Sunset Beacon
July 2009

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

Police Blotter/Sunset Spotlight

'Great Unwashed' Feared on Mt. Sutro Trail

Fires started at homeless encampments by the dope-smoking "great unwashed," muggers and falling trees were among several concerns raised at a meeting about whether or not a trailhead leading into Mt. Sutro's eucalyptus forests should be reopened on Stanyan Street, just south of 17th Street.

Jefferson School Blaze Destroyed Facility 50 Years Ago

His business card says he is a member of the Bittermans Club, established June 1, 1959. That's the day 50 years ago that police accused Magid Bateh of setting a fire that destroyed Jefferson School, a neighborhood stalwart at the corner of 19th Avenue and Irving Street.

Plans to Renovate Sunset Rec. Center Moving Forward

The Sunset Playground and Recreation Center at 28th Avenue and Lawton Street entered into its Phase 1 planning stage for renovation in February.

'Street-Smart' Youth Learn Valuable Life Lessons

Because youth are outdoors more during the summer, Sunset District police officers and firefighters visited children at the Noreiga Child Development Center June 12 to talk about how good reading and thinking skills help keep them street-safe.

Yee Briefs Sunset Demos on Budget

Even though California State Sen. Leland Yee arrived late, he was well-received by those who gathered to hear him speak at the Taraval Police Station on June 24.

SHARP Celebrates 100 Years Serving Golden Gate Heights

As members of the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP) celebrate the building of their new clubhouse on Ninth Avenue, they also reflect upon the organization's long-standing history in the community.


Capt. Paul Chignell: Police Beat

Supervisor Carmen Chu: New Massage Parlor Controls

John M. Lee: Mid-year Real Estate Report