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Video: Drone’s eye view over Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach

It’s like someone made this video just for us… :) Nice views over Golden Gate Park including the Murphy Windmill, and some gorgeous shots of Ocean Beach at sunset with camp fires aglow.

Thanks to Rico for the tip.

Sarah B.

4:15 am | Posted under Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Video | Add comments

Video: Stormy waters lead to multiple rescues at Ocean Beach Wed; two dead

UPDATE 9/26/14: The Chronicle reports that the son also died from the incident.

UPDATE 9/25/14: KTVU reports that the father who was pulled from the waves has been confirmed dead.

9:39 am | Posted under Ocean Beach, Video | Add comments

Video: Chef Marcus Samuelsson shows off the Inner Richmond

Travel + Leisure sent Chef Marcus Samuelsson into the inner Richmond for an episode of his “B-Series” show, where he explores the lesser known areas of popular cities like San Francisco. In the video, Samuelsson stops at many of the great spots including the de Young tower, Green Apple Books, Schubert’s Bakery, Good Luck Dim Sum, Seedstore and more.

It’s a great little tour of our micro-hood! Thanks to Kevin for the tip.

Sarah B.

5:16 am | Posted under Video | 5 comments

Video: Seagull vs. Dungeness Crab

Ocean Beach, 9/21/14

11:30 am | Posted under Ocean Beach, Video | 1 comment

WNP History Minute: Army camps and race tracks in the early Richmond District

Did you know that the Richmond District was the stop-over point for troops on their way to the Philippines during the Spanish-American War? And that their camp was in the middle of a race track that was in the inner Richmond? Check out the latest history minute above from Western Neighborhoods Project to get the scoop!

Sarah B.

11:15 am | Posted under History, Video | Add comments

Video: Green Apple takes on the ALS ice bucket challenge

Our friends at Green Apple Books were challenged by the Harvard Book Store to take the ALS ice bucket challenge. In typical fashion, the guys at Green Apple did it a little differently – and with the help of Mergatroid, the store’s mascot.

Sarah B.

5:04 am | Posted under Video | 2 comments

Video: Dude, why is my car on its side?

Photo by @ericsteuer

Early Saturday morning, reader Eric S. heard a loud noise outside his house on 15th Avenue near Clement around 5:30am.

“The crash woke me up, which made me mad because I was dreaming of some seriously awesome s**t,” Eric wrote.

A woman was driving her station wagon down the street when she hit a parked car and managed to flip her vehicle on its side.

SFPD and a tow truck came, eventually putting the wagon back on its feet, which you can watch in the video below. FF to the :48 mark for the big drop.

Between this and the 6.0 quake at 3:20am on Sunday morning, Eric had some seriously fitful sleep this weekend. Hang in there, dude.

Sarah B.

10:43 am | Posted under Photos, Video | 14 comments

Video: Territorial bird harasses pedestrians in Golden Gate Park

Reader Ben L. sent us this video that youtuber Mila Z. captured of very territorial bird in Golden Gate Park, shot in June.

As you’ll see in the video, the bird stealthily swoops down and attacks the heads of unsuspecting pedestrians as they stroll by on MLK Drive near the north Botanical Garden entrance near Stow Lake. (A victim left a comment on this story telling us she was attached twice while jogging by!)

Mila observed this behavior for awhile and deduced that this was just one rogue bird.

“Very few of nesting blackbirds actually attack people. There were dozens nests around, but only this one bird kept attacking people,” Mila wrote in the video comments.

She also wryly observed that “Some people behaved much crazier than the bird.”

The reason for the attacks? As you’ll see at the end of the video, the bird’s behavior was an attempt to protect its nest, which had two baby birds in it.

Sarah B.

10:56 am | Posted under Golden Gate Park, Video, Wildlife | 14 comments