Sunset Beacon
July 2012

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

Police Blotter/Sunset Spotlight

Plan to Develop 2 Lots at Mt. Sutro Draws Criticism
Mt. Sutro is the big, green, shaggy-looking hill near the University of California, San Francisco, that can be seen from many points in the Bay Area.

Plan to Revise Commercial Districts Gets OK
Several areas of the Outer Sunset District have been dropped from Supervisor Carmen Chu's plan to redefine certain streets as Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NCD), which would allow more light manufacturing, because the SF Planning Department concluded that renaming them would not be necessary.

Resilientville Seeks to Build Community Bonds
With debris from last year's tsunami in Japan reaching San Francisco's shores, the reminders of disasters are frequent. All give witness to the proposition that people must be prepared and work together to be resilient in case of a major disaster. This is the message of a new "Resilientville" program, which launched its outreach-training workshop on May 2.

Earthquake Exhibit Aims to Remind, Unsettle, Inspire
A new earthquake exhibit and digital Imax film at the California Academy of Sciences explains in layman's terms the complicated dynamics of plate tectonics in an inspiring way and urges the public to be vigilant for a potential disaster.

Sunset Poet's Diverse Experiences Drive Her Prose
Judy Halebsky is a Sunset District resident whose new book "Space/Gap/Interval/ Distance" has just been released.

Salon97 Tries to Revive Classical Music
Now in its fourth year, Salon97 was started in San Francisco to reach out to those who appreciate connecting with the tradition and history of classical music.


Supervisor Carmen Chu: City Hall

John M. Lee: Real Estate

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Sacramento