Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 4 / 22 January 2015
 

[Updated] SF police investigate robberies, beatings

San Francisco police are investigating several incidents from yesterday (Wednesday, January 14) and today (Thursday, January 15) including a hold-up in the Castro and robberies and beatings near Dolores Park and in the Tenderloin. No arrests have been made in any of the incidents.

A man entered a business in the 400 block of Castro Street, approached a kiosk, and handed the a note “demanding money,” Officer Grace Gatpandan said in a summary of the incident. The victim, 24, complied. The suspect is described as a white male, 25-45, who’s 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He fled on foot northbound on Castro.

No injuries were reported. Gatpandan said money was taken, but she didn’t say how much. She indicated no weapons were used.

An employee of US Bank, 443 Castro Street, indicated that his branch was the one involved, but he said bank employees are prohibited from discussing the incident. He referred questions to someone in the bank’s administration, who didn’t immediately return a phone message.

Gatpandan said the incident occurred at 8:45 p.m., which is outside the bank’s hours of operation.

[Update, Thursday, January 15]: Gatpandan said in an email Thursday afternoon that “the bank is not the victim” in the incident. “I cannot disclose the name of the business,” she said. [End update]

At 2:13 a.m. today, a 46-year-old man was approached by two men at 20th and Church streets, near Dolores Park. The suspects struck the victim with a stick “and took his cellphone, backpack, and sketchbook” before fleeing, Gatpandan said. She said one of the suspects is a black male, 20-25, who’s 5 feet 10 inches tall.

The victim suffered non-life threatening lacerations to his head and finger and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

Robberies in the city’s streets appear to have increased in recent days, based on the number of incidents police have released summaries of.

At 3:15 a.m. a man was sleeping on the ground in the first block of Larkin Street when four men punched him in the stomach and face, then “stole his backpack and fled,” Gatpandan said. The incident occurred in the Tenderloin district, which is home to many LGBTs. Police didn’t indicate the victim is gay.

The victim, 37, was left with a bloody nose and neck and rib pain. The loss was reported as his backpack, clothing, and toiletries were taken. He was taken to a local hospital for his non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information related to the incidents may call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to 847411 and type SFPD, then the message.

The incident numbers are 150 042 085 for the bank robbery, 150 043 572 for the robbery near Dolores Park, and 150 043 629 for the robbery in the Tenderloin.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, January 15, 2015 @ 11:12 am PST
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[Updated] Castro man beaten in his home

At least one person beat a man in San Francisco’s gay Castro neighborhood in his home early this morning (Wednesday, January 14), according to police.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Sanchez Street at 3 a.m. “to a call of a subject screaming,” Officer Grace Gatpandan, a police spokeswoman, said in a summary.

They found the man, 40, “bleeding from the head,” Gatpandan said. He told police he’d been sleeping when an unknown number of suspects attacked him and hit him “an unknown amount of times with an unknown object.”

The man, who was left with a head laceration, refused medical assistance. Nothing was reported stolen in the incident.

[Update Thursday, January 15]: In an email, Gatpandan said there were “no signs of forced entry.”

Officers “responded regarding a loud verbal altercation,” she said. “At the time of the report, the victim was uncooperative in the investigation and declined to tell police the circumstances surrounding the suspects’ presence in his residence.”

Gatpandan said she didn’t have more information “at this point, but investigators are still checking out the situation, as the case is listed ‘Open and Active’ as opposed to ‘Uncooperative Victim.’ Sometimes people change their mind and want to talk to us later on.”[End update]

Anyone with information related to the case may call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to 847411 and type SFPD, then the message. The incident number is 150 040 108.

 

 

— Seth Hemmelgarn, January 14, 2015 @ 12:43 pm PST
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SF supervisors elect London Breed as board president

SF Supervisor London Breed

SF Supervisor London Breed

At their inaugural meeting of 2015 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors welcomed a new District 3 supervisor and elected London Breed, who represents District 5, as its new president.

