Photos: Four Corner Friday (October 4)

Here are some photos from October’s Four Corner Friday event. Four Corner Friday is a monthly community-wide activation that takes place each first Friday of the month. SImply come outside and meet some neighbors! The next Four Corner Friday will be shifted to Thursday, October 31st. A map of all participating locations will be released shortly. If you’re a local group who’d like to get added to the map of participating locations email us: info@tlcbd.org

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Save the date! The Tenderloin Halloween Crawl is coming!

Families and children of the Tenderloin, join us for the Tenderloin Halloween Crawl on October 31, 4:30 to 6:30pm. Save the date! And stay tuned for the full map of participating neighborhood locations and additional events on and around Halloween which we will be posting soon to www.tlcbd.org/blog/halloween-2019.

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Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Even Closer to Reality [Socket Site]

Plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street were approved last September, with designs for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise behind the church’s existing façade, and around the corner, having been drawn. The revised plans for the project will be presented to the SF Planning Commission this week, after which permits for the development, which is slated to yield 176 residential units along with a new church and a ground floor restaurant/retail space could be issued.

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District Attorney Debate: Candidates discuss SF homelessness, drug use, drunk driving [KRON 4]

The four candidates for San Francisco District Attorney faced off Friday afternoon in a debate at the KRON4 studio, discussing a range of topics, including the city’s homeless crisis, drug use on city streets and fatal drunk driving collisions. Watch in full via KRON 4 and catch the next debate at Manny’s (3092 16 Street) on October 15th, 7:30-8:30pm.

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Pizza in San Francisco: 3 new spots to try [Hoodline]

Looking for the best new pizza in San Francisco? These spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some pizza, including Abe’s Pizza 940 Market Street in the Tenderloin. Abe's Pizza owner Abe Zal is a 25-year veteran of Blondie's Pizza, which was previously located a block away on Powell Street before shutting down in 2016. He also has a second location in Berkeley. Read more via Hoodline.

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Job-training pop-up opens on troubled Mid-Market block where liquor store, smoke shop just closed [SF Chronicle]

A community group has set up a job-training pop-up on a troubled Mid-Market block in San Francisco where a liquor store and smoke shop recently closed, as the city and local activists continue to try to address crime and blight in the area. Code Tenderloin, a Tenderloin workforce development nonprofit, organized the pop-up, which will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons for at least four months at the corner of Jones and Market streets.

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5 top options for inexpensive Chinese fare in San Francisco [Hoodline]

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Chinese fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Chinese restaurants around San Francisco, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. Topping the list is Hai Ky Noodles, located at 707 Ellis St. (between Larkin and Polk streets) in the Tenderloin, Hai Ky Noodles. Read more via Hoodline.

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'We Got Your Back' Homeless Benefit & Family Fun Day (October 5th)

Forge Development Partners, Bridge Investment Group and the Danna Foundation invite you to a free Youth and Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 5 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Boeddeker Park at 246 Eddy Street in the Tenderloin. Enjoy lawn games, activities for children, a bounce house, live music and refreshments; and get an up-close look at a fire engine thanks to the San Francisco Fire Department.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, October Arts Listings

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From Madonna at SHN (which will officially change its name to BroadwaySF on October 1st) to concerts and art openings, here’s what’s happening this October!

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Window Displays Looking for Windows

Join 826 Valencia in showing vibrant window displays created by local artists. Through a grant from SF Shines, 826 Valencia works with local artists to create beautiful window displays for both their location at Golden Gate and Leavenworth in the Tenderloin, as well as for neighborhood businesses and organizations. Find out how you can get a window display and also check out our beautiful display in the meantime!

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Editorial: We don’t want to be here again.

“The Tenderloin has been here before and we don’t want to be here again.“ An editorial from Simon Bertrang, TLCBD Executive Director, on the recent vehicular violence that critically injured an 11-year-old boy and what should be done to prevent vehicular violence in the Tenderloin.

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Task force to address drug dealing in Tenderloin moves forward

Supervisor Matt Haney’s call for a task force to address harms related to open drug dealing in the Tenderloin and other neighborhoods is headed to a full vote after a unanimous approval at the rules committee on September 16th. TLCBD strongly supports the call for a task force as part of the Tenderloin Thrives initiative.

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Neighbors, Community Organizations Rally for Urgently Needed Pedestrian Safety Measures

On Friday September 13th, Tenderloin residents and community based organizations rallied together to shut down the intersection of Golden Gate and Leavenworth Streets, demanding swift action to prevent any more traffic violence in the neighborhood. Read more about the demonstration, community demands, and what’s being done at the links below.

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Bold Italic's 5 Best Pools for Cooling Off in SF + TNDC's Pool Toss Fundraiser at Phoenix Hotel

Bold Italic’s recent roundup of San Francisco pool hangouts includes Phoenix Hotel, which is of no surprise to anyone who’s been there before! Be sure to head there on Tuesday, October 15th for the 27th Annual TNDC Pool Toss which serves as their key fundraiser for the Tenderloin After-School program. Read the full article here.

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'SF's 5 best spots to score budget-friendly halal eats' [Hoodline]

“Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable halal restaurants around San Francisco, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.” We were happy to see Z Zoul Cafe, a family-run Tenderloin go-to for Sudanese cuisine, on the list.

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Photos: Sunday Streets in the Tenderloin

The second Tenderloin event of the Sunday Streets season took place on Sunday, September 8, with multiple community activations taking place throughout the neighborhood. While it may have been a bit difficult to hit all the activity hotspots without a bike or wheeled mode of transportation, it looks like fun was had by all. This fall’s event also marked the inaugural Getting There Together Celebration at the Civic Center, which took place in conjunction with Sunday Streets.

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Celebrate Cecil Williams’ 90th Birthday with GLIDE! (September 22)

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, GLIDE invites you to a Community Celebration on the occasion of Rev. Cecil Williams’ 90th Birthday! Reverend Cecil Williams is GLIDE’s legendary co-founder and Minister of Liberation for over 50 years. Join the Sunday Celebration at 9:00 and 11:00 am at GLIDE Church followed by a community party from 12:30 until 3:00 pm at Boeddeker Park.

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Column: What if I were homeless? An immersion course in empathy in San Francisco’s Tenderloin [LA Times]

A small group, made up mostly of prosecutors and police officers, was challenged to expand their empathy through an extraordinary immersion course in the Tenderloin. The writer was invited to witness them going through this process and joined them in experiencing life on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin. Read more via the LA Times.

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