Book of The Decade
Images of America SAN FRANCISCO’S CASTRO
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You’ll see the 1902 Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, the 1906 earthquake, the 1917 dedication of the Twin Peaks Tunnel, the 1922 opening of the Castro Theatre and the 1936 first version of Cliff’s Variety.
You’ll see Castro Street Fairs, Gay Pride Parades, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Café Flore, Sylvester, Lily Tomlin, Divine and Ginger Rogers, then the AIDS epidemic and the NAMES Project’s AIDS Quilt.
You’ll see Harvey Milk Plaza, Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, etc. Harvey Milk was a closeted gay Republican working on Wall St. Then he met Tom O’Horgan, director of Hair, became a hippie and moved to San Francisco, opening Castro Camera with his lover Scott Smith in 1973.
You’ll watch Harvey Milk run for public office four times, until he becomes the first openly gay man to hold a major elected public office in the United States.
You’ll meet Allan Baird, the Teamster official in charge of the Coors boycott, who became Harvey Milk’s close friend and ally, leading to Harvey’s becoming the first openly gay candidate to be endorsed by the Teamsters, firefighters and constructions workers unions.
On the cover (above) you see Harvey Milk marching from Castro Camera to City Hall to be sworn in as San Francisco Supervisor.
You’ll see the spontaneous 40,000-person candlelight march from the Castro to City Hall when Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White. You’ll see Harvey’s ashes and four of his lovers, the “Milk widows,” sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge to scatter his ashes at sea.
You’ll see the riots and burning police cars a year later when Dan White was found guilty only of manslaughter.
You’ll see how Most Holy Redeemer Church became, at 80% gay, the gayest Catholic church in the world, outside the Vatican.
And so much more …
JUNE 17 BIRTHDAY LORE
You have a blithe, happy-go-lucky manner and are friendly and entertaining. You are artistic, idealistic, and sometimes impractical; sympathetic; loving; and devoted to your home life. You enjoy travel and its educational value and are eager to improve yourself. You will have a pleasant home life.
JUNE 17 IS A BEST DAY
June 17 is a rollicking good day to go to the dentist.
ADVICE FOR JUNE 17
On a sunny San Francisco Sunday, who needs advice?
TIP FOR JUNE 17
Raw honey has a reputation for strengthening a weak heart, a weak brain, and a weak stomach.
WORD FOR JUNE 17
Doldrums. Definition: A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; — so called by sailors. To be in the doldrums, to be in a state of listlessness ennui, or tedium.
JUNE 17 IN HISTORY
Born: Ralph Bellamy (actor), 1904. Santa Ana winds roasted fruit on the trees in California, 1859.
Today: Sunny, with a temperature falling to around 64 by 5pm. West southwest wind between 9 and 11 mph.
Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 53. West southwest wind between 5 and 11 mph.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 71. West southwest wind between 5 and 11 mph.
Monday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. Southwest wind between 7 and 11 mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 67. South southwest wind between 9 and 13 mph.
Tuesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 68.
Wednesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Thursday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 73.
Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 68.
Friday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 69.
PLAN YOUR BEST JUNE DAYS
Begin diet to gain weight: 16, 21, 19, 24
Begin diet to lose weight: 3, 8, 6,10
Begin logging: 1, 3, 4, 27, 28, 30
Breed animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Castrate animals: 2, 3, 5, 6, 29, 30
Cut hair to discourage growth: 9, 10, 11, 12
Cut hair to encourage growth: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Cut hay: 6, 7, 9, 10
Destroy pests and weeds: 6, 7, 9, 10
End projects: 13, 24
Entertain: 15, 15, 28, 19
Go camping: 1, 25, 26, 28, 29
Go to the dentist: 17, 18, 20, 21
Graft or pollinate: 13, 14, 15, 16
Harvest aboveground vegetables: 17, 18, 20, 21
Harvest belowground vegetables: 11, 12, 9, 10
Make sauerkraut, can, or pickle: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13
Plant aboveground vegetables: 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Plant belowground vegetables: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13
Potty train children: 3, 8, 6, 10
Prune to discourage growth: 6, 7, 9, 10
Prune to encourage growth: 18, 19, 25, 26,
Quit smoking: 3, 6, 8, 10
Set chicken eggs: 2, 11, 12, 13, 19,27, 31
Set posts or pour concrete: 1, 2, 4, 27, 28, 30
Slaughter animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Start projects: 15, 26
Wean animals and children: 2, 6, 8, 10