Breed is the first African American to lead the board since 1991, when former Supervisor Doris Ward resigned to become the city’s assessor/recorder. By an 8-3 vote she easily beat back gay District 9 Supervisor David Campos, who was the only other member of the board nominated for the president’s position.

“I am so truly honored, excited, and humbled,” said Breed, who in 2012 defeated bisexual former Supervisor Christina Olague, who had been appointed to fill a vacancy, for the seat representing the Haight and Western Addition at City Hall.

Wednesday afternoon San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appointed North Beach neighborhood activist and businesswoman Julie Christensen to the vacant District 3 seat on the Board of Supervisors. Lee made the announcement at the new North Beach Library, which Christensen helped champion.

Christensen will be sworn into office Thursday, January 8 in time to help elect the board’s president for the new term. District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang has been serving as the interim board president since December due to former president David Chiu’s resignation from the D3 seat following his election to the city’s 17th Assembly District seat.

The meeting began with the swearing in of Christensen as well as those supervisors in even-numbered districts who were re-elected in November: Tang, gay District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener, District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, and District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen.

After the five incumbents were sworn into their new four-year terms, and Christensen into her interim term – she will be on the ballot this November to stand for election to fill out the remaining two years of the term – the board immediately turned its attention to electing a new board president.

Cohen put forward Breed’s name, while District 11 Supervisor John Avalos nominated Campos. As soon as the nominations were closed, it was clear that Breed had lined up the necessary support to become president.

Those voting with Breed to see her take over the gavel in the board’s chambers in Room 250 at City Hall were Cohen, Farrell, Wiener, Tang, Eric Mar (D1), and Norman Yee (D7).

Siding with Campos were Avalos and Kim, who tried to then rescind her vote but was unable to do so before the final vote tally was registered.

Later in the meeting, after comments from all of the supervisors, Kim moved to rescind the initial vote in order to provide a unanimous vote to elect Breed as president. With Campos’ support, and no objections from the other supervisors, the board voted 11-0 to back Breed as their new leader.

— Matthew S. Bajko, January 8, 2015 @ 2:03 pm PST
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Schaaf hits Oakland chamber breakfast

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf took her civic boosterism to the city’s business leaders Thursday morning, addressing the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, where she took questions and reiterated messages from her inaugural remarks about the importance of safety, education outcomes, and equity.

Those three things, she said, are “actually part of economic development in Oakland.”

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at her inauguration Jan. 5. Photo: Jane Philomen Cleland

(Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at her inauguration Jan. 5. Photo: Jane Philomen Cleland)

Schaaf also said that she has two meetings set up with Google executives and quipped that they “must have heard” her comments at her January 5 swearing in, when she said that the tech company “wouldn’t need all those buses if you just opened an office here.”

But the mayor said that, in addition to attracting new companies, the city needs to work with businesses that already call Oakland home.

“I recognize that for us to grow the economy we need to make sure the businesses already here are happy,” Schaaf said. “That the city reflects your values and that the city has your back.”

In response to a question from an audience member, Schaaf said that the city’s personnel has “shrunk by 25 percent, and yet the work has not gone away.”

That means, she explained, that the city cannot afford to hire an innovation director, something Schaaf had hoped to do. But instead, she plans to form an innovation council that can work with business.

She also fielded a question about public safety, and drew praise for spending her first full day on the job – Tuesday – at Oakland police headquarters.

“I spent 18 hours with the Oakland Police Department,” Schaaf said, from the 6:30 a.m. line up to the 10:30 p.m. line up and went on a ride along. She talked with command staff, officers, civilian employees, and every person in the current police academy class and came away impressed with their dedication.

“They really needed to hear that the city has their back,” Schaaf said. “And it was a little bit heartbreaking that they were stunned to hear that.”

She noted that the police department has a large number of people who are eligible for retirement this year but hopes that some of them stay on a while longer.

