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News, Sucka Free City How Hyde Street Pier eliminated its sea lion problem

How Hyde Street Pier eliminated its sea lion problem

First, San Francisco welcomed the California sea lion and it became our tourism spokes-creature. Then, sea lion numbers exploded as they infringed on human territory at the Hyde Street Pier. Last month, the adorable beasts inexplicably relinquished the territory. Now…
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News, The Snitch Sea Lions Mysteriously Vacate Hyde Street Pier, Lose Out On National Coverage

Sea Lions Mysteriously Vacate Hyde Street Pier, Lose Out On National Coverage

Back in August, a group of more than 100 unruly sea lions swarmed the Hyde Street Pier, claimed it for themselves, and seriously pissed off nearby boat owners, fishermen, swimmers, and especially Port of San Francisco wharfinger Hedley Prince. (Here's our…
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News, The Snitch Turns Out San Francisco *Does* Participate in State's Sunken Boat Disposal Program. This Is Good, Because We'd Already Received, Spent the Money.

Turns Out San Francisco *Does* Participate in State's Sunken Boat Disposal Program. This Is Good, Because We'd Already Received, Spent the Money.

Last week we reported that the administrator of the California's Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund told us that San Francisco does not participate in the state program. This came as shocking news to Fisherman's Wharf wharvinger Hedley Prince. After all, not…
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News, The Snitch State Director Says S.F. Doesn't Participate in Abandoned Boat Program -- Which Is News to S.F. Official Who Has Already Recieved and Spent the Money

State Director Says S.F. Doesn't Participate in Abandoned Boat Program -- Which Is News to S.F. Official Who Has Already Recieved and Spent the Money

Earlier today, we ran a story about how, while it's no Truk Lagoon boats sink in San Francisco Bay more often than you might guess. Yet getting even an incomplete count of how often vessels slip beneath the waves here…
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News, The Snitch Decrepit Tugboat's Demise Caught Headlines -- But Boats Sink in San Francisco Bay More Often Than You'd Think

Decrepit Tugboat's Demise Caught Headlines -- But Boats Sink in San Francisco Bay More Often Than You'd Think

It isn't often that you misplace a 100-foot-long boat, but that's just what happened late Monday with the ex-U.S.S. Wenonah. The 69-year-old boat slipped beneath the waves while berthed on eastern Treasure Island; when the sun went down it was…
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News, Sucka Free City Fisherman Wharf's Bush Man survives heart attack

Fisherman Wharf's Bush Man survives heart attack

The news making its way through the Fisherman's Wharf grapevine of silver breakdancers and street clowns was that Bush 2 was dead. No, not the former president. On the wharf, "Bush 2" refers to Gregory Jacobs, one of two Bush…
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Fish Story "Scalawags" doesn't hold water: Thank you for the Page Six–worthy journalism highlighting the real issues at Fisherman's Wharf . I know the dead salmon story has been done by every…
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