Sunset Beacon
January 2011

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

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter

Neighbors Upset Over Plan to Lease Murphy Clubhouse
After spending $3.8 million from a 2008 voter-approved bond to renovate the clubhouse and park at the J.P. Murphy Playground, some citizens are fuming because the clubhouse remains locked and unused unless they want to pay again.

HANC Recycling Center Gets Eviction Notice
Neighbors and community groups in the Inner Sunset and Richmond districts and Cole Valley are debating the impacts the closure of the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council's (HANC) recycling center in Golden Gate Park will have on city residents.

Irving Street Baskin-Robbins Closes
The long-standing Baskin-Robbins on Irving Street, with its 31 flavors of ice cream, closed on Dec. 15.

SFCTA Seeks Public's Input about Future of City Transit
By 2035, the San Francisco Bay Area is expected to have added roughly 400,000 "new car trips," to its roads and highways as its population increases. To address this, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) is putting together a San Francisco Transportation Plan and looking for public input into the process over the next 12 months.

Artist's Self Expression Helps Create Healthy Lifestyle
In the Outer Sunset District, artist Charles Denefeld, who works under the pseudonym Carlo Grunfeld, shuffles nervously around in his studio. Fiery portraits and nude figure paintings in royal purples, deep forest greens and golden yellows warm the quaint space.


Supervisor Carmen Chu: Muni Switchbacks Bad

John M. Lee: Sunset Real Estate Year in Review