Francis Drake

Latest stories

15h
Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for May 3of traffic Robert A. Casper Sr. wrote on April 30 disparaging the tax funds ex
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for May 3
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 15 hours ago
of traffic Robert A. Casper Sr. wrote on April 30 disparaging the tax funds expended on the new pedestrian bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, and shared some guesses as to how infrequently the bridge is used and how few people currently bike... Read more
1d
KTVU 2 San Francisco
SF Mayor Lee honors hotel doorman of 40 years; chances are you'd recognize his outfitFrancisco and definitely, the most helpful. Tom Sweeney, the famed and friendl
SF Mayor Lee honors hotel doorman of 40 years; chances are you'd recognize his outfit
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted yesterday
Francisco and definitely, the most helpful. Tom Sweeney, the famed and friendly doorman in the Beefeater suit at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel is celebrating 40 years of service. In honor of the occasion, Mayor Ed Lee proclaimed May 2, "Tom... Read more
1d
KTVU 2 San Francisco
Behind the Beefeater outfit: SF mayor declares Tom Sweeney DayTom Sweeney DayLegend has it; he's the most photographed person in San Francisc
Behind the Beefeater outfit: SF mayor declares Tom Sweeney Day
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted yesterday
Tom Sweeney DayLegend has it; he's the most photographed person in San Francisco and definitely, the most helpful. Tom Sweeney, the famed and friendly doorman in the Beefeater suit at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel is celebrating 40 years of s... Read more
1d
Marin Independent Journal
Jobs are the reason for traffic congestion, not housingInching along on Highways 101 or 580, or Sir Francis Drake Boulevard instead of
Jobs are the reason for traffic congestion, not housing
Marin Independent Journal / Posted yesterday
Inching along on Highways 101 or 580, or Sir Francis Drake Boulevard instead of working or relaxing at home, is incredibly frustrating. Idling engines belch pollutants and greenhouse gases. Would adding housing options in Marin generate more... Read more
3d
San Francisco Chronicle
Mill Valley water main break closes road to Stinson Beachthe normal off ramp, exit at Seminary and circle back to the southbound exit to
Mill Valley water main break closes road to Stinson Beach
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
the normal off ramp, exit at Seminary and circle back to the southbound exit to State Route 1. Drivers can also use Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to reach the western parts of the county. There was no estimate as to when the exit would reopen,... Read more
4d
examiner.com
Classic Meets Modern at Stanford Courtof California Street and Powell in Nob Hill, Stanford Court is up against some
Classic Meets Modern at Stanford Court
examiner.com / Posted 4 days ago
of California Street and Powell in Nob Hill, Stanford Court is up against some heavy competition; The Ritz-Carlton, Sir Francis Drake, and The Fairmont are just a few of its neighbors. So how does the modest hotel hold up against these luxurious... Read more
4d
Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for April 30separates bikes from cars. It does separate 10,000 cars from 10 bikers. There
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for April 30
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 4 days ago
separates bikes from cars. It does separate 10,000 cars from 10 bikers. There is another bridge just 100 yards up Sir Francis Drake Boulevard that would keep bikes from crossing the highway. But again, there is a traffic light for people... Read more
4d
Orlando Sentinel
San Juan's walls are full of historyStrangely, it is topped by a New England-style lighthouse that was built in 190
San Juan's walls are full of history
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Strangely, it is topped by a New England-style lighthouse that was built in 1908. El Morro was attacked by England's Sir Francis Drake in 1595 and was captured by the English in 1598. Admission to the fort is $3 per day. For National Park... Read more
4d
San Francisco Chronicle
Deer, sea, waterfalls beckon in Point Reyesdowntown San Francisco, Point Reyes feels closer to Narnia than the Bay Area. W
Deer, sea, waterfalls beckon in Point Reyes
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
downtown San Francisco, Point Reyes feels closer to Narnia than the Bay Area. When the congestion of mansions lining Sir Francis Drake Boulevard fall away, and you discover rolling green hill after rolling green hill, you’ll hope you catch a flat... Read more
5d
Marin Independent Journal
Movers & Shakers: Marin Community Clinics physicians, youth volunteer honoredchildren. The annual Summer Solstice event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 2
Movers & Shakers: Marin Community Clinics physicians, youth volunteer honored
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 5 days ago
children. The annual Summer Solstice event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 22 at the Marin Art & Garden Center at 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Ross. Tickets are $100 or $95 when purchased at www.marinclinics.org/summer-solstice. Ronda... Read more
8d
express
Ten things you never knew about...penguinswas in 1577. 2. It was used in the “Log of the Golden Hinde” by Francis Fletch
Ten things you never knew about...penguins
express / Posted 8 days ago
was in 1577. 2. It was used in the “Log of the Golden Hinde” by Francis Fletcher, who was a clergyman who sailed with Francis Drake. 3. The word ‘penguin’ is thought to have come from two Welsh words meaning ‘head’ and ‘white’ (though... Read more
9d
Marin Independent Journal
New Larkspur bike bridge is a milestoneThe opening of the bike-pedestrian bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is a
New Larkspur bike bridge is a milestone
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 9 days ago
