August 2013
Note: For additional stories about the west side of San Francisco, see the new issue of the Sunset Beacon.

City's efforts to assist GG Park homeless fall short
What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?

Public weighs-in on future of Geary Boulevard bus transit
At a Town Hall Meeting held in the Richmond District on July 31, transportation planners unveiled a new design idea for the Geary #38 bus line, which is part of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, saying that it could be the solution for concerns about the loss of parking along Geary Boulevard.

California St. antennae get OK
The SF Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 on two separate motions to allow AT&T to install a panel of nine antennae on the roof of a commercial building at 4216 California St.

Lincoln Highway celebrates 100th anniversary
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."

Cabrillo Playground ready to