San Francisco - Community & Society
The corner of 24th and Mission Streets is less chaotic, cleaner, and free of stolen goods for the first time in about nine months, as a new vendor permitting system is off to a promising start.
The San Francisco SPCA currently has a good amount of adult dogs and cats up for adoption. In order to help them find their forever homes, the animal rescue is participating in the Clear the Shelters nationwide campaign, which aims to help older pets get adopted.
The battle between a big private school and a little farmers market could end, as Supervisor Eric Mar has brokered a compromise deal, and the Outer Sunset Farmers Market has just won a ten-month extension either way.
Bernal Heights’ St. Kevin Catholic Church celebrates 100th anniversary Saturday with International Food Fest
St. Kevin’s parish on Cortland Avenue turns 100 years old Saturday, and their Centennial Celebration will serve up the dishes of the Latin American, Filipino, and Pakistani heritages that make up the congregation.
The last Corgi Con held in San Francisco was in 2019, bringing with it hundreds of stubby dogs and thousands of humans eager to see corgis race one another, don cute costumes, and grab a picture with one (or several) of them. After a pandemic-spurred hiatus, Ocean Beach will again have many short tails wagging in the wind this weekend.
Noodle Fest will return after a 10-year hiatus, pitting Chinatown against North Beach in a culinary battle royale
The noodle wars are coming back, as the street food festival Noodle Fest will pit 29 North Beach and Chinatown restaurants against one another in a noodle contest with celebrity judges Martin Yan, Soleil Ho, and Broke-Ass Stuart.
The Tenderloin has the highest concentration of children of any San Francisco neighborhood, and the SF Board of Supervisors just approved a Yellow Brick Road to direct kids away from blight, and toward schools, parks, and community centers.
Hotel Castro changes background-check policy after receiving privacy concerns; rooms still monitored by noise meters
Privacy concerns raised by hotel guests and Castro residents have resulted in policy changes at the newly open 12-room boutique lodge The Hotel Castro (4230 18th St.).
Social media is piling on a new local TV station report about how “luxury condos overlook city’s worst squalor,” with some mocking how the issue is framed, and others eager to lodge the insult “Pelosiland.”
Castro Business Briefs: Castro Art Walk returns, Castro Theatre update, campaign offices opening, more
A neighborhood art event has returned, two candidates for State Assembly open Castro campaign offices, a neighborhood organization awarded grant funding, special events continue at the Castro Theatre, and holiday events are being scheduled.
Plans to build affordable housing at the troubled ex-McDonald’s are still on, though much delayed, but the city just scrapped plans to put a homeless drop-in center there during the interim.
Car-free weekends along Castro's 18th Street in limbo after Castro Merchants cut ties with event producer [Updated]
The future of car-free Saturdays and Sundays along a two-block section of Castro's 18th Street is uncertain and on indefinite pause after the Castro Merchants cut ties with its event producer.
The St. Anthony’s Foundation is leading the effort to create the Golden Gate Greenway, a block-long full closure of the avenue between Leavenworth and Jones streets, to provide new community space in the Tenderloin.