The opening of the bike-pedestrian bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is a milestone in Marin’s efforts to improve bike transportation in Marin, creating safer, more direct routes that should encourage more people to ride their bikes. It also... Read more
11d
Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for April 23backed up quickly, likely contributing to the accident. On Monday night, this
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for April 23
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 11 days ago
backed up quickly, likely contributing to the accident. On Monday night, this time driving at 8:45, the 101 northbound Sir Francis Drake Boulevard offramp was closed again, with multiple lanes on 101 closed, causing a traffic backup into Corte... Read more
11d
Belfast Telegraph
Queen's 90th Birthday: The trusted fewChichester to be invested with a knighthood not at the Palace but Greenwich, an
Queen's 90th Birthday: The trusted few
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
Chichester to be invested with a knighthood not at the Palace but Greenwich, and with the sword Elizabeth I used to dub Sir Francis Drake a knight. It proved a great success. Far removed from the stiff courtiers of the past, Mr Heseltine, and a... Read more
536 related stories
13d
The Mercury News
Prospect High teacher spent days, nights tracking sea turtles in Costa Ricathrough a grant from the Earthwatch Institute and Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Fo
Prospect High teacher spent days, nights tracking sea turtles in Costa Rica
The Mercury News / Posted 13 days ago
through a grant from the Earthwatch Institute and Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation. Lorenzo joined Mike Wing from Sir Francis Drake High School, Justine Hochstaedter from Everett High School and Kathy Ho from the Lucile Packard Children's... Read more
13d
Daily Telegraph
22 reasons why Cape Town is the best city in the worldcuisine have enduring appeal, though there are many more reasons to start plann
22 reasons why Cape Town is the best city in the world
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
cuisine have enduring appeal, though there are many more reasons to start planning a trip to the “Mother City”. 1. Sir Francis Drake was a big fan “This cape is the most stately thing and fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the... Read more
13d
The Courier
Beware – email scams target old, vulnerablethread through it. - Steve Matthews The second email – received only a few day
Beware – email scams target old, vulnerable
The Courier / Posted 13 days ago
thread through it. - Steve Matthews The second email – received only a few days later is reportedly from court secretary Francis Drake. The wording is similar. This sent alarm bells of in Mr Matthew’s mind. “You have to appear in the Court on... Read more
14d
Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for April 20Terrill (Marin Voice, April 18) is rightly concerned about the massive traffic
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for April 20
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 14 days ago
Terrill (Marin Voice, April 18) is rightly concerned about the massive traffic disruption that will be in place on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard for years because of the Marin Municipal Water District re-piping and road redesign. I sympathize... Read more
15d
Bangor Daily News
Bangor developer picked for elite sailboat race around the worldline. Hubbard has loved sailing since he was a child growing up in Connecticut
Bangor developer picked for elite sailboat race around the world
Bangor Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
line. Hubbard has loved sailing since he was a child growing up in Connecticut. He idolized explorers, such as Sir Francis Drake and Sir Ernest Shackleton, and wanted to walk in their shoes. “There’s not a lot left new in the world to... Read more
16d
Marin Independent Journal
Drake Boulevard plan won’t fix traffic jamGreenbrae, San Rafael, Larkspur and Corte Madera residents: Wake up and smell t
Drake Boulevard plan won’t fix traffic jam
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 16 days ago
Greenbrae, San Rafael, Larkspur and Corte Madera residents: Wake up and smell the coffee. “Big Dig” roadwork on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard commences this summer and continues, with only a small break, through 2018 or beyond. Much of this... Read more
19d
Marin Independent Journal
Bon Air Center prepares for ‘next generation of retail’of planning, the project broke ground in ceremonies Tuesday at the approximatel
Bon Air Center prepares for ‘next generation of retail’
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 19 days ago
of planning, the project broke ground in ceremonies Tuesday at the approximately 20-acre site on the south side of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, west of Highway 101. A pricetag for the project was not released. The project began as a modest... Read more
19d
Leominster Champion
Breen: School board decisions should put children first | April 15, 2016of raising their children in a better environment. He is now the father of thre
Breen: School board decisions should put children first | April 15, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 19 days ago
of raising their children in a better environment. He is now the father of three young girls, with one currently attending Francis Drake Elementary School and another at Northwest Elementary School, while the third is just a year old. His personal... Read more
19d
Leominster Champion
Anderson looks to be ‘change maker’ on School Committee | April 15, 2016Wendy Anderson outside of Francis Drake Elementary School, where one of her chi
Anderson looks to be ‘change maker’ on School Committee | April 15, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 19 days ago
Wendy Anderson outside of Francis Drake Elementary School, where one of her children attends school. Christine Smith photo Wendy Anderson will be the only candidate whose name will appear on the upcoming April 21 special election ballot for an... Read more
