Tenderloin http://kalw.org en San Francisco drug users bring harm reduction to the streets http://kalw.org/post/san-francisco-drug-users-bring-harm-reduction-streets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a plan circulating in San Francisco to make using crack cocaine safer: give away free crack pipes. It might sound farfetched, but it’s supported by science.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:57:09 +0000 Charlie Mintz 42745 at http://kalw.org San Francisco drug users bring harm reduction to the streets Interview with Geoff Link of Central City Extra http://kalw.org/post/interview-geoff-link-central-city-extra-0 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-fb21f9d5-8652-52de-7106-8cc96c80d9f3" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">In the rapidly changing mid-Market area of San Francisco, the influx of new tech companies into a historically low-income neighborhood is causing some conflict, especially around commercial real estate. Geoff Link is editor and publisher of the <a href="http://studycenter.org/test/cce/index.html">Central City Extra</a>, a monthly newspaper serving the Tenderloin, mid-Market, and SOMA neighborhoods. It's put out by the <a href="http://studycenter.org/">Study Center</a>, a publishing house that also supports non-profits.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">As a journalist, Link has been monitoring changes taking place in this part of the city as tech companies move in, including the displacement of a lot of neighborhood non-profits. He himself has been affected-- the Study Center has had to move twice in the last two years. &nbsp;Link spoke to KALW's Ben Trefny in the offices of Central City Extra. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:54:20 +0000 Ben Trefny 42691 at http://kalw.org Interview with Geoff Link of Central City Extra What impacts are tech companies really having on San Francisco’s mid-Market district? http://kalw.org/post/what-impacts-are-tech-companies-really-having-san-francisco-s-mid-market-district <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Del Seymour makes sure to take everybody on his walking tours of the Tenderloin to the corner of Turk and Taylor.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">“I lived on this street,” he says. “I didn’t have an address but I lived on this street if you know what I mean.”</span></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:05:41 +0000 Angela Johnston 41910 at http://kalw.org What impacts are tech companies really having on San Francisco’s mid-Market district? Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman http://kalw.org/post/seniors-tech-city-interview-journalist-paul-kleyman <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">More than one in ten people living in the densely packed Tenderloin and mid-Market neighborhoods are age 65 or older, and that percentage is expected to grow significantly in the next decade.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 02:28:25 +0000 Ben Trefny 41791 at http://kalw.org Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman A fresh food oasis in the Tenderloin http://kalw.org/post/fresh-food-oasis-tenderloin <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In San Francisco’s Tenderloin, getting healthy fare often isn’t an option. Without a full service grocery store in the neighborhood, residents rely on corner stores, and the district has the city’s highest concentration of convenience stores.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:04:41 +0000 Melanie Young 41518 at http://kalw.org A fresh food oasis in the Tenderloin