Sunset Beacon
June 2008

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

Police Blotter/Sunset Spotlight

UCSF Workers Authorize Two-day Strike Over Pay

University of California officials are seeking a request for a temporary restraining order against its workers, who are set to go on strike for two days on June 4 and 5.

Project Near Zoo Put on Hold

A plan to build a three 5-story buildings near the SF Zoo was postponed indefinitely by the SF Planning Commission May 22 because of neighborhood concerns.

Ulloa Elementary Honored as 'Distinguished School'

Ulloa Elementary School is situated in the Sunset District where the weather is sometimes foggy and the sun shows sparingly. However, the atmosphere at Ulloa Elementary School is bright and invigorating.

Lowell Cardinals Win City Baseball Title

They truly were the boys of summer. The weather was hot, the sky was blue and AT&T; Park was buzzing with excitement. Yet it was not your San Francisco Giants that brought the crowd together on one of the nicest days of the year. The fans came to see the George Washington Eagles and the Lowell Cardinals play for the San Francisco high school baseball championship.

New Mosaic Installed on Dome of Holy Trinity Church

The parishioners at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church had much to celebrate during Easter because the long-awaited mosaic of Christ was finally finished on the dome of their church.

Stand-up Stylist Takes the Stage

With a T-shirt that says "Unleash your inner rock star," Paul Lee, owner of Paul's Celtic Cutters Hair Salon on Ninth Avenue has a profound view of the world.

Japanese Tea Garden a Reflection of Founder's Vision, City History

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, known for its enchanting April cherry blossoms and tranquil Zen atmosphere, first opened in 1894 during the California Midwinter International Exposition. It was part of the Japanese Village, making it the oldest Japanese-style garden in America.


Capt. Paul Chignell: Police Beat

Supervisor Carmen Chu: Sunset Boulevard Maintenance

John M. Lee: Why People Decide to Sell