My passion is helping people to form families when traditional methods are out of the question. I know what it's like to strongly desire a child and my heart goes out to anyone who faces an obstacle on their way to building a family. Having worked in "ART" Assisted Reproductive Technology since 1998 I have counseled hundreds of intended parents facing fertility issues. For the most part infertility often comes down to what is missing, be that gametes or a uterus and nothing brings me more joy than to help intended parent to find those missing pieces so they can reach their goal of parenthood.
California is the most supportive state in the country for building a family through non-traditional means. You may think that this is solely because California is so forward thinking. Although that's true that may also be because there are more fertility clinics in California than any other state in the union and clinics are a business like any other competing for business.
By Kerry Hendrix
Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation’s first retirement community with the option of continuing care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community, is currently in development on a lush 10-acre property in beautiful Sonoma County. With activities and amenities to enhance wellness and contemporary living, Fountaingrove Lodge will provide an inviting, supportive, and active lifestyle in a setting of exceptional natural beauty, where a diverse group of LGBT seniors can live, relax, and enjoy a community of friends.
Residences at Fountaingorve Lodge will be comprised of 6 beautiful bungalows and 64 gorgeously-appointed apartment homes in nine different floor plans – ranging from 830 to 2,001 square feet – designed in the Craftman style of architecture, with the use of fine woodwork and stone inside and out that echo the native rocks and trees on the site.
Mollie Stone's Markets, the Bay Area's trusted provider of Necessity, Natural and Specialty Foods, is thrilled to announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Castro District location (4201 18th St. in San Francisco): Mollie Stones' 9th Bay Area store on March 9th at 9am. Labeled the "Best of Both Worlds," Mollie Stone's provides essential grocery items along with a wide array of specialty and natural foods. Mollie Stone's leads the way in social media: customers will receive real-time support and service from the @mollie_stones handle on Twitter.
David Bennett, Co-Owner. "The Castro Market is in one of the finest and most vibrant neighborhoods in California; we believe it will beautifully blend with our Mollie Stone's culture. We understand the passion and expectations in the neighborhood, and we will stop at nothing to provide an outstanding shopping experience. We look forward to developing strong, rewarding relationships with each and every customer!"
2222 Market Street
San Francisco CA, 94114
Contact: Brittney Beck
San Francisco, CA, April 30, 2010 - Beck's Motor Lodge, a 58 room motel in the center of the Castro, is under new management as of May 1, 2010. Based in San Francisco, Generation Hotels is the new operating company. Generation Hotels' founder, Brittney Beck, is the granddaughter to Will Beck who originally built the hotel in 1958. The Beck's Motor Lodge is the only true hotel located within the Castro District.
"Running the hotel that my grandfather built is thrilling," said Brittney. "The Beck's Motor Lodge has always been a part of my life, and though I never had the opportunity to meet my grandfather, I know that he would be proud that we are keeping the motel in the family." Brittney went on to say, "I see many great opportunities with this property especially in such a vibrant and lively part of San Francisco. It's wonderful to be part of the Castro community."
520 Church Street @ 17th Street
San Francisco CA, 94114
Pass on Through to the Parker Please
If you are visiting the Castro and looking for a charming bed and breakfast in the heart of our neighborhood, then we have the perfect recommendation. Beautifully restored architecture and a warm aesthetic that maintains the San Francisco charm (amongst a myriad of other amenities and offerings) makes the Parker Guest House the perfect place to stay when visiting the Castro.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable while being inviting and attentive, just the way I like it. The Parker has plenty of modern upgrades that make the guest house feel luxurious but not stuffy. If you're like me you want to experience the city in something other than a cookie cutter hotel. There is none of that here. At the Parker you feel instantly at home. There is a real feeling of luxury and comfort. In fact, I kept having the urge to take off my shoes and make myself at home in the shaded community garden, by the fireplace, and even in the parlor near the piano. It's just that inviting at the Parker.
2123 Market St. @ Church St.
CROSSROADS - May 1, 2010
With an abundance of fanciful fashions Crossroads Trading Co. Is an absolute must when looking for a great INEXPENSIVE outfit. Crossroads is located at the epicenter of diverging traffic on Market and Church. This Castro location (they have 4 SF locations,) is easy to get to from wherever you are in the city. You can catch the MUNI, hop on an assortment of bus lines, or if you are feeling nostalgic ride the F line with ease.
What sets Crossroads apart from every other consignment store in San Francisco? It's simple, at Crossroads you are able to bring in clothes that you no longer want and sell them for cash or use as store credit. You have to be selective however as the buyer wont simply take your tattered Nike tee and hand you cash. The key to ensuring that you make some cash is making sure that your clothes are clean, without wear, and are in season. Be sure to check with the Crossroads you will be bringing your clothes into by calling ahead and inquiring about what the buyers are looking for.