Photos & recap from Tenderloin Talk LIVE with Supervisor Matt Haney

Thank you everyone who attended our latest TL Talk LIVE, our quarterly event series. Here are some photos from the event and a recap of the discussion; including the announcement of TL Thrives, an actionable plan to build block safety groups, expand the Micro Neighborhood Cleaning program, and address open air drug dealing and drug use. Supervisor Matt Haney has also called for a hearing on April 25 on the issue and has identified a 10-point plan to improve the City’s cleaning efforts.

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TLCBD starts Block Safety Group trainings. Connect with a group near you!

Block safety groups have been identified as one of the best ways to connect neighbors, and improve the overall safety and cleanliness of an area on a localized level. TLCBD has begun connecting people to these groups and have started a training program, adapted from the Safe Passage program.

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Tenderloin food hall project advances; affordable housing to come later [SF Examiner]

A Tenderloin food hall is expected to open under a six-year lease, in association with the Tenderloin Housing Clinic. The nonprofit La Cocina, which trains women of color to advance in the food industry, will open up within 7,500-square feet of 101 Hyde St. as a temporary interim use. The full Board will vote on the lease agreement next week. Read more via SF Examiner.

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Tenderloin Historic Ephemera Project Closing Reception (March 28)

Head to the Tenderloin Museum on March 28th 6-9pm to celebrate the magic that is ephemera with their closing of the Tenderloin Historic Ephemera Project. This event is your last chance to see the ephemera exhibit and the matchbook art exhibition, Close Cover Before Striking: Alexander von Wolff. Read more via the Tenderloin Museum for more details.

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From fried chicken to tiki drinks: Check out the Tenderloin's 3 newest food & beverage spots [ABC 7]

Interested in checking out the newest food and drink businesses to open in the Tenderloin? From a Chinese-inspired chicken sandwich shop to a zombie-themed tiki bar, read on for the newest spots to land in this area of San Francisco. Read more via ABC 7.

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Hungry hawk stops traffic in the Tenderloin [SF Examiner]

Did you see the hawk? A red-tailed hawk brought traffic to a halt earlier this month when it stopped to eat a pigeon in the middle of a busy street in the Tenderloin. The bird made its kill on Larkin Street near Ellis Street, drawing a handful of residents who took photos. Read more and check out the video via the SF Examiner.

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Asterisk Magazine's first issue of their SF 'Hoods' series is all about the Tenderloin. Weigh in with their survey!

This spring, Asterisk which is headquartered in the Tenderloin, and best-known for its arts and culture magazine, will be releasing their first issue of HOODS, a quarterly print publication celebrating different but equally vibrant neighborhoods in San Francisco/Bay Area. The first issue will be covering the Tenderloin and you can weigh in on some of your favorite spots with their survey!

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A Day Out with the Downtown Streets Team [Bold Italic]

“You’ve probably seen the Downtown Streets Team around, with their telltale yellow vests, rubber gloves and wheeled trash cans in the graffitied alleys of the Mission and the crowded streets of the Tenderloin. The idea behind the organization: to give homeless and low-income people a job and resources to get their lives back on track.” Read more about their work on Bold Italic.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for February 2019

Here’s a look at the February Clean Team stats, including 21,560 pounds of trash collected. 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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CounterPulse launches new window displays of work by Tenderloin artists [Hoodline]

Local theater company CounterPulse has been a strong supporter of Tenderloin artists, letting neighbors borrow their work for free through an art lending library. Now, the group is expanding into exhibiting artists' work, with new displays in the windows of 350 Jones St. showcasing pieces created by people in the neighborhood. (The building itself is home to the Homeless Storage Facility, a nonprofit that provides space for houseless neighbors to store their clothes and other non-perishable items.) Read more via Hoodline here.

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Save the Date! Thai New Year & Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival, April 14

Save the date for the first annual Thai New Year and Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival happening on April 14, in alignment with Sunday Streets. We’re excited to be a partner on this event and hope you will join us for this fun, family-oriented day; promoting Southeast Asian culture, food, music, tradition, the Tenderloin neighborhood, and the Larkin Street commercial corridor.

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TLCBD Opportunity: We're looking for Safe Passage Corner Captains!

Do you like to help others? TLCBD Safe Passage has an opportunity for you to become a Corner Captain! Corner Captains are the backbone of TLCBD Safe Passage. They promote a culture of safety in the Tenderloin and assist others as they navigate through busy streets and intersections. Contact us for details on the next orientation and feel free to share this opportunity along.

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'The Big Eat 2019: 100 Best Dishes in San Francisco' [7x7] includes a Handful of Tenderloin Spots

7x7’s “2019 Big Eat” article features a whopping 81 new plates, as well as 43 restaurants that have never graced the list before. Among the list was Esan Classic, Onsen, Tadu, Sing Sing Sandwiches, and Villon at the Proper Hotel. Find the full list here.

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Black Trans Women Created the World's First Trans Cultural District [Out.com]

Check out the latest interview about the newly-established Trans Cultural District in the Tenderloin. The organizers give insight on the district’s formation and share about the historical importance of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot of 1966 and the Tenderloin community. Read the article on Out.com.

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Code Tenderloin's Five Corners Fundraiser (March 21)

The Five Corners Fundraiser is Code Tenderloin's inaugural community event that will bring together students, supporters, volunteers, and local artists for a unique and inspiring evening. Support Code Tenderloin, a workforce development nonprofit that aims to secure long-term employment for under-served populations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Get your tickets and more details here.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of SF, Keystone Fundraiser & Community Event (March 25)

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco are hosting a fundraiser event called “Feed The Mind - The Pursuit of Joy and Balance." Proceeds from this event help send their amazing teens to the annual Keystone Leadership Conference. The event and fundraiser will feature interviews, interactive activities, raffles (including official Golden State Warriors gear), and much more. Get your tickets here.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, March 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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Supervisor Haney Wants Answers and Solutions for Open Air Drug Dealing Epidemic

During the February 12, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting, District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney called for a hearing to address open air drug dealing in the Tenderloin, SOMA, Civic Center, and Mid-Market. The directive comes from the urgent need to re-evaluate the City’s current strategies for handling drug-related issues. Click to read the full statement.

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Tenderloin recognized at 11th Annual NEN Awards

On February 6, the 2019 NEN Awards took place at City Hall. This event has become the City’s official celebration of neighborhood heroes. The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of the residents and organizations who make our city an amazing place to live.

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