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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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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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Tenderloin all-immigrant team nurtures up-and-coming soccer star

Ali, a 19 year-old sophomore at San Francisco State University, plays forward in the Tenderloin Street Soccer Club’s all-immigrant team, which was created by Street Soccer USA. The team, sponsored by the company Future Sense during the competition, competed for the first time on Sunday at the event, which was organized by Rec and Park and Street Soccer USA, a non-profit. Read more via SF Examiner.

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Photos: 2019 Walk for Wellness

Saturday, July 27th was the Walk for Wellness—a day for exploring our neighborhood green spaces, getting a little exercise, and meeting some new friends. The route included stops at the Tenderloin National Forest, the newly re-paved TL Rec Center; and the currently-being-renovated Turk/ Hyde Mini Park and Sgt. Macaulay Park. The event concluded at Boeddeker Park with live music, lunch, games…and bubbles! Thanks to all who joined us!

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, August 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, to live music performances, and art openings, here’s what’s happening this August!

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Tenderloin film, at 52, remains relevant today [SF Chronicle]

The film with its harsh name, “Drugs in the Tenderloin,” is nevertheless a tender film. After the documentary premiered on television in 1967, it never aired again— until the Tenderloin Museum resurfaced it. The film has since been shown a number of times with current audiences still intrigued. The film will be shown on August 14 at the Tenderloin Museum. Read more via SF Chronicle.

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The City needs a Homelessness Oversight Commission to provide accountability, transparency [SF Examiner]

The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has less oversight, less accountability, and less transparency over its budget, strategy, and policies than nearly every other large city department. This November, San Franciscans will have the opportunity to vote on a common sense Homelessness Oversight Commission that will improve the City’s ability to get people off the streets. Read more via SF Examiner.

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District 6 supervisor takes on canine ‘poop problem’ [SF Examiner]

Problems with dog poop have prompted a city supervisor to call for more waste receptacles in his district. Supervisor Matt Haney has secured $15,000 in next year’s budget, which he plans to allocate toward dog stations featuring compostable trash bags and a space for discarding the waste. Read more via SF Examiner.

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International Friendship Day & July's Tenderloin Lunch Passport

TNDC’s Community Organizing department will be celebrating International Friendship Day on Wednesday, July 31st from at Boeddeker Park - a day that honors the struggles that youth face all over the world. The purpose of the event is to promote unity, peace and friendship between people of different ethnic backgrounds. More than 13 organizations/groups will be tabling at the event. Join in for family-friendly fun, including games, prizes, and performances from neighborhood groups. All are welcome!

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