21d
The Mercury News
Prospect High teacher spent days, nights tracking sea turtles in Costa Ricathrough a grant from the Earthwatch Institute and Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Fo
Prospect High teacher spent days, nights tracking sea turtles in Costa Rica
The Mercury News / Posted 21 days ago
through a grant from the Earthwatch Institute and Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation. Lorenzo joined Mike Wing from Sir Francis Drake High School, Justine Hochstaedter from Everett High School and Kathy Ho from the Lucile Packard Children's... Read more
21d
Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Fourm for April 13of appreciation for the Transportation Authority of Marin and the countless oth
Marin IJ Readers’ Fourm for April 13
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 21 days ago
of appreciation for the Transportation Authority of Marin and the countless others who worked on the new bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The lighting and the path itself is beautiful, and folks of all stripes are busily building it into... Read more
26d
San Francisco Chronicle
Marin County’s rural side blooming with artisan-chic findsnew fashion stores and a strong selection of home decor. Tiny Olema, situated a
Marin County’s rural side blooming with artisan-chic finds
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
new fashion stores and a strong selection of home decor. Tiny Olema, situated around the intersection of Highway 1 and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, has followed suit. The hamlet registered on the radar last year, when new restaurant Sir and Star... Read more
27d
The Mercury News
Marin officials fight attempt to oust ranchers from National Seashorethe park service in opposing the suit, with county counsel working in concert w
Marin officials fight attempt to oust ranchers from National Seashore
The Mercury News / Posted 27 days ago
the park service in opposing the suit, with county counsel working in concert with federal lawyers. Cattle graze along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at Point Reyes National Seashore in Point Reyes Station, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.... Read more
27d
Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for April 7Marin Voice (April 2) and he expresses my thoughts perfectly. I drove from Fai
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for April 7
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 27 days ago
Marin Voice (April 2) and he expresses my thoughts perfectly. I drove from Fairfax to Greenbrae four times on Friday. Sir Francis Drake is fine, with the exception of rush-hour traffic, which lasts for under an hour. It is a smooth and... Read more
1m
NBC Bay Area
Driver Dead After Car Slams Into Tree, Slides into Oncoming TrafficFriday night. Around 8:55 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers received a
Driver Dead After Car Slams Into Tree, Slides into Oncoming Traffic
NBC Bay Area / Posted a month ago
Friday night. Around 8:55 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, east of Samuel P. Taylor State Park, according to CHP officials. Witnesses told officers that one... Read more
1m
KTVU 2 San Francisco
CHP investigating deadly crash in Marin CountyHighway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened near the Point Rey
CHP investigating deadly crash in Marin County
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted a month ago
Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened near the Point Reyes National Seashore. It happened on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, near Platform Bridge Road in Marin County. Police say at least 2 cars were involved, and at least... Read more
m
Marin Independent Journal
‘Traffic calming’ isn’t going to calm Drake Blvd. motoristsI can read the Marin IJ wherever I travel. Over breakfast in Mexico, I read var
‘Traffic calming’ isn’t going to calm Drake Blvd. motorists
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 1 months ago
I can read the Marin IJ wherever I travel. Over breakfast in Mexico, I read varying opinions about the road named for Sir Francis Drake, a British-condoned pirate whose voyage to our neighborhood took 18 months. Evidently his delay in transit was... Read more
m
Inside Bay Area
Marin DA won't seek death penalty in Fairfax, San Francisco homicidesarea of San Francisco, police said. Two days later, Carter, 67, was shot to de
Marin DA won't seek death penalty in Fairfax, San Francisco homicides
Inside Bay Area / Posted 1 months ago
area of San Francisco, police said. Two days later, Carter, 67, was shot to death while walking his dog on a trail off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in the Loma Alta Preserve near Fairfax. The dog, a Doberman Pinscher named Coco, was shot and... Read more
6 related stories
m
Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Marin DA won't seek death penalty in Fairfax, San Francisco homicidesarea of San Francisco, police said. Two days later, Carter, 67, was shot to de
Marin DA won't seek death penalty in Fairfax, San Francisco homicides
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 1 months ago
area of San Francisco, police said. Two days later, Carter, 67, was shot to death while walking his dog on a trail off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in the Loma Alta Preserve near Fairfax. The dog, a Doberman Pinscher named Coco, was shot and... Read more
6 related stories
m
The Mercury News
Marin DA won't seek death penalty in Fairfax, San Francisco homicidesarea of San Francisco, police said. Two days later, Carter, 67, was shot to de
Marin DA won't seek death penalty in Fairfax, San Francisco homicides
The Mercury News / Posted 1 months ago
area of San Francisco, police said. Two days later, Carter, 67, was shot to death while walking his dog on a trail off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in the Loma Alta Preserve near Fairfax. The dog, a Doberman Pinscher named Coco, was shot and... Read more
6 related stories

People in this news