Sunset Beacon
May 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

Muni Rolls Out Latest Transit Plans for Sunset
Now it is official: As of last March, when the SF Planning Commission approved a final Environmental Impact Report for revamping the city's bus system, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) acknowledges that it has two major problems.

New Rain Gardens on Sunset Blvd. Would Divert Water from Sewers
As the old saying goes, "when it rains it pours." The need for effective water management is always crucial, not only when there is drought, but also when rainfall is plentiful. Paying close attention to how that rainwater is used and managed is the focus of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) as it builds eight green infrastructure projects throughout the City, with one of them being located along Sunset Boulevard.

New Season Starts for Golden Gate Park Bands
The first concert of 2014, and 132nd Golden Gate Park Band season, began at the Music Concourse on April 27 with a flag ceremony.

Shooting in Shanghai
Ian Burris, a Sunset District resident, graduated from San Francisco State University (SFSU) in the fall of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in cinema. That year, from mid-June to mid-July, he attended an intensive four-week international documentary workshop hosted by Shanghai Normal University, which is located in Shanghai.

Golden Gate Bridge Featured in Many Fantastic Film Fantasies
If there is one thing the movies have taught us, it is that when little green men from outer space finally attack, they are going to take out our architectural icons first. Being one of the most recognized landmarks on the planet, as well as one of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the Golden Gate Bridge is sure to go down in the first round of the alien onslaught.

Teacher Dreams of Sending Weight-Lifters to Olympics
As the recent excitement surrounding this year's Winter Olympics went into high gear, Abraham Lincoln High School coach and teacher Kevin Doherty was among the many cheering for the American teams because he aims and hopes for the gold medal for each and every one of his students.


John M. Lee: Real Estate

Supervisor Katy Tang: Community Updates

Capt. Curtis Lum: Police Beat

Dr. Edward Gerstenfeld: Heart Health