Tenderloin

4:57pm

Tue April 22, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

San Francisco drug users bring harm reduction to the streets

Under CC license from Flickr user TedsBlog

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.

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5:54pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Interview with Geoff Link of Central City Extra

Central City Extra newspaper
Jen Chien

 

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 Central City Extra, a monthly newspaper serving the Tenderloin, mid-Market, and SOMA neighborhoods. It's put out by the Study Center, a publishing house that also supports non-profits.

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.  Link spoke to KALW's Ben Trefny in the offices of Central City Extra.

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4:05pm

Fri April 4, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

What impacts are tech companies really having on San Francisco’s mid-Market district?

Del Seymour leads a group of tech workers on one of his Tenderloin tours
Angela Johnston

Del Seymour makes sure to take everybody on his walking tours of the Tenderloin to the corner of Turk and Taylor.

“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.”

I’m with a group of a dozen tech workers following Seymour around the neighborhood, listening to him talk about his experiences here.

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7:28pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman

A senior in San Francisco
Paul Kleyman

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.

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5:04pm

Wed March 26, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

A fresh food oasis in the Tenderloin

Fahdl Radman,center, with advisors (l to r) Scott Schaffer and Larry Brucia of Sutti Associates, and Jessica Estrada of the Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition
Credit Melanie Young

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.

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