Monthly Archives: February 2021

Street Crisis Response Team – Serving the Castro/Mission Area

Starting February 1st, the Street Crisis Response Team will be on the streets of northern District 8! The SCRT, which is comprised of a behavioral health clinician, a community paramedic, and a peer behavioral health specialist, will respond to 911 … Continue reading

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Castro Shared Space Reopens on Weekends

Castro Merchants are again sponsoring the popular Shared Space program during the weekends. (They closed during the Dec – Jan Stay at Home order.)  Come out and enjoy the vehicle-free on-street strolling and shopping.  Here’s the details:   18th Street – … Continue reading

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How You Can Protect Your Home

Here are the most commonly used ways to prevent garage/home break-ins. Keep entry lights on at night. Lighted doorways deter break-ins especially if video cameras are visible.  Keep one or more interior lights on at night.  Install motion flood lights … Continue reading

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D8 Crime and Prevention – A Talk with SFPD Chief Bill Scott

D8 residents are seeing and hearing about more crime in our district–from car or garage break-ins, vandalism and store robberies, home burglaries, to muggings on the street. On Friday, January 22, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman hosted a Zoom with Chief Bill … Continue reading

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Here’s to a Better 2021

What a year!  Never imaginable (still unbelievable) … yet we’ve done more than survive.  We’ve responded to this pandemic in positive and healthy ways.  We reached out to our neighbors in new ways…helping with errands, Zoom meetings, growing block safety … Continue reading

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Should There Be a Public Safety Cameras in the Castro Benefit District?

Due to increased crime and vandalism, the Castro/UpperMarket Community Benefit District is considering installing a public safety camera program, on private property, at the major intersections in the Castro and Upper Market. The camera program would have strict privacy controls … Continue reading

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