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Jul 09, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Controversial rental company sues to pull out of Church & Market building, citing pandemic

The building's owner faced criticism for leasing it to Sonder, a company specializing in monthly furnished rentals. Now, Sonder wants out. Read More

Jul 06, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Business Briefs: Restaurants and bars debut outdoor seating; new frame, flower shops open

The Castro's sidewalks are full of diners, drinkers and exercisers, as businesses take advantage of the city's "shared spaces" program. Read More

Jul 01, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro CBD gears up for renewal vote amid city funding crunch

The CBD is confident that property owners will give it another 15-year term. But with city funding likely to plummet, it may still be forced to cut some services. Read More

Jun 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Unhoused person sustains severe burns in Castro encampment fire

Officials say the person is in serious condition, with burns to 70% of their body. Read More

Jun 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro barbershop closes after 40 years in the neighborhood

"It was an era," says barber Philip Stover, who worked at the shop for nearly 40 years. Read More

Jun 17, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

New salon 'Bangin Hair' to make Castro debut in August

Opening amidst the pandemic has "been a roller coaster," says owner Diane Ramirez. "I think everyone can vouch for that." Read More

Jun 16, 2020
Jun 08, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Hayes Valley Lower Haight

Public Works paints over Kantine's 'Unity & Connection' mural just hours after installation

"To see the surveillance video was so shocking to us," one of the owners of the Scandinavian inspired eatery said. "It is ridiculous." Read More

Jun 08, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro's safe sleeping site opens today at Everett Middle School, with a tight deadline for success

Staff and case managers at the temporary camping site will have just six weeks to come up with a plan for the people who move there. Read More

Jun 04, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Cafe Flore may reopen to public, seeks chef

Originally set to become a private events space, the 47-year-old Castro mainstay is now shifting back into cafe mode. Read More

May 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro vitamin & supplement store Active Nutrition closes after 20 years

"It has been like the Castro’s own version of 'Cheers,' and we loved being your bartenders," said owner Phillip Rennick. Read More

May 27, 2020
May 05, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Taking out the trash: Castro's 'smart waste' receptacles set to be removed [Updated]

While many neighborhoods have embraced the "smart" Bigbelly cans, the Castro CBD says they haven't proven to be worth the cost. Read More

May 04, 2020
San Francisco Duboce Triangle Lower Haight

The dog show must go online: Duboce Park's DogFest announces winners

DogFest's annual contest was held online this year because of shelter-in-place — but the winning dogs are as cute as ever. Read More

Apr 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

City approves 'Safe Sleeping Sites' at schools, parking lots as encampments grow

The Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Board of Education approved the 'Safe Sleeping Sites' resolution, which would provide space and services to unhoused people with no access to shelter. Read More

Apr 28, 2020
Apr 23, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Pride cancellation intensifies COVID-19's impact on Castro bars, restaurants

With no federal relief funds in sight, the Castro's gay bars and restaurants are now staring down the loss of one of their biggest weekends of the year. Read More

Apr 20, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Soon-to-open Castro barber shop caught in COVID-19 limbo

Barber Angel Benitez says he's struggling financially as he waits out his opening day, but he hopes to make something positive out of it. Read More

Apr 08, 2020
Mar 31, 2020
San Francisco Castro Corona Heights Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro crime: Man critically assaulted after spitting, woman hit with skateboard, more

In one incident, a suspect was arrested after smashing windows at the former Unionmade store on Sanchez Street. Read More

Mar 11, 2020
San Francisco Castro Corona Heights Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro Crime: Carjacking on Dolores, three-on-one robbery, more

In one incident, a man was arrested for starting a fire in the doorway of a vacant building on Market near Church. Read More

Feb 25, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro bar turns vandalized window into 'art installation'

After one of his bar's windows was smashed for the second time in a year, Jim Furman decided to "handle it with some comedy." Read More

Feb 20, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Marina Mission Pacific Heights Parkside

SF weekend: Teddy Bear Clinic; Russian food, music festival; swing dance & bowling party, more

Get your wine and house plant fix, soak up some Russian and pre-Columbian culture, get your teddy bear repaired and more with this weekend's top events in San Francisco. Read More