Asterisk Magazine's first issue of their SF 'Hoods' series is all about the Tenderloin. Weigh in with their survey!

This spring, Asterisk which is headquartered in the Tenderloin, and best-known for its arts and culture magazine, will be releasing their first issue of HOODS, a quarterly print publication celebrating different but equally vibrant neighborhoods in San Francisco/Bay Area. The first issue will be covering the Tenderloin and you can weigh in on some of your favorite spots with their survey!

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A Day Out with the Downtown Streets Team [Bold Italic]

“You’ve probably seen the Downtown Streets Team around, with their telltale yellow vests, rubber gloves and wheeled trash cans in the graffitied alleys of the Mission and the crowded streets of the Tenderloin. The idea behind the organization: to give homeless and low-income people a job and resources to get their lives back on track.” Read more about their work on Bold Italic.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for February 2019

Here’s a look at the February Clean Team stats, including 21,560 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. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello!

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CounterPulse launches new window displays of work by Tenderloin artists [Hoodline]

Local theater company CounterPulse has been a strong supporter of Tenderloin artists, letting neighbors borrow their work for free through an art lending library. Now, the group is expanding into exhibiting artists' work, with new displays in the windows of 350 Jones St. showcasing pieces created by people in the neighborhood. (The building itself is home to the Homeless Storage Facility, a nonprofit that provides space for houseless neighbors to store their clothes and other non-perishable items.) Read more via Hoodline here.

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Save the Date! Thai New Year & Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival, April 14

Save the date for the first annual Thai New Year and Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival happening on April 14, in alignment with Sunday Streets. We’re excited to be a partner on this event and hope you will join us for this fun, family-oriented day; promoting Southeast Asian culture, food, music, tradition, the Tenderloin neighborhood, and the Larkin Street commercial corridor.

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TLCBD Opportunity: We're looking for Safe Passage Corner Captains!

Do you like to help others? TLCBD Safe Passage has an opportunity for you to become a Corner Captain! Corner Captains are the backbone of TLCBD Safe Passage. They promote a culture of safety in the Tenderloin and assist others as they navigate through busy streets and intersections. Contact us for details on the next orientation and feel free to share this opportunity along.

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'The Big Eat 2019: 100 Best Dishes in San Francisco' [7x7] includes a Handful of Tenderloin Spots

7x7’s “2019 Big Eat” article features a whopping 81 new plates, as well as 43 restaurants that have never graced the list before. Among the list was Esan Classic, Onsen, Tadu, Sing Sing Sandwiches, and Villon at the Proper Hotel. Find the full list here.

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Black Trans Women Created the World's First Trans Cultural District [Out.com]

Check out the latest interview about the newly-established Trans Cultural District in the Tenderloin. The organizers give insight on the district’s formation and share about the historical importance of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot of 1966 and the Tenderloin community. Read the article on Out.com.

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Code Tenderloin's Five Corners Fundraiser (March 21)

The Five Corners Fundraiser is Code Tenderloin's inaugural community event that will bring together students, supporters, volunteers, and local artists for a unique and inspiring evening. Support Code Tenderloin, a workforce development nonprofit that aims to secure long-term employment for under-served populations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Get your tickets and more details here.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of SF, Keystone Fundraiser & Community Event (March 25)

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco are hosting a fundraiser event called “Feed The Mind - The Pursuit of Joy and Balance." Proceeds from this event help send their amazing teens to the annual Keystone Leadership Conference. The event and fundraiser will feature interviews, interactive activities, raffles (including official Golden State Warriors gear), and much more. Get your tickets here.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, March 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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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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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for January 2019

Here’s a look at the December Clean Team stats, including 27,338 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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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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