Monthly Archive: September 2012

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City College board votes to close Castro campus

After receiving a “show cause” action from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges for failing to meet several requirements around funding and budgeting, amongst other issues, the City College of San Francisco board voted to close down an administrative building and two instructional sites including the Castro Everett Middle School location...

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PHOTOS: New SliderBar Cafe open next week

I stopped by SliderBar Cafe as it was to be open for business starting today, however it’s actually only open for a private, “invitation only” event. I decided to snap a few photos anyway to give all our readers a taste of what’s to come. According to the two uniformed...

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Kitchen Story restaurant replacing old Tangerine location

The old Tangerine location (3499 16th Street at Sanchez) has a fresh coat of paint on it and is getting remodeled inside in preparation for it’s new tenant, Kitchen Story, which is billing itself as a “California Cuisine” restaurant. They said they’d be opening next month. [mappress mapid="2" width="100%"] UPDATED:...

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Castro/EVNA to discuss nudity at Sept 26th public meeting

The Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association addressed the recent flare up of tensions around the nudists who hang out in Jane Warner Plaza and citizens who have been complaining to Scott Wiener that they have had enough. In their September 8th executive board meeting, they discussed whether or not they would take a...

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Twin Peaks Tavern may receive landmark status

In 1972, Twin Peaks Tavern became the first gay bar in the Castro to install floor to ceiling windows facing towards the street as a statement against hiding in the shadows. It’s in the gateway to the Castro facing towards Jane Warner Plaza, Market Street, 17th Street and Castro Street....

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Bollywood at the Castro Theatre: South Asian Film Festival

If the Folsom Street Fair is not your thing and you’re looking for something to do this weekend, consider checking out 3rd i’s Tenth Annual South Asian Film Festival. This year’s festival brings over 20 films from 9 different countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, The Maldives, Canada, South Africa,...

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Castro Gold’s Gym now Fitness SF

Back in 2010, the family that owns the local Gold’s Gym franchises in SOMA, Castro, Marin and Oakland vowed to sever it’s franchise agreement with Gold’s Gym International corporation because of significant donations to anti-LGBT causes by the company’s CEO, Robert Rowling. Rowling reportedly donated $2 million dollars to conservative...

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Bicyclists and MUNI riders: Church and Duboce construction this weekend

The SFMTA Church and Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project will partially shut down Church and Duboce between 7PM this Friday until 5AM on Monday, September 17th for track replacement, and electric and sewer improvements. Church St (between Market and Hermann) and Duboce Ave (between Noe and Church) will be partially shutdown...

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Photo de Jour – S&C Ford Tear Down

Today’s photo comes from the Flickr photo set of Eli the Bearded called “S&C Ford teardown“. His photo set has been visually chronicling the demolition of the old S&C Ford dealer location (most recently ION Cars) at Market and Dolores making way for the construction of a new Whole Foods...