Sunset Beacon
June 2014

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

Sunset Spotlight/Letter to the Editor

Golden Gate Heights Park Has Problems
"Participatory budgeting" in District 7 has jump-started efforts to fix up Golden Gate Heights Park, in the form of a $23,000 grant awarded last month. That money will help, but will not pay for replacing arsenic-treated wood in the children's playground.

Francis Scott Key Annex a Hot Property
Some people call the Outer Sunset a "neglected" part of San Francisco, and perhaps no other property is more emblematic of this than an old school on 42nd Avenue between Irving and Judah streets.

Sloat Boulevard Being Designated 'John Burton Highway'
San Francisco is a city of names - Geary Boulevard, Balboa Street, Cesar Chavez Street, Polk Street - but later this month, San Francisco will add to its long list of streets that are named for well-known historical figures the John Burton Boulevard.

New Bathrooms Coming for Ocean Beach
Two public restrooms on the Great Highway are perhaps a testament to the strength of masonry and the relative weakness of metal in standing up to the harsh ocean elements through time.

Sunset Native takes Helm at Sunset Beacon Center
When he was a boy, Matt Pemberton began unknowingly preparing himself for his new position as the executive director of the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC), a non-profit that supports youth and families in the area. At the age of 12, he was asked to babysit his neighbor's children and he has continually worked with young people ever since.


John M. Lee: Real Estate

Supervisor Katy Tang: City Hall

Martin Stidham: Commentary