Sunset Beacon
February 2014

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

Sunset Spotlight/Police Blotter/Letter to the Editor

Fireworks Erupt Over Plan to Close Part of Irving St. for Plaza
If supporters of a proposal to create a "public commons" pedestrian plaza by closing off a block of Irving Street to car traffic thought they could direct people like vehicles, they found it was more like herding cats.

Landlords/Tenants Get Scoop on Rental Units
With San Francisco's current housing crunch very much in the media and on the minds of many landlords and tenants, Sunset District Supervisor Katy Tang held an informational meeting recently at A.P. Giannini Middle School to inform both groups of their rights and obligations.

Chinese New Year Rings in Year of the Horse
Chinese communities around the world are getting ready to welcome the most important date and the longest holiday celebrated in the Chinese culture - the Chinese New Year - which starts with the first new moon in the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later.

New CommUnity Garden Opens at Former HANC Recycling Center
What was once the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood CounĀ­cil's (HANC) recycling center in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened on Nov. 5 as the Golden Gate Park CommUnity Garden. The garden is located at Frederick Street and Arguello Boulevard, near Kezar Stadium.

Man's Quest to Document, Protect Diverse Bird Species
In the not so distant past, at Christmas time at the turn of the last century, revelers would go out into nature and shoot birds. Such traditions have changed through the actions of The Audubon Society and others, with bird aficionados going out into the field to count the birds that can be found during that time. Such actions have been carried on locally in San Francisco due, in large part, to the efforts of Sunset District birder and Audubon Society Representative Dan Murphy.


John M. Lee: Real Estate

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat

Supervisor Katy Tang: City Hall