Mid-Market / Tenderloin

SF should shift Tenderloin tents to Civic Center Park

San Francisco Endangers Tenderloin Residents

Posted March 31, 2020 by

City Intentionally Increases Tenderloin Coronavirus Risks There were 232 tents in San Francisco’s Tenderloin yesterday morning. That’s by design. The city is  converting the working-class neighborhood into a containment zone for drug dealers and the unhoused. That’s why Tenderloin residents
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City Ignores Lack of Social Distancing in Tenderloin

Posted March 24, 2020 by

City Not Enforcing Social Distancing I recently wrote about my forty years working to improve San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood (“After 40 years the Tenderloin at Another Crossroads,” SF Chronicle, February 23).  I particularly highlighted how the city has long allowed
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Where is SF’s Tenderloin?

Posted January 28, 2020 by

Stop Placing Market Street Crimes in the Tenderloin The San Francisco Chronicle wrote last week about an armed robbery incident inside a stereo store at 1080 Market Street in San Francisco. Although this address is solidly in the Mid-Market neighborhood,
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A Tenderloin Breakthrough in 2020?

Posted January 7, 2020 by

After a Tough 2019, Tenderloin Will Move Forward As I begin my 40th year working in San Francisco’s Tenderloin (the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which I co-founded, celebrates its 40th anniversary in February), I realize that projections of progress have often
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5 Blocks: A Must See Film on SF’s Mid-Market

Posted October 22, 2019 by

Film Shows Thursday Night at Tenderloin Museum San Francisco’s Mid-Market may be the city’s least understood neighborhood. While everyone agrees that Mid-Market’s long decline needs to be reversed, there is disagreement on how to accomplish this and what defines “success.”
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Grading the SFPD

Posted October 8, 2019 by

Why Does the SFPD Get a Pass? San Francisco is undergoing a crisis on its streets. It has drug dealers and users taking over sidewalks and mentally troubled people randomly threatening the public. Is the San Francisco Police Department effectively
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SFPD Plan Boosted Tenderloin/Mid-Market Dealing

Posted August 13, 2019 by

SFPD’s 2015 Redistricting Plan a Huge Mistake Last week’s U.S. Attorney crackdown on Tenderloin drug dealing drew massive media coverage. The key takeaway: federal law enforcement publicly committed to ensure that the “rule of law” applied in the Tenderloin, where
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