May 06, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Mid-Market

Market Street’s upscale Zuni Cafe is eliminating tips altogether

When the James Beard Award-winning Zuni Cafe reopens for indoor dining, they’ll be closing the gap between front-of the-house and back-of-the-house wages by eliminating tips and adding a 20% service fee. 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 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

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 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

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

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

Sep 18, 2020
Aug 28, 2020
San Francisco Duboce Triangle Hayes Valley Lower Haight Mid-Market

Nixing navigation center plans, city considers 33 Gough St. for safe sleeping site

The site was approved as a navigation center in March, but the city has scrapped those plans, and is now evaluating it for a potential tent village. 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 10, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley Lower Haight Mid-Market

Concerned by growing tent camps, Hayes Valley neighbors lobby for safe sleeping site

As the city responds to the Tenderloin lawsuit by clearing camps there, homeless people are flooding into Hayes Valley, neighbors say. Read More

Aug 06, 2020
San Francisco Castro Mid-Market SoMa

Despite recent closures, Bay Area's gay sex clubs see cause for hope [NSFW]

The Bay Area recently lost two veteran sex clubs to COVID-19. But others say they're confident they can survive it — and that a new law may grow their ranks. 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

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 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 21, 2020
San Francisco Mid-Market Tenderloin

Updated: SFPD in hours-long standoff with Tenderloin suspect after officer-involved shooting

A knife-wielding suspect barricaded himself inside a Tenderloin building early this morning, leading to an hours-long standoff with police. Read More

Mar 31, 2020
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