Sunset Beacon
June 2005


Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter/
Historical Photo

photo: Francis da Silva

Egg-travaganza!: Mayor Gavin Newsom (left) reacts after being presented with an ostrich egg at the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center's fundraiser at the San Francisco Zoo May 13. To the right of the mayor is the center's executive director, Michael Funk, and SF Zoo education director, Joe Fitting, who presented the egg.

Tavern Gets OK for More Music, with Provisos
The SF Entertainment Commission gave approval, with conditions, for the Blackthorn Tavern to host live music weekdays in addition to regular live performances on the weekend.

Safety Top Concern for Sunset Residents
New Survey Completed, Next Phase to Implement Improvements
Results of a pedestrian safety study conducted by the Sunset District Neighborhood Coalition were presented to the public in May.

Family Celebrations at Heart  of Many Chinese Traditions
Rosemary Gong remembers growing up in the small town of Riverbank, 10 miles from Modesto. Except for a few relatives living in and around Modesto, hers was the only Chinese family in the town.

Youth Services Spread Out Across Sunset District
The most striking features of San Francisco's 112,000 children are their diversity, small numbers relative to the adult population and their concentration in low-income neighborhoods, according to a Community Needs Assessment (CPA) by the city's Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF).

Sunset Woman's Aim in Life is to Support Wayward Youth
When asked why the SF Board of Supervisors granted her its Women Making History Award in March, Sunset resident Dawn Stueckle modestly replied, "I don't really know."


John M. Lee: Rising Prices Cause Problems

Assemblyman Leland Yee: What Is Your Child Eating?