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Monday in SF: City remembers anniversary of 1906 earthquake and fire

Sri Ravipati

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By Sri Ravipati

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a fun weekend. Here's your roundup of local stories for April 18.

1.) San Francisco remembers anniversary of 1906 earthquake and fire

Monday is the 116th anniversary of the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, KRON4 reports.

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake resulted in a fire that destroyed much of San Francisco — leaving 250,000 people homeless, 100,000 displaced and more than 3,000 dead.

To honor the lives lost as well as the people who helped rebuild the city, Mayor London Breed spoke at Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street downtown. There was a moment of silence at 5:11 a.m. — the exact time of the incident — that ended with fire engine sirens sounding off. Participants moved to Mission Dolores Park to spray paint the golden fire hydrant located on 20th and Church streets, which helped save many lives in 1906.

2.) Castro residents evacuated following tent fire

Residents in San Francisco's Castro District were evacuated Monday after a tent fire at Church and 15th streets spread to their building, KPIX5 reports.

The one-alarm fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. The three-story building includes addresses 1999 15th Street and 301-303 Church Street. The fire was extinguished before 7 a.m. No injuries were reported.

3.) Thousands flock to Mission Dolores for Hunky Jesus, Foxy Mary competitions

On Easter Sunday, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence held their Sister Easter: Back to Our Hold Habits! celebration for the first time in-person since 2019, drawing in thousands of people to Mission Dolores Park, the SFist reports.

The main events of the celebration were the Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary contests.

See more videos and photos on the SFist.

More San Francisco news:

  • Fire in SF’s Tenderloin neighborhood contained [KRON4]
  • Ukrainians pray for peace at ‘Willow Sunday’ service in San Francisco [KPIX5]
  • Traffic collision cuts off Bay Bridge access to Treasure Island [SF Chronicle]

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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