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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'Street of Dreams' A Look Back at Market Street & the Twitter Tax Break [SF Chronicle]

Eight years ago, San Francisco city leaders offered a tax break to draw companies to the Mid-Market neighborhood. That tax break expires on May 20. To mark its end, this Chronicle package looks at the evolution of the street, the impact on commercial and residential real estate, and the benefits that flowed — or didn’t — to the city and its people. Check out the three-part series via SF Chronicle.

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Now a legacy business, Tenderloin nonprofit GLIDE plots new community initiatives [Hoodline]

Last month, Tenderloin nonprofit GLIDE, which was originally founded in 1929, became one of the newest members of the city's Legacy Business Registry. Nominated by District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney, who represents the Tenderloin, GLIDE has now officially joined the ranks of the "longstanding, community-serving businesses" that have established themselves in San Francisco neighborhoods for at least three decades. Read more via Hoodline.

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'Came Here to Live' ABD Productions/ Skywatchers Performance (May 17-19)

ABD Productions presents the Skywatchers ensemble in We Came Here to Live, the featured performance of Skywatchers’ 8th annual Festival, At the Table: Visions, May 17-19. Tickets are for performances only. Community meal (Sat) is first come first serve- Tenderloin residents strongly encouraged to attend. For tickets and additional info, click here.

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It's almost time for 4 Corner Friday! A monthly neighborhood-wide opportunity to meet your neighbors

Each first Friday of the month, from 3-4:30pm, the Tenderloin has a neighborhood-wide activation called “4 Corner Friday.” Join the festivities by covering a corner or simply connecting with neighbors throughout the Tenderloin. This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors, strengthen relationships, and to have some fun!

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Mid-Market's vacancies, stalled developments trigger plans to activate dormant sites [SF Business Times]

As developing sites throughout San Francisco has becomes increasingly expensive and time-intensive, city officials have struggled with how to activate the often vacant space on these properties. This week, the Planning Department approved extending temporary uses at these sites while developers wait for the required approvals for permanent projects. Read the full article on SF Business Times.

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2019 Benefit for the San Francisco Senior Center, A Special Beatles Event (May 31)

On Friday, May 31, San Francisco Senior Center invite you to their Beatles-themed benefit event. Join in for an evening of favorite Beatles tunes from cover band Hard Day’s Night, food, drinks, entertainment, raffle, and live auction. Contact Frank Mitchell 415-923-4485 or fmitchell@sequoialiving.org for your Ticket To Ride!

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, May 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 May!

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Supervisor Matt Haney's Press Conference & Rally for Clean & Healthy Streets (Photos & News Coverage)

On April 29, 2019, Supervisor Matt Haney held a rally and press conference for Clean & Healthy Streets, alongside residents, community organizations, and small businesses. The press conference also included the release of a 10-point plan for clean and healthy streets in D6. Here are the photos and links to press coverage.

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Tenderloin Museum Celebrates its 4th Anniversary with these two special events (May 7 & 11)

The Tenderloin Museum is hosting a two-day celebration, in honor of their four year anniversary! Events will include the Tenderloin Museum 4th Anniversary Soirée on May 7 and their 4th Annual Community Day Celebration on May 11.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for March 2019

Here’s a look at the March 2019 Clean Team stats, including 25,445 pounds of trash collected and 3,637 sharps properly disposed. 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' or needles. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello!

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Photos: Thai New Year Festival x Sunday Streets

Sunday, April 13 was the Tenderloin’s first Thai New Year Festival, teamed up with Sunday Streets and a number of local organizations. This proved to be a winning combo, bringing out neighbors and visitors alike for a fun, family-friendly day of activities. Here are some photos from the event!

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