Sunset Beacon
March 2008

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

Sloat Blvd. Project Would Increase Density Near Zoo

A large development proposed for Sloat Boulevard in the Outer Sunset District will come under scrutiny in April when the SF Planning Commission considers an appeal to a negative environmental impact declaration issued in October.

Mental Health Cuts Could Hit Hard

San Francisco's city health director, Dr. Mitchell Katz, proposed budget cuts to the health commission on Feb 19 that will greatly impact Sunset Mental Health and its ability to serve the mentally ill, seniors, homeless and children with emotional or psychological problems.

Candidates Vie for 12th Congressional Seat

This past Feb. 25 was the deadline for potential candidates to proclaim their intentions to seek election to the 12th Congressional District seat that is now vacant with the passing of Congressman Tom Lantos.

Ulloa Students Share Valentine's Day with Historic Doggie Diner Head

Twenty second graders from Ulloa Elementary School performed an animal-themed skit on Valentine's Day to celebrate the Doggie Diner icon located near the SF Zoo.

Author Talks About the Origins of Irish Slang

Hey dude! Have you ever wondered where the word dude originated? Is the word British, African, French, Spanish or Irish?

Police Beat: Capt. Paul Chignell

John M. Lee: How to Stay Out of Court

Supervisor Carmen Chu: Safety, Transportation Update