Castro

“Anote’s Ark,” a film about Kiribati, a threatened island in Micronesia, screens Sept. 9 at Cowell Theater.  (Courtesy photo)

SF Green Film fest tackles international environmental issues

“It’s elemental” is the theme of the eighth San Francisco Green Film…

 

Sir Roger Moore, best known for his humorous interpretation of James Bond, has died.  (Lynn Goldsmith/Zuma Press/TNS)

Scoop: Remembering the lighter Bond, Sir Roger Moore

The world is remembering Sir Roger Moore -- who played James Bond…

 

From left, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Thelma Schoonmaker, and Issei Ogata, far right, and his translator apppear at a screening of “Silence” at The Castro Theatre.  (Courtesy Alex Arabian)

Martin Scorsese screens ‘Silence’ in The City

Martin Scorsese eased into his seat in the Castro on Monday and…

 

The F-Market & Wharves streetcar is frequently replaced by bus service because there aren’t enough qualified streetcar operators. (Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner)

Historic Muni streetcar shortage highlights driver training woes

There’s a curious shortage of historic trains on San Francisco’s streets. A…

The F-Market & Wharves streetcar is frequently replaced by bus service because there aren’t enough qualified streetcar operators. (Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing that victims of fire be given preference as “displaced tenants” in the affordable housing lottery. (Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Getting fire victims into affordable housing

Tenants can be displaced by fire for days or weeks or months.…

Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing that victims of fire be given preference as “displaced tenants” in the affordable housing lottery. (Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Two men embrace during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday to honor the victims of a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

No such thing as strangers

People streamed into the Castro from every possible direction. It was as…

Two men embrace during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday to honor the victims of a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Nicolas Steiner’s “Above and Below,” a scenic film about people living unorthodox lives, screens during the 20th annual Berlin & Beyond Film Festival.

New, varied offerings on slate of 20th ‘Berlin & Beyond’ film fest

There aren’t a lot of hard facts in “Above and Below,” a…

Nicolas Steiner’s “Above and Below,” a scenic film about people living unorthodox lives, screens during the 20th annual Berlin & Beyond Film Festival.
From Jan. 23 to Feb. 12, the F-Market & Wharves trolley car will be replaced with shuttle buses on the part of the route that is between the Ferry Building and the Castro. (mike koozmin/s.f. examiner)

City will help Castro Merchants during Super Bowl business dip

Castro business owners are seeing a reversal in fortunes, as The City…

From Jan. 23 to Feb. 12, the F-Market & Wharves trolley car will be replaced with shuttle buses on the part of the route that is between the Ferry Building and the Castro. (mike koozmin/s.f. examiner)
To the dismay of Castro district merchants, the F-Market & Wharves streetcar line will dead end at Super Bowl City from Jan. 30 to Feb. 7. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Super Bowl train loss may hurt Castro businesses

Castro district merchants are sounding the alarm, fearing the upcoming Super Bowl…

To the dismay of Castro district merchants, the F-Market & Wharves streetcar line will dead end at Super Bowl City from Jan. 30 to Feb. 7. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
People in San Francisco's various neighborhoods walked the streets in full costume in anticipation of Halloween. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)

Halloween revelers warned by SFPD to keep things under wraps

The San Francisco Police Department wants YOU! to use common sense this…

People in San Francisco's various neighborhoods walked the streets in full costume in anticipation of Halloween. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)
San Francisco native Margaret Cho brings her “PsyCHO Tour” to the Castro. (Courtesy Mary Taylor)

The serious side of Margaret Cho

Comedian Margaret Cho doesn’t find anything funny about police brutality, violence against…

San Francisco native Margaret Cho brings her “PsyCHO Tour” to the Castro. (Courtesy Mary Taylor)

Early morning Castro Street knife attack injures one

A 35-year-old man is suspected of punching a woman in the face and…

Alicia Garza, right, joins others during the Black Friday 14 protest that shut down BART service on Nov. 28 during the shopping bonanza that follows Thanksgiving every year. Courtesy Julia Carrie Wong

Meet Alicia Garza, Pride’s community grand marshal who helped coin ‘Black Lives Matter’

At the center of the tensions among police and black communities nationwide…

Alicia Garza, right, joins others during the Black Friday 14 protest that shut down BART service on Nov. 28 during the shopping bonanza that follows Thanksgiving every year. Courtesy Julia Carrie Wong

Three people injured in separate stabbings in The City

Aside from the stabbing death in the South of Market area on…

Woman tries to burn man's face with aerosol can and lighter in the Castro

A woman tried to burn a man's face with a lighter and…

Man pepper-sprayed, robbed in the Castro

A man was pepper-sprayed and robbed of his suitcase in the Castro…

Photo by Gerard KoskovichThe GLBT History Museum worked out a new lease deal with Walgreen Co.

GLBT History Musuem extends Castro lease for 5 years

A one-of-kind U.S. museum dedicated to the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual…

Photo by Gerard KoskovichThe GLBT History Museum worked out a new lease deal with Walgreen Co.

Three-alarm fire in the Castro ruled accidental, started in laundry room

A three-alarm fire that caused a combined $1.4 million in damage to…

COURTESY METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF SAN FRANCISCOThe Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco is scheduled to relocate to a new space at the First Congregational Church of San Francisco at 1300 Polk St. in early February.

LGBT-serving church sells former Castro building for $2.3 million

The LGBT-serving Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco, which last week said…

COURTESY METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF SAN FRANCISCOThe Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco is scheduled to relocate to a new space at the First Congregational Church of San Francisco at 1300 Polk St. in early February.
Courtesy Metropolitan Community Church of San FranciscoThe Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco is scheduled to relocate to a new space at the First Congregational Church of San Francisco at 1300 Polk St. in early February.

Longtime LGBT-serving church to relocate from Castro to Polk Street

A church that has considered itself to be the spiritual heart of…

Courtesy Metropolitan Community Church of San FranciscoThe Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco is scheduled to relocate to a new space at the First Congregational Church of San Francisco at 1300 Polk St. in early February.