Posts in Neighbors
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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Women's March San Francisco 2019 March and Rally (Jan 19)

Save the date for the Women's March San Francisco 2019. The march and rally, co-hosted by Planned Parenthood Northern California, will take place on Saturday January 19 at Civic Center Plaza SF at 11:30 AM. This year's theme is #TruthToPower and celebrating the #WomensWave. Visit the Women’s March website for more details on volunteering or additional info on the march and rally.

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Proper Hotel Unveils Striking New Corner Cafe [Eater SF]

The third and final opening within Mid-Market’s flashy Proper Hotel is almost here: La Bande, a European-inspired cafe, which opened Monday, January 7. La Bande brings breakfast and lunch fare to the nearly 100-year-old, historic flatiron building at 1100 Market Street. Between the cozy interior and a heated patio, La Bande seats 35 people.. Read more via Eater SF here.

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A tale of redemption: James Lowe’s graphic novels draw on his harsh life experiences [SF Chronicle]

James Lowe hadn’t drawn in more than 25 years when he picked up the pencil. He’d been trying to quit drinking and doing drugs, and his mom had just died. He needed an outlet for his restless, destructive energy. And so, “A Tenderloin Tale” was born. Lowe’s first published graphic novel is a semi-autobiographical story about a man living in the grittiest of San Francisco’s neighborhoods while struggling with drug addiction. Read the story in full via SF Chronicle.

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We are finalists for a $50K Zendrive grant! We need your support by retweeting this video!

Exciting news! TLCBD Safe Passage is a finalist for the Zendrive’s #FundMyStreets community grant. Our road safety idea has been selected to win up to $50,000 to improve road safety in our local community. In order to be considered for the award, we need your support on Twitter. Click here to retweet the video.  

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SF Neon Walking Tour Tender-Nob (January 12)

From the gritty to the sublime, zig zag through the historic corridors of Ellis, O'Farrell, Geary, Post, Sutter, and Bush Streets. As twilight falls, theses neon signs illuminate local landmarks, classic hotels, and famous movie locations. Meet at Mack's Valet Cleaners on Post Street near Taylor. More details here.

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Who Are San Francisco’s Most Generous Citizens? [NY Times]

The New York Times created an illustrated article highlighting some of San Francisco’s most generous citizens—the staff at GLIDE. Glide serves 2,000 meals a day and is a vital part of the Tenderloin. Check out the special feature on the New York Times.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, January 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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San Francisco agency providing housing, supportive services to help get people off the streets [ABC 7]

ABC 7 reached out the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) to explore the pressing issue of, “How do you get homeless people off the streets?” TNDC says it's all about providing housing with supportive services. It's a successful model that could be a pilot for the nation. Watch the segment on ABC 7.

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Bourbon & Branch Team Quietly Opens New Tiki Bar [Eater SF]

Thatched roofs, skulls, and loads of rum cocktails have made their way to the Tenderloin: Zombie Village, the latest bar from the Future Bars group, is now open. Zombie Village lands at 441 Jones Street, which previously held Future Bars’ American-themed Tradition. This is the second tiki bar for the group, which debuted Pagan Idol in 2016, and previously opened Bourbon & Branch, Local Edition, and Rickhouse. Read more via Eater SF here.

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Journeys of Discovery: Longtime SF Chronicle travel editor explores his hometown [NPR]

Spud Hilton served as the San Francisco Chronicle’s travel editor for past nine years. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Hilton as he talks about experiencing the legendary Tenderloin District. Listen to the podcast episode on NPR’s Journey of Discovery.

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Two Upcoming Holiday Shopping Events at the Tenderloin Museum & Fleet Wood SF

There are two holiday shopping events happening on December 20th that you won’t want to miss! Head over to the Tenderloin Museum for their annual holiday bazaar, and Fleet Wood for their holiday party and local maker pop-up. If you are unable to make these events, also check out our Shop Local Guide for more gift ideas you can find right here in the Tenderloin.

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San Francisco police keeping the heat on Tenderloin and SoMa drug dealers [SF Chronicle]

Since October, 288 arrests were made by police under an ongoing surveillance operation designed to clean up downtown. Their arrests also count among the 600 drug dealing busts in the Tenderloin this year. While the ultimate goal is to drive the dealers away, given the revolving door at the Hall of Justice, the suspects often are back on the streets within days. The debate continues as to what to do to reduce crime in the streets and where the weaknesses are within the system. Read more via the SF Chronicle.

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Cutting Ball Theater's 'The Tenderloin Tour' Returns! (Multiple Dates & Free Performances in the TL)

As part of Cutting Ball Theater’s 20th Season, they are reprising its original docu-play, The Tenderloin Tour. The Tenderloin Tour opens on January 9 and runs through January 26. Performances will be hosted at community sites throughout the Tenderloin neighborhood such as Glide Memorial Church, Boedekker Park, the San Francisco Public Library, and the Tenderloin Museum as well as Cutting Ball Theater’s own venue.

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