Skip to comments.SAN FRANCISCO: Tenderloin school gets new neighbor: sex club
Posted on 02/16/2010 7:45:18 AM PST by SmithL
Marie-France Ladine, principal of the San Francisco City Academy in the Tenderloin, got an unpleasant surprise last week. She learned that the faith-based school's new neighbor is going to be the Power Exchange sex club.
"Our school is right next door," she said. "We can hear the music through the wall."
Actually, that music was from the previous tenant, the Pink Diamonds strip club, and if you were a world-class optimist, you might say that the Power Exchange is an improvement. Although the sex club has been controversial, it hasn't had the outbreaks of violence that made Pink Diamonds notorious.
"One evening we had a youth group," Ladine said. "And as soon as they got there, shots were fired. They were diving on the floor."
Terrance Alan, who owns the building at 220 Jones, next to the Academy, says it isn't his fault there's a school next to a club that sponsors sex between consenting patrons.
"An adult business has been open at that location continuously since 1952," Alan said. "The school moved in there with full knowledge that this was an adult business."
True, but the Tenderloin neighbors complain that there was no community outreach, no advance warning, and no chance to speak out against a sex club opening next to a school that has students from kindergarten to eighth grade.
"There are 3,500 kids in this community," said Ladine. "They're poor, they're scared, and a lot of them don't speak English. They have no voice."
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Is that like a gay bathhouse where strangers meet to share STDs?
How does the board of health tolerate it?
The teachers can partake on their breaks.
How many potential customers of the sex club are going to be prohibited from entering because of sex offense convictions preventing them from going near a school?
Why would anybody choose a location nextdoor to a strip club or a sex shop to build a private Christian school?
On the bright side it’s a gun free zone.
MY thoughts exactly ....
San Francisco is one sick sick sick place.
Why anyone lives there is beyond me.
I don’t even know anyone even visits.
It is vile.
No it is not
Homosexuals in San Francisco rule everything.
Very good question, I believe the school is the one that made this mistake, kind of like people that move next to an airport and then complain about the noise.
You have your opinion I have mine.
SF is a vile disgusting place.
SF is a vile disgusting place.
No its not.
The Pittsburgh Public Schools have built a $30 million High School for the Performing Arts just two doors down from one of the region’s largest strip joints. (although word is a large % of the student body there is gay)
I thought states had some laws that said sex whatevers couldn’t open up near schools.
That J is your opinion.
My opinion is otherwise.
Have you ever lived in San Francisco?
Have you ever visited San Francisco?
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