Sunset Beacon
May 2012

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

Police Blotter

Mayor Optimistic Despite $170 Million Deficit
Despite a projected $482 million deficit over the next two years, city officials told people at a recent Town Hall Meeting at the San Francisco Zoo that the city's budget situation is improving compared to the last few years.

La Boulange Gets OK for 9th Avenue Bakery
The issue of formula retail, or chain stores, was once again debated before the SF Planning Commission for almost an hour on April 19. The seven commissioners present that Thursday at City Hall listened to dozens of people give testimony about La Boulange Bakery and Cafe, whose owners want to open a location at the closed funeral home at Ninth Avenue and Irving Street.

City Still Battling Beach Motel After 15 Years
For more than 15 years The Beach Motel has been entangled in a dispute with city officials over its official and legal status as a guest hotel facility. Owner Bobby Patel said he has suffered "many sleepless nights" worrying about the future of his family-owned business, which he has operated on Judah Street near 48th Avenue since 1983.  

New Director Thrilled to Lead Neighborhood Beacon Center
Megan Agee is the new director of the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center, located at 3925 Noriega St. The center is recognized by the After-school Alliance and MetLife Foundation as one of the nation's best after-school programs, with 900 youths and 300 adults using the center weekly and some 1,300 youths and 700 adults being served over the course of a year. Agee's mission, and the mission of the center, is to provide support and opportunities to ensure the healthy development of children, youth and adults in the Sunset District.

Lawton Alternative School's Coach Honored for Community Service
Perhaps they'll eventually find DNA proof that some people are just born with a competitive streak. Until then, we have Brenda Joyce Richard for evidence of the fact.


Supervisor Carmen Chu: City Hall

John M. Lee: Real Estate

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat