Sunset Beacon
September 2009

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

Police Blotter/Sunset Spotlight

Ortega Library Rebuild Gets OK to Move Forward

In front of a packed City Hall room with more than 100 community members and representatives from library agencies, the SF Board of Appeals approved the demolition of the Ortega Branch Library on Aug. 5. The board said the building does not have historical integrity and the need to maintain preservation did not outweigh the demands of a growing community.

Police Bust Numerous Marijuana-growing Houses

Police officers were busy in August closing down numerous houses that were converted into marijuana-growing facilities.

Sunday Streets Rolls on Great Hwy.

The summer fog at Ocean Beach drifted thin and hazy on the morning of Aug. 9. It finally burned away around noon, as thousands of people walked and rolled down the Great Highway on bicycles, skateboards and roller blades. Families ambled over broken white lines, pushing baby strollers in cool weather under a bright sky, taking full advantage of Sunday Streets, which shut down the highway from Fulton Street to the SF Zoo.


Capt. Paul Chignell: Police Beat

Supervisor Carmen Chu: Pot Farms Under Scrutiny

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Aid for College, Swine Flu