Castro District News

Get Naked, Castro! Register for the Santa Skivvies Run to Raise Funds to Fight HIV

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Want to get naked for a good cause? (Because we all like to get naked anyway.) San Francisco’s favorite holiday romp is back! On Sunday, December 15th, men and women in the Castro District and beyond will down to their underwear, and maybe even some holiday-themed costumes (if it’s still chilly out!), to raise funds for San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the fourth annual Santa Skivvies Run. The event supports the foundation’s free, local HIV prevention and care services that benefit thousands of clients annually, especially in hard-hit neighborhoods like the Castro, noted a recent press release.

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Candlelight Vigil to Honor the 35th Anniversary of the Assassination of Harvey Milk

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By Brittany Doohan

On November 27th, 2013, there will be a candlelight vigil and march to honor the 35th anniversary of the assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone. Those who want to attend are asked to meet at 7:oo p.m. at Harvey Milk Plaza on Castro St. and Market St. in San Francisco, and march to City Hall with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.

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Best Flower Shop in the Castro District: Church Street Flowers

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Church Street Flowers has been selected as the best flower shop by the San Francisco Bay Guardian for eight consecutive years, which makes this locally owned flower shop the perfect choice for any type of floral arrangement. Owners Stephanie Foster, Rachel Shinfeld and Brianna Foehr took over in December 2008 from previous owners Michael Ritz and Thomas Teel, who had the shop for about 10 years. "The three of us had worked here for a while and we knew our stuff, so Michael and Tom knew they could rely on us to preserve the legacy. And the outpouring of support from our neighbors and regular customers has been overwhelming," Foster told the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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