Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Home for Halloween?

The Castro from the NYT
Tomorrow is Halloween, but we have no place to celebrate! Historically, the Castro has been the setting of a flamboyant Halloween party for San Francisco, but has been troubled by excessive drunkenness and violence in recent years. The city responded by trying to prohibit alcohol and strengthen security. Last year, 9 people were wounded in a shooting at the Castro and the city finally threw in the towel and canceled the party:
"The city is shutting down public transportation to the Castro on Halloween and has begun a Web site, homeforhalloween.com, that lists “fun” alternatives, including a Halloween blood drive and a “Monster Bash” — in San Mateo." (great article in NYT)
Oops, have to go to class now. More musings later?

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