Posts in Neighbors
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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Plant Therapy offers apartment dwellers inspiration and options [Hoodline]

A new shop in a long-vacant space near the corner of O’Farrell and Hyde streets offers apartment dwellers the chance to easily add some plants to their life. Plant Therapy, at 687 O’Farrell St., is owned by Chai Saechao and his partner, Tony Stapor, who live just down the street and had walked past the empty storefront for years. Read the full article on Hoodline.

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'Painting provides canvas for art of recovery' an article & video feature with our neighbor Tim Snyder [SF Chronicle]

Tim Snyder is always busy creating. He walks around San Francisco wearing psychedelic shirts that he’s sewn together and bright accessories that he’s repurposed from vintage finds.

But what people don’t know is that Snyder hasn’t always been a ray of light. After losing his husband, Paul, to AIDS, Snyder went through a dark time in his life. He fell into drugs and alcohol throughout most of the 1990s and early 2000s and struggled to fill the void of his loss. It wasn’t until deciding that he “no longer wanted to live in the trauma” did Snyder get help. Read the full article and watch the video segment on SF Chronicle

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