The Sunset Beacon

November 2002

Spotlight/Police Blotter

The Fang Years: How a Family's Climb to the Top is Taking a Toll
Enlisting the help of some of the city's most powerful figures, the influential Fang family has amassed more than $24 million in real estate and acquired the 135-year-old SF Examiner for only $100 ­ with a $66 million subsidy to run it. But the Examiner is losing money and opponents are taking aim.

President Derails Parkside School Rebuild
In what appears to be another setback for supporters of rebuilding the Parkside Elementary School, the SF Board of Education failed to vote on a controversial resolution that would have committed the school district to rebuilding the school. Instead, the board approved a motion sending the matter to the budget committee for analysis.

Candidates Face-off at Lackluster Forum
A sparse turnout at a community forum for candidates seeking to replace Leland Yee as District 4 supervisor may be an indication of the lack of enthusiasm the current crop of hopefuls is generating among voters in the Sunset District.

Mercy High School Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Mercy High School just celebrated its 50th anniversary in November. And for the 50th year in a row, the entire faculty and student body is comprised of women.


Police Beat: Capt. Denis O'Leary

John M. Lee: John M. Lee: Is Upgrading Your House a Good Move?

Supervisor Leland Yee: Parkside Library