Posts in TLCBD
Meet Joe Castagnola, TLCBD Clean Team's Operations Manager

The TLCBD Clean Team welcomes Joe Castagnola, our incoming Operations Manager to the Tenderloin. One of the things we are most enthused about is that Joe knows what it takes to do the job. He started with our service partner, Block by Block, as street sweeper in Oakland in 2015. Over the years, through dedication and hard work, he’s grown in the company to Operations Manager position, most recently in the Castro. We’re extremely grateful and excited to have him on board with our team.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, December's 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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TLCBD Safe Passage Receives Commendation from Supervisor Jane Kim

On Tuesday, November 27, TLCBD Safe Passage received commendation from Supervisor Jane Kim at the Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall. This special honor served as another great moment on the TLCBD Safe Passage’s 10 year timeline and a chance to thank everyone involved, especially the Tenderloin residents who are the heart & soul of this program. Check out the video and photos.

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Photos: TLCBD Safe Passage 10 Year Anniversary Party

Here are some photos from the TLCBD Safe Passage Ten Year Anniversary Party at Tenderloin’s PianoFight. The party served as a momentous occasion to thank our many Safe Passage Corner Captains, show off some karaoke skills (shout out to Supervisor Jane Kim and incoming D6 Supervisor Matt Haney for the duet!) and recognize the program’s founders, funders, and everyone in between.

The party also marked the start of our fundraising efforts for the next 10 years. Donate here, every bit helps to expand and continue this vital neighborhood work.

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Shop Local: Holiday Gift Ideas from the Tenderloin

From the #BlackFriday buzz to #CyberMonday, one shopping trend stood out to us: SHOP SMALL & SHOP LOCAL. There are a number of local businesses and independent retailers in the Tenderloin that might just have the perfect holiday gift for you and the loved ones on your gift-giving list. Here are a few ideas.

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Photos: Dia de Los Muertos x Walk for Wellness

Such a beautiful night with the Aztec dancers and community out in full at tonight’s Dia de Los Muertos x Walk for Wellness celebration.

Community partners include: La Voz Latina, CounterPulse, Lower Polk CBD, Demonstration Gardens, Tenderloin SFPD, and more!

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, November's 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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Tenderloin Safe Trick or Treating with CounterPulse, Safe Passage & more!

Join CounterPulse and other Tenderloin theater venues like PianoFight and EXIT Theatre for a fun, free, and family-friendly Halloween adventure! TLCBD Safe Passage Corner Captains will be leading the guided Trick or Treating route for kids, with support from officers at the Tenderloin Police Station.

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Tenderloin's Walk for Wellness invites you to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

The Walk for Wellness is celebrating Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with activities throughout Sgt. Macaulay Park, Turk & Hyde Park, and Boeddeker Park.

Meet TLCBD at the Turk Hyde Park by 4:30 for a special Aztec dance performance followed by a procession to Boeddeker Park and then Sgt Macualay Park to check out altars and celebrate the holiday with family friendly activities.

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Every first Friday is 4 Corner Friday! Go out & meet some neighbors!

Each first Friday of the month is “Four Corner Friday!” Community groups and neighbors are encouraged to go out; mix, mingle, and meet some new people. Find us stationed in front of the TLCBD Office (512 Ellis St) and look for balloons throughout the neighborhood.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a monthly Tenderloin 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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Photos: La Cocina’s Municipal Marketplace Bread Breaking Ceremony

Today was the ‘bread breaking’ ceremony for La Cocina’s Municipal Marketplace, marking the beginning of construction of the country's first all-women-led food hall. The marketplace is expected to open in Spring 2019 at 101 Hyde Street in Tenderloin, where the post office once stood.

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Photos: Tenderloin Tree Planting Day!

On September 11, we planted trees in the Tenderloin! Big thanks to Mayor London Breed, State Senator Scott Wiener, San Francisco Public Works, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, FriendsSentaorof the Urban Forest, and the many Tenderloin volunteers and community partners!

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Photo Documentary Project ‘Tender Souls’ Exhibition at the SF Public Library

Curators and photographers Brenton Gieser and Felix Uribe will present and discuss their exhibition Tender Souls, a project uncovering the humanity and complexities of the TenderloinTender Souls will be on view September 15, 2018 - January 13, 2019, at the Main Library, Skylight Gallery.

Opening Program, Sunday, September 16, 1pm.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for August 2018

August saw the arrival of five new trashcans in the District. Among the street cleaning stats, our hard-working TLCBD Clean Team responded to 96 Hot Line requests, collected 27,265 pounds of trash, properly sanitized for 140 instances of human/animal waste, and properly disposed of 2,335 syringes.

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Safer Inside: Whether you call it a Safe Injection Site or an Overdose Prevention Site, the goal is to save lives

This week (August 28 – 31, 2018)  Safer Inside's demonstration site was in full swing with tours to the press and public. The goal? Show what a full-scale, operational demonstration model of an overdose prevention site would look like.

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