Photos: Tenderloin Tree Planting Day!

On September 11, we planted trees in the Tenderloin! Big thanks to Mayor London Breed, State Senator Scott Wiener, San Francisco Public Works, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, FriendsSentaorof the Urban Forest, and the many Tenderloin volunteers and community partners!

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Photo Documentary Project ‘Tender Souls’ Exhibition at the SF Public Library

Curators and photographers Brenton Gieser and Felix Uribe will present and discuss their exhibition Tender Souls, a project uncovering the humanity and complexities of the TenderloinTender Souls will be on view September 15, 2018 - January 13, 2019, at the Main Library, Skylight Gallery.

Opening Program, Sunday, September 16, 1pm.

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Golden Gate Theatre reveals gorgeous new interiors

The Golden Gate Theatre—Mid-Market’s enduring playhouse turned movie house turned playhouse again—celebrates its 96th year. But thanks to a 13-month renovation, which will conclude next week, it doesn’t look a day over, say, 35. Read the full article on SF Curbed.

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New art lending library loans works to Tenderloin neighbors for free [Tenderloin]

A new free art lending library will be available to Tenderloin residents, courtesy of local theater CounterPulse. Launching September 4, the Tenderloin Art Lending Library (TALL) is a queer-artist-run project that will lend artwork to neighbors free of charge for up to one month, according to Rick Darnell, CounterPulse’s community arts manager. Read the full article on Hoodline.

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This Film Set in the Tenderloin Took Four Years to Make [SF Weekly]

With an exhibit called "The Shoots," the Tenderloin Museum acknowledges the effort to create Sephora Woldu’s Life Is Fare. Catch the film screening on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Tenderloin Museum and in November at the Museum of the African Diaspora. Read the full article on the SF Weekly.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for August 2018

August saw the arrival of five new trashcans in the District. Among the street cleaning stats, our hard-working TLCBD Clean Team responded to 96 Hot Line requests, collected 27,265 pounds of trash, properly sanitized for 140 instances of human/animal waste, and properly disposed of 2,335 syringes.

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Safer Inside: Whether you call it a Safe Injection Site or an Overdose Prevention Site, the goal is to save lives

This week (August 28 – 31, 2018)  Safer Inside's demonstration site was in full swing with tours to the press and public. The goal? Show what a full-scale, operational demonstration model of an overdose prevention site would look like.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a monthly Tenderloin arts listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. Want to submit your events for next month’s listing? Fill out the submission form here.

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It's Back-to-School time for Safe Passage

As students are heading back to school and our safety orientation sessions begin, the Safe Passage crew is growing and so are their schedules. This year Safe Passage will be celebrating 10 years! Stay tuned for our celebration in November. Also check out Safe Passage on ABC7 this Friday at 4pm.

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Love Our City, SF Giant Sweep Community Clean Up Day 9/8

Join your neighbors on Saturday, September 8, 9am-noon, as we get swept up with civic pride and all do our part to keep our city clean. The ask is simple: LOVE OUR CITY! Grab a broom and dustpan, sweep the sidewalk in front of your home or business and pick up litter in your neighborhood.

The meeting location for the Tenderloin neighborhood is Sgt. Macaulay Park (@ O’Farrell & Larkin Street). Join us, we’ll see you there! 

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Breed, Pelosi unveil newly renovated public housing in Tenderloin [SF Examiner]

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed today in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood to unveil 89 newly renovated affordable housing units. Named after late House Democratic Leader Sala Burton, the public housing building is for elderly and disabled residents. Read the full article on the SF Examiner.

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Guide to the San Francisco Fringe Festival [SF Chronicle's Datebook]

Running Sept. 6-15, the San Francisco Fringe Festival is an annual, two-week theatrical event featuring a panoply of category-defying short plays, performance art and solo shows from the Bay Area and all over the world. It’s an unjuried festival, in contrast to many other Fringe Festivals throughout the world, meaning that acts are selected by luck of the draw. Nothing gets censored, and artists don’t need a resume to get in. For audiences, it’s a chance to see something other theaters might deem too unmarketable, too indecent, too unorthodox, too confessional. Read the full article on SF Chronicle's Datebook.

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'Tenderloin Neon A-Z' aims to restore neon across the neighborhood [Hoodline]

The Tenderloin Museum this week will host the launch of a new initiative focused on restoring neon signs in the neighborhood through a partnership with the city, neon enthusiasts, and SF Neon who has developed best practices for neon sign restoration. Through its SF Shines grant program, OEWD has been providing funds to property owners for facade upgrades, which sometimes include restoration of historic neon signs. Read the full article on Hoodline.

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The Commons Block Party continues!

On August 16th, check out performances by Sonny & The Sunsets, Banzai Cliff and Golden Gram; plus the Common’s newest attraction, Zak Ové’s art installation, brought to you by the San Francisco Arts Commission.  #wehaveincommons

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From Homeless to Employment in Silicon Valley [VOA News]

As tech giants expand in San Francisco, homelessness and job displacement for locals continues to rise. Deana Mitchell explores Code Tenderloin, an organization that's helping to merge the two worlds for local job seekers. The program was founded by Del Seymour . . . watch the powerful video segment at VOA News.

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Fix-It Team Lighting Program (San FrancisGLO) is distributing free motion-sensor lights

The City’s Fix-It Team is distributing free motion-sensor solar LED lighting for property owners to install on their properties to enhance sidewalk visibility. Property owners must sign a waiver form to participate; priority is given to properties within existing Fix-It neighborhoods, of which the Tenderloin is one. Contact fixitteam@sfgov.org for more information.

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