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Mid-Market "Cleanup" Not Shifting Homeless Elsewhere

Randy Shaw | Posted 03.17.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

A smart homeless outreach strategy prioritizes outreach workers over far more costly and less productive police.

Supervisor Jane Kim on San Francisco's Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

On a recent trip to San Francisco, Bevan Dufty, the city's Director of HOPE, invited me to a hearing on family homelessness. The hearing was about add...

Online Sparring Ensues Over Tenderloin Social Worker's VICE Interview

Turnstyle | Posted 04.30.2013 | San Francisco

by Nishat Kurwa Well, we were waiting for the other shoe to drop on this one. About a week ago, we began seeing this interview circulate: a Vice wr...

Being A Tenderloin Social Worker Is Just As Bad As It Sounds

VICE | Blake Butler | Posted 02.21.2013 | San Francisco

The Tenderloin is widely acknowledged as the most hellish neighborhood in San Francisco. Out of the city's ten most violent crime plots, the Tenderloi...

WATCH: Urban Forest Erupts in San Francisco's Edgy Tenderloin

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The "Tenderloin National Forest" is likely one of the world's smallest "forests" -- it's just 23 feet wide by 136 feet deep -- but it is a refuge in one of the most densely-packed neighborhoods in the heart of San Francisco.

Human Trafficking Happens More Than We Know

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 11.21.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Sex work and human trafficking are not the same. A sex worker is someone with agency, who is over the age of 18 and willfully choosing to do sex work. Trafficking victims and survivors are people who are trapped, coerced and threatened.

Mike Giant Inks A Huge Wall in Chinatown

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.01.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New York has seen its share of giants. For most people, Mike is just another one. But for fans of cholo-style graffiti and tattoo-inspired art, he is...

Inner City Rhythms and Blues

George Heymont | Posted 07.23.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

As the cast of Tenderloin brings the show's characters to life, the nervous energy that is often found outside the theatre starts to seep inside its walls.

White Supremacists in San Francisco: Conviction Uncovers Underground Network of Hate Groups

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.14.2011 | San Francisco

The conviction of two men in the brutal assault of two Mexican nationals has shed light on an underground network of white supremacist groups operatin...

Acting in the Tenderloin

Carey Perloff | Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts
Carey Perloff

In response to burgeoning interest in revitalizing the Mid-Market section of SF and out of a desire to showcase the process of developing young artists, A.C.T. has decided to create a new performance venue in the front room of our costume shop.

Acting in the Tenderloin

Carey Perloff | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home
Carey Perloff

The Tenderloin is a notoriously difficult area to attract audiences to and is not always the safest place to do business. But the energy on the streets in that neighborhood is palpable.

Shop Talk

Juanita MORE! | Posted 10.02.2011 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

San Francisco is a fickle fashion town. If I ask you about a piece of jewelry in the glass case, please don't nonchalantly act like I'm not going to buy it and walk away. That $18 candle in your hand doesn't need to get back on the shelf that bad.

San Francisco Alfresco

Ruggy Joesten | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco
Ruggy Joesten

While not exactly akin to a romp on white sands of South Beach, San Francisco summers mean late sunsets, and provocative seasonal nibbles. Take a peek at some of these nifty ideas for enjoying summer around the 415.

One Tenderloin Block Serves As Ground Zero For Violent Crime

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco

A joint study by the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and the Central City SRO Collaborative found that a single block of Turk Street has recently seen an ex...

St. Anthony's and the Tenderloin Technology Lab

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Craig Newmark

You might already know that the Dining Room at St. Anthony's serves 2,700-3,000 people every day, but they also house a great computer lab that helps bridge the digital divide for homeless and low-income residents of the Tenderloin.

"Boxes of Soxes!" for Homeless Vets and Others via St Anthonys

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Turns out that the good folks at PlanetSox read our blogging and have helped out and contributed three hundred pairs to St Anthonys who will make good use of them.

San Francisco's Tenderloin-Lite for Tourists

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Phil Bronstein

Other cities have red light district tours. But part of the problem is that the Tenderloin has lost a lot of the edgy frisson it used to have. Now it's mostly just poor people coping as best they can.

Future Cannabis Club Sparks Debate In San Francisco

Golden Gate [X]press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The marijuana dispensary meeting at the Taraval police station's community room was met with questions and complaints from residents that opposed the ...

Old Hippie Becomes New Radical

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Don Stannard-Friel didn't have to go far to create a New Radical role for himself. Don is a professor of sociology and anthropology at Notre Dame de N...