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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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Facebook replaces stolen computers at Code Tenderloin [ABC 7]

You might never take your laptop computer for granted again if it was a key for getting you off the street. Representatives from Facebook stepped up to help a non-profit called Code Tenderloin replace laptop computers that were stolen earlier this summer. Many of the students are homeless when they enter the Code Tenderloin program, which teaches them to write computer code and use other tech skills. Find out more via ABC 7.

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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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Federal drug crackdown yields 32 arrests in notoriously drug-heavy San Francisco neighborhood [USA Today]

U.S. Attorney David Anderson has started an effort to crackdown on drug trafficking in the Tenderloin. In his press conference, he adds that the enforcement initiative by more than 15 federal agencies focused on high-level drug dealing, fraud, identity theft and firearms. Read more via USA Today.

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Much-needed Tenderloin housing makes architectural splash — after an 11-year wait [SF Chronicle]

There’s a visually striking addition to the ever-troubled Tenderloin — a nine-story structure clad in colorful brick that holds 113 apartments for low-income residents, plus a pair of community-oriented retail spaces. Too bad it took 11 years to summon the newcomer into existence… Here’s the article by SF Chronicle’s urban design critic, John King.

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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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Developers kick off work on 240 microunits in the Tenderloin [SF Business Times]

Developers plan to kick off construction on 240 microunit apartments in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin neighborhood. The idea behind the project is to create cost-efficient homes for low-income renters and those who fall into the "missing middle" — workers who don't qualify for subsidized housing, but also struggle to pay market-rate rents. Read more via SF Business Times.

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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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