Sunset Beacon
March 2006

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter

Photo: Maureen McGettigan

Top Cops Honored: The Outer Sunset Merchants Association honored Taraval Station police officers Feb. 16 for exemplary service to the community. The event took place at Ha�s Restaurant. Pictured are (left to right): Sgt. Randy Young, Sgt. Robert Bohanan, Jaynry Mak, president of the Outer Sunset Merchants Association, and officers John Scully and Lewis Fong.

Plans to Replace Doyle Dr. Debated at Presidio Meeting

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (TA) held a public meeting at 135 Fisher Loop in the Presidio to address the upcoming plans to retrofit Doyle Drive, the elevated on-ramp that connects the Marina District to the Golden Gate Bridge - and San Francisco to Marin County.

Green Thumbs Sprout at Ulloa Garden

Youth Have Fun while Growing Vegetables, Composting with Worms

Imagine an elementary school where every student that walks its hallways has a green thumb.Every adolescent knows how to use mulch, can identify beneficial insects and is happy pulling weeds.

As amazing as it sounds, it's not a fantasy. It exists at Ulloa Elementary School in the Sunset District, where all 508 of its students are budding gardeners, thanks to a model program called the "Hands-on Botany and Gardening Project," sponsored by the Ulloa Children's Center at the school.

Sunset Resident Overwhelmed by Generosity of Local Businesses

It has been said that it is better to give than receive. For Sunset District resident Julie Szpiro, that saying resounds repeatedly in her efforts to raise money for charity.

Doug Ferrari Hits Stride as San Fran's Funny Man

There's an old saying that goes something like: "Don't get angry, get even." For local comedian Doug Ferrari, the saying might be: "When you get angry, laugh."




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