Mid-Market / Tenderloin


Tenderloin Game Changer

Posted May 11, 2015 by

The arrival of the fabled 826 Valencia writing center into a key corner in San Francisco’s Tenderloin is a game changer. It boosts a long underutilized retail space, enhances the community’s image, and sends a powerful message of confidence about
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Randy Shaw Speaks at SPUR on May 5

Posted May 4, 2015 by

I will be speaking about my new book, The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco, at SPUR Urban Center on Tuesday May 5 at 6pm at 654 Mission Street. It is the first public event,
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The Tenderloin Revealed

Posted April 21, 2015 by

Today is the release date for my new book, The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco. The book comes during my 35th year working in the Tenderloin, and amidst high hopes for the neighborhood’s future.
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The SF Police Commission's April 15 hearing

Tenderloin Wins at SF Police Commission

Posted April 16, 2015 by

In a major victory for the Tenderloin, San Francisco’s Police Commission voted 6-0  last night to expand the boundaries of the new Tenderloin police district from Larkin to Polk Street. Tenderloin residents, merchants and nonprofit groups have pushed for this
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Market St. during 2014 Prototype Festival

Big Steps Forward for Market Street

Posted April 10, 2015 by

A visionary Market Street Prototyping Festival begins tonight, another effort to bring people and excitement back to San Francisco’s former Great White Way. Spawned by the city’s Better Market Street plan, the festival is part of the larger goal of
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Chief Suhr addresses over 300 people at hearing on Tenderloin police station redistricting, Jan. 28

Will SFPD Keep Tenderloin Together?

Posted April 8, 2015 by

In the midst of turmoil, upheaval and the fall out following shameful behavior from some of San Francisco’s sworn officers, SFPD still has a chance to respond to community needs. Early this year, we covered the Police Department’s process of
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Academy of Art students working on murals

Tenderloin History Murals Installed on Eddy

Posted March 9, 2015 by

San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood has over 400 buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places. But the PG&E substation at the corner of Eddy and Larkin Streets is not among them. Unfortunately, this unsightly, massive structure takes up half a
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