Tenderloin Safe Trick or Treating with CounterPulse, Safe Passage & more!

Join CounterPulse and other Tenderloin theater venues like PianoFight and EXIT Theatre for a fun, free, and family-friendly Halloween adventure! TLCBD Safe Passage Corner Captains will be leading the guided Trick or Treating route for kids, with support from officers at the Tenderloin Police Station.

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The Tenderloin and SoMa: San Francisco’s safe sites for drug dealers [SF Chronicle]

In a recent position paper, we noted the drug trade as the most frustrating and difficult issue affecting our community. We hear regularly from parents, merchants, and residents about these impacts. In recent years we’ve made strides and continue to push our safety efforts through our programs, including Cleaning, Safe Passage, Block Safety and the Camera Network, as well as through our partnerships, including with law enforcement, criminal justice, harm reduction, health workers and city partners. TLCBD is dedicated to leading the evolution of the Tenderloin into a vibrant community for ALL. Read Heather Knight’s column more on SF Chronicle here. Read Heather Knight’s column more on SF Chronicle here.

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Tenderloin's Walk for Wellness invites you to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

The Walk for Wellness is celebrating Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with activities throughout Sgt. Macaulay Park, Turk & Hyde Park, and Boeddeker Park.

Meet TLCBD at the Turk Hyde Park by 4:30 for a special Aztec dance performance followed by a procession to Boeddeker Park and then Sgt Macualay Park to check out altars and celebrate the holiday with family friendly activities.

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'Living Memory' exhibit offers real-time portraits of Tenderloin people, places and faces [Hoodline]

The exhibit, Living Memory in the TL, comes from artist Deirdre Weinberg, who got the idea when she was contributing to a recent Tenderloin-wide community art project, painting the neighborhood’s garbage cans and utility boxes. To complement Weinberg's exhibit, Chlo & Co Dance is developing a complementary community event and performance called The Drove V. It will be showcased at the Tenderloin Museum on November 2 and 3, with Weinberg's exhibit closing on November 29. Read the full article on the Hoodline.

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SFMTA Board to consider 3 major pedestrian safety projects for Tenderloin, SoMa streets today [Hoodline]

Proposals to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in the Tenderloin and SoMa neighborhoods will be considered by the SFMTA Board of Directors today as part of the city’s plan to reduce traffic-related deaths.

The meeting comes just under two months after a pedestrian was killed in an unsolved hit-and-run incident near the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets, one of the critical areas targeted by the Safer Taylor Street Project. And according to SFMTA, the corridor targeted by the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project sees pedestrians struck by vehicles once every 16 days on average.  Read the full article on the Hoodline.

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Every first Friday is 4 Corner Friday! Go out & meet some neighbors!

Each first Friday of the month is “Four Corner Friday!” Community groups and neighbors are encouraged to go out; mix, mingle, and meet some new people. Find us stationed in front of the TLCBD Office (512 Ellis St) and look for balloons throughout the neighborhood.

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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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Winter-themed ice rink, park coming to San Francisco's Civic Center [ABC7]

A winter-themed park will bring seasonal cheer to San Francisco at the end of November. ABC7 News spoke with the owner of Bietak Productions, who confirmed the Winter Park will open at Civic Center November 30 and will feature a 6,000-square-foot ice rink and a lighted forest. The park will be open from noon to 10 p.m. through January 6. Read more and watch the video clip here.

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Tenderloin kids treated to San Francisco Giants game by Lefty O'Doul's owner [ABC7]

Students from a school in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood went to a Giants game Wednesday thanks to the owner of Lefty O'Doul's restaurant. You might say Nick Bovis has adopted the inner city school after a story that touched his heart. Read more and watch the video clip here.

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How Indian Americans Came to Run Half of All U.S. Motels [National Geographic]

As a new immigrant to the United States in the early 1970s, Jayantibhai Patel slept very little. By day he held down a job at a bank in San Francisco. By night he toiled in the city’s run-down Tenderloin district at the Vincent Hotel, a property he had acquired not long after moving to the country. By the 1980s he and his two sons were running several motels and hotels in California, and now, four years after Patel’s death, his granddaughters are taking the family business forward. Read more about the South Asian American experience in National Geographic’s full article.

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Photos: La Cocina’s Municipal Marketplace Bread Breaking Ceremony

Today was the ‘bread breaking’ ceremony for La Cocina’s Municipal Marketplace, marking the beginning of construction of the country's first all-women-led food hall. The marketplace is expected to open in Spring 2019 at 101 Hyde Street in Tenderloin, where the post office once stood.

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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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