected.
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June 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A restaurant owner accused of illegally chopping down redwoods on federal park property has written a letter to an Alaska representative to try to win sympathy. In 1999, John Ward, owner of Bella Vista Restaurant, allegedly cut down seven 100-year-old trees at Golden Gate National Recreational Area to create a better view. The request for support went to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the House Resources Committee, which handles federal parkland issues. Rep.
SPORTS
March 19, 1986 | Richard Buffum
The condition of the historic ships maintained in San Francisco by the National Park Service is deteriorating and a cause of considerable concern. Walt Riley of the Sacramento Bee wrote recently on the situation: "Worms, rot and neglect are claiming the U.S. government's premier collection of historic ships. The old vessels . . . make a pretty sight at their moorings on the San Francisco waterfront.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1993 | ANNE M. PETERSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
FAIRFAX, Calif.--In the isolated mountains of Marin County, blond bluffs are spottedwith patches of vibrant foliage. Pacific coast fog crawls over the peaks while hawks sketch languid circles above the valleys. It is perhaps the closest you can come to wilderness in the San Francisco Bay area, and it provides an unlikely battleground for two groups not commonly thought of as foes: hikers and bicyclists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2003 | Sally Ann Connell, Special to The Times
The Port San Luis Harbor Commission voted to extend the ban on swimming in the waters off Avila Beach until Friday as part of a new policy adopted after a shark was sighted in the same waters where a 50-year-old swimmer was attacked and killed last week. The decision Tuesday night to extend the closure was made as officials grappled with the idea of when to reopen the beaches after the death of Deborah Blanche Franzman, who was killed Aug. 19 by a 15- to 18-foot great white shark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2007 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
One supervisor calls it the political version of a pit bull attack. The mayor says grimly he'll probably solve the homeless problem first. Often-rabid opponents face off in city parks, public meetings and on the Internet, and sometimes resort to shoving matches and name-calling. Canine politics here can be dog-eat-dog. In this city named after St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the 120,000 dogs outnumber children.
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