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Soggy Park Playland: Locals enjoy a break of sun in the Dolores Park playground between rainstorms. The sand pit area is scheduled to be replaced by an artificial surface between October this year and April of next year.
(photo: Bill Sywak)

Race for District 8 Seat Heats Up in Town Hall Forum
Affordable housing and small business protection dominate candidate talks

Seven candidates vying to be the next District 8 supervisor shared their positions on key issues and mingled with local residents at a packed forum sponsored by neighborhood groups at the Harvey Milk Recreation Center on Feb. 22.

Plans for Lengthy Dolores Park Closure Lie Ahead
As dark skies still hover about Dolores Park, a recent announcement of major renovations and long-term closures to the landmark has churned up similarly cloudy public speculation.

J-Church Service Affected by Upgrades, Repairs
Facing a three-decade old rail system at the end of its life, Muni officials are taking improvement plans for the J-Church metro line full steam ahead, albeit creating some short-term inconveniences for the neighborhood.

Pottery Barn Looks To Sublease
The Pottery Barn at 2390 Market St. has announced through its parent company, Williams-Sonoma Inc., it is looking to sublease the large space. Occupying the northeast corner of Castro and Market streets, the store originally opened in 2001.

Castro Resident Helps Seniors Reconnect with People, Interests
It’s inspiring to watch Ben Lewis work. He is determined to make some friendships—and we’re not talking about the Facebook kind.