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Naughty or Nice?: The annual tree lighting ceremony held at the corner of 18th and Castro streets on
Nov. 30 featured song and holiday cheer. This year Bug Realty sent two VW bugs with Santa (Rich Maxwell),
and his elf, Zimmer, to make their entrance during the festivities. (photo: Bill Sywak)

New Mixed Use Development Plan at 2299 Market St. Lacks Anchor Tenant
After an unsuccessful attempt this summer to reach a deal with Apple, plans for a commercial and residential development at a prominent Castro intersection are now moving forward without a commercial tenant.

Castro Avoids Major Service Cuts in Citywide Changes to Muni Routes
While many City residents might be wary about the Dec. 5 changes to the Muni timetables, the Castro looks like it will narrowly escape the worst.

Organizing Efforts Help Gardens Crop Up
Shawn Jones and Jim Parraguirre have one of the new sidewalk gardens on Hancock Street that shows off their chocolate brown house. The project came about when one of their neighbors, Ollie Graves, mentioned he wanted to have a sidewalk garden in front of his home across the street.

Christmas Comes to Castro with Ceremony