Sunset Beacon
October 2011

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

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter

New Book about Playland at the Beach Covers Early Years
Memories of Playland at Ocean Beach were alive and well as people gathered Aug. 30 to listen to historian and author James R. Smith talk about his new book, "San Francisco's Playland at the Beach - The Early Years."

Mayoral Candidates Take On Park Issues
In front of a standing-room-only crowd at a recent community meeting, most of the San Francisco mayoral candidates talked about two controversial proposals for the western end of Golden Gate Park that city government is advocating for.

Ortega Branch Library and West Sunset Playground Reopen
The Ortega Branch Library, which was completely rebuilt from the ground up, and the newly-refurbished West Sunset Playground both reopened to the public with a grand celebration Sept. 10.

Ulloa School Earns National Honor
Ulloa Elementary School has been named by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2011. It is one of only 305 schools in the nation to be selected this year. The distinction is based on a school's overall academic excellence or for its success in closing achievement gaps.


Supervisor Carmen Chu: City Hall

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat

John M. Lee: Choose 3 Candidates Wisely