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It Must be Christmas: Paul Ellis, a manager at Cliff’s Variety Store on Castro Street, holds a peace sign Christmas wreath his store sells. The annual Christmas tree donated by Merchants of Upper Market & Castro (MUMC) shines holiday cheer just down the street from Cliff’s. The tree was dedicated during a Dec. 1 ceremony. (photo: Bill Sywak)
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Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy Gathers Supplies
with Neighborhood Help
As the legislature struggles to close a huge budget deficit, local public schools are already feeling the effects of cuts and shudder at the possibility of more. Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (HMCRA), an elementary school on 19th Street, had a budget of only $32 for supplies at the start of the 2008-09 school year. By comparison, the supply budget was $25,000 for the 2007-08 school year.
Real Life Stars of "Milk" Reflect on the Film
When Harvey Milk won the seat of District 5 Supervisor in 1977, he had the help and support of many people including his campaign manager Anne Kronenberg, activist Cleve Jones, and Danny Nicoletta, who worked both in Castro Camera as well as on Milk’s campaigns. Each of them is portrayed in Gus Van Sant’s biopic, “Milk.”
The Holidays Come to the Castro
On Dec. 1, the Castro transformed into a winter wonderland – sans snow, of course – when over one hundred holiday revelers braved the chilly night air to see the 30-foot tree light up in front of Bank of America at 18th and Castro streets.
Eco Boutique Specializes in Goods with Light Carbon Footprint
Eco Boutique is an eco-friendly boutique located in the heart of 18th Street specializes in organic, sustainable and repurposed products while offering affordable prices.