Sunset Beacon
September 2013

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

Sunset Spotlight/Letters to the Editor

New CVS Pharmacy on 19th a Hard Sell in the Sunset
When his project goes before the San Francisco Planning Commission on Sept. 26, Ronald Greenspan might find that pushing for a drug store in a community with four pharmacies nearby is a tough sell.

West Sunset Plgd. Renovation Plans Modified
The SF Recreation and Park Department (RPD) is seeking public input into the design of a new West Sunset Playground, as the process for the $13.2 million renovation project gets underway.

Makeover for Outer Irving St. Business District
The SF Department of Public Works (DPW) held the second in a series of three community meetings on Aug. 14 to gather feedback from residents and merchants about the proposed Irving Streetscape Improvement Project.

Proposed Transit Changes Could Affect Many Westside Bus Routes
A plan to revamp the City's public transit strategy says big changes might be coming for several transit lines running through the Sunset District.

UC to Replace Unused Building on Parnassus with Open Public Space
This fall, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), plans to replace an unused building at 374 Parnassus Ave. with a public space for the community. The university will demolish the property and begin construction on a new park. This is part of the university's Long Range Development Plan, which seeks to "advance health worldwide" while being attentive to the concerns of UCSF's neighbors.  

Sunset Man Follows His Dream to Chase Fish on the High Seas
Early on a typical summer morning at Fisherman's Wharf, the streets are empty. There are no tourists or street performers; the famous "bush-man" is nowhere to be found and the shops are closed. The only activity can be found on the docks. Although the area is known as a tourist attraction, it is still functional. Fishermen ply their trade from these docks, just as they have for more than 100 years.

Sunset Author's New Novel Hides Creatures in Plain Sight
In her novel "Woman King," local author Evette Davis writes about the relationship women have with leadership and their role in society, while showing how San Francisco is an ideal place for contemporary creatures.


John M. Lee: Real Estate

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat

Supervisor Katy Tang: City Hall

Assemblymember Phil Ting: Urban Farms Good for All