Regarding the upcoming city budget, Schaaf acknowledged that it’s going to be a tough budget year, due in part to the police overtime costs associated with recent protests against police brutality. Those protests have been in response to grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York that declined to indict white police officers who killed unarmed black men. Schaaf said people have the right to protest and the message is important, but decried the vandalism that has taken place during some of the protests by a small number of demonstrators.

“Let’s be clear, it’s been a financial burden for us,” she said of the overtime costs.

Schaaf then said that she was on her way to Sacramento, for a day of meetings and “looking for resources.”

— Cynthia Laird, @ 1:15 pm PST
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Boxer won’t seek re-election in 2016

California Senator Barbara Boxer announced Thursday morning that although she is not retiring, she will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2016.

(Senator Barbara Boxer. Photo: Jane Philomen Cleland)

(Senator Barbara Boxer. Photo: Jane Philomen Cleland)

While not unexpected – there had been rumors Boxer would not seek re-election and she had not been raising money for a campaign – the decision by the 74-year-old Democrat is likely to send political shockwaves throughout the Golden State, as a Senate opening is rare. Boxer has been in the Senate since 1993; her colleague, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D), has served since 1992. (Boxer previously served in the House of Representatives for a decade.) The 2016 election to replace her will be competitive.

In a message posted to YouTube January 8, Boxer talked with her oldest grandchild, Zach Rodham, who played the part of a reporter asking her questions.

“So, are you retiring?” Rodham asked.

“Zach, I am never going to retire,” Boxer said. “But I will not be running for Senate in 2016.”

Boxer has long been one of the country’s most progressive senators, but she didn’t fully embrace marriage equality until 2010. In 1996, she was one of 14 senators to vote against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and she voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004 and 2006. But in 2004, when then San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered city officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Boxer said that she supported California’s domestic partner law. She opposed Proposition 8, California’s former same-sex marriage ban, two months before the 2008 election.

Six years later, during her 2010 re-election campaign, she came out for marriage equality.

Boxer co-sponsored the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which president Barack Obama signed into law in 2009. That law expanded the federal definition of hate crimes to include crimes based on the victim’s sexual orientation and gender identity.

Praise for Boxer from LGBT community leaders was swift.

“I had heard rumors … so no, I wasn’t surprised,” said Zoe Dunning, co-chair of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club. “But I’m disappointed.”

Dunning praised Boxer’s work on protecting a women’s right to choose, environmental issues, LGBT matters, and her work “in D.C. for California.”

“The times I’ve heard her speak have been very inspiring,” Dunning added.

District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener, who was set to be sworn in to a second term just hours after Boxer’s announcement was released, also praised the senator.

“Barbara Boxer’s retirement [from the Senate] leaves a huge void in the Senate and in California politics,” Wiener said in a text message to the Bay Area Reporter. “She’s been a key voice on so many progressive priorities, particularly the environment and civil rights. We will miss her leadership.”

Asked if he was considering running for the seat, Wiener indicated he would not be among the candidates.

“Fortunately, we have a wonderful bench of statewide elected Democrats who would be terrific in the U.S. Senate,” Wiener said. “I look forward to supporting one of them.”

The Human Rights Campaign, which has consistently scored Boxer at or near the top of its legislative scorecard, also had praise for Boxer.

“Senator Boxer has been a trailblazing champion of equality for LGBT people since her earliest days in public office,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement. “She was a leader against DOMA and ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ when many of her colleagues either championed or quietly voted for the discriminatory legislation.”

DADT, which prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, was repealed in 2010 and was an issue that Dunning, a retired naval commander, worked on.

Griffin went on to thank Boxer “for her exceptional years of service and look forward to continuing to work with her throughout the remainder of her term.”

Dunning said it would be “very interesting” to see who runs for Boxer’s seat.

“I have no insight on that,” she laughed.

But she suggested that the state Democratic Party “would be wise” to try and limit the field, so that the primary winner goes into the general election in a strong position against whoever the Republican nominee is.

In her message, Boxer said that she will continue working for causes she believes in, using her PAC for Change, and she wants to make sure the Senate seat remains progressive.

