Sunset Beacon
July 2013

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

Sunset Boulevard Greenway Community Open House #1
Thursday, July 25, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton St (between 28th and 29th), San Francisco, CA 94122
Join the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission anytime during this open house to share your ideas and hear from others about how Sunset Blvd. can be improved while managing stormwater for the area. Learn more about green infrastructure technologies, give us your ideas on how you would like to use the space, and speak one-on-one with the project team.
If you have any questions, contact Teresa Young, SFPUC communications and public outreach, at [email protected] or (415) 554-3274.

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter/Letters to the Editor

French School and CVS Pharmacy Fight Over 19th Ave. Location
A plan to put a CVS Pharmacy in a building that used to house a post office at 1900 19th Ave., at Ortega Street, has run into resistance from a nearby school, with the school's administrators and students' parents adamantly opposed to the project.

Sunset Supervisor Wants to Create Blueprint
Among the many messages pinned to a wall inside Congregation B'Nai Emunah, located at 46th Avenue and Taraval Street, was one that said: "Put cameras on 19th Avenue for illegal turns."

New Documentary Features Battle for Gay Rights
Christie Herring, an award- winning independent documentary filmmaker, has shot and produced a new documentary, "The Campaign," which follows the battle for gay rights in San Francisco and nationwide.

Veterinary Clinic Only Serves Sunset Felines
Some people were surprised to learn that Especially Cats, a long-standing establishment, is now under new ownership. The former owners have retired and the new owner is Dr. Manprit Buttar, DVM, who has put together a new staff of animal care specialists. 

Sunset Animator Releases New Film, 'Galax,' on Vimeo
"Galax" is Sunset District resident Paul Hill's new animated film, which opened in San Francisco in December. The film's protagonist, Galma, is a Galzian princess who is catapulted into a major role as savior. She saves her people from being driven to the point of extinction by greedy humans who have discovered that once a Galzian dies, their bones crystallize and turn into diamonds. Galma must fulfill a prophecy that requires her to work together with her human enemy.

Basket Weaving Workshop Uses Tule, Age-old Techniques
Soft and pliant, tule is a bulrush that grows in marshy lowlands from the southwestern United States to Northern California. On May 11, Bay Area residents gathered at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park to try their hand at making tule-twined baskets under the instruction of the well-known basket weaver Charlie Kennard.


John M. Lee: Real Estate Market Update

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat

Supervisor Katy Tang