Sunset Beacon
October 2013

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

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter/Letters to the Editor

First Fire-Fighters to Arrive at Fateful Fire Sent to Wrong Address
When a deadly fire broke out at 1986 18th Ave. on Sept. 27, valuable minutes were lost because the person who reported the fire gave a wrong address; sending firefighters to the wrong location.

Three Sunset Historic Districts Recommended
Three potential new historic districts in the Sunset District have been identified in a recent SF Planning Department survey and report.

New HAWK Traffic Light Goes Online
A new HAWK traffic light, the first in the City and second in the state, was activated on Sept. 25 to help protect pedestrians crossing Sloat Boulevard at Forest View Drive.

Nation's First Coast-to-Coast Highway Celebrates 100th Birthday
At the Legion of Honor museum in Lincoln Park, just off of 34th Avenue, there is a commemorative marker. Slender and with a painted "L," it sits near a Muni bus stop overlooking a sweeping view of the Lincoln Park Golf Course. A simple marker, yet a distinctive one, that says: "Western terminus of the Lincoln Highway."

Author Turns Overseas Job into Murder-Mystery Novel
Robert Diemer likes to joke that he is a writer running from the law. A lawyer turned novelist, he recently authored "The Widow's Son," which is loosely based on four years he spent as a public defender in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).


John M. Lee: Real Estate

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat

Supervisor Katy Tang: City Hall