The city of San Francisco is home to some of the nation’s largest technology companies, including Twitter and Uber. At the same time, it has one of the largest homeless populations in the country. Homelessness and job displacement for local people continue to rise. But, one program is helping to connect the two worlds for job seekers. Check out this video on Code Tenderloin and its founder Del Seymour. Watch the video segment and read the article at VOA News.Read More
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed today in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood to unveil 89 newly renovated affordable housing units. Named after late House Democratic Leader Sala Burton, the public housing building is for elderly and disabled residents. Read the full article on the SF Examiner.Read More
Running Sept. 6-15, the San Francisco Fringe Festival is an annual, two-week theatrical event featuring a panoply of category-defying short plays, performance art and solo shows from the Bay Area and all over the world. It’s an unjuried festival, in contrast to many other Fringe Festivals throughout the world, meaning that acts are selected by luck of the draw. Nothing gets censored, and artists don’t need a resume to get in. For audiences, it’s a chance to see something other theaters might deem too unmarketable, too indecent, too unorthodox, too confessional. Read the full article on SF Chronicle's Datebook.Read More
The Tenderloin Museum this week will host the launch of a new initiative focused on restoring neon signs in the neighborhood through a partnership with the city, neon enthusiasts, and SF Neon who has developed best practices for neon sign restoration. Through its SF Shines grant program, OEWD has been providing funds to property owners for facade upgrades, which sometimes include restoration of historic neon signs. Read the full article on Hoodline.Read More
As tech giants expand in San Francisco, homelessness and job displacement for locals continues to rise. Deana Mitchell explores Code Tenderloin, an organization that's helping to merge the two worlds for local job seekers. The program was founded by Del Seymour . . . watch the powerful video segment at VOA News.Read More
A new shop in a long-vacant space near the corner of O’Farrell and Hyde streets offers apartment dwellers the chance to easily add some plants to their life. Plant Therapy, at 687 O’Farrell St., is owned by Chai Saechao and his partner, Tony Stapor, who live just down the street and had walked past the empty storefront for years. Read the full article on Hoodline.Read More
Tim Snyder is always busy creating. He walks around San Francisco wearing psychedelic shirts that he’s sewn together and bright accessories that he’s repurposed from vintage finds.
But what people don’t know is that Snyder hasn’t always been a ray of light. After losing his husband, Paul, to AIDS, Snyder went through a dark time in his life. He fell into drugs and alcohol throughout most of the 1990s and early 2000s and struggled to fill the void of his loss. It wasn’t until deciding that he “no longer wanted to live in the trauma” did Snyder get help. Read the full article and watch the video segment on SF Chronicle.Read More
A new Korean spot has made its debut in the neighborhood. Located at 791 O'Farrell St. in the Tenderloin, the fresh arrival is called Lucky Pig. This newbie in the former Bang San Thai space offers an array of classic Korean fare, like tofu-kimchi dumplings, japchae noodles, and a whole rotisserie chicken stuffed with glutinous rice and herbs. Read the full article on Hoodline.Read More
Known for its reputation as a crash pad for indie and rock royalty, the Phoenix Hotel, which was built in 1956, was frequented by the likes of Neil Young, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, and Pearl Jam. Today the hotel operated and updated by Liz Lambert’s Bunkhouse Group—a family of businesses ‘with soul’—the Phoenix Hotel features 44 colourful guest rooms that are indebted to its audible heritage; an arty courtyard with poolside parties; and CHAMBERS eat + drink, the onsite restaurant. Read the full article by arts, culture and travel website We Heart.Read More
Ahead of the November elections, Beyond Chron takes a look at the District 6 Supervisor candidates, Matt Haney, Christine Johnson, and Sonja Trauss. In November 2018, the residents of District 6, which includes the Tenderloin, SoMa, Mission Bay and Treasure Island neighborhoods, will be electing a new Supervisor to replace termed-out Supervisor Jane Kim. Catch the District 6 Supervisor Debate on Tuesday, July 24. Read the full article on Beyond Chron.Read More
The UC Hastings College of the Law building at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Hyde Street is the canvas for a new mural dedicated to promoting peace and understanding.
The installation, titled "The Unbound," is a continuation of an in-studio series muralist Faith XLVII has been working on recently to address humanitarian crises in the U.S. and abroad. Read the full article on Hoodline.Read More
There is no such thing as a fixed point in a city. But a salami sandwich at Turk and Larkin Deli still costs $6.25, which may be close enough. For every $300 prix fixe in this town there are 200 lunch lines like the one that forms at 11:30 in Mike and Jean Aburahma’s Tenderloin deli . . . After 39 years in business, the couple is on to their next stepping stone and have announced they will be retiring. Read the full article on the San Francisco Chronicle.Read More
A new 300-seat buffet restaurant called Palace of Spices is opening in the Tenderloin on July 1st. One of the owners also owns Gorkha Kitchen at 9th Avenue and Judah Street in the Inner Sunset. According to the article, expect to find an assortment of Indo-Chinese and Asian-fusion dishes, with more than fifty items on the menu from apps to entrees. Read the full article on Hoodline.Read More
On June 20, German President-elect Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited St. Anthony's Foundation to get a better understanding of what types of responses there can be to urban homelessness. President Steinmeier was accompanied by his wife, Elke Büdenbender, and a delegation of high-ranking German officials and other cultural dignitaries.Read More
It was 1993 when Jeff Marshall, a 35-year-old born and raised Houstonian, had enough of the Texas heat. So he hitched up his motorcycle and headed for Seattle.
Except he never quite got there. Twenty-five years later, Jeff is an irreplaceable member of his Tenderloin community, a painter with a contagious passion for kites. When his creative impulses get bigger than his one-room apartment, he takes to the streets and flies his paintings across the San Francisco skies, proving art can thrive in even the most improbable places. Read the full article on KQED Arts.Read More
Throughout the rest of April, the entire Tenderloin community is invited to CounterPulse (80 Turk) to participate in painting Tenderloin in Motion, a large-scale mural that will stretch the entire unit block of Turk Street for two years, during the construction of Group i's 950 Market project. Click the link for painting dates and times.Read More
Photographer and Tenderloin resident Darwin Bell has a new exhibit on view at the Tenderloin Museum. Chronicling vibrant photos of the neighborhood he calls home, SF Weekly writes: "Nothing about this show feels exploitative. Bell doesn’t capture images of people or things that would inspire humiliation if the subjects ever saw the photograph, and he marvels about how living in the neighborhood has guided his sense of perception."Read More
Hi neighbors! Please save the date for the next Tenderloin Talk Live on May 9th. Tenderloin Talk Live is a quarterly event inaugurated in June 2017 by TLCBD. These events help to strengthen our community connection, encourage dialogue on neighborhood issues, and provide opportunities to engage with a variety of our neighborhood-serving projects and programs.Read More