Downtown Streets Team 'Demo Day Celebration' (August 15)

Join Downtown Streets Team for their inaugural Demo Day event in which they will showcase the amazing work of the San Francisco Streets Team and the positive impact they are making in the community while finding their way out of homelessness. Demo Day is hosted by Twitter. Food, drinks, games, and prizes will be provided. Mayor London breed will also be speaking to our powerful movement. Help build hygiene kits, meet Downtown Streets Team Members, and join the celebration! RSVP here.

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Supervisor Haney introduces "Street Level Drug Dealing Task Force Legislation"

During the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, July 30th, Supervisor Matt Haney introduced draft legislation to enact a City Task Force in response to the issue of open drug markets in the Tenderloin, Mid Market, SoMa, and Civic Center neighborhoods. TLCBD has supported the call for a Task Force since introducing the Tenderloin Thrives initiative earlier this year.

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Tenderloin Hidden Gems Award Ceremony (August 16)

Wildflower Institute invites family and friends to celebrate local artists and their stories of the Tenderloin. A light supper and non-alcoholic beverages will be available following the ceremony. The institute sponsors grant awards to recognize artworks, of the Tenderloin that tell the stories of the community. RSVP to attend.

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Safe Street Advocates Call for a State of Emergency

After two more pedestrian fatalities in the Tenderloin, Walk San Francisco held a rally earlier this month to demand that the city take emergency measures to provide safe streets. Read more about the rally via Bay City Beacon and Kron4. As well as SF Chronicle’s opinion piece, “rebuilding cities for people, not cars.” At TLCBD we are also pushing for changes to dangerous intersections, including more pedestrian scrambles; plus education and escorting following these changes. Would you like to see more TLCBD Safe Passage Corner Captains at new scramble intersections?

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Tenderloin all-immigrant team nurtures up-and-coming soccer star

Ali, a 19 year-old sophomore at San Francisco State University, plays forward in the Tenderloin Street Soccer Club’s all-immigrant team, which was created by Street Soccer USA. The team, sponsored by the company Future Sense during the competition, competed for the first time on Sunday at the event, which was organized by Rec and Park and Street Soccer USA, a non-profit. Read more via SF Examiner.

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Photos: 2019 Walk for Wellness

Saturday, July 27th was the Walk for Wellness—a day for exploring our neighborhood green spaces, getting a little exercise, and meeting some new friends. The route included stops at the Tenderloin National Forest, the newly re-paved TL Rec Center; and the currently-being-renovated Turk/ Hyde Mini Park and Sgt. Macaulay Park. The event concluded at Boeddeker Park with live music, lunch, games…and bubbles! Thanks to all who joined us!

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, August Arts Listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From comedy shows, to live music performances, and art openings, here’s what’s happening this August!

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Call for Artists: Apply for a solo/dual ArtSpan Exhibition at CounterPulse

A call for artists! Display your visual art at CounterPulse. Submit to this open call to be considered for an upcoming solo/dual ArtSpan Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibitions at CounterPulse this September 2019 through January 2020. Also don’t forget about their Lending Library program. You can borrow artwork every first Tuesday of the month at CounterPulse.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for June 2019

Here’s a look at the June 2019 Clean Team stats, including 32,830 pounds of trash collected. We partner with both Block by Block and Downtown Streets, as well as Public Works, to coordinate cleaning efforts in the neighborhood. 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'. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello! As neighbors, we must work together for a cleaner Tenderloin.

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Tenderloin film, at 52, remains relevant today [SF Chronicle]

The film with its harsh name, “Drugs in the Tenderloin,” is nevertheless a tender film. After the documentary premiered on television in 1967, it never aired again— until the Tenderloin Museum resurfaced it. The film has since been shown a number of times with current audiences still intrigued. The film will be shown on August 14 at the Tenderloin Museum. Read more via SF Chronicle.

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The City needs a Homelessness Oversight Commission to provide accountability, transparency [SF Examiner]

The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has less oversight, less accountability, and less transparency over its budget, strategy, and policies than nearly every other large city department. This November, San Franciscans will have the opportunity to vote on a common sense Homelessness Oversight Commission that will improve the City’s ability to get people off the streets. Read more via SF Examiner.

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District 6 supervisor takes on canine ‘poop problem’ [SF Examiner]

Problems with dog poop have prompted a city supervisor to call for more waste receptacles in his district. Supervisor Matt Haney has secured $15,000 in next year’s budget, which he plans to allocate toward dog stations featuring compostable trash bags and a space for discarding the waste. Read more via SF Examiner.

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International Friendship Day & July's Tenderloin Lunch Passport

TNDC’s Community Organizing department will be celebrating International Friendship Day on Wednesday, July 31st from at Boeddeker Park - a day that honors the struggles that youth face all over the world. The purpose of the event is to promote unity, peace and friendship between people of different ethnic backgrounds. More than 13 organizations/groups will be tabling at the event. Join in for family-friendly fun, including games, prizes, and performances from neighborhood groups. All are welcome!

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