Sunset Beacon
March 2005


Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter
Historical Photo

photo: Maureen McGettigan

Dog Days: A ceremony celebrating the new home of the Doggie Diner head on the median strip at Sloat Boulevard and 46th Avenue took place Feb. 14. In the photo above, the third grade class from Ulloa Elementary School poses with jugglers Woody LaBounte (left) and Boswich, who performed during the event. The dog head was restored, moved and paid for by the SF Department of Public Works. The icon was moved a block from its historical location, at the Carousel Restaurant, because the property is being developed by the Sloat Garden Center.

Public Gets Glimpse of Sava Pool Plan
New Swimming Pool Will be Shorter and Have Wider Lanes
Sava Pool, the busiest public swimming pool in San Francisco, has stood at Wawona Street and 19th Avenue for 46 years. It is not going anywhere, but if everything goes according to plan, the pool will be demolished next February and a new one will be built.

"Serial" Housing Plan at Mt. Sutro Halted
The SF Planning Department has put a developer's plans to build four homes on the eastern slope of Mt. Sutro on hold due to environmental concerns.

New Warning System at Ocean Beach
On an unseasonably warm afternoon at Ocean Beach, surfers ride the waves while kite flyers, lovers and families enjoy the sun and breeze. To some city officials and regional scientists, Ocean Beach is not just San Francisco's popular sand and surf retreat, but a potential disaster zone - ground zero for the next big tsunami to hit the West Coast.

Landmark Status Sought for Music Concourse
The SF Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board voted Feb. 16 to continue discussions about granting landmark status to Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse and the surrounding grid of trees.

Oakes Children's Center Plans to Expand at Historic Firehouse
The historic firehouse on 10th Avenue in the Sunset District has served as a school for developmentally disabled youth at The Oakes Children's Center for more than 20 years. Plans to restore the 106-year-old landmark and build a new facility next door have been set in motion.

Open "Mike" Performances Highlight Sunset District Talent
"This," says Mike Fleming as he looks around at the spacious interior of The Canvas Cafe, "is where you'll find the heart and soul of American music."


Capt. Keith Sanford: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Real Estate Bubble Revisited

Supervisor Fiona Ma: Care for Our Four-footed Friends