Sunset Beacon
March 2012

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

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter

Survey Identifies Historic Houses, Neighborhoods
A former neighborhood, the Oceanside, was discovered through the efforts of the Sunset Parkside Education and Action Committee (SPEAK), which has spearheaded efforts to document the history of the Sunset. The Oceanside, located along Ocean Beach between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard, was a strong concentration of houses just south of Golden Gate Park, with a few more located to the south.

Water Recycling Plant Slated for GG Park Moved
A plan to locate a water recycling plant in the west end of Golden Gate Park has been cancelled.

Officer Gives Tips for Safety, Burglary Prevention
Sgt. Kirk Yin from the Taraval Police Station addressed members of the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP) on Jan. 30 to remind them of simple safety tips to prevent theft in the neighborhood.

Disappearing Birds a Concern
The Audubon Society's annual San Francisco bird count has found extirpation, or the local disappearance, of a species a concern again this year.

Park Apprenticeship Program Teaches 'Green' Values
On a recent January day, bare branches needed pruning as rain was forecast. Bringing tall ladders and pruning shears along, a team of gardeners went from tree to tree in Golden Gate Park as tourists and visitors at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum and California Academy of Sciences strolled across the Music Concourse, taking in the sights.

Conservancy Supports Ocean Beach Plan
In January the California Coastal Conservancy unanimously voted to support a plan to combat Ocean Beach erosion and backed it up with a $400,000 donation.


Supervisor Carmen Chu: City Hall

John M. Lee: Real Estate

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat

Peg Wallace: Restaurants - Outerlands