San Francisco - Community & Society
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.
SOMArts to host its first in-person event since the pandemic June 23 — celebrating queer resilience and togetherness
Here 4 U, a happening described as an ode to chosen families and the inherent strength of the LGBTQIA+ community, will feature performances by local drag queen favorites Nicki Jizz, Dulce de Leche, and Yves Saint Croissant that will pedestal queer creativity.