Sunset Beacon

September 2002

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter

Stop-work Order Issued for Taraval Street Project
Top officials at the SF Department of Building Inspection halted work on a $2.8 million mixed-use project in the Sunset District last month after it was discovered that the building permit was issued without neighbors being notified.

Two 1906 Earthquake Cottages Earmarked for Demolition
When Joan Laurino received notice from the SF Planning Department that the two cottages across the street may be demolished, she initially had no objection.

Stonestown Neighbors Claim Scope of EIR Inadequate
The West of Twin Peaks community that surrounds the Stonestown Galleria shopping center brought their concerns about the scope of the SF Planning Department's Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) regarding the proposed Stonestown village project to Mayor Willie Brown at a City Hall meeting Aug. 28.

Lakeshore Neighbors Want Plaza Fixed Before Starting Albertsons Remodel
The Albertson's Food Center's upcoming plans to remodel its Lakeshore Plaza store ran into trouble when nearby neighbors asked the SF Planning Commission to deny any construction permits for the site until they investigate complaints that plaza owners are violating stipulations of their Conditional Use Permit.

Supervisors Put Proposition on Ballot to Reform Legal Ads Process
The SF Board of Supervisors has expressed concern about two publications, the SF Independent and SF Examiner, seeking contracts for the city's two types of legal advertising. The two publications are owned by the politically-connected Fang family.

Sunset Songwriter, Musician Releases Third CD
Sunset District composer Jeff Gutman, 28, just released his third CD, "Cold Cold Town," a 12-track collection about downsized dreams in the mellow metropolitan post-tech chill-out.

Author Uses Sandtray Therapy to Explore Death and Dying
Bob Livingstone, 51, a longtime Parkmerced resident and licensed clinical social worker, describes himself as an "aging hippie." His big beard and clear eyes make him hard to miss around Parkmerced.


Supervisor Leland Yee: Support the CEDAW Treaty

John M. Lee: Buying a Property in 'As Is' Condition

Capt. Denis O'Leary: Police Beat