Posts in TLCBD
Tenderloin Talk LIVE x Appreciation Party, That's a Wrap!

On behalf of the TLCBD Board and Staff, a special thanks to everyone who made it out to the latest Tenderloin Talk LIVE event and Appreciation Party. This was a moment to celebrate CONNECTION (one of the TLCBD core values!) as well as the the past fifteen years, the upcoming fifteen years⁠—and the community that's made this all possible! Thank you!

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Tenderloin Pride Block Party & 2nd Annual Gala, a fundraiser for Compton's Transgender Cultural District

Tenderloin Pride where LGBTQQII Comes Alive will celebrate our 2nd Annual Gala on September 7th 2019 at the Tenderloin Museum, followed by a Block Party at Vicki Mar Lane (100 Block of Turk Street) on September 8th. Join the celebration, with discussions on wonderful LGBT history of the Tenderloin area with local activists, entertainment, and more!

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No one knows how to solve problem of scooters in cities [Local 10 News]

Earlier this year, Scoot, a San Francisco-based subsidiary of Bird, restricted parking in Chinatown and the Tenderloin, a neighborhood with a significant homeless population. It said the decision resulted from narrow sidewalks, and concerns raised by the local community groups. Groups were divided over a ban. Fernando Pujals, spokesperson for the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, said he reached out to Scoot about crowded sidewalk concerns, but didn't want a ban... Read the article via Local 10 News.

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Sunday Streets & 'Getting There Together (GTT) Celebration of All Ages & Abilities (Sept 8)

Alongside this week’s Sunday Streets Tenderloin, the inaugural ‘Getting There Together’ event is taking place! This is a citywide celebration of San Francisco seniors and adults with disabilities. There is a full schedule of events taking place at Civic Center (Fulton/Larkin). And don’t forget to visit the rest of the Sunday Streets route, the TLCBD crew will be out front of the office at 512 Ellis (cross street Leavenworth).

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Photos: First Annual Tenderloin Block Safety Day

August 31, 2019 was the inaugural TL Block Safety Day event! From Boeddeker Park the group embarked on a walking tour with Block Safety Group leaders speaking along the route, and ending with a lunch back at the park. Want to connect with your Block Safety Group? Email us: blocksafetygroups@tlcbd.org

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, September Arts Listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From the Fringe Festival to art openings, here’s what’s happening this September!

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

In August, students headed back to school and the Safe Passage program ramped up to accommodate the students. We also had the pleasure of celebrating birthdays with Corner Captains King John and Richard, and SEVEN years of service with Stephen Tennis! If you're inspired to support Safe Passage, please contact us to volunteer!

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The TLCBD Clean Team is off on Labor Day

The Clean Team is on duty 361 days a year and are getting a well-deserved day off this Monday, Labor Day! For immediate concerns or large bulk items, call 311. All calls and texts received promptly when the the Clean Team Hotline (415-385-5490) will be addressed as soon as the team returns.

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Sunday Streets Tenderloin returns (Sept 8)

Join with neighbors for the next installment of car-free streets in the Tenderloin. Happening Sunday, September 8th, one mile of road in and around the Tenderloin becomes car free making way for community fun. Come on by our office at 512 Ellis Street and connect with us. Click here for more info about the event.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for July 2019

Here’s a look at the July 2019 Clean Team stats, including 29,750 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 'Demo Day Celebration' (August 15)

Join Downtown Streets Team for their inaugural Demo Day event in which they will showcase the amazing work of the San Francisco Streets Team and the positive impact they are making in the community while finding their way out of homelessness. Demo Day is hosted by Twitter. Food, drinks, games, and prizes will be provided. Mayor London breed will also be speaking to our powerful movement. Help build hygiene kits, meet Downtown Streets Team Members, and join the celebration! RSVP here.

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Supervisor Haney introduces "Street Level Drug Dealing Task Force Legislation"

During the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, July 30th, Supervisor Matt Haney introduced draft legislation to enact a City Task Force in response to the issue of open drug markets in the Tenderloin, Mid Market, SoMa, and Civic Center neighborhoods. TLCBD has supported the call for a Task Force since introducing the Tenderloin Thrives initiative earlier this year.

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Tenderloin Hidden Gems Award Ceremony (August 16)

Wildflower Institute invites family and friends to celebrate local artists and their stories of the Tenderloin. A light supper and non-alcoholic beverages will be available following the ceremony. The institute sponsors grant awards to recognize artworks, of the Tenderloin that tell the stories of the community. RSVP to attend.

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Safe Street Advocates Call for a State of Emergency

After two more pedestrian fatalities in the Tenderloin, Walk San Francisco held a rally earlier this month to demand that the city take emergency measures to provide safe streets. Read more about the rally via Bay City Beacon and Kron4. As well as SF Chronicle’s opinion piece, “rebuilding cities for people, not cars.” At TLCBD we are also pushing for changes to dangerous intersections, including more pedestrian scrambles; plus education and escorting following these changes. Would you like to see more TLCBD Safe Passage Corner Captains at new scramble intersections?

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