A Call for Artists at Sgt. John Macaulay Park

Hello, artists! There is an opportunity to submit proposals for Sgt. Macaulay Park! Through La Voz Latina, a program of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and in collaboration with the Lower Polk Community Benefit District, artists can submit project ideas for Sgt. Macaulay Park, which is currently being fully renovated. The application deadline is July 8, 2019.

Click here for the full application.

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SF mayor announces $11.9 million budget allocation to help keep the streets clean [KTVU]

Of the $12.3 billion budget, Mayor London Breed announced $11.9 million will go to adding seven new pit stops and 80 Big Belly garbage cans to the City in an effort to keep the streets clean. The Tenderloin community has been calling for a much-needed 24-hour pit stop. Public Works, in partnership with nonprofit Urban Alchemy, currently maintains five pit stops in the Tenderloin; one pit stop that’s opens until 8pm and the others close at 4pm, leaving many people, without a bathroom option after those hours. Read more and watch the video clip via KTVU.

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Troubled Tenderloin corner aims to become temporary foodie destination [KTVU]

San Francisco city leaders are applauding a project aimed at turning a troubled street corner into a foodie destination. La Cocina, a nonprofit that acts as an incubator for women looking to start restaurants. They're already working to transform the interior of the site with the idea of creating mini-restaurants inside. Read more and watch the video segment via Fox KTVU.

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Trans colors adorn SF light poles on Turk and Taylor Streets [Bay Area Reporter]

The colors of the transgender flag have been painted on the streetlight poles around the intersection of Turk (Vicki Mar Lane) and Taylor (Gene Compton's Cafeteria Way) streets with more poles to follow. This is a permanent installation organized by the Transgender Cultural District. Read more via the Bay Area Reporter.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for May 2019

Here’s a look at the May 2019 Clean Team stats, including 33,005 pounds of trash collected. We partner with both Block by Block and Downtown Streets, as well as Public Works, to coordinate cleaning efforts in the neighborhood. We encourage you to call or text the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 for incidents that pose a health hazard on our sidewalks, such as 'code browns'. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello! As neighbors, we must work together for a cleaner Tenderloin.

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Photos: Love Our City Hospitality & Tourism Clean Up Day

This year’s Love Our City clean up event, organized by the City, Public Works, San Francisco Travel, and the Hotel Council of San Francisco, served as an opportunity for volunteers in the hospitality and tourism industry to engage with their neighbors and give back to the City. Here are some photos from the painting, cleaning, gardening and tree planting projects that were done in the Tenderloin.

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Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar in UN Plaza starts June 7

Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar, a new market day is launching in UN Plaza: every Friday, starting June 7th, from 7am to 4pm, UN Plaza will feature the best of San Francisco! Grab fresh fruits and veggies, buy gifts from local vendors, and grab lunch at delicious food stalls representing cuisine from diverse communities throughout the City. Read more here.

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Supervisors Propose Universal Mental Health Care in San Francisco [KQED]

San Francisco Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Matt Haney want the city to offer free mental health care and substance abuse treatment to any city resident in need. As we’ve seen in the neighborhood, the community would greatly benefit from a more accessible mental health care system. Read more via KQED.

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Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record $4.57 million winning bid [KFGO]

An anonymous bidder has agreed to pay a record $4,567,888 at an annual charity auction to have a private lunch with Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. Proceeds benefit the Glide Foundation, a charity in San Francisco's Tenderloin district that serves the poor, homeless or those battling substance abuse. Read more via KFGO Radio.

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Tenderloin Museum presents 'Transgender History: The Roots of Today's Revolution'

Head to the Tenderloin Museum on Tuesday, June 11 , for an evening with award-winning scholar and filmmaker Susan Stryker as she presents on the newest edition of her book, Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution, with particular emphasis on San Francisco's rich transgender history, from the 19th century to the present.

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Yellow Brick Road Awards: Honoring our After School Program Partners

On Thursday, May 30, Yellow Brick Road Awards took place at Boeddeker Park. This was an opportunity to recognize the hard work of our after school program partners who work every day to build a culture of safety through Safe Passage.” This year’s Yellow Brick Road Award was given to Kroc Center/Salvation Army for their outstanding work with youth in the Tenderloin. Additional awards were also given to the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club. Special thanks to Tenderloin Station for co-hosting this event!

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, June Arts Listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From comedy shows, the First Friday Art Walk, performing arts, and art openings, here’s what’s happening this June!

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for April 2019

Here’s a look at the April 2019 Clean Team stats, including 26,845 pounds of trash collected. We partner with both Block by Block and Downtown Streets, as well as Public Works, to coordinate cleaning efforts in the neighborhood. We encourage you to call or text the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 for incidents that pose a health hazard on our sidewalks, such as 'code browns'. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello! As neighbors, we must work together for a cleaner Tenderloin.

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Downtown Streets Team's feature on Tenderloin Team Member, Lewis B.

TLCBD’s Clean Team program is built on partnerships with two key organizations, Block by Block and Downtown Street Team. Both are essential to the neighborhood and made up with people with stories to tell. Here’s a great feature on Lewis B. the Downtown Streets team lead in the Tenderloin. Don’t be fooled by his humble demeanor, this man has been on quite a journey and is an invaluable addition to the Tenderloin…he also makes art! Read the full story via Downtown Streets Team’s website.

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YBCA & Healthy Corner Store Coalition Art Unveiling at Amigo's Market (May 23)

Join YBCA & Healthy Corner Store Coalition for their Food Justice & Community Celebration on May 23. This will be an afternoon filled with food, games and giveaways, art making, and drumming by Sierra Madre Resident, Steve Tanksley! Artwork featured at the event is created by Bessie Carmichael Elementary students, Oasis for Girls CREATE, Food Justice Leaders and Sierra Madre residents. We’ll also be set up out front—come join the festivities!

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Better Market Street Informational Open Houses (June 1 & 5)

Attend the Better Market Street informational open houses on June 1 or June 5. There will be two opportunities for the public to get a closer look at the Better Market Street proposed project design, as well as a few key topics including the first phase of the project, a design alternative for Market between Hayes and Gough street, commercial loading, and transit stops.

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