“With an hour-plus commute to his executive assistant job at a tech company on the Peninsula, Chuck Gutro was longing to eliminate the time on the road.
But when the city shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gutro (known to many by his drag name, Mutha Chucka) realized he really didn’t want to stay cooped up in his San Francisco walkup, where he’d already spent a year recovering from a bout of cardiomyopathy.
The 59-year-old gay man, who had a regular gig at the Midnight Sun, realized that with funds from stock options, he could afford a home in either the Palm Springs area or Sacramento…”

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