Category: Safety

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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...

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Pride weekend assault perp found guilty

The San Jose Mercury News reported that Christopher Porter-Bailey, the Oakland man who was caught on video kicking a girl in the face after robbing her of her possessions during Pink Saturday Pride celebrations last June 30th was found guilty of robbery, assault, and battery by a jury of his...

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Kasa Indian Eatery gets rammed

We missed this bit of news at the end of last month, but we received a tip from one of our readers letting us know about Kasa Indian Eatery’s (4001 18th Street) Noe-side wall that appeared smashed. We checked with Kasa and saw on their Facebook page that someone had...

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Driverless MUNI Train Takes Off From Castro Station

On Wednesday morning, a little after 10AM, a MUNI light rail vehicle filled with passengers that was stopped at the Castro Station took off driverless after its operator exited the train attempting to fix a broken door and neglected to set the emergency brake. The Chronicle reports a quick thinking...

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Missing person at risk alert: Paulo Netto

The Castro Community on Patrol has issued an advisory for a missing person at risk and a person of interest. The missing person at risk, Paulo Netto, was visiting San Francisco from Los Angeles and called his sister in Brazil at approximately 11:00 PM on Monday, October 28th, advising that...

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30-Year-Old Man Struck & Killed While Crossing Market

Bryan Goodwin, a 30-year-old Oakland resident, well-known throughout the Castro community, was struck by a car and killed Monday night while crossing the Market/Octavia St. intersection near Rebel and the SF LGBT Community Center. Since the Central Freeway ramp opened in the Octavia Corridor at Market and Octavia in 2005, the...

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Letters to the Editor + Safety/Crime Roundup

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve put together a post on the crime happening in the neighborhood so we thought we’d do an update. First, we’d like to share a letter that was sent to us by a reader who wanted to thank those that came to his aid...