Sunset Beacon
May 2009

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

Police Blotter/Sunset Spotlight

Lawton Principal Earns 'Woman of the Year' Award

For Lawton Alternative School Principal Beverly Kong, the value of finishing work has always been an important lesson.

Library with History of the Irish Celebrates 34th Anniversary

The Patrick J. Dowling Library at the Irish Cultural Center of California celebrated its 34th birthday April 5.

Neighbors Come Together to Preserve Disappearing Butterfly

One hundred years ago, the Xerces Blue Butterfly flew among the sand dunes of the Sunset District. But this iridescent blue, inch-wide insect was last seen in the early '40s, and it is believed to be the first butterfly in North America to become extinct as a result of urban development.


Capt. Paul Chignell: Police Beat

Supervisor Carmen Chu: Controls for Massage Parlors

John M. Lee: Benefits of Homeownership