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Nov 10, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Artists continue to paint Castro murals with focus on diverse voices

Castro residents walking around the neighborhood may have noticed that murals are continuing to proliferate on storefronts and buildings. Read More

Nov 08, 2020
San Francisco Castro Civic Center Embarcadero Union Square

Photos: Celebrations erupted throughout the city after Biden wins presidency

People spilled into the streets Saturday morning and afternoon as SF residents celebrated the election of Joe Biden to the presidency. For some, the wait since Tuesday’s election had felt interminable and the relief and joy at the decision was palpable at the celebrations. Read More

Nov 05, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

French restaurant & wine bar Aquitaine opens along Church St. after delay

French bistro and wine bar Aquitaine has opened at 216 Church St. after a months-long delay due to shelter-in-place restrictions. Aquitaine's first day of business was on Election Day Tuesday, November 3. Read More

Nov 02, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Tom Taylor, 'Keeper of the Rainbow Flag,' honored at Castro’s Harvey Milk Plaza

On Saturday, a group of community members gathered at the Castro's Harvey Milk Plaza in honor of Tom Taylor, gay activist and 'keeper of the Rainbow Flag' at Harvey Milk Plaza. Taylor and husband Dr. Jerome 'Jerry' Goldstein were known for their annual Christmas display. Read More

Oct 30, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Remembering the once glorious Castro Halloween

The whole city was vibrant and damn near magical for weeks before the big night as visitors poured into town just to take their place in one of the greatest costume parties on earth. It was Halloween in the Castro, and it is now the stuff of legends. Read More

Oct 27, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro CBD announces plan for security camera town hall & online survey [Updated]

Last week the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (Castro CBD) announced plans to seek immediate community feedback regarding a controversial proposal to install a private network of security cameras. Read More

Oct 14, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro arcade bar The Detour hits pause button, temporarily shutters pending COVID vaccine

"We made the tough decision to shift The Detour into hibernation mode for the next few months until a vaccine is released," said co-owner Shawn Vergara. Read More

Oct 12, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro district group delays vote on security cameras after significant community pushback

"Surveillance technology has been used repeatedly in the Castro to target and harass the LGBTQ community," wrote the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club in a letter opposing the proposal. Read More

Oct 09, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Longtime Castro barbershop reopens under new ownership & new name

Male Image barbers Philip Stover and David Hone have partnered with Jim Bolton to reopen the barbershop. Read More

Sep 30, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Church Street's Miyabi Sushi permanently closes after 33 years

The closure comes as Mayor London Breed announced that restaurants can reopen indoors with limited capacity Read More

Sep 16, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Half-block Church Street closure leads to merchant complaints; Muni seeks alternatives

Restaurants say they've lost business from the closure, which was intended to promote safety for Muni's now-pulled train service. Read More

Sep 11, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Driver crashes into Castro's Fitness SF, Weaver's Coffee building [Updated]

No one was injured, but it's unclear how extensive the damage to the two businesses will be. Read More

Sep 08, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro CBD considers installing network of security cameras, funded by tech entrepreneur

The cameras could help stanch the neighborhood's epidemic of petty crime, but they also raise privacy concerns. Read More

Aug 28, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro's 18th Street to go car-free again this Sunday, with eye on safety concerns

In light of concerns about a lack of mask use and distancing at last Sunday's event, the Castro Merchants are doubling down on safety enforcement. Read More

Aug 26, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

City clears two more Castro encampments, including site of near-death from fire

Nearly 400 complaints had been filed about the two encampments, one of which had allegedly been using a vacant commercial space as a meth lab. Read More

Aug 21, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro stretch of 18th Street to go car-free on Sundays

The Castro Merchants' president said the resulting foot traffic will provide "much-needed relief" to area businesses. Read More

Aug 19, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro business briefs: 2223 Market to get new restaurant; MX3's Yoga Loft closes; more

Plus, a Cow Hollow consignment shop is closing and consolidating its inventory to the Castro. Read More

Aug 13, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

After months of neighborhood complaints, city clears Duboce Triangle encampment

Nearly 200 complaints had been filed about the encampment since shelter-in-place began. Read More

Aug 12, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

SUVs flip in Duboce Triangle, Market & Gough collisions

Emergency crews responded to flipped SUVs two days in a row, on 15th Street at Noe yesterday afternoon and Market & Gough today. Read More

Aug 12, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro business briefs: New Vietnamese restaurant to open; 3 new parklets debut; more

A popular Castro coffee shop has also temporarily closed, with its return date unclear. Read More

Aug 06, 2020
San Francisco Castro Mid-Market SoMa

Despite recent closures, Bay Area's gay sex clubs see cause for hope [NSFW]

The Bay Area recently lost two veteran sex clubs to COVID-19. But others say they're confident they can survive it — and that a new law may grow their ranks. Read More