Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Fundraiser to help Castro fire victims

Supervisor Scott Wiener, center, and others view damage from a suspected arson fire in the Castro

Supervisor Scott Wiener and others are helping to organize a fundraiser for people displaced by an arson fire in the largely gay Castro neighborhood last week.

The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, February 15, at The Lookout, 3600 16th Street. The bar is just a few doors down from the building where a suspected arsonist started a fire early Thursday, February 3 that left more than a dozen people homeless.

City arson inspectors are investigating at least one other nearby fire that occurred that morning, as well as a fire that was reported Friday, February 4 at 4222 18th Street. No arrests have been reported, but police have said they don’t yet believe the incidents were part of a hate crime.

Mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty, who represented the Castro before Wiener took over in January; and Bill Hemenger; Rebecca Prozan; and Rafael Mandelman, who ran against Wiener for the seat; are among others organizing the fundraiser.

A raffle with prizes from Beach Blanket Babylon and Café Flore, among others, will be included.

For more information, go to the fundraiser’s Facebook page.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, February 10, 2011 @ 11:05 am PST
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