Today's Examiner somewhat sensationally announces that "Sunset District neighbors say they are paying the price for out-of-control weekend bonfires at Ocean Beach, complaining that the rowdy parties have spilled out onto local streets and caused dozens of car break-ins and numerous acts of vandalism." Blame for this issue has been placed on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the branch of the National Park Service responsible for Ocean Beach.

As we are a resident of exactly the area in question, we're left scratching our heads at this. Sure, we understand that bonfires on the beach are governed under specific rules that are frequently violated, but how does this corelate with crime in the area? Like, folks come out for the weenies and stay for the tagging?