Mid-Market / Tenderloin

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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SF Turns Tenderloin Into Encampment Free Zone

Posted July 16, 2019 by

Tents Dominate Tenderloin Sidewalks San Francisco’s residential Tenderloin neighborhood has been converted into an encampment free zone. Tents  block sidewalks morning, noon and night. Pedestrians blocked by tents are forced to walk in the street,  with wheelchair users blocked from
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