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This photo taken on Jan. 9, 1978 shows newly elected SF Supervisor Harvey Milk making his
“Inaugural Walk” to City Hall from the Castro. Castro residents are likely to see historical events such as these recreated on their streets during the production of “Milk.” (photo: Daniel Nicoletta)

Movie about Harvey Milk to be Shot in Castro
“Milk” to be directed by Gus Van Sant and star Sean Penn; Filming to begin Jan. 21 in neighborhood
The story of San Francisco gay rights activist and icon Harvey Milk is going to be made into a feature film shot entirely in San Francisco. Acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (“Good Will Hunting,” “My Own Private Idaho”) will direct the biographical drama based on a script by screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (“Big Love”).

Planning Commission Extends Café Flore’s Hours of Operation
Popular Market and Noe Street eatery to serve food to 2 a.m., have amplified music
At a meeting on Dec. 6, the SF Planning Commission approved an application by Café Flore owner J.D. Petras to extend the hours and conditions of operation for the busy Castro eating establishment.

Urban Bread Serves Up Fresh Loaves and Personal Service on 18th Street
Walking into Urban Bread at 18th and Sanchez streets on a Saturday morning, expect to find the store’s tables occupied with neighborhood residents and the cashier behind the counter addressing many of them, and their dogs, by name.

Third and Final Upper Market Workshop Reviews
Community Input From Previous Meetings
On Dec. 10, the third of three communty workshops meant to include community input towards creating a vision for the Upper Market/Castro neighborhood took place at the Harvey Milk School.
Attended by roughly 80 people, attendees broke up into small groups just as in prior workshops.