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Reporting for Duty: Captain Greg Corrales, who was recently reappointed as head of the Mission Station, has been busy implementing and maintaining SFPD Chief George Gascon’s new CompStat system of crime tracking. Although technologically behind, attention to details in data entry has helped police assess patterns. (photo: Bill Sywak)

Temporary Neighborhood Plaza on Way to Permanence
Efforts underway to improve 17th Street hub include additional entertainment

The Castro’s temporary 17th Street plaza, which has garnered neighborhood popularity for its prominent location, special events and public accessibility, has an opportunity to become a local fixture this summer.

Corrales Eyes Crime Trends as Station Captain
Since the arrival of San Francisco Police Dept. Chief George Gascon from Mesa, AZ, crime fighting in the city has been anything but business as usual.

Prop 8 Trial Likely to Conclude in March
From the first moments after Prop 8’s passage on election night 2008, when LGBT activists poured out of the Westin St. Francis feeling simultaneously elated at the presidential victory yet betrayed by their fellow Californians, LGBT legal strategists have been hard at work charting a course that could soon end up in the Supreme Court.

Saratoga Chocolates Stirs Castro Sweet Tooth Fantasies
Saratoga Chocolates opened four months ago to sighs of relief among Castro chocoholics seeking a convenient fix. Working with organic and locally grown ingredients, the trendy upscale chocolatier has pioneered some unique flavors while sticking to the old standards