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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 05, 2021
San Francisco Castro Civic Center Dogpatch Embarcadero Financial District Lower Pac Heights Marina Mid-Market Russian Hill SoMa

Nine Super Bowl-themed takeout and delivery options for you to enjoy at home this Sunday

The 55th Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday with the Kansas City Chiefs aiming to defend their title against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Looking for some food and libation options to enjoy while watching the game at home? From hearty brisket slider kits to Spanish-influenced snack packages, we’ve got you covered. 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 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

Dec 04, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center

New Cuban-Colombian restaurant in Civic Center opens with takeout-only menu

Long-time San Francisco restaurateur and owner of Civic Center’s Soluna Cafe & Lounge, Rene Denis opened his latest venture, Chao Pescao, Thursday — turning the once Cuban-Colombian delivery pop-up into a permanent eatery. Read More

Nov 08, 2020
San Francisco Castro Civic Center Embarcadero Union Square

Photos: Celebrations erupted throughout the city after Biden wins presidency

People spilled into the streets Saturday morning and afternoon as SF residents celebrated the election of Joe Biden to the presidency. For some, the wait since Tuesday’s election had felt interminable and the relief and joy at the decision was palpable at the celebrations. Read More

Nov 06, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tommy's Joynt reopens on Van Ness, at long last

Iconic San Francisco hofbrau/sports bar Tommy's Joynt (1101 Geary) has reopened for the first time in eight months, and the corned beef dinners have already begun flying out the door.  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 16, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center

Alt-right rabble-rousers get their ‘Free Speech Rally’ permit for Saturday, but it’s at Civic Center

A cast of D-list QAnon mini-celebrities had planned to protest in Dolores Park Saturday, but have scored a permit for Civic Center instead. 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

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 19, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Hayes Valley

Walgreens to close Van Ness & Market store permanently

The Walgreens, whose theft-plagued empty shelves went viral earlier this year, will close at the end of August. Read More

Jul 13, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Hayes Valley Mission

Man in wheelchair, motorcyclist critically injured in separate weekend collisions [Updated]

Two people are in critical condition after being struck over the weekend by drivers in the Mission and on Van Ness Avenue. 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 11, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

How San Francisco has failed the Tenderloin

On May 6, the city released an eight-point plan to turn around the Tenderloin. We investigated its progress — and found almost none. Read More

Jun 01, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

UC Hastings students, alumni warn lawsuit could increase police force against unhoused

Over 150 students and alumni are pushing back on UC Hastings' Tenderloin lawsuit, arguing it prioritizes clearing streets over sheltering homeless people. Read More

May 27, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Despite city's promises, Tenderloin still has no car-free streets

As "Slow Streets" have proliferated around the rest of the city, SF's densest neighborhood has seen no traction on promised street closures. Read More

May 20, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Turtle Tower robbed in broad daylight; owner waits 2 hours for police response

“This is the worst we’ve ever seen it," says Thao Pham, who has operated the popular Tenderloin Vietnamese restaurant for 20 years. Read More