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A crew of PG&E workers work to replace old pipes on Castro Street just south of Market Street. The work is slated to last in the neighborhood until the end of October.


City Seeks Solutions to Homeless Encampments in Corona Heights
and Buena Vista Park

Homeless encampments are a perennial issue in San Francisco and 2007 is no exception. Residents near Corona Heights and Buena Vista Park are once again concerned about the effects of homeless encampments in their neighborhoods.

PG&E Gas Pipeline Replacement Project Under Way on Castro Area Streets
As part of Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) Gas Pipeline Replacement Project, major work is being done on Castro area streets to upgrade the piping system infrastructure. The company is replacing older cast iron and steel pipes with state-of-the-art, high-strength plastic pipes that will not corrode and are better able to withstand earthquakes.

Neighborhood Watch Group Forming Near Douglass and 19th Streets
Longtime Castro resident Lance Fulford said enough was enough when he heard how a couple of hoodlums kicked in a neighbor’s door in broad daylight and made off with a pretty good load.

How About a Facial with That Root Canal?
Dentist Garret Madderra Adds Spa Pleasures to Ardor of Dental Work
Aside from the unmistakable reclining chairs with the large, moveable lights hanging above them, there is not much about Dr. Garret Madderra’s cosmetic dental practice on Market Street that feels like the average dentist’s office.