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Golden Gate Xpress

Daniel Miller sits around the corner of the homeless encampments on Feb. 7 (Esteban Renteria / Golden
Gate Xpress)

SF Supervisors in support of Tenderloin Linkage Center, disagree with treatment methods

Emily Calix, Campus Editor February 9, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors debated on Tuesday over the Tenderloin Linkage Center that provides services for unhoused people and people with drug addiction. A major point made in the discussion...

A transaction with a customer inside the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace, a new food hall in the Tenderloin made up of women and immigrant owned restaurants. (Courtesy of Erin Ng / La Cocina Marketplace)

Tenderloin restaurant cooks up community

Elizabeth Freeman, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

When Wafa Bahloul was deciding what to name her restaurant, she landed on Kayma, an Arabic word for a nomadic tent that goes from area to area sharing food. The name holds particular resonance to the values...

Protesters march to the Tenderloin SFPD station on Eddy street. (Jacquelyn Moreno/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Turn of the Tenderloin Podcast Episode 1: Community organizers protest against the UC Hastings lawsuit

Jacquelyn Moreno August 10, 2020

Turn of the Tenderloin is a Golden Gate Xpress podcast dedicated to the community in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. In this episode, community organizers come together to fight against the...

Block Fest Helps Keep Tenderloin Creative

Jazzmene Lizardo February 12, 2020

Music and tender soul of Rita Whittaker’s voice spread through Counterpulse while artist’s paint at their stations on the first Friday of the Tenderloin Block Art Festival. Placed in a small well-lit ...

Inside Tenderloin: Community gathering on Thanksgiving

Inside Tenderloin: Community gathering on Thanksgiving

Aya Yoshida November 29, 2017

There are a lot of stigmas around Tenderloin District in San Francisco: high crime rates, drugs and homelessness. However, people showed the strong connection within the community on Thanksgiving Day as...

Xavier Galinro and Don Allen Stevenson III, actor and director of the film Change, celebrate their Jury Award and being selected as Campus Finalists at Campus MovieFest SF State on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The film is one of four at SF State that will go on to be screened in Hollywood.

Students’ film highlighting the gentrification of the Tenderloin to screen in Hollywood through Campus MovieFest

Hannah Mullins October 11, 2014

Xavier Galindo and co-director Don Allen Stevenson III thought they wouldn’t be able to premiere their first film together after encountering issues with lawyers and consent forms from actors. To their...

Viral VICE article on Tenderloin drug use elicits criticism, personal narrative

Brian Rinker March 9, 2013

Being a drug addict is the worst. I know. For almost five years I shot heroin every day. I lived the life of a heroin junkie: stealing, lying and doing whatever it takes to get loaded. It is an existence...

Food trucks plan to provide healthy meals to Tenderloin residents

Noemy Mena September 12, 2012

A former San Francisco supervisor hopes to put a new spin on food trucks by employing — and catering to — the homeless. Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty was inspired by the success of Mobile Loaves and...

Forkin' Frisco: Unique eats in the Tenderloin

Forkin' Frisco: Unique eats in the Tenderloin

KC Crowell November 19, 2011

Forkin' Tenderloin For many, mentioning the Tenderloin conjures up images of a rough neighborhood. While it may have its problems, the Tenderloin also has a rich history and complex ethnic makeup. It’s...

PETA lobbies for Tenderloin name change

Xpress Staff April 25, 2011

Special to [X]press: By Adam Moreno The Tenderloin has a historical reputation as a haven for crime, drugs and sex, but the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is proposing...

San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar poses in her office in City Hall on May 6. Melgar is set to be a commencement speaker at SF States retrospective commencement ceremony on May 26 that will honor graduates from 2020-2021. (Bianca Heredia / Golden Gate Xpress)

District 7 Supervisor discusses SF State retrospective graduation and Winston drive’s RV community

Matthew Cardoza, Copy Editor May 19, 2022

District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar – whose district encompasses SF State – is one of two speakers at the university’s two-day commencement ceremonies. Melgar will speak on May 26 at the retrospective...

Maria Cortez, a corner captain for Safe Passage, holds up a sign that says ‘Safe Walking’ to stop incoming traffic to give pedestrians more time to cross the street on Monday. (Rashik Adhikari / Golden Gate Xpress)

Bay Area local Jalil Turner supports community program

Jensen Giesick, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

Jalil Turner grew up in Oakland. seeing the struggles and difficulties of the people in his community. “I'm really, really familiar with the unfortunate struggles that a lot of people here deal with...

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