“I want to come home to the state that I love so much,” Boxer said.

[Updated: Gay Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside) issued a statement saying that Boxer "showed herself to be a strong supporter of women's rights, working families, the middle class, and most of all, our troops."

"Although it could never do justice in showing the depth of our gratitude, thank you. You certainly did give a damn."]

[Updated 1/9/15: Gay state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), told the B.A.R. that he does not have plans to run for Boxer’s seat.

Leno praised Boxer’s work on reproductive rights, the environment, and climate change, saying the senator has been “our moral compass” on those issues.

“unfortunately, she was a bit late to the dance on marriage equality,” Leno added, “but when she got there she kicked up her heels. Senator Boxer is a legendary humanitarian.”]

— Cynthia Laird, @ 12:10 pm PST
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Man pleads not guilty in stabbing of trans woman in SF

The San Francisco man accused of trying to fatally stab a transgender woman on a Muni bus last weekend pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges and denied hate crime allegations today (Wednesday, January 7) in San Francisco Superior Court.

Brodes Wayne Joynes, 54, entered the court room today rubbing his head and looking slightly dazed. Retired lesbian Superior Court Judge Donna Hitchens granted Assistant District Attorney Maggie Buitrago’s motion that Joynes’ bail be increased from $250,000 to $2,000,000. Joynes remains in custody.

The next court date is Friday, January 9 for a status update and to assign a public defender. The bail may be negotiated at that time.

Stabbing victim Samantha Hulsey

Stabbing victim Samantha Hulsey

The stabbing victim, Samantha Hulsey, 24, didn’t appear in court today, but her partner, Rae Raucci, 52, did.

In an interview before the hearing, Raucci, who wasn’t injured during the Saturday, January 3 incident, said Hulsey, who was stabbed twice in the chest, is “rattled. She’s been afraid to leave the apartment without having somebody go with her.”

Raucci said the incident started “immediately” after the couple, who’d boarded the 49 bus in the Mission, sat down. She said Joynes started calling them “faggots.”

He said, “I’m going to come get you,” and said the women were “defrauding people like him pretending to be women,” Raucci said.

The driver stopped the bus, she said, and she and Hulsey “got up to get off.” That’s when Joynes allegedly pulled a steak knife out of his jacket. Raucci said everybody on the bus moved toward the back as Joynes held up the knife.

“It was like a horror movie,” she said.

Joynes allegedly stabbed Hulsey once as she went down the bus’s steps. She then fled inside the McDonald’s at Van Ness and Golden Gate, where the bus had stopped.

She eventually came back out, and Joynes “cornered her” and stabbed her again, Raucci said. At one point, blood came out over Hulsey’s hand as she held it over the wound in her chest.

Raucci said nobody tried to intervene during the attack, but people came to their assistance after the stabbing. Raucci had left her phone at home and Hulsey’s phone wasn’t working.

As the couple waited about 10 minutes for police to arrive, Joynes remained, Raucci said.

“He wouldn’t leave the area,” she said, adding, “he was ranting and raving and insisting he was the one being attacked.”

Shortly after she was stabbed, Hulsey “felt like she was going to hit the floor and never wake up,” Raucci said. Hulsey received stitches for the cuts, at least one of which as about an inch to an inch and a half deep, Raucci said.

The couple, who’ve been together for about one and a half years, live in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Hitchens, who was accompanied Wednesday by newly-elected Superior Court Judge Daniel Flores, issued a stay away order of 150 yards.

Court records indicate Joynes was previously charged in a 1999 assault case and a 2011 battery case. Both were misdemeanors. It wasn’t immediately clear if he was convicted in either case.

After today’s hearing, Deputy Public Defender Christopher Hite said he knows “very little to absolutely nothing” about Joynes and the case, in which he’d just received records. However, he acknowledged the charges were “very serious.”

He said his office had “no information on the client to present to the court to attempt to lower the bail,” but that may change in time for Friday’s hearing.

In a brief press conference in his office, District Attorney George Gascon said hate crimes such as the one alleged in this case “are not just an assault on the individual, they are an assault on the entire community.”

