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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 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 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

Nov 05, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Glide Memorial Church severs ties with Methodist Church after 100 years

Following a two-year legal fight that began with the Methodist Church suing the Glide Foundation for control of its considerable assets, Glide Memorial Church announced Wednesday that it is cutting ties with the larger church under which it was founded, in order to proceed independently into the future with its charitable and spiritual work. Read More

Nov 03, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Legendary porn palace the O'Farrell Theatre closes after 51 years

The Tenderloin's infamous O'Farrell Theatre closed last month without fanfare, and whether you believe in the freedom of speech when it comes to pornography and adult performers or not, you should know that this place was one of a few in San Francisco that started it all. 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 21, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Tommy’s Joynt announces Oct. 29 reopening, teases Thanksgiving plans

We could be stuffing our faces with Tommy’s Joynt turkey this Thanksgiving, and the old-school Van Ness sandwich-and-stew hofbrau has announced a “reduced” reopening for Thursday, October 29. 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

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 22, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin Union Square

Pedestrian critically injured in hit-and-run near Union Square

Officials were only able to identify the victim after putting out a public call to determine his identity. Read More

Sep 18, 2020
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 24, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

Halal Dastarkhan brings San Francisco its first taste of Uzbekistan

A first-time restaurateur, Ismoil Ochilov sold his car and invested his life savings to bring his native Uzbek cuisine to San Francisco. 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

Aug 07, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight Mission Tenderloin

Mission's acclaimed Farmhouse Thai expands to Lower Haight

The new outpost is currently just a takeout window, but may eventually have sit-down dining as well. Read More

Aug 05, 2020
San Francisco Cow Hollow Marina Tenderloin

Cow Hollow's Baker Street Bistro to close for good after nearly 30 years

The French eatery, popular for brunch, had been closed since the start of shelter-in-place. 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