Posts tagged Neighborhood
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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Day of Service brings together neighbors, City partners, and environmental design

This work is part of TLCBD’s model for Block Safety Groups to bring creative and fun solutions, as well a City funding, to improve the issues they identify on their blocks. We are taking the traditional safety model of physical improvement “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)” and reframing it as “Community Pride Through Environmental Design”.

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SF Public Works to test 24-hour public bathroom in the Tenderloin [SF Examiner]

San Francisco is expected to begin operating a 24-hour public bathroom with attendants in the Tenderloin beginning this summer. The three-month pilot program is planned for a toilet at Hyde Street at Golden Gate Avenue and comes at the urging of Supervisor Matt Haney, who represents the Tenderloin and made 24-hour public toilets a campaign promise. Read more via the SF Examiner.

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SF mayor announces $11.9 million budget allocation to help keep the streets clean [KTVU]

Of the $12.3 billion budget, Mayor London Breed announced $11.9 million will go to adding seven new pit stops and 80 Big Belly garbage cans to the City in an effort to keep the streets clean. The Tenderloin community has been calling for a much-needed 24-hour pit stop. Public Works, in partnership with nonprofit Urban Alchemy, currently maintains five pit stops in the Tenderloin; one pit stop that’s opens until 8pm and the others close at 4pm, leaving many people, without a bathroom option after those hours. Read more and watch the video clip via KTVU.

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Troubled Tenderloin corner aims to become temporary foodie destination [KTVU]

San Francisco city leaders are applauding a project aimed at turning a troubled street corner into a foodie destination. La Cocina, a nonprofit that acts as an incubator for women looking to start restaurants. They're already working to transform the interior of the site with the idea of creating mini-restaurants inside. Read more and watch the video segment via Fox KTVU.

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Trans colors adorn SF light poles on Turk and Taylor Streets [Bay Area Reporter]

The colors of the transgender flag have been painted on the streetlight poles around the intersection of Turk (Vicki Mar Lane) and Taylor (Gene Compton's Cafeteria Way) streets with more poles to follow. This is a permanent installation organized by the Transgender Cultural District. Read more via the Bay Area Reporter.

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Tenderloin Museum presents 'Transgender History: The Roots of Today's Revolution'

Head to the Tenderloin Museum on Tuesday, June 11 , for an evening with award-winning scholar and filmmaker Susan Stryker as she presents on the newest edition of her book, Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution, with particular emphasis on San Francisco's rich transgender history, from the 19th century to the present.

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Downtown Streets Team's feature on Tenderloin Team Member, Lewis B.

TLCBD’s Clean Team program is built on partnerships with two key organizations, Block by Block and Downtown Street Team. Both are essential to the neighborhood and made up with people with stories to tell. Here’s a great feature on Lewis B. the Downtown Streets team lead in the Tenderloin. Don’t be fooled by his humble demeanor, this man has been on quite a journey and is an invaluable addition to the Tenderloin…he also makes art! Read the full story via Downtown Streets Team’s website.

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YBCA & Healthy Corner Store Coalition Art Unveiling at Amigo's Market (May 23)

Join YBCA & Healthy Corner Store Coalition for their Food Justice & Community Celebration on May 23. This will be an afternoon filled with food, games and giveaways, art making, and drumming by Sierra Madre Resident, Steve Tanksley! Artwork featured at the event is created by Bessie Carmichael Elementary students, Oasis for Girls CREATE, Food Justice Leaders and Sierra Madre residents. We’ll also be set up out front—come join the festivities!

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Better Market Street Informational Open Houses (June 1 & 5)

Attend the Better Market Street informational open houses on June 1 or June 5. There will be two opportunities for the public to get a closer look at the Better Market Street proposed project design, as well as a few key topics including the first phase of the project, a design alternative for Market between Hayes and Gough street, commercial loading, and transit stops.

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'Street of Dreams' A Look Back at Market Street & the Twitter Tax Break [SF Chronicle]

Eight years ago, San Francisco city leaders offered a tax break to draw companies to the Mid-Market neighborhood. That tax break expires on May 20. To mark its end, this Chronicle package looks at the evolution of the street, the impact on commercial and residential real estate, and the benefits that flowed — or didn’t — to the city and its people. Check out the three-part series via SF Chronicle.

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Now a legacy business, Tenderloin nonprofit GLIDE plots new community initiatives [Hoodline]

Last month, Tenderloin nonprofit GLIDE, which was originally founded in 1929, became one of the newest members of the city's Legacy Business Registry. Nominated by District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney, who represents the Tenderloin, GLIDE has now officially joined the ranks of the "longstanding, community-serving businesses" that have established themselves in San Francisco neighborhoods for at least three decades. Read more via Hoodline.

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'Came Here to Live' ABD Productions/ Skywatchers Performance (May 17-19)

ABD Productions presents the Skywatchers ensemble in We Came Here to Live, the featured performance of Skywatchers’ 8th annual Festival, At the Table: Visions, May 17-19. Tickets are for performances only. Community meal (Sat) is first come first serve- Tenderloin residents strongly encouraged to attend. For tickets and additional info, click here.

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It's almost time for 4 Corner Friday! A monthly neighborhood-wide opportunity to meet your neighbors

Each first Friday of the month, from 3-4:30pm, the Tenderloin has a neighborhood-wide activation called “4 Corner Friday.” Join the festivities by covering a corner or simply connecting with neighbors throughout the Tenderloin. This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors, strengthen relationships, and to have some fun!

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Mid-Market's vacancies, stalled developments trigger plans to activate dormant sites [SF Business Times]

As developing sites throughout San Francisco has becomes increasingly expensive and time-intensive, city officials have struggled with how to activate the often vacant space on these properties. This week, the Planning Department approved extending temporary uses at these sites while developers wait for the required approvals for permanent projects. Read the full article on SF Business Times.

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