Thank you to all the community members who joined us for Tenderloin Talk Live at the Hamilton on September 7th. Stay tuned to the next issue of Tenderloin Talk e-newsletter for a full recap and next steps ahead of our next event in December.
Tenderloin Safe Passage kicked off the school year by hosting a safety training with five Tenderloin afterschool program providers. We offer trainings each month to anyone interested in volunteering with Safe Passage, and are currently seeking additional people to join in this important work.
After a backlash, San Francisco has abandoned plans for both a 24-hour resource center for the homeless in the Tenderloin and a costly lease to house the new homeless department . . . read the full story on SF Examiner.
SF Chronicle's Jenna Lyons profiles Diane Evans, who found herself in the Bay Area following Hurricane Katrina's devastation of her home in New Orleans. Evans now lives at Curry Senior Center. In this article, written in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Evans' spirit shines as she reflects on the harrowing journey. Read the full story on SF Chronicle.
Youth leaders from the Tenderloin and other San Francisco neighborhoods have been the driving organizers behind the event, which calls for a day of "fun, healing, and great entertainment" in response to recent violence in the neighborhood.
After being closed while undergoing some upgrades with the help of city grants, Mong Thu, the family-run Vietnamese eatery known for mouth-watering, deeply flavorful (and affordable) fare has reopened.
The approach to the crime and drug issues must change. The community, working together, needs to develop an active partnership with SFPD. We will not be able to simply “Police” our way to a better quality of life. I believe strongly that the community, supported by the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, must lead the process to improve the Tenderloin.
In addition to the usual neighborhood-wide celebratory spirit of 4 Corner Friday, head over to 80 Turk for CounterPulse's Block Fest. All happening between 3-5pm at various corners throughout the Tenderloin this Friday September 1st.
Included here are the contents of a letter addressed to Mayor Edwin Lee, the Board of Supervisors, and the San Francisco Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing (HSH) regarding the Tenderloin Community Benefit District's position opposing a proposed use of 440 Turk Street as a homeless resource center:
On Wednesday, August 30th, experience a Safer Taylor Street with an interactive pop-up event that promises to bring a range of demonstrative prototypes including wider sidewalks, seating areas, greenery, and a bike lane to Taylor Street. Stop by anytime between 12pm and 6pm.
Join us on September 7th as we directly work to answer the questions, What can you do and how can we, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, help work through the quality of life issues negatively affecting the neighborhood.
On August 22nd, Mayor Edwin Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) CEO Don Falk, and several community members took part in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Taylor Family Apartments (Eddy and Taylor Street) which will bring 113 units to house families, some of whom will have been formerly homeless.
Would you like to meet the Fix-It Team and share your neighborhood concerns? The first Fix-It Community meeting for the Tenderloin is scheduled for this Thursday, August 31st, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and will be held at Boeddeker Park, 246 Eddy Street.
Robin Song, best known for his days as chef de cuisine at Hog & Rocks, is bursting back onto the San Francisco restaurant scene with Gibson, a live fire-fueled restaurant currently under construction inside the Tenderloin’s Hotel Bijou.
Last month, we shared statistics from our first month of operations under the new Clean Team, from May 22nd to June 22nd. This week we’ll share the statistics for the month of June and will continue to do so on a monthly basis.
Meet with Tenderloin neighbors and SFPD Tenderloin Station community at Boeddeker Park this Tuesday evening, August 1st from 5-7pm, for the annual National Night Out event. Food, games, and entertainment, free.
Run by executive chef Jason Franey and Trick Dog barmen Josh Harris and Morgan Schick, those are an all-day restaurant called Villon, a rooftop bar and lounge called Charmaine's, and a street-level cafe at the corner of the building called La Bande.
A look at what's coming to the stage at three Tenderloin theater venues: PianoFight's final round of Short Lived, Exit Theatre's 26th Annual Fringe Fest, and Cutting Ball Theater readies for its 19th season.