A deadly shooting at the Pink Saturday street party in the Castro district late Saturday night that sent throngs of revelers running for cover will not likely spell the end of the annual gay pride event, city officials said. Read More
Finding Two-Buck Chuck or that special snack is about to become a little easier.
Trader Joe’s inked a deal to move into the former Tower Records shop along Market Street in the heart of the Castro district, according to the property owner.
Pending approval of traffic studies and other permits, residents can expect the grocery store known for its specialty items and low prices to open its doors by next year. This will be the fifth Trader Joe’s in San Francisco. Read More
The statewide lung health organization Breathe California will hold a rally in San Francisco's Castro District this evening to support members of the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community who are trying to quit smoking.
An estimated 30.4 percent of those community members are smokers, nearly double the 15.4 percent of the general population who smoke, said Brian Davis, project coordinator for Breathe California. Read More
The site of a Muni light-rail derailment that marred travel Tuesday is close to where a similar incident occurred in 2006, though officials from the transit agency are still investigating why the L-Taraval train came off the tracks this time.
Investigators were working Tuesday night to figure out how and why the second car of a two-car train ended up partially off the tracks at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday about a mile west of the Castro station but shy of the Forest Hill Station. Read More
The ghosts of violent Halloween pasts have prompted The City to cancel all large-scale events in San Francisco, including any in the Castro district or at AT&T Park.
After years of violence-scarred Halloween events in the Castro — nine people were wounded by gunfire in 2006 alone — The City has axed events in the neighborhood. Read More
With developers clamoring to purchase nearly a dozen lots in the Castro, longtime residents and business owners have been fretting about what might come of the famously gay neighborhood.
Now, a plan that aims to maintain the feel of the neighborhood while the area grows is in the works. Read More