The Tenderloin Community Benefit District strongly supports the concept of supervised consumption services in the Tenderloin.

Some thoughts from the Executive Director Steve Gibson on TLCBD's position to strongly support safe consumption services in the Tenderloin.

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TL Solidarity invite you to, The Story of Us, storytelling workshop event

TL Solidarity has an event coming up called, The Story of Us on Wednesday March 7th from 2-5pm at Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street in the community room.

Come learn more about strategies that you can use to tell your story! Attend an active listening workshop and story strategy workshop! Participate in interactive activities! Enjoy music! Food will be served!

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Neighborhood Hero Sharen "Grandma/G-Ma" Hewitt, in memoriam

The Tenderloin is better because G-Ma spent her last years here. She insisted on unity across cultures and language in the Tenderloin. She welcomed her neighbors. As founding co-chair of the Tenderloin People’s Congress, she worked to galvanize resident voice and lift up solutions to the challenges affecting the quality of their lives.

A memorial service will be held Monday, March 5, at 11am at Third Baptist Church 1399 McAllister at Pierce. 

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Nonprofit Food Incubator La Cocina Envisions Major Tenderloin Food Hall [Eater SF]

Nonprofit food incubator La Cocina, which has helped women of color formalize or launch food businesses like Reem’s CaliforniaEl Buen ComerNyum Bai, and Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayasthrough its Mission District commercial kitchen, hopes to expand with a new 7,000 square foot food hall to be located in the Tenderloin. The project, which would be called La Cocina Municipal Market, is in its early stages, and would be undertaken as an interim use activation of the former post office site at 101 Hyde (at Golden Gate), a stopgap use of the vacant city-owned property which is set to become affordable housing.

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UC Hastings expansion will add housing, bring YMCA back to Tenderloin [SF Chronicle]

UC Hastings College of the Law is embarking on an aggressive expansion of its Tenderloin campus, a five-year project that will include not only new housing and academic buildings, but also a three-level YMCA the school hopes will help strengthen connections with the hardscrabble neighborhood it has long called home.

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The Compton's Cafeteria Riot play has sold out, waitlist opens

The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot play produced by the Tenderloin Museum has sold out its entire run. But don’t toss your saltshakers just yet, word on the street is cast and crew are working together to add shows. Join the waitlist to be notified if/when tickets become available. To sign up, click here.

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Tenderloin Mayoral Forum April 4th, What Would You Ask Our Next Mayor?

SAVE THE DATE for the TENDERLOIN MAYORAL FORUM - WHEN: Wednesday April 4th, 5-7:30PM, program starts at 5:30pm sharp. - WHERE: St. Boniface Auditorium, accessible through the De Marillac Academy Gate at 175 Golden Gate.

Come show your Tenderloin Pride and hear what the candidates will do for you if elected.

If you would like to submit a question for consideration, or get involved, email

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TL Youth Organize 'Unity Fundraiser'

Youth from Boys and Girls Club Tenderloin Clubhouse have worked together to produce an eclectic arts showcase as part of a fundraiser for the Keystone Club, a leadership group of youth ages 14-18. This event offers an in-depth look at the Tenderloin through the eyes of our Teens.  Art, performances, a Ted Talk-like presentation, among other activities will spearhead a night of community connectivity.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for January 2018

In January of 2018, the Clean Team properly cleaned and sanitized for 159 instances of human/animal waste in the neighborhood. See some poop? Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490. Or send us a clean request online. We were particularly busy with graffiti abatement, responding to 1107 instances, 425 more than December. This month we collected 1749 improperly discarded syringes, that's down from previous months.

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