Category: Safety

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3 arrested for shootings after Castro bar fight

NBC Bay Area filed a report detailing the arrest of three suspects involved in a shooting early this morning near 18th and Collingwood that started out as a fight at a nearby Castro bar. The argument between a 38-year-old man and a group comprised of a 25-year-old woman and two...

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Community meeting planned for future of Pink Saturday

The Bay Area Reporter did a followup story on the story we broke about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s plans to rework or possibly recommend canceling Pink Saturday altogether. In their story they revealed that the Sisters are planning a community meeting to discuss Pink Saturday’s future. The event is tentatively set...

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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...