Sunset Beacon
May 2011

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

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter

Woman Uses Skills to Assist Children in Poor Countries
After working and traveling abroad over the last 10 years, Sarah Ortega returned to San Francisco from Ghana in August of 2009 and created the Mira Scholars Foundation.

Author's Book Focuses on the Life of Como, the Wayward Pooch
Laughter was abundant as local journalist Steven Winn had members of the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP) enthralled by his recollections of life with a dog named Como. Winn spoke to SHARP members at their March 28 meeting.

Speaker Extolls the Future of 'Smart Housing'
Members of the Sunset Heights Association of ResponĀ­sible People (SHARP) got an earful on the virtues of "smart housing" and a host of other concepts on April 25 by guest speaker Tim Colen, the executive director of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition.

Sunset Playground Bid Gets OK
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved a construction bid for the Sunset Playground renovation project during a special committee meeting at City Hall on April 21.

Mayor: City Budget Needs Pension Reform
At a recent Town Hall Meeting at the San Francisco Zoo, SF Mayor Edwin Lee and other city officials called for pension reform as they explained why the city government is, once again, facing substantial budget cuts even though more revenues are coming in than ever before.

Inner Sunset School Move Angers Some Neighbors
The San Francisco Unified School District's (SFUSD) plan to put a school for troubled teens in the Inner Sunset District is getting a mixed reaction from the community surrounding the proposed site, partly, critics say, because of the way the district handled community outreach to let the locals know about the idea.


Supervisor Carmen Chu: Front Yard Paving Changes

John M. Lee: Is Inflation Here?

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat