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We Like Ike!: Ike Shehadeh and his mother Huda display one of the 113 sandwiches made for order at their 16th St. sandwich shop. Ike’s favorite sandwich is “#1, Elvis Keth.” Her favorite sandwich is “#64, Hot Mama Huda.” (photo: Bill Sywak)

GLBT Historical Society to Open Exhibit in Castro
Coinciding with “Milk”

Space donated by WaMu – recent closure will not affect lease
On Friday, Sept. 26, Washington Mutual (WaMu) was shut by the federal Office of Thrift Supervision with most assets sold to JPMorgan Chase including the lease to 499 Castro St. The former home to Ritz Camera, the space had been donated by WaMu to the GLBT Historical Society for one year.

Police to Remain Present in Castro for Halloween
Because Halloween falls on a Friday night this year, police expect a large number of revelers throughout the city. Captain Stephen Tacchini of the Mission Police Station said that no police officer in the city will be taking Halloween day off and that up to 600 officers will be deployed in the area around the Castro.

Red Bull to Sponsor Oct. 18 Soapbox Race
Along Dolores Street
On Oct. 18, the Red Bull Soapbox Race presents a unique opportunity for residents to cheer on racing teams who have worked hard to express their creativity and awaken their inner daredevils.
The race will start at Dolores and 21st streets and head down Dolores street to the finish line at 19th Street. Judging is based on three criteria: speed, creativity and showmanship.

Carnivores and Herbivores Alike Flock to Ike’s Place
Ike’s Place on 16th Street has quickly become a favorite spot to grab a sandwich. In less than one year his menu has expanded from 35 selections of sandwich creations to over 113. “Our menu keeps expanding as I add anywhere from two to 10 new sandwiches a month,” said owner Ike Shehadeh.