Monthly Archives: May 2013

PINK SATURDAY Safety Crew – Volunteer To Help Us Out!

PINK SATURDAY is the annual street celebration that takes place in the Castro every June on the evening before the SF Pride Parade.  This year it will take place on Saturday June 29, and it’s expected to attract upwards of … Continue reading

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Golden Guardian : Major Earthquake Preparedness Drill

In a city like San Francisco, it’s not a matter of IF an earthquake will strike, it’s simply a matter of when it will happen and how well prepared city agencies, non governmental organizations and individual citizens are to survive … Continue reading

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SIGN UP TODAY For Our FREE Self-Defense Seminar on 6/22!

Following a considerable number of community requests over the last few months, and in response to rising assaults within the Castro, we’re working with our CP-USA and SAFE partners once again to bring FREE self-defense training to the community. Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP), … Continue reading

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How To Respond To The Violence In NYC

Recent media stories from New York City have rocked and rightly angered the LGBT community throughout the country.  The brazen assaults and most recently the horrific cowardly murder of Mark Carson is galvanizing the LGBT community in NYC to action. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Our Newly Promoted Patrollers!

During the regular Patrol Directors and Volunteers Meeting on Monday, May 20th, two patrollers received promotions to the rank of Patroller (Ptlr) from Trainee Patroller (TPtlr)! Here is Ptlr. Aja Banks (center) receiving his promotion from DPtlr. Brian Hill (left) … Continue reading

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Castro Patrol Welcomes 7 New Volunteers

We added seven new Trainee Patrollers yesterday during our 36th Volunteer Training this past Saturday. Thank you and WELCOME to our newest volunteers. Your participation will help make the Castro just a little safer and more secure. Without further adieu, … Continue reading

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Bringing Awareness and Safety to Mind – By Dalton Huckaby, Jr.

I was walking home from work just like any other evening. After being in massage school and working all day, I quite enjoyed walking down darker streets at night, enjoying the quieter, more peaceful streets while catching up with friends … Continue reading

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Jane Warner Plaza Wins In Upgrades Vote

An article in the Bay Area Reporter by Matthew S. Bajko indicates that our beloved Jane Warner Plaza, at the intersection of Castro Street, 17th Street and Market Street will be upgraded as part of a larger sidewalk improvement project. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Harvey : Volunteer With Us on May 19

We will join thousands of others on Sunday May 19 in the Castro to recognize and remember Harvey Milk, the gay civil rights leader who called the neighborhood home, and who would have celebrated his 83rd birthday on May 22 … Continue reading

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Why Not Support CCOP On National Give OUT Day!

National Give OUT Day is a rather simple, yet brilliant, idea to declare one day a year when members of the LGBT community and their supporters can focus on giving a little back to those organizations that work to make … Continue reading

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