Monthly Archive: January 2014

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Late night transit options up for review, expansion

Nightlife in San Francisco contributes $4.2 billion annually to San Francisco’s economy, employs over 50k people in largely middle class jobs, and generates about $50 million in city tax revenue, but many of these middle class workers and revelers have a difficult time getting home after hours from neighborhoods like...

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Gyro Xpress opening next week

We just received a media release for Gyro Xpress’  grand opening, the new casual Mediterranean restaurant replacing the failed Korean food restaurant K*Pop  at the corner of 18th and Castro  (499 Castro Street). Gyro Xpress owner Koch Salgut plans to open the week of February 3rd so we could see it...

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SF Pride accepting nominations for 2014 Grand Marshal

We followed closely the fiasco that was the SF Pride Board backpedaling on naming Chelsea (Bradley) Manning Grand Marshal for the 2013 Pride Parade last year. Since then, a whole new board has been installed, meetings opened to the general public, financials and meeting minutes posted to the Pride website,...

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Magnet hosting wellness fair for HIV+ persons over 50

With so much focus on HIV prevention and HIV care advertising geared towards younger people the needs of the aging HIV positive population seem to go ignored. Older folks living with HIV feel invisible and are not sure where to turn when looking for solutions to the effects of living...

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Car vs Bike hit and run at Octavia and Market

We just received a report from the SFPD that a car struck a bicyclist that was crossing Market near Octavia at 3:38PM this afternoon and then fled the scene westbound on Market towards the Castro. The bicyclist was traveling from north to south. The bicyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries and...

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Bids for Castro Streetscape extras in limbo

Construction on the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project is set to begin next month with Ghilotti Brothers, Inc. as the winning bidder for the bulk of the project. Ghilotti Brothers was the same contractor that worked on the Valencia Streetscape Improvement Project in 2009 and will be working in the Castro...

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Reader Meetup today at 6:30PM at Cafe Flore

Just a reminder that today is the Castro Biscuit’s first ever reader meetup. The event is set to be very casual and will start at 6:30PM at Cafe Flore (2298 Market Street). Consider it a moment to grab a drink from the Cafe Flore bar and meet other readers and neighbors...

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Neighborhood homeless man dies

Many people will remember Barry LeBlanc as the homeless man who leaned on his shopping cart most mornings near Peet’s, sipping his coffee, watching people walk by, and offering a smile to those who were willing to make eye contact. He was a talented illustrator, a friend to many, and...

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Movement at old Under One Roof

We received news from a Biscuit-tipster that the old Under One Roof location at 518A Castro Street is undergoing renovations. CityFeet.com lists the property as no longer available and one construction worker told our tipster that the location was to be a pharmacy. No details as of yet who the...