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With a donation to the National Park Service, the Siren Canteen opened the gates to the Stinson Beach parking lot last weekend. It hopes to keep beach facilities accessible during the government shutdown.    David Briggs

When the owner of Siren Canteen, the waterside concessionaire on Stinson Beach, realized the federal government shutdown was surging onward, she decided to take matters into her own hands. Last week, Mary Margaret Stewart made a donation to the National Park Service in order to re-open the beach, which, along with the rest of the Golden Gate National . . .

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