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Carrie Sisto

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

Jan 15, 2021
Oakland

Ghost Town Brewing plans new tap room in Oakland's Laurel District

West Oakland’s Ghost Town Brewing plans to expand to the city’s Laurel District next month, taking over the recently-vacated 4505 Burgers and BBQ location. Read More

Jan 13, 2021
San Francisco Bayview Excelsior Visitacion Valley

Revamp of Jerry Garcia Amphitheater aims to improve access to McLaren Park venue

Renovations to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park are underway to make the site more accessible and improve facilities for concert performers and attendees alike. Read More

Jan 11, 2021
San Francisco Mission SoMa Tenderloin

27-Bryant bus service to return January 23 on a new route

The 27-Bryant bus route will restart on January 23, 2021, on a realigned route that aims to speed up service while still improving access to low-cost food and healthcare options for Tenderloin residents. Read More

Jan 06, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Updated: Vigil for women killed during New Year's Eve hit-and-run postponed

Two women killed in a hit-and-run on New Year's Eve will be remembered during a vigil Wednesday afternoon at the scene of the collision in SoMa. Read More

Dec 22, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin safety advocates seek community-led alternatives to police traffic enforcement

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Tenderloin Community Benefit District have teamed up to evaluate potential measures to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety through community-led enforcement. Read More

Dec 12, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Civic Center modern Indian spot August 1 Five to close permanently next week

Modern Indian eatery August 1 Five will close permanently on December 20, after just over four years at the corner of Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street. Read More

Dec 10, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

Polk Gulch neighbors invited to weigh in on potential cable car turnaround re-vamp

Two Polk Street community benefit districts are seeking community input to inform a proposal that could transform the California Street cable car turn-around at Van Ness Avenue into a new parklet. Read More

Dec 07, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Castro Civic Center Hayes Valley Mission NoPa Outer Richmond Outer Sunset SoMa Tenderloin Western Addition

Shop local for the holidays: Hoodline's gift-giving guide in support of small SF businesses

Although 2020 seems to be unending, the holiday season is upon us, and it’s worth remembering the wealth of small businesses scattered across San Francisco that offer the perfect gifts for friends, loved ones, and even yourself. Read More