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Browse our collection of press releases and park-related articles from local media, or use the search to find articles about specific subjects.

ABD 7 News: Officials Say Elderly Chimps Will Stay at San Francisco Zoo

By Dan Noyes On Thursday, the San Francisco Zoo announced they have had a change of heart and decided not to move the chimps. Following an ABC7 News I-Team investigation, we spoke to Zoo director Tanya Peterson, who cancelled plans to move them to another facility. See full article here: http://abc7news.com/news/i-team-officials-say-chimps-will-stay-at-san-francisco-zoo/536427/

SF Chronicle: S.F. supervisor proposes ban of tobacco at all baseball fields

By John Wildermuth A huge wad of chewing tobacco stuffed into a player’s cheek has long been an unofficial symbol of baseball, but a proposed city measure would ban its use at every playing field in San Francisco, including AT&T Park. See full article here: http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-supervisor-proposes-ban-of-tobacco-at-all-6099587.php#/0

SFist: Cool Historic Side-By-Sides Of The 1915 Panama Pacific International Expo And The Modern-Day Marina

“For the centennial of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, ScenePast.com has restored a selection of postcards from the festival and placed them side-by-side with some workaday scenes of 2015 San Francisco taken from the same spot.” See full article here: http://sfist.com/2015/02/09/check_out_these_restored_postcards.php

SF Gate: Private collector’s historic San Francisco photos now available online

By Katie Dowd “San Francisco history aficionados are in for a spectacular treat: A private collector has donated thousands of incredible historic San Francisco photos to the Western Neighborhoods Project. WNP is, in turn, digitizing all the images and posting them online.” See full article here: http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2015/01/28/private-collector-historic-san-francisco-photos-available/

Sf Examiner: North Beach residents go to bat to raise funds for DiMaggio Playground renovation

By Jessica Kwong “It was a night when three generations of North Beach residents who may otherwise pass each other on the street instead gathered at an old neighborhood Italian spot to support a cause many of them hold close.” See full article here: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/north-beach-residents-go-to-bat-to-raise-funds-for-dimaggio-playground-renovation/Content?oid=2917216

SF Bay: City parks brighten budget forecast

By Thomas K. Pendergast “San Francisco’s budget forecasting season kicked off Thursday with some relatively good news: Although The City is expecting a $16 million deficit this coming fiscal year, that’s the lowest budget shortfall in a long time.” See full article here: http://sfbay.ca/2015/01/15/city-parks-brighten-budget-forecast/