Broken-down couches with stuffing spewed across the sidewalk, outdated televisions with smashed screens, dressers dumped with drawers busted into piles of splintered wood. More than ever, Castro Valley streets are being blighted by unlawfully dumped unwanted household items and furniture.
Things are tough all over but particularly for the friendly neighborhood gay bar, done in by technology, development, and, in a terribly irony, the great strides in LGBT rights in recent years. Anxious, City Hall revives preservation efforts.
San Franciscans were offered something free on the streets Thursday — just the opportunity to talk and be listened to for a few minutes — but most simply rushed by, burying their faces in their smartphones or wondering what the catch was. A few, though, noticed the “You Talk, We Listen” signs, saw an opportunity and sat down in a folding chair across from a stranger. Ten minutes later, the pair had covered a range of topics, from Swanson’s move from Chicago to the city two years ago to…
Silicon Valley is booming, and Castro Street in Mountain View is feeding the workforce. Fiesta del Mar Too, above, is among the many food options on Castro Street in Mountain View. The Camarones Charlee is a jumbo shrimp dish. Photo: Sarah Rice, Special To The Chronicle At lunchtime, startup employees pour down staircases from second-floor offices onto the sidewalk. They join throes of colleagues from such firms as Microsoft, LinkedIn, Symantec and Inuit.
Sutter Health Pays $2.6 Million to Reinforce Eden Hospital Helipad :: Less than a year after their new $320 million dollar hospital opened in December, Sutter Health is cutting another check for $2.6 million to reinforce the slope under the helipad after a land slip.