Sunset Beacon
April 2008

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

Police Blotter/Sunset Spotlight

Citywide Greening Initiative Reaches The Sunset District

Mayor Gavin Newsom's ambitious plan to plant 5,000 trees annually is to include the Sunset District. As part of his "Greening Initiative, the SF Department of Public Works (DPW), Friends of the Urban Forest and others are helping Newsom achieve the goal.

City Wants to Start Park Shuttle Service

From 2001 to 2005, a free weekend passenger shuttle in Golden Gate Park navigated a seven-mile circuit between the concourse museum region at the park's east end and the west end near the beach. Then, in 2003, the Academy of Sciences closed for renovation and park attendance dropped dramatically, causing the city of San Francisco to terminate the shuttle service in the fall of 2005.

Seismic Work Ending at Reservoir

A favorite spot for runners and dog walkers is that sloping span of lawn that is a part of the Sunset Reservoir on Ortega Street between 24th and 28th avenues. Built in the '30s during the Great Depression, the reservoir has been an integral part of the water storage and distribution system for more than 70 years.

Sunset Filmmaker Profiles Teenagers in Crisis

Sanelle Sibanda's new film "Generation Now" premiered at the Four Star Theater, located at Clement Street and 24th Avenue, April 3.

Notable Jewish Athletes Break Barriers in Professional Sports

There is an organization called the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California (JSHFNC), just one of at least a dozen such regional non-profit entities in the United States determined to recognize and make the public more aware of the contribution Jews have made to the sporting world.


Capt. Paul Chignell: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Separating Fact from Fancy

Supervisor Carmen Chu: Budget, Muni Meetings Coming

Barry Hermanson: We Need a New Direction