Mid-Market / Tenderloin

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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