Sunset Beacon
January 2009

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

Police Blotter/Sunset Spotlight

Traffic Fines to Double on 19th Avenue

Traffic fines on 19th Avenue and Park Presidio Boulevard doubled as of New Year's Day. The new law will raise the fines for speeding, reckless driving, unlawful passing or overtaking, drunken driving and other serious moving violations.

Weather Service Declares Ocean Beach 'Tsunami Ready'

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials declared in December that San Francisco had completed the NOAA National Weather Service "TsunamiReady" program, better equipping the City to prepare and warn its citizens about tsunamis.

After 10 Years of Planning, Sava Pool Opens

Years of waiting and more than a decade of planning culminated in the opening of Sava Pool on Dec. 20, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, swim races and water performances.

Mt. Sutro's Forgotten Trail Discovered

Mount Sutro is a significant open space located at the center of San Francisco's urban landscape. Adjacent to the landmark Sutro Tower, Mt. Sutro was named in honor of former San Francisco mayor and entrepreneur Adolf Sutro.


Capt. Paul Chignell: Police Beat

Supervisor Carmen Chu: Pool Opens, Clean-up Day

John M. Lee: Real Estate Year in Review