Mid-Market / Tenderloin

Tenderloin Déjà Vu

Posted August 29, 2017 by

If San Francisco ignoring community input before opening a 24-hour homeless drop-in center in the Tenderloin sounds familiar, that’s because it is. In 1990, Mayor Art Agnos similarly bypassed the neighborhood in announcing the opening of a homeless shelter at
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Mid-Market’s Empty Shopping Center

Posted August 15, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

People often scream “build it and they will come” when talking about luring tenants to new developments. But for the brand-new shopping center said to be a catalyst for revitalizing Mid-Market – somebody built it, but nobody came. 6×6, originally
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See Screaming Queens at Tenderloin Museum

Posted August 15, 2017 by Katie Conry

Directors Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman’s award winning documentary, The Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, tells the forgotten story of the first collective act of militant resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States–a
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Latino Mothers Say No to Another TL Drop-In Center

Posted August 8, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

(Ed Note: This is the second in a series where Tenderloin residents and workers who oppose the lack of geographic equity in the city’s allocation of homeless services) As the debate rages on over a 24-hour homeless drop-in center coming
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Tenderloin Deli Owner Fumes Over City Plans

Posted August 1, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

Ed Note: This is the first in a series on Tenderloin opposition to a city proposal that ignores geographic equity in the distribution of homeless services. At 5 a.m. every weekday the owners of Turk and Larkin Deli open their
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Peter Fortuna’s Lost Photographs at Tenderloin Museum

Posted July 6, 2017 by

The Tenderloin Museum recovers the lost history of a great American neighborhood. Tonight, it displays the heretofore unseen photography and ephemera of Peter Fortuna, whose remarkable life ultimately brought him to the Tenderloin neighborhood. “Peter Fortuna: A Tenderloin Story” offers
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Scharf Leaves Tenderloin for Harvard Law

Posted June 8, 2017 by

Rio Scharf, organizer for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s Central City SRO Collaborative (CCSROC), leaves the gritty streets of the Tenderloin next week for a new neighborhood: the green pastures of Harvard Law School. Scharf follows in the footsteps of his
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