 

— Seth Hemmelgarn, January 7, 2015 @ 5:06 pm PST
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CA Legislative LGBT Caucus elects new chair, keeps membership to only out lawmakers

Lesbian Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman of Stockton poses with the World Series trophies won by the San Francisco Giants baseball team.

Lesbian Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman of Stockton poses with the World Series trophies won by the San Francisco Giants baseball team.

At its first meeting of the new legislative session this morning, the California Legislative LGBT Caucus elected lesbian Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) as its new chair.

The seven-member affinity group also decided to maintain its rule of restricting membership to the caucus to only LGBT lawmakers. The issue of allowing straight legislators to join came up due to a request from freshman Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to become a member.

Chiu’s election in November to the city’s 17th Assembly District seat, which had been held by gay former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, marked the first time in nearly two decades that San Francisco was not represented by an out lawmaker in the Assembly. During his campaign for the seat against gay District 9 Supervisor David Campos, Chiu had pledged to seek membership in the LGBT caucus should he be elected.

But in a statement issued to the Bay Area Reporter this afternoon (Wednesday, January 7), the LGBT caucus’s former chair, gay Assemblyman Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park), revealed that the caucus members elected to stick with their current membership criteria.

“Legislative accomplishments on behalf of LGBT rights and equality could not and cannot be achieved without straight allies,” stated Gordon, who served three terms as caucus chair. “However, we also recognize the importance of LGBT representation and the caucus’ unique position in reflecting the state’s LGBT constituency. The LGBT Caucus remains committed to working with anyone who shares our values and our commitment to full equality for all Californians.”

Chiu could not immediately be reached for comment. Last month he had told the B.A.R. that no matter what the caucus members decided, he planned to be “as supportive as” he could of its mission and legislative priorities.

In a separate statement, Eggman said she is “honored” to serve as the new chair of the LGBT caucus. She was re-elected in November to her second two-year term in the Assembly, and under the state’s term limit rules, is eligible to remain in her seat through 2024.

“We have done a lot of great work recently, and there is more still to do,” stated Eggman, a former Stockton City Council member. “We will continue working with our colleagues and community partners to ensure that members of the LGBT community have the freedom to marry whom they choose, are safe at work and in our schools and that our most vulnerable members, including homeless youth and transgender individuals, are not left behind. We have laid a strong foundation and I am excited to continue working on behalf of all Californians.”

In addition to Eggman and Gordon, the current members of the LGBT caucus are lesbian Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego); gay state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco); lesbian Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton); gay Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens); and gay freshman Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell).

— Matthew S. Bajko, @ 2:23 pm PST
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Tenderloin resident plans neighborhood walk, Pride event

Aja Monet (Photo: Seth Hemmelgarn)

Aja Monet (Photo: Seth Hemmelgarn)

A gay Tenderloin resident is organizing a walk for Saturday, January 3 to explore the neighborhood’s LGBT history and garner interest for a neighborhood Pride event in June.

Aja Monet, 44, and others will gather at Boeddeker Park at the Eddy Street entrance (near Jones Street) at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The neighborhood walk will include the spot where Compton’s Cafeteria was once located. The 24-hour cafe at the corner of Turk and Taylor streets was the site of an August 1966 riot where transgender patrons stood up against police, who had been called to quell a disturbance.

Other stops will include the Tea Room Theatre, 145 Eddy Street, the gay porn cinema that’s been in business for decades.

Monet will also draw attention to the Windsor Hotel, the single-room occupancy residence at 238 Eddy Street where Monet said a large mural is planned. He wants to make sure the painting, set for the back of the building, reflects the neighborhood’s LGBT history.

Asked how that might look, Monet quipped, “I don’t know, because if it was me, I would see my big shining face on there.”

In June, he hopes to have an LGBT Pride event in the park. A date hasn’t been set yet, but it would be before the main Pride parade and celebration that’s set for June 27-28.

