Tran lives with his mom and brothers in a studio and has pursued his passion for figure skating with tenacity and grace. We're happy to learn, as the above-headline reads, that Tran did quite well, snagging a silver medal in the US Junior Mens National tournament. Congratulations to Tran and his entire family.
SF Chronicle's Kevin Fagan profiles the journey of Hospitality House's executive director, Joe Wilson, who was first introduced to the 50-year-old Tenderloin-based social services organization when he sought refuge in its shelter
Please save the date for the next Tenderloin Talk Live on January 24th at 5PM. We will continue the quality of life conversation, reporting back on what we heard at our previous event and presenting our strategy and work plan for improving quality of life in the Tenderloin.
During the celebration, Program Director Kate Robinson reflected on the growth of Safe Passage from an entirely volunteer operation started by neighborhood moms in 2008. Our Tenderloin resident Corner Captains have become the heart and soul of our organization. It means so much to us that Microsoft would put this together to honor their commitment and to bring extra joy to their families during the holidays.
From the moment TLCBD communications staff discussed regularly nominating heroes, Safe Passage Corner Captains put forth Officer Eric Robinson as a ‘must recognize’. Have a nomination for our neighborhood heroes column? Tell Fernando@tlcbd.org. Acts of beauty and courage are never too small, and at this time nominations of any kind are considered.
Supervisor Kim's office along with La Voz Latina (with support from the Tenderloin community by way of donations) have been working directly with the families affected and displaced by the fire which took place at 545 O'Farrell on November 30th. Seventy Tenderloin neighbors, many of them working class families including children with special needs, have been affected. At publication time, the "2017 Tenderloin Fire Victims Fund" GoFundMe has raised $31,156.00 through 154 donors. We've received word that Twitter has pledged an additional $2,500.
In November, the Clean Team properly disposed of 2088 syringes, removed 781 stickers/graffiti from public surfaces, and collected 781 bags of trash totaling 27,193 lbs among other services. Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490. Or send us a clean request online.
Attention property owners, in 2018 the Tenderloin Community Benefit District will expand the TLCBD Camera Program to several new locations in the neighborhood. Want to add your building to the TLCBD network? We will be working to provide matching grants to offset costs.
With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to fall into the trap of purchasing the usual knickknacks. Here are several opportunities to gift authentic items in and around the Tenderloin while connecting with and supporting local businesses, artists, and makers.
While students were out of school during the Thanksgiving holiday, Safe Passage Corner Captains took time for personal enrichment with a safety training organized by Tenderloin Station officer Yossef Azim.
Villon, at the juncture of Market, Seventh and McAllister streets, is an oasis. Diners enter a lobby of the recently opened hotel with its modern, eclectic design by Kelly Wearstler, known for her personal and sometimes quirky looks. The restaurant, with its lounge spilling out into the lobby, has a jubilant vibe.
Tenderloin! Head down to Civic Center Plaza for a special tree lighting event on December 5th from 5-7pm. There's a whole lot of entertainment with Honey Mahogany emceeing, toy giveaway, performances, and drinks (of the naughty of and nice variety). Not to mention appearances by Scrooge and Santa.
The Tenderloin Museum’s new exhibit, “Voice of the Central City: The Tenderloin Times, 1977-94,” is a bittersweet look at the little paper that could. Funded by Hospitality House and grant money, The Tenderloin Timeswas the right paper at the right time — staffed by idealists like Rob Watersand Sara Colm, who made sure that under-reported issues like homelessness were reported with the seriousness they deserved.
Around here, we tend to improve with age. . . On Monday, November 13th, our Safe Passage Senior program partnered with San Francisco Senior Center for a health and fitness walk in the neighborhood. Stay tuned for more updates from our walking groups. Want to partner or attend, contact us.
Officer Elia Lewin-Tankel is our honorary Neighborhood Hero of the Month for November. On Monday, he was transferred Santa Clara Valley Medical Center brain injury unit to continue his recovery. Officers lined an overpass to salute him as he commuted south. A benefit with drinks, silent auction, and music is planned for November 29th and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
SF Rec and Park hosts a community meeting tonight (11/16) from 6-7:30pm at Boeddeker Park Clubhouse to share concept designs ahead of moving forward with the Turk Hyde Improvement Project. Click here for tonight's flyer. Gentle Movement Class returns 11/20. Continuing Thursdays after Thanksgiving, Faithful Fools Street Ministry brings the Listening Post. They want to hear from you!
Beyond Chron looks at the Tenderloin's long surging theater arts scene. But it's about more than what's on stage. At a recent meet and greet held at PianoFight, representatives from several Tenderloin theater and arts organizations along with residents had a chance to talk with and listen to new station Captain Carl Fabbri about their experience in the neighborhood.
SF Chronicle's Caile Millner visits the Tenderloin Museum for their current exhibit, Voice of the Central City: The Tenderloin Times, 1977-94, showcasing the incredible work of the former Pulitzer nominated neighborhood newspaper. Millner writes, "In many ways, that paper’s work is as relevant to San Francisco now as it was when it was being printed."
SF Weekly's Peter Lawrence Kane has a joyous meal, and drinks, at Gibson, the new fire-focused restaurant from acclaimed chef Robin Song. Gibson is located inside the Hotel Bijou at 111 Mason (at Eddy).
In the month of October, Clean Team responded to 109 hotline calls. You can call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490. Or send us a clean request online. A special recognition to resident and Tenderloin tour guide Pam Coates for alerting our attention to Mona Caron's Windows into the Tenderloin last month. Thanks, Pam!
Goodwill CEO William Rogers tells the Chronicle, “I believe we need to be closer to both the people we serve and the organizations we partner with. . .For Goodwill, it’s coming home. It’s coming back to where we belong.” The new location will be at 750 Post, just a couple blocks north of the TLCBD boundaries.
SF Examiner brings word of a GoFundMe, which has garnered some 40k of a 60k goal as of posting time. Funds raised will support Officer Elia's wife, a Mission High School teacher, whose paid time off is running short.
As part of the Turk Hyde Mini Park Pilot, our friends from The Healing WELL SF will be bringing their expertise in calming, meditative practice and healing to the park for three consecutive Mondays in November.
From senior centers and food pantries, to parks and street corners, ambassadors from Walk San Francisco and Tenderloin Safe Passage gathered over 200 responses from the project area in the Tenderloin and Lower Nob Hill communities.