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's Storied Transgender Community Now Has An Official Home [NPR]

With the cost of living in San Francisco becoming increasingly out of control, the city is at risk of losing the storied transgender community that has long called the Tenderloin its home. Now San Francisco has created the nation's first official transgender cultural district to keep gentrification in check. Read and listen to the KQED segment with Honey Mahogany here.

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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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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for December 2018

Here’s a look at the December Clean Team stats, including 29,990 pounds of trash collected. We encourage you to call or text the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 for incidents that pose a health hazard on our sidewalks, such as 'code browns' or needles.

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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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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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