Posts tagged Tenderloin SF
Call for Artists: Apply for a solo/dual ArtSpan Exhibition at CounterPulse

A call for artists! Display your visual art at CounterPulse. Submit to this open call to be considered for an upcoming solo/dual ArtSpan Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibitions at CounterPulse this September 2019 through January 2020. Also don’t forget about their Lending Library program. You can borrow artwork every first Tuesday of the month at CounterPulse.

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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. 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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TLCBD Renewed with Resounding Support!

What stood out more than the outcome was the supporters who came to speak on behalf of TLCBD and their neighborhood. Dozens of people turned out to talk about why the TLCBD was important to them. They told personal stories about how their connections with our Corner Captains, our Clean Team and our staff had made a difference in their daily walks, the cleanliness of their sidewalk, their feeling of safety and their connection to the community.

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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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Yolo County attorneys & law enforcement received a leadership & empathy training at Glide [Daily Democrat]

A visit to San Francisco’s Tenderloin District “immersed” Yolo County attorneys and others in law enforcement into the issues surrounding homeless, addiction and mental illness. The effort was designed to increase empathy in addressing homeless issues. During the training at the Glide Church in San Francisco, police officers, prosecutors, and other leaders in the criminal justice community from California and Oregon were given what is being called “21st Century Leadership Training.” Read more via the Daily Democrat.

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A Call for Artists at Sgt. John Macaulay Park

Hello, artists! There is an opportunity to submit proposals for Sgt. Macaulay Park! Through La Voz Latina, a program of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and in collaboration with the Lower Polk Community Benefit District, artists can submit project ideas for Sgt. Macaulay Park, which is currently being fully renovated. The application deadline is July 8, 2019.

Click here for the full application.

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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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