Sunset Beacon
August 2012

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

Police Blotter/Sunset Spotlight

Synthetic Turf, Lights for GG Park Get OK
The SF Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 on July 10 to move ahead with synthetic turf and nighttime lights for the athletic fields at the west end of Golden Gate Park.

Beach Motel Owners Happy City Grants Rehearing
The owner of the Beach Motel on Judah Street, Bobby Patel, said he and his family are thankful and relieved the City has extended the Conditional Use Permit that allows them to continue to operate as a guest motel.

Sunset Filmmaker Steps Out as 'Cousin Wonderlette'
It seems like it was a lot harder for filmmaker Brian Benson to come out of the closet as a performer than to come out as a gay man. As he turns 49 this month, he is finally loud and proud of his blossoming drag alter ego, Cousin Wonderlette, the heroine of his latest short film, "Love and Anger," an outrageous fairy tale screened at the Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival in June.


Supervisor Carmen Chu: City Hall

John M. Lee: Real Estate