“I would like in June for the community to come together, the LGBT community as a whole, and recognize the Tenderloin was a mover and shaker for the community,” Monet said. The neighborhood, which is known as a place where crime and poverty are the norm, was once packed with gay bars and was considered a queer mecca years before the Castro neighborhood had that distinction. The Tenderloin is still home to many LGBTs.

Monet said he’d like to start having the Pride events with at least gathering some agencies that offer services to LGBTs. He said he has applied for a permit from the city’s recreation and park department.

Anyone who’s interested in Saturday’s walk or in the Tenderloin Pride gathering may contact Monet at (415) 359-9401 extension 501 or ajamonet25@gmail.com.

 

— Seth Hemmelgarn, January 3, 2015 @ 12:37 am PST
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Homeless person found dead in front Castro Peet’s

The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office is investigating the death of a homeless person who was found at about 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, December 31) outside Peet’s Coffee, 2257 Market Street, in the Castro neighborhood.

[Update Monday, January 5]: Many who knew the person use feminine pronouns when referring to her and have indicated she was likely transgender, although it’s not clear if that’s how she self-identified. The Bay Area Reporter will have more information in the Thursday, January 8 edition. [End update]

A medical examiner’s staffer said at about 12:30 p.m. that information on the person’s identity was not yet available.

Officer Gordon Shyy, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department, said police are currently considering the death a medical examiner’s case.

“Our homicide unit isn’t part of the investigation at this point,” Shyy, who confirmed the person was homeless, said. He didn’t have information on any injuries the person may have had, and he didn’t know how long the body had been in front of the coffee shop before police were called.

In a tweet this morning, gay planning commissioner Dennis Richards said that he’d seen the person every day on Market Street. Richards didn’t immediately respond to an interview request.

Bill Tarquino, 52, who was sitting on the bench outside Peet’s this afternoon, said that he’d frequently seen a person who appeared to be homeless sitting on the bench in the mornings.

The person would get to the shop at about 7 a.m., people would buy them coffee or a pastry, and after about an hour they’d go walk in the Castro, Tarquino said of the person, who said he’d last seen the person this morning. (In a text message, Tarquino said a Peet’s employee told him the person’s name was Anastasia. The employee couldn’t be reached for comment.)

Tarquino wasn’t sure the person he’d often seen was the same person who’d died, but said the person had recently looked sick.

“He really did look like he was at death’s door,” Tarquino said. “…You could see it in his face.”

The person, who always wore a scarf wrapped around his head, appeared to be in his 50s and usually talked to themselves, Tarquino said. The person’s words were “really incomprehensible,” he said.

 

 

— Seth Hemmelgarn, December 31, 2014 @ 1:42 pm PST
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MCC-SF to sell church, apartment building

Metropolitan Community Church-San Francisco (Photo: MCC-SF)

Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco, 150 Eureka Street (Photo: MCC-SF)

Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco plans to sell its building at 150 Eureka Street and the adjacent four-unit apartment building at 138-140 Eureka Street.

Officials with the church, which has been based in the Castro neighborhood for decades, are talking to staff at First Congregational Church on Polk Street about sharing space.

MCC staff haven’t responded to repeated interview requests but have discussed their plans in church newsletters.

Katharine Holland, the Realtor tasked with selling the properties, said they’ll go on the market January 5 and offers will be taken January 21. The church building will be listed for about $2 million and the apartment building for approximately $1.5 million.

Holland didn’t know about the possibility of the residential building’s tenants being evicted.

“We never know, really,” she said. Most people “just want the steady income” of a rental property, but there are people, such as developers, who are “more aggressive,” she said. “I haven’t had any discussions with anybody about it right now.”

The building’s tenants, who’ve been notified about the approaching sale, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

FCC’s Reverend David Cowell said, “We are actually having a very serious discussion” with MCC about sharing space at the 1300 Polk Street site.

The Bay Area Reporter will have more about this story in the print edition available Wednesday, December 31.

 

— Seth Hemmelgarn, December 24, 2014 @ 11:48 am PST
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