Help plan the future of our Civic Center’s public spaces! See the design options — share your thoughts.

Tuesday, April 24th, the Civic Center Public Realm Plan team will share design options for long-term improvements to Civic Center’s plazas, streets and other public spaces based on community feedback received to-date. Share your input to help create a final plan for enhancing Civic Center as a gathering space and public commons for all San Franciscans.

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Mural Painting at CounterPulse

Throughout the rest of April, the entire Tenderloin community is invited to CounterPulse (80 Turk) to participate in painting Tenderloin in Motion, a large-scale mural that will stretch the entire unit block of Turk Street for two years, during the construction of Group i's 950 Market project. Click the link for painting dates and times.

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TLCBD Clean Team Stats for March 2018

In March of 2018, the TLCBD Clean Team removed 28,548 pounds of trash from the district. In addition, our team members properly sanitized for 175 instances of human/animal waste and properly disposed of 1780 syringes. Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 or send us a clean request online.

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Darwin Bell and the Lashes of Love [SF Weekly]

Photographer and Tenderloin resident Darwin Bell has a new exhibit on view at the Tenderloin Museum. Chronicling vibrant photos of the neighborhood he calls home, SF Weekly writes:  "Nothing about this show feels exploitative. Bell doesn’t capture images of people or things that would inspire humiliation if the subjects ever saw the photograph, and he marvels about how living in the neighborhood has guided his sense of perception."

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The Nonprofit That’s Launched Dozens of Food Businesses Owned by Women of Color [Eater SF]

The nonprofit plans to open a food hall made up entirely of female-run businesses in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin neighborhood. The food hall would “serve Tenderloin residents first and foremost,” Mataka says, but it would also offer an affordable place for La Cocina’s entrepreneurs to open their businesses after graduating, a frequent obstacle in the pricey San Francisco area.

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Fernando Pujals