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New Castro Theatre organ gets $60k Indiegogo campaign

Last year we posted about the uncertain fate of the Castro Theatre’s famous organ often referred to as “the Mighty Wurlitzer”. Organist David Hegarty, the man who has been playing the organ before shows for theatergoers for over 30 years, told us that the organ is not actually owned by the Castro...

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No more Pink Saturday?

The future of Pink Saturday is uncertain, according to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the non-profit group that has hosted the event for nearly 20 years. The event was started back in 1991 in the Castro (where many people were already starting to gather in years past) as a permit-free...

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Old Pica Pica on 17th for lease

A posting went up on Craigslist at the end of last month putting the now defunct Pica Pica Maize Kitchen (3970 17th St) at 17th and Castro Chevron Station back on the market. A message went up in the window of the restaurant in January mentioning the space was temporarily...

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Bandidos Restaurant set to open first week of August

A posting went up on Craigslist last week seeking experienced front of house staff for the new restaurant and tequila bar, Bandidos located in the ground floor retail space at The Century (2200 Market) at 15th and Market. Throughout the posting the restaurant’s owners (Dana Gleim and Jesse Woodward, Hi...

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2nd phase of Castro Street construction starts Monday

Update (07/11/14 @ 12:00PM): The Department of Public Works let us know that the contractor has obtained a Night Noise Authorization Permit for nighttime construction. The permit stipulates that there will be no work allowed with high impact tools after 10:00 PM in addition to any avoidable noise such as shouting or...

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A battle of two wieners?

If you happen to have walked by the vacant retail space at 4144 18th Street (between Toad Hall and Specs in the City) this past year, you might have seen a sheet of paper posted in the window that read, “Hot dog shop?”. Les Natali owns the space which used...

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Home invasion at Castro and 19th

Reporter Nick Smith over at ABC7 News reported a break-in home invasion at a residence near 19th and Castro this morning around 1:30AM. The perp, who got away with a bag of electronics after threatening the couple that he had a gun, is reported to have gained access to the...

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Sister attacked on Pink Saturday. Police need your help.

Police need the community’s help in identifying the attacker(s) of one of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and her husband during Pink Saturday festivities in the Castro near 18th and Castro Street. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are the main hosts of Pink Saturday festivities and widely push their “Stop...

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Car crashes into Cliff’s Variety

Well Pride weekend went off without major incidents in the Castro this year, that is, until this morning around 5AM. A driver of a black Mercedes Benz heading southbound on Castro crossed the lanes, smashed into a stationary concrete trash can and slammed into the side of Cliff’s Variety Store...