Sunset Beacon
June 2010

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

Sunset Spotlight

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Gets OK to Open on Taraval St.

The San Francisco Planning Commission approved a plan May 21 that will allow a medical cannabis dispensary (MCD) to open on Taraval Street, despite fierce opposition from many Sunset District residents.

Experts, Public Work to Solve Ocean Beach Erosion Problems

Ocean Beach is home to the City's crucial infrastructure of wastewater tunnels and sewage treatment facilities. That is why the San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) and a collaboration of other agencies are working quickly to repair a bluff near the Great Highway and Sloat Boulevard.

New Sunset Health Clinic Offers Medical Care

North East Medical Services (NEMS) held a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for its new Sunset District clinic on Friday, May 7.

Sunset Man Loves Film, Food and 'Wheeling and Dealing'

At the age of 15, Doug Marschke took his father's video camera in hand to complete a homework assignment focusing on the cryptic tales of cafeteria food. This early cinematic experience spurred his desire to further discover how to tell a compelling story through a camera lens.

Knitwear Designer Stephanie Hoffman a Dynamic Designer

"I like to mix the pretty with the dirty," says 28-year-old knitwear designer Stephanie Hoffman, whose six-piece collection earned much praise at San Francisco's Academy of Art University's 14th annual Graduation Fashion Show on May 6.


Supervisor Carmen Chu: Pedestrian/Traffic Safety

Capt. Denise Schmitt: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Make Your Vote Count

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Why We Honor Flag Day