Sunset Beacon
November 2011

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

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter

Beach Preservation Plan Released
The future of Ocean Beach is beginning to take shape and the first glimpse of it came when the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research association (SPUR) made its recommendations for a new Ocean Beach Master Plan at an Oct. 29 community workshop.

McCoppin Square Re-opens with Memorial for Taraval Officer
When San Francisco acquired the land we now call the Sunset District in 1868, people already lived there. A part of the deal to get them off the land was that a certain portion of it would be set aside for parks, said local historian David Gallagher. That is how the 8.9-square-acre McCoppin Square, located at 24th Avenue and Taraval Street, came to be.

Supervisor Shines Spotlight on Muni's Light Rail Service
Supervisor Carmen Chu addressed concerns over Muni light rail service in the Sunset District during a hearing at the SF Board of Supervisors' City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee in October.

Contra Dancing Alive and Well in Sunset District
"Swing your partner," "do si do," and "circle left" might be familiar words to those who know square dancing, but these words are also used in contra dancing - square dancing's cousin.

Supervisor Carmen Chu: City Hall

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Don't Forget to Vote Nov. 8