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Harvey Milk Stamp Draws a Crowd to Castro Post Office

May 22, 2014 | 3:43 pm

Harvey Milk Stamp Draws a Crowd to Castro Post Office

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San Francisco gay rights pioneer draws a long line of notable persons celebrated on U.S. postage.

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Debate: Should Nudity Be Allowed in San Francisco?

October 18, 2012 | 5:10 pm

Debate: Should Nudity Be Allowed in San Francisco?

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Some people feel like they should have the right to walk around nude, and other people feel like they shouldn’t have to see it. That’s the crux of a controversy that has San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood in an uproar, San Francisco Examiner reporter Dan Schreiber said on Thursday in a KQED Forum discussion.   On […]

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October 2, 2012 | 2:39 pm

SF Supervisor Scott Wiener Wants to Ban Public Nudity; Exceptions For Parades and Festivals

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP)  A San Francisco supervisor is fed up with the almost-daily displays of nudity in one city neighborhood. Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to introduce legislation on Tuesday that would make it illegal to walk around nude on San Francisco streets. The city currently allows nudity except in parks, on port property and in […]

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June 21, 2012 | 2:04 pm

Castro Bicyclist Pleads Not Guilty in Pedestrian Death

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) A bicyclist accused of fatally striking a pedestrian in San Francisco’s Castro District in March pleaded not guilty today [Wednesday] to a felony vehicular manslaughter charge. Chris Bucchere, 36, struck 71-year-old Sutchi Hui at Market and Castro streets shortly before 8:10 a.m. on March 29, according to police. Bucchere, who was riding […]

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February 25, 2011 | 2:12 pm

Britney Spears to Perform in the Castro Next Month

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Somehow this escaped me this morning, but luckily one of the serious journalists here brought it to my attention. As reported by Perez Hilton, the San Francisco Examiner, and soon undoubtedly every publication short of Jane’s Defence Weekly, on March 29 Britney Spears will be performing on “Good Morning America” — live from the Castro! […]

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February 7, 2011 | 3:06 pm

Who Will Be on San Francisco’s ‘Gay Walk of Fame’?

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A proposal is in the works to turn a slice of the Castro into a “gay walk of fame,” featuring a collection of plaques honoring LGBT luminaries. The strip would officially be called the “Rainbow Honor Walk.” The Chronicle’s City Insider blog reports that project co-chair David Perry says the plaques could be approved by […]

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February 7, 2011 | 11:15 am

Today’s Castro Fire Wasn’t Arson, Fire Dept Says

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Update 11:13 a.m. KQED’s Kelly Wilkinson talked to Fire Department Spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge, who said the early-morning blaze in the Castro was not arson, but an accident caused by stained rags that ignited. Talmadge said the four previous fires in the Castro from last week are still being investigated under suspicion of arson. Police now […]

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Nation’s First GLBT History Museum Opens in Castro

January 12, 2011 | 11:59 am

Nation’s First GLBT History Museum Opens in Castro

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What is being called the first GLBT history museum in the U.S. opened in the Castro today. (Read the press release here.) Ten years in the works, the GLBT Historical Society site debuts with two exhibits: “”Our Vast Queer Past: Celebrating GLBT History” and “Great Collections of the GLBT Historical Society Archives.” Hours are Wednesday-Saturday, […]

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Castro Gas Leak Capped

October 21, 2010 | 4:58 pm

Castro Gas Leak Capped

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That gas leak in the Castro that caused some evacuations today has been taken care of. The Chronicle quotes a PG&E spokesman as saying the 400 block of Castro Street will be closed until at least 5:30 p.m.

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