Photos: Dia de Los Muertos x Walk for Wellness

Such a beautiful night with the Aztec dancers and community out in full at tonight’s Dia de Los Muertos x Walk for Wellness celebration.

Community partners include: La Voz Latina, CounterPulse, Lower Polk CBD, Demonstration Gardens, Tenderloin SFPD, and more!

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Tenderloin residents march to City Hall to vote [SF Gate]

A group of Tenderloin residents marched to San Francisco City Hall Saturday to cast their ballots in an event hosted by Skywatchers and GLIDE's Leadership Academy. Read more here. Also, make your voice heard and get out and vote! City Hall is open for voters now. The City Hall Voting Center is open, Monday-Friday (8am-5pm), Saturday and Sunday, two weekends before Election Day (10am-4pm), and on Tuesday, Election Day, 7am-8pm.

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The LINE Hotel is Coming to SF With a Restaurant and Rooftop Bar [Hoodline]

A branch of the LINE Hotel, the boutique hotel chain that operates in LA, DC, and Austin, is coming to San Francisco at 950 Market Street. The Chronicle also reports that Sydell Group has signed on to a major forthcoming housing and hotel project from developer Group I, scheduled to arrive in fall 2020. In addition to the hotel, the development project at 950 Market includes 242 condos, a space for the city’s historic Magic Theater, and 60 to 70 units of affordable housing in a related development at 180 Jones. Read more via Hoodline.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, November's Arts Listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. Want to submit your events for next month’s listing? Fill out the submission form here.

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Temporal Cities archives shares the lesser-known stories of the Tenderloin [SF Chronicle]

Nearly 30,000 people live in the Tenderloin. Not counting all the people who have passed through or moved on, right now, in this moment, there are no less than 30,000 stories to be told about this neighborhood of 50 square blocks. There are stories of births and deaths, of falling in love and getting dumped, then drunk. There are stories about a church that has saved more than a few lives, and a bar full of glittered-up drag queens. These are the messages Temporal Cities is on a mission to share. Read more on SF Chronicle here.

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Celebrating 10 years of service in the TL, Kroc Center kicks off annual Kroctober fest this week [Hoodline]

Kroc Center, which provides kids and the community at-large with a safe place to gather, learn, and play, is celebrating 10 years! Read more about this outstanding organization and Tenderloin neighbor. On November 1st, connect in person at the Dia de Los Muertos “Walk for Wellness” event, alongside TLCBD Safe Passage and other neighborhood partners. Read more on Hoodline here.

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Tenderloin Safe Trick or Treating with CounterPulse, Safe Passage & more!

Join CounterPulse and other Tenderloin theater venues like PianoFight and EXIT Theatre for a fun, free, and family-friendly Halloween adventure! TLCBD Safe Passage Corner Captains will be leading the guided Trick or Treating route for kids, with support from officers at the Tenderloin Police Station.

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The Tenderloin and SoMa: San Francisco’s safe sites for drug dealers [SF Chronicle]

In a recent position paper, we noted the drug trade as the most frustrating and difficult issue affecting our community. We hear regularly from parents, merchants, and residents about these impacts. In recent years we’ve made strides and continue to push our safety efforts through our programs, including Cleaning, Safe Passage, Block Safety and the Camera Network, as well as through our partnerships, including with law enforcement, criminal justice, harm reduction, health workers and city partners. TLCBD is dedicated to leading the evolution of the Tenderloin into a vibrant community for ALL. Read Heather Knight’s column more on SF Chronicle here. Read Heather Knight’s column more on SF Chronicle here.

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Tenderloin's Walk for Wellness invites you to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

The Walk for Wellness is celebrating Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with activities throughout Sgt. Macaulay Park, Turk & Hyde Park, and Boeddeker Park.

Meet TLCBD at the Turk Hyde Park by 4:30 for a special Aztec dance performance followed by a procession to Boeddeker Park and then Sgt Macualay Park to check out altars and celebrate the holiday with family friendly activities.

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'Living Memory' exhibit offers real-time portraits of Tenderloin people, places and faces [Hoodline]

The exhibit, Living Memory in the TL, comes from artist Deirdre Weinberg, who got the idea when she was contributing to a recent Tenderloin-wide community art project, painting the neighborhood’s garbage cans and utility boxes. To complement Weinberg's exhibit, Chlo & Co Dance is developing a complementary community event and performance called The Drove V. It will be showcased at the Tenderloin Museum on November 2 and 3, with Weinberg's exhibit closing on November 29. Read the full article on the Hoodline.

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SFMTA Board to consider 3 major pedestrian safety projects for Tenderloin, SoMa streets today [Hoodline]

Proposals to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in the Tenderloin and SoMa neighborhoods will be considered by the SFMTA Board of Directors today as part of the city’s plan to reduce traffic-related deaths.

The meeting comes just under two months after a pedestrian was killed in an unsolved hit-and-run incident near the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets, one of the critical areas targeted by the Safer Taylor Street Project. And according to SFMTA, the corridor targeted by the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project sees pedestrians struck by vehicles once every 16 days on average.  Read the full article on the Hoodline.

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Every first Friday is 4 Corner Friday! Go out & meet some neighbors!

Each first Friday of the month is “Four Corner Friday!” Community groups and neighbors are encouraged to go out; mix, mingle, and meet some new people. Find us stationed in front of the TLCBD Office (512 Ellis St) and look for balloons throughout the neighborhood.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a monthly Tenderloin arts listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. Want to submit your events for next month’s listing? Fill out the submission form here.

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Winter-themed ice rink, park coming to San Francisco's Civic Center [ABC7]

A winter-themed park will bring seasonal cheer to San Francisco at the end of November. ABC7 News spoke with the owner of Bietak Productions, who confirmed the Winter Park will open at Civic Center November 30 and will feature a 6,000-square-foot ice rink and a lighted forest. The park will be open from noon to 10 p.m. through January 6. Read more and watch the video clip here.

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