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Carrie Sisto

Nov 18, 2020
San Francisco Mid-Market SoMa

Planning Commission to consider long-delayed plans for 1145 Mission development

The San Francisco Planning Commission tomorrow will consider a proposal to construct a new five-story housing development to fill a lot on Mission Street that has been vacant for nearly two decades. Read More

Nov 18, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

City closes sanctioned encampment at 750 Eddy following evidence of mismanagement

One of the Tenderloin’s Safe Sleeping Sites is now permanently closed after neighbors raised ongoing concerns about overcrowding and persistent illegal activity. Read More

Nov 13, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

Lower Polk welcomes new Saturday farmers' market starting tomorrow

Lower Polk will host a new farmers’ market starting this Saturday in a plaza already set aside for socially-distanced dining and camaraderie. Read More

Nov 11, 2020
San Francisco Presidio Tenderloin

The Walt Disney Museum to highlight veterans' voices in new exhibit launching tomorrow

An exhibit designed to amplify the voices of local veterans will be on display at the Walt Disney Museum starting tomorrow. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
San Francisco

Self-published book by SFMTA staff offers an in-depth perspective of Muni vehicles and the agency's history

Muni history fans looking for an escape from recent political upheaval and public health crises should find some relief in SFMTA Transit Planner Paul Bignardi’s A Fleet History of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. Read More

Oct 27, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

PianoFight opens new virtual venue to raise funds for its future

The team behind PianoFight is launching a virtual venue this week with a fundraising event that aims to let attendees mingle and interact safely from their own homes. Read More

Oct 22, 2020
Oakland

East Bay's new shoreline park opens more than 50 years after conception

East Bay Regional Parks’ newest park opened this week, spanning 45 acres of Oakland’s historic shoreline and reusing some of the old Bay Bridge’s foundation for public space. Read More

Oct 15, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Playgrounds reopen across the city, including two newly revamped Tenderloin parks

The city's 180+ playgrounds reopened yesterday, including two recently-remodeled parks in the Tenderloin. Read More

Oct 08, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

SFPD deploys mobile unit to disrupt drug dealing in the Tenderloin

A mobile command van will be stationed in the Tenderloin intermittently in a new effort to disrupt street-level drug dealing. Read More

Oct 07, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

City sued for SFPD use of private cameras to track May and June protests in Union Square

Three protestors are suing San Francisco after police accessed a privately-run network of security cameras to surveil organized protests against police violence this summer. Read More

Oct 02, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

[Update] Man killed in Union Square shooting linked to violent May robbery in Fremont

SFPD are investigating a shooting that left one man dead onside the luxury stores on the 100 block of Geary Street. Read More

Sep 25, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Lower Pac Heights Marina Pacific Heights Tenderloin

City offers grants to Van Ness businesses impacted by construction, but some say it's not enough

With construction now two years behind schedule, area businesses say the grants won't make a dent in their six-figure revenue losses. Read More

Sep 18, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin's car-free outdoor dining program to launch next week

Three blocks of the Tenderloin will be closed to cars for outdoor dining and shopping. Read More

Aug 27, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Tenderloin to finally get street closure for kids' play space, after months of delay [Updated]

The city's densest and most child-heavy neighborhood is set to close a block to cars each Saturday afternoon. But it still faces headwinds to creating more outdoor space. Read More

Aug 25, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin's 'pothole artist' embarks on most ambitious project yet

After years of covertly filling Tenderloin sidewalk crevices with resin and found objects, Rik Lee Leipold has received funding to install more long-lasting work in the neighborhood's streets. Read More

Aug 20, 2020
Oakland Tenderloin

PianoFight expands to Oakland, taking over The Flight Deck theater

PianoFight is expanding to Oakland despite continued uncertainty over when live audiences will be back in either of its locations. Read More

Aug 11, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

The party's over: Tenderloin's long-running SF Party to close after Halloween

"I'm done," says the party store's owner, a third-generation San Francisco native who plans to leave the city after the closure. Read More

Jul 20, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

After months of delay, Tenderloin community organizations escalate calls for Slow Streets

Community organizers say the city is failing to consider the Tenderloin a "residential neighborhood," despite containing some of the city's most population-dense blocks. Read More

Jul 14, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

After early missteps in Tenderloin COVID-19 testing, GLIDE & DPH partner to improve access

The new GLIDE-supported COVID-19 test site still has to overcome significant hurdles to make testing and results available to unhoused people and other Tenderloin residents. Read More

Jul 07, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Gene Friend Rec Center plans to double in size, but faces financial, logistical headwinds

The new center would provide more space for basketball and community meetings, but funding and temporary relocations are concerns. Read More

Jun 30, 2020
San Francisco Polk

Anonymous donor to pick up tab for Polk Street businesses' outdoor barricades

A local donor has given "quite a substantial sum" to block off sidewalk or parking-space seating for Polk's cash-strapped small businesses. Read More

Jun 18, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

USPS alarms neighbors with Civic Center post office closure letter

The U.S. Post Office at Fox Plaza in Civic Center is not closing — despite a confusing letter recently sent to customers with P.O. boxes at that location. Read More

Jun 17, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Tamper-proof trash cans on the way to every Tenderloin intersection

After years of issues with insufficient cans and trash-pickers, the Tenderloin is hoping for a permanent solution to its street trash issue. Read More

Jun 12, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

At Tenderloin's only safe sleeping site, disparities with other neighborhoods persist

While other city-run safe sleeping sites have security, food and water, the Tenderloin's is filthy, overcrowded and unguarded. Read More

Jun 12, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

City settles UC Hastings' Tenderloin lawsuit with plan to move hundreds of unhoused people

The city plans to move about 70% of tent dwellers to a hotel room or "safe sleeping site" — and those who refuse will be at the mercy of police. Read More