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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

May 07, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin Union Square

Plaintiffs in UC Hastings lawsuit say city’s COVID-19 plan for Tenderloin falls short

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed on Monday fear the city's COVID-19 response plan will only exacerbate the neighborhood's ongoing, pre-existing problems. Read More

May 06, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin plaintiffs suing city say pandemic isn't the real problem

The Tenderloin isn't just suing the city over COVID-19 safety issues — it's refusing to go back to an already catastrophic "old normal," plaintiffs say. Read More

May 06, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin Union Square

Tenderloin crime: hit-and-run suspect arrested, two injured after drug deal intervention, more

Tenderloin station police have been busy in the weeks since our last roundup, including several robberies at gunpoint, a 15-hour standoff, and a machete attack. Read More

May 01, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin Union Square

Tenderloin Museum offers outlet to quarantined artists with virtual group show

Created by artists quarantined at home, the ad-hoc show may ultimately be "a time capsule of this moment in history," says the museum's director. Read More

Apr 14, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Financial District SoMa

San Francisco Pride canceled due to uncertainty around COVID-19

The cancellation of SF Pride's 50th-anniversary festivities, set for late June, will have massive ripple effects on San Francisco's economy. Read More

Mar 31, 2020
Mar 24, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin merchants seek support after COVID-19 shutdown slashes income, increases crime

Immigrant business owners in the Tenderloin are facing both lost business and increased break-ins under the shelter-in-place order. Read More

Mar 09, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Marina North Beach SoMa Upper Haight

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Divisadero Art Walk, other events canceled over COVID-19 concerns

On the recommendation of SFDPH, Multiple events and community gatherings scheduled for March in San Francisco are now postponed until further notice. Read More

Feb 27, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley retailers alarmed by increase in vandalism, robberies

Following two high-profile incidents, a number of retailers told Hoodline they're seeing widespread issues with vandalism and robbery in the neighborhood. Read More

Feb 21, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center

SF Symphony concert to spotlight 'Violins of Hope' belonging to Holocaust victims

Sunday's concert will spotlight three works composed by Jews in a Czech ghetto — played on instruments that once belonged to Holocaust victims. Read More

Feb 14, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center

Budget apartments for rent in Civic Center, San Francisco

If you're looking for new digs, you know how hard it can be to find a bargain nearby. So what do low-end rentals in Civic Center look like these days? Read More

Feb 12, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Financial District Lower Nob Hill Lower Pac Heights Mid-Market SoMa Tenderloin

SFPD opens new Mid-Market office to address 'hot spots' for drugs, crime

The SFPD has opened a "foot beat" office in Mid-Market that will combine officers from the four surrounding police stations. Read More

Jan 28, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Embarcadero Financial District SoMa Tenderloin

Market Street goes car-free tomorrow: Here's what you need to know

Who will be affected? How will it be enforced? Do Ubers count as cars? Here's everything you need to know about the changes to Market Street. Read More

Jan 23, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center

Robert Greenberg's mission to spread music knowledge — without picking up an instrument

For almost 30 years, "Dr. Bob" has opened for local musicians, giving humorous and engaging lectures on classical music. Read More

Jan 09, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin Union Square

Tenderloin crime: Woman attacked and robbed on daytime Muni bus, robbers steal money via app, more

Over the holidays, Tenderloin officers responded to multiple robberies at gunpoint, including one in which a teen was robbed via a smartphone app. Read More

Jan 09, 2020
San Francisco Castro Civic Center Golden Gate Park Inner Sunset Mission

SF weekend: Sketchfest begins, dumpling-making class, natural perfume workshop, more

This weekend, catch the first round of SF's annual comedy festival, lend a hand in landscaping a public park, or try out making dumplings or perfume. Read More