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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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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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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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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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