Category: Life

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Pride Grand Marshal nominations due today

We posted a couple of weeks ago that the SF Pride board was accepting nominations for Pride Grand Marshals including Community Grand Marshal (a local hero), Organizational Grand Marshal (nonprofit LGBTQ contributing organization), and Pink Brick Award Recipient (an entity/person that has harmed LGBTQ). Well today is the last day...

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Castro Streetscape Construction Update

We haven’t seen any jackhammers or orange cones along Castro Street yet, but we did get an update from the Castro Community Benefit District and Supervisor Scott Wiener on when construction on the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project would begin. According to Executive Director Andrea Aiello at the CBD, the 30-day...

Dave shares his story of Barry (photo: Roy McKenzie) 2

30+ gather to memorialize Barry LeBlanc

30+ neighbors and friends gathered at 1PM today to memorialize Barry LeBlanc who died after decades of living homeless in Castro. Some people brought flowers, some brought art he had made for them, and many brought and shared their personal stories of how Barry touched their lives.

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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,...

A friend offers a memento at Barry LeBlanc memorial shrine (photo: Roy McKenzie) 48

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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SF and the Castro a miss for best gay destinations

It’s the beginning of a new year and that means it is time for arbitrarily measured best of the best lists (ie link bait) including the best or most gay places to visit in 2014. The Advocate posted their annual Gayest Cities in America list for 2014 and San Francisco...

Overturned truck at Castro and 23rd (photo: Eric Littell) 2

Ah Mondays! Overturned truck at Castro and 23rd

Uh oh… hope your Monday is shaping up better than this drivers is. A truck with a heavy load fell over and smashed another truck at 23rd and Castro just up the hill from us near Noe Valley. No injuries reported. Ouch..truck tipped over onto car..truck had heavy load..on 23rd...