A one-alarm fire damaged an apartment building in San Francisco's Castro district, a fire dispatcher said.
The fire was reported in a three-story building in the 300 block of Noe Street at about 10:45 a.m., according to the San Francisco Fire Department.
The fire was controlled in about 15 minutes, and there were no reports of injuries.
Damage was confined to one room, according to dispatch.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Read More
Three gay and lesbian clergy members are not feeling the Christmas spirit this holiday season after the Castro’s Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church canceled its planned Advent vespers speaking engagements. Read More
Naked is OK, just don’t walk into restaurants or sit down on public benches or chairs without first putting down a towel. Those were the rules adopted Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors when they approved legislation introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener to address neighborhood concerns about nudity. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will decide today whether to pass legislation regulating nudity in The City, but don’t expect a parade of naked protesters to storm the hearing. Nudity is strictly forbidden inside the hallowed chambers of City Hall. Read More
Spooked by its violent past, the Castro district will not host a Halloween street party tonight.
There hasn’t been such a bash since 2006, the year a shooting injured nine people during the decades-old event.
In 2002, five people were stabbed and 30 arrested at the party.
But in 2007, the popular spookfest, held since 1979, was indefinitely banned in order to keep lawless ghouls from causing trouble. Read More
A serial cabbie crook appears to have struck again in San Francisco on Monday.Last week, cops warned The City’s taxi drivers of an armed thug suspected in at least seven cabbie robberies since July 14. In the majority of the cases, the drivers were robbed after dropping the crook off on quiet, tree-lined Beideman Street in the Western Addition. Read More
A three-story building in San Francisco's Noe Valley sustained significant damage in a fire Saturday afternoon, but no one was injured.The two-alarm blaze broke out on the 4000 block of 24th Street, between Noe and Castro streets. The first floor is a Radio Shack store, adjacent to a Wells Fargo bank, and the second and third floors are apartments. The blaze began around 3:50 p.m. and was under control within 40 minutes, according to San Francisco fire officials. Read More
A San Francisco man died after he was struck by an SUV while crossing the street in The City's Castro neighborhood Tuesday morning, San Francisco police said.William Cox, 59, was in a crosswalk at the intersection of Noe and 14th streets when a Ford Explorer hit him as the driver made a left turn onto 14th Street around 10:40 a.m., according to San Francisco police and the medical examiner's office. Read More
Since it was first raised in 1997, the giant rainbow flag in the Castro’s Harvey Milk Plaza has flown at half-staff only five times despite a steady stream of requests. But on Sunday, it will be lowered for the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Read More
George Davis has been arrested 15 times, but he doesn’t consider himself a criminal. He’s just naked. In public. A lot. He’s one of several unclothed Castro regulars who have become just as much of a landmark in the neighborhood as the rainbow flag. Read More