Sunset Beacon
December 2006

Note: For additional stories about the west side of San Francisco, see the November 2006 issue of the Richmond Review

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter

Ed Jew Wins Election as Sunset Supervisor

Sunset District native Ed Jew has been declared the unofficial winner of the District 4 supervisorial election, utilizing the newly-implemented ranked choice, or "instant run-off," voting system to go over the top. It is the first time in Sunset District history that the District 4 election will not be decided by a December run-off election.

Plan to Restore Sunset Rec. Center Advances

The Sunset Playground and Recreation Center is a busy three-acre spot. Established at 28th Avenue and Lawton Street in 1940, it continues to serve as an "all-in-one" facility for families and schools in the community. But supporters say the site's 60-plus years are showing - outdated equipment and a leaky roof. Now, there is some action to improve conditions at the neighborhood facility.

VegNews Fuels Movement to Eat Less Meat

At San Francisco's southwest corner, the SF Zoo, Carousel Diner and Sloat Garden Center create a slow pulse in this subtly commercial neighborhood by the beach. But hidden among these quiet establishments and breathing the same salty air is a most unlikely presence: the inconspicuous headquarters of a major international magazine called VegNews.

Lawton Alternative School to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Lawton Alternative School is set to celebrate its 70th anniversary, and it plans to celebrate in style.


Pat Christensen: Merchants Kick Off Holidays

John M. Lee: Real Estate Year in Review

Louise Mariani LaMuth: Growing Up in the Avenues

Sandie Wernick: Villa d'Este - a Family Affair