Sunset Beacon
April 2012

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

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter

Task Force Backs Off District 7 Land Grab
A proposal to slice a significant chunk from District 7 and stitch it onto District 4 died in March, although one member of San Francisco's Redistricting Task Force thinks the idea might make like a zombie and rise again sometime before April 15, when the task force is expected to submit its final plan.

First Phase of Work on N-Judah Line on Time
The repair work that has been going on along the Muni N-Judah streetcar line since last November, at a cost of about $2 million, is part of a much larger rail improvement project costing $18 million. The intersections along Judah Street at 19th Avenue and Sunset Boulevard have kept crews busy, causing an inconvenience that has annoyed some commuting residents.

Despite Harsh Winter Winds, Snowy Plovers Struggle to Survive
Standing out in the cold at Ocean Beach, the Western Snowy Plover struggles each year through winter winds, even this year when the winds have been milder than in years past.

High School Student Works to Help Less Fortunate
Laura Altair Hanson, 15, started selling paintings at age seven, but she is not some artistic prodigy who gets booked on television talk shows or a freakishly gifted phenom who has gone viral on YouTube.


Supervisor Carmen Chu: City Hall

John M. Lee: Real Estate

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat

Paul Kozakiewicz: Commentary

Dr. Naomi Nagayama and Belinda Gonzalez: Pet Health