Sunset Beacon
October 2007

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

Police Blotter/Sunset Spotlight/Letters to the Editor

Sunset, Stern Grove Parks Under Attack

While the ongoing problem of homeless encampments in Golden Gate Park has been grabbing the headlines lately, there are a host of other crimes that regularly plague the city's parks and playgrounds that don't make a splash in the media.

Mayor Appoints New District 4 Supervisor
Carmen Chu Tapped as Interim Supervisor to Replace Ed Jew

In September, SF Mayor Gavin Newsom removed District 4 Supervisor Ed Jew from his post because of charges filed against him by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, District Attorney Kamala Harris and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Jew is charged with living outside of the district and for allegedly accepting bribes to help a chain store get proper permits.

Goats Back to Chomping Grass at Laguna Honda

The goats returned to Laguna Honda in September.

New Police Captain Takes Command at Taraval

The Taraval Police Station has a newly-appointed police captain, and he has a familiar face.

Westside Democratic Club Hammers Out Ballot Measures

Municipal election candidates and ballot measures are spinning around and around in the conversations of many people these days - Election Day, Nov. 6, must be near.

Sunset Resident to Show Short Film at Mill Valley Film Fest

When the French-American Vanessa Woods enrolled at the San Francisco Arts Institute, she had no idea that she would be obtaining a masters of fine art degree in film at the end of her study. Woods registered at the Arts Institute to study photography after graduating cum laude in art history and visual art at Barnard College in New York.


John M. Lee: The Evolution of TICs

Mayor Gavin Newsom: SF Takes On Climate Change