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Supervisor Haney Wants Answers and Solutions for Open Air Drug Dealing Epidemic

During the February 12, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting, District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney called for a hearing to address open air drug dealing in the Tenderloin, SOMA, Civic Center, and Mid-Market. The directive comes from the urgent need to re-evaluate the City’s current strategies for handling drug-related issues. Click to read the full statement.

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Tenderloin recognized at 11th Annual NEN Awards

On February 6, the 2019 NEN Awards took place at City Hall. This event has become the City’s official celebration of neighborhood heroes. The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of the residents and organizations who make our city an amazing place to live.

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Del Seymour & Supervisor Matt Haney in conversation on the "Future of the Tenderloin"

On Tuesday, February 19, Del Seymour, the unofficial “Mayor of the Tenderloin,” and District 6 Supervisor, Matt Haney, will join in conversation about the future of the Tenderloin. As the Tenderloin remains the home to many of San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations, and in sharp contrast to the growing wealth seen in other parts of the City, its future is critical.

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Celebrate Black History Month with Tenderloin neighbors, February 26

The Black Unity Partnership is hosting an event focused on history and healing in the Black community. Join the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) community organizing team and others as we celebrate Black History Month.

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Eileen Richardson offers path out of homelessness with Downtown Streets Team [SF Chronicle]

Eileen Richardson, founder of San Francisco Downtown Streets Team was recently featured on SF Chronicle. This program has helped many to find a way out of homelessness, and we’re proud to partner with this organization in the neighborhood. Read more via SF Chronicle.

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Tenderloin Museum presents: Typography & Neon - Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project

Join the Tenderloin Museum for an exploration of the typography used on the matchbooks featured in their new book The Match Book: Vintage Matchbooks from San Francisco’s Tenderloin and The Matchbook Map Exhibit, with typography expert Shelley Gruendler. Randall Homan and Al Barna from San Francisco Neon will discuss neon signs associated with the historic businesses represented by the matchbooks. Thursday, Feb 21, 7-9pm. More info.

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Tenderloin Museum Book Release for “The Tenderloin District of SF Through Time" with Peter Field

Join author Peter Field at the Tenderloin Museum for a public presentation at the release party for the book, “The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time.” Peter Field worked as a social worker with the homeless mentally ill in the San Francisco Bay Area and was recently interviewed in a round table conversation on NPR podcast series Journey of Discovery, alongside TLCBD’s Director of Communications.

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Mayor Breed talks Tenderloin at National Conference of Mayors

At the Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C., SF Mayor London Breed spoke directly to a national audience about the City’s challenges—and specifically the Tenderloin . . . we hope that the recent local and national spotlight—including District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney’s recent interview with SF Chronicle—are signs that we are embarking on a path toward positive changes for the neighborhood. TLCBD is already working with community members and partners to align work in order to see a Tenderloin that thrives. Read on to learn more.

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San Francisco Citywide Summer Resource Fair heads to the Tenderloin (Feb 21)

SF Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF), the SF Recreation & Parks Department, and the SF Public Library will host a Pop-Up Summer Resource Fair at the Tenderloin Recreation Center on Thursday, February 21. The Pop-Up Fair will feature exhibitors that offer camps, classes, programs, and services for children and youth ages 3-18 who live in the Tenderloin community and across the City as a whole. Free to attend, register here.

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Ramen Specials Take Over Swanky Tenderloin Restaurant [Eater SF]

The Tenderloin’s upscale cocktail bar and restaurant The Saratoga is hosting a series of ramen specials, starting this Wednesday, January 23. The Saratoga’s chef Francisco Baca will keep the ramen vibes going with a new ramen special every Wednesday night through February 13.

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Hosteling International is offering fifteen $2000 Travel Scholarships to Bay Area Youth

Hostelling International USA (HI USA) is offering fifteen $2,000 travel scholarships exclusively for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, and San Francisco students and residents. The Explore the World Scholarship is awarded to recipients who are looking to finance an international trip that also includes an educational or service component. Deadline is March 2.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, February Arts Listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. Want to submit your events for next month’s listing? Fill out the submission form here.

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The City's public community forum “Conversation on Housing and Community Development” for Tenderloin (District 6) residents

On Tuesday, January 22, three City departments (the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the Planning Department) are holding a “Conversation on Housing and Community Development.” This is a chance for these departments to gather input from the public and to inform the development of six strategic plans.

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New SF Supervisor Matt Haney sees City Hall ‘conspiracy’ against District 6 [SF Chronicle]

Just a couple days after his swearing in ceremony, Matt Haney was featured on the SF Chronicle's City Insider podcast with columnist Heather Knight. Supervisor Haney had strong statements advocating for equitable treatment, response, and resources for the Tenderloin and San Francisco. Don't miss this article and podcast via SF Chronicle.

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The Neighborhood Empowerment Awards Ceremony to include Tenderloin as "Comeback Neighborhood"

On Wednesday, Feb. 6 the 11TH Annual NEN Awards & Reception takes place at City Hall. The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of residents and organizations that make our city an amazing place to live, work and visit. We’re also excited to see the Tenderloin, awarded “Comeback Neighborhood of the Year.”

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Fried chicken chain named 'America’s best' makes Tenderloin debut [Hoodline]

Fried chicken fanatics, be advised: cult chicken chain Krispy Krunchy Chicken has opened a new Tenderloin outpost, in a rare standalone storefront near the corner of Eddy and Leavenworth streets. Read more via Hoodline here.

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SPUR (SF Bay Area's Planning and Urban Research Association) Give Tour of "A Changing Mid-Market"

Changes and big moves have long been anticipated along Mid-Market and in the Tenderloin. A handful of projects have now been completed, and still more major developments are underway. Take a peek at some of these transformational investments with SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. Tour the neighborhood and learn more from those involved in this transformations, including TLCBD’s Executive Director, Simon Bertrang. Click here for more information.

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