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Carrie Sisto

Feb 05, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

Union Square's luxury shopping district likely to get first cannabis dispensary, despite protests

A dispensary is aiming to move in amidst the tony clothing stores of Union Square — and some of them aren't happy about it. Read More

Jun 10, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

See the Tenderloin's pothole artist's first museum show and live resin installation this weekend

Artist Rik Lee Leipold is celebrating their first museum show, and will host an artist talk and live resin casting of a pothole outside of the Tenderloin Museum on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Read More

Jun 03, 2021
San Francisco

Take a hike to celebrate the Crosstown Trail this weekend

This weekend marks the second anniversary of the launch of the Crosstown Trail, a 17-mile route across San Francisco that connects Candlestick Point to Lands End, and there are events to celebrate. Read More

May 28, 2021
San Francisco Mid-Market Tenderloin

Mother of fentanyl user speaks out: Protests and promises are not enough

Jacqui Berlinn was touched by the people who turned out at her protest in the Tenderloin this week, which highlighted the dangers of fentanyl and its impact on the neighborhood. Read More

May 27, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

Larkin Street to host Asian American and Pacific Islander festival on Saturday

A street festival celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) cuisine and arts will be held in the Tenderloin on Saturday, May 29. Read More

May 14, 2021
San Francisco

730 Stanyan 'Safe Sleeping Village' residents already packing up ahead of site closure

The Haight’s safe sleeping site at 730 Stanyan St. is slated to close on June 30, 2021, but work to relocate residents is already well underway. Read More

May 03, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

Tenderloin Museum event this week remembers The Blue Lamp and other Tenderloin dives

Former Blue Lamp bartender and author Rachel Kushner will headline a virtual event this week to remember the storied Tenderloin dive known for its live music. Read More

Apr 27, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

The Tenderloin gets a new park after successful Play Streets initiative

The 200 block of Turk Street will be home to the Tenderloin’s newest park after a community-led initiative identified the space as a key location to provide additional outdoor play and exercise areas for residents. Read More

Apr 09, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

New Tenderloin program aims to elevate youth voices and promote young leaders

The Tenderloin will see a boost in after-school and community activities for teens and older transitional-aged youth through a new program funded in part by a federal grant. Read More

Mar 26, 2021
San Francisco Mission Tenderloin

Auction to support the Tenderloin's Hospitality House merges virtual bidding with physical galleries

Next week, the Tenderloin community-based support organization Hospitality House will host its 36th annual art auction to support its Community Arts Program (CAP) in a new format that offers online bidding, a virtual live-auction event, and display of the works for sale at five local galleries. Read More

Mar 25, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

The Healing WELL celebrates strengths of the Tenderloin through innovative window displays

While The Healing WELL has long been dedicated to promoting the healing of individuals, and the neighborhood as a whole, it had to identify new strategies to connect with people during the ongoing shelter-in-place, and now it's using its windows to celebrate women heroes. Read More

Mar 23, 2021
San Francisco SoMa Tenderloin

Kapwa Gardens to offer SoMa residents a socially-distanced outlet with Filipino flair

A new community garden in a former vacant lot, which has been designed to encourage social distancing, will open next month in the SoMa Pilipinas cultural district. Read More

Mar 16, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Western Addition

Trader Joe's to host meeting about potential Hayes Valley location

Trader Joe’s will host a virtual community meeting on Tuesday night ahead of filing its application to open its seventh San Francisco location in the ground floor of a new condo building at 555 Fulton St. Read More

Mar 05, 2021
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

Used bookstore 34 Trinity Arts & News gets long-term lease in the FiDi

A volunteer-run used bookstore in the Financial District, run out of some window alcoves near Bush and Montgomery, has a more secure future after signing a 10-year lease. Read More

Mar 03, 2021
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

Walgreens to close store at Bush and Larkin, leaving some residents in a lurch

Walgreens posted signs last week at its location on the corner of Bush and Larkin streets announcing it will close permanently at 3 p.m. on March 17, 2021. Read More

Mar 02, 2021
San Francisco Upper Haight

The Booksmith to move closer to first Haight Street home, taking over Bindery space

After several years of planning, legacy bookstore The Booksmith is moving to its third home later this spring. The new location is just down the block on Haight Street in a building the business already leased for an event-focused space called The Bindery. Read More

Feb 26, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Tenderloin's La Cocina food hall prepares for spring opening

The Tenderloin’s Municipal Marketplace, led by Mission-based nonprofit La Cocina, expects a soft opening this spring starting with take-out and delivery options, after facing construction and safety delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Feb 25, 2021
San Francisco Divisadero Fillmore Hayes Valley Lower Haight

Bay Area Tigray community hosts teach-in about ongoing crisis in Ethiopia today

The Bay Area Tigray Community is hosting a virtual event this afternoon to raise awareness of the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. Read More

Feb 22, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Western Addition

House parade: moving day for the Englander House in photos

Hundreds of San Franciscans gathered to watch the 139-year-old Victorian house move from 807 Franklin St. to its new home at 635 Fulton St. on February 21, 2021. Here's a recap of the day in photos in case you weren't among them. Read More

Feb 18, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Western Addition

Historic Victorian to be moved from Franklin Street to Fulton Street on Sunday

A historic Victorian house standing alone near the corner of Franklin and Turk Streets will be moved to a new home on Sunday morning after nearly eight years of planning. Read More

Feb 12, 2021
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

Navigation center targeting homeless youth opens on Post and Hyde Streets

This city’s first navigation center dedicated to homeless youth aged 18-24 opened in District 3 this week, four years after funding was set aside to build it. Read More

Feb 11, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

SFMTA seeks feedback on Tenderloin traffic safety proposals, including 20-mph speed limit, next week

The Tenderloin may see a neighborhood-wide decrease in vehicle speed limits, and restrictions on right turns on red lights, if two proposals posed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) are approved. Read More

Jan 29, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Mission Bay Union Square

Updated: City slow to respond to theft and crime documented at b8ta stores; owner temporarily closes Union Square and Hayes Valley locations

Businesses throughout San Francisco have struggled with theft and break-ins during the pandemic, and the founder of electronics and housewares retailer b8ta recently took to Twitter in an effort to demand action. Read More

Aug 27, 2019
San Francisco SoMa

New SoMa dispensary brings Southern California cannabis products to S.F.

A trio of locals are aiming to introduce some of SoCal's cannabis products to the San Francisco market. Read More

Jan 22, 2021
San Francisco Twin Peaks

SFMTA proposes reopening most of Twin Peaks to vehicle access

SFMTA staff are recommending reopening more than half of Twin Peaks to cars, despite broad public embracement of the park for non-vehicle recreation. Read More