Local artists transform Castro storefronts + more good news from around the Bay Area
Artist Katie Bush's mural 'Pollination' at the Unionmade Women's store. (Steven Bracco, Courtesy of Hoodline)

Local artists transform Castro storefronts + more good news from around the Bay Area


Funded by Project Artivism, the Castro Arts Project is working to provide marginalized artists with space to exhibit their work on boarded up local businesses.

Plus, as if Biden winning the election along with the Bay Area's own Kamala Harris, wasn't enough good news for the week, Martin Jenkins is the California Supreme Court's first openly gay justice, SF rapper Andre Nickatina launched a new sneaker collab, and more local headlines.

Costumed 'DuckTales' hero storms through SF on electric unicycle, SFGate

Inspired by Disney's animated "DuckTales" series, the electric unicycle–loving Alien Rides team created their very own Gizmosuit—and then cranked up the "DuckTales" soundtrack while Tony Vargas took it for a spin around the City. Read more.

SF native becomes first openly gay man confirmed to CA Supreme Court, San Francisco Examiner

After receiving a nomination from Governor Gavin Newsom, Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court, making him the first openly gay man to serve there—and the third Black associate justice. Read more.

SF Rapper Andre Nickatina Creates Sneaker Line with Local Clothing Designer "Deezoe the Clothing Coach," SFist

Fillmore District–raised Nickatina's new "Killer Whales" sneakers are a collab with designer Magdy Kotb, of Union Square's Black-owned men's apparel shop The Clothing Coach. Read more.

Artists continue to paint Castro murals with focus on diverse voices, Hoodline

Thanks to the Castro Arts Project, the neighborhood's buildings and boarded up storefronts are now the canvas for endless murals, many created by LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists. Read more.

Restored Video Brings 1930s Market Street to Life, In Full HD and Color, SFist

If you've already seen the iconic 1906 "Trip Down Market Street" take another gander up the bustling street beginning at the Embarcadero, this time in the 1930s and in full color. Read more.

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