Mid-Market / Tenderloin

Anger over Police Failing Tenderloin

Posted January 11, 2018 by

My January 9 story, “How Police Fail the Tenderloin,” struck a nerve with those living and working in the neighborhood.  Some of the responses were so compelling that they are assembled below as a follow up to the story.  Here
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How Police Fail the Tenderloin

Posted January 9, 2018 by

My Sunday San Francisco Chronicle article on the Tenderloin  described how the police department’s failure to stop open drug dealing holds the neighborhood back. Statistics from the city’s website shows the situation is even worse than I thought. From October
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Why Mid-Market and Tenderloin Progress Stalled

Posted December 19, 2017 by

I predicted in a January 5, 2017 article that San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood would take “major steps toward revitalization” in 2017. I was wrong. I was also wrong about anticipated progress for portions of Mid-Market bordering the Tenderloin. It’s no
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Arts, Culture Thriving in SF’s Tenderloin

Posted November 9, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

Discovering the Tenderloin’s Independent Arts Scene Starting at the corner of Taylor and Eddy streets, it’s hard to walk more than 100 feet in any direction without running into a performing arts venue. Two blocks away, SHN Orpheum Theater hosts
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Art Walk Comes to SF’s 6th Street

Posted October 12, 2017 by

San Francisco’s 6th Street has had its troubles over the years, but it is bouncing back. And a great opportunity to see all the new businesses on the block and some great art comes on Friday, October 13 from 5-9pm.
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SF’s Drug Containment Zone

Posted October 10, 2017 by

SF Lets Anything Go on 400 Block of Turk When I first got involved in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in 1980, I wondered why so many openly illegal drug sales activities were allowed  in the neighborhood. Then residents explained to me
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