The next Harvey Milk Plaza redesign project community meetings are scheduled for 3/3 and 4/7 at Most Holy Redeemer Church Photo: Tony Taylor
Locals Weigh In On Harvey Milk Plaza Reconstruction Project
To enhance what exists or reconstruct completely? That is the question on the minds of Eureka Valley locals and Castro Station commuters. After a series of internet surveys last fall, in-person conversations commenced in January to determine the fate of Harvey Milk Plaza and the Muni Metro hub.
How to recover from California's flaming forests
In the wake of California's recent wildfires, various assumptions have arisen about how best to prevent future fires and the post-burn impacts. Those notions raise more questions about the devastated area's impact on wildlife, what leaving dead trees behind means for future fires, and what lasting effects will forest fires have on climate change.
A special selection of Randall Museum’s animal ambassadors venture from their cages, pens, and perches to greet museum visitors up-close.
After $9 Million Renovation Randall Museum Reopens
Corona Heights Park’s art and science education center, Randall Museum, is set to reopen its doors to the public on Sunday, February 11th. To celebrate the anticipated occasion, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Randall Museum Friends will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. A family festival with free art and science activities and live entertainment will follow.
Ardvark Books' New Life
It’s a story that’s heard all too often lately, that another beloved SF store will be closing. It was especially sad news for the Castro when we’d learned that neighborhood favorite, Aardvark Books, was up for sale. But there’s great news; they’re staying! Aardvarks is officially off the market, giving us a reason to celebrate and a place to browse for some of the best literary treasures in the Bay. President of Aardvark Books, David Lugn, gave the Castro Courier a glimpse into the history behind the iconic store, and let us in on what he hopes that visitors to Aardvark Books will continue to find today.
The Unstoppable SF Gay Mens Chorus
Celebrating 40! Music Director Tim Seelig recounts the Chorus’ unforgettable 2017
It’s possible that as you read this, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is onstage singing. In the first weekend of December alone the group performed five shows. The boys are busy..
The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band has contributed their talents and awesome energy to the Bay Area and beyond for nearly 40 years. Between all three of SFLGFB's contingents, their concert band, marching band, and pep band, they have played pretty much every type of event imaginable. Perhaps their most beloved event is Dance-Along Nutcracker, where the audience is invited to dress up, dance along, and ...
Let the music move you with Zumba!
Zumba can transform your body and make you feel happier. Latin music is the heartbeat of this worldwide craze that created more than 200,000 studios in nine years. Two clubs in the Castro, 24 Hour Fitness and SF Fitness, host full classes most mornings and evenings of the week. The Eureka Valley Rec Center offers classes for seniors and those who like a slower pace.
Treasure Island’s Treasures: Protecting eelgrass and their eco-contribution
Our environment is made up of many small, delicate building blocks that interact in wondrous ways to create the natural world we enjoy every day. One such building block is a sea grass with the somewhat unappealing name of eelgrass.
True to its label, eelgrass (Zostera marina) has long, ribbon-like leaves that extend vertically in the water. The blade-shaped leaves grow from 18 inches to over 12 feet in length, but only half an inch wide.
November 2017 Issue
Peaches Christ, Bob The Drag Queen and Jinkx Monsoon
October 2017 Issue
Officer Sutherland patrols Dolores Park
September 2017 Issue
Does the new tax law help or hurt you?
The President called the new tax law a “big, beautiful Christmas present” for Americans. Now that we’ve had a little time to unwrap the impact of the new tax code, let’s see if you got a shiny diamond—or a lump of coal.
Here are some of the major changes:
REIGN OF ERROR.
It’s been quite a year. The exact reverse of that whole “time flies when you’re having fun” thing. These last twelve months have slogged by like cold molasses riddled with bat guano dripping through a tightly woven bamboo sieve. Seems like decades since Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Shouldn’t he be termed out by now?
After a mere 12 months, his problems have stacked up like a bouquet of bombs from the Acme Co. being wafted aloft by helium balloons approaching an archery range for easily distracted pre-teens. Anybody who watched the televised White House bipartisan meeting can tell you the former reality TV star exhibits a mastery of his office on the level of a duck- billed platypus playing a harpsichord.
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