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No more Pink Saturday?

The future of Pink Saturday is uncertain, according to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the non-profit group that has hosted the event for nearly 20 years. The event was started back in 1991 in the Castro (where many people were already starting to gather in years past) as a permit-free...

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Home invasion at Castro and 19th

Reporter Nick Smith over at ABC7 News reported a break-in home invasion at a residence near 19th and Castro this morning around 1:30AM. The perp, who got away with a bag of electronics after threatening the couple that he had a gun, is reported to have gained access to the...

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SFPD reports officer dragged by car in the Castro

SFPD reported an officer was dragged by a fleeing getaway vehicle around noon today, “At approximately 12:35 PM this afternoon, officers responded to a citizen calling about a suspicious person on the 500 block of Castro. Officers responded to investigate. This led to a foot pursuit. The suspect entered a...

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Burritos, Coffee, and Crime: The Biscuit’s Top Posts of 2013

2013 marked the Castro Biscuit’s second year online and it’s first full year of Castro area news. Here are the most popular stories from the Biscuit based on views, comments, and shares: Top 5 most visited posts (views) UPDATE: Missing Person Alert: 19yo Ryan McCusker (12,411) BREAKING: Castro Resident Viciously Assaulted and Robbed (9,885)...

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UPDATE: Missing Man Found Dead in McCovey Cove

Sad news comes via SFist about the LA resident and Brazilian native, Paulo Netto, who we alerted readers was missing under suspicious circumstances last month as his remains were identified by relatives Friday morning. The 23 year old’s body was found floating in McCovey Cove near Pier 48 the morning...

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Masked Man Robs Castro Area’s Sterling Bank & Trust

On Monday December 23rd the Castro branch of Sterling Bank & Trust (2120 Market Street) was held up and robbed. The brazen bank robbery occurred around 3:45PM during the mad rush of the final hours of holiday shopping. A lone masked man walked into the small bank holding a gun...

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Crime Roundup: Amid city shootings Castro mostly quiet

Amid the multiple shootings happening throughout the city including just outside of the Castro in the Lower Haight and the Mission, reported crimes inside the Castro appear to be down from a few months ago when we were reporting multiple robberies and assaults per week. It’s too soon to call...

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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...

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Castro Gay Lieutenant Sheriff Arrested

SFist reports Castro resident, Vincent Calvarese, a veteran Lieutenant with the SF Sheriff’s Department, was arrested this week for failing to appear at a court hearing to discuss why he’d missed one of his court-mandated domestic violence counseling sessions. The probation and counseling order were the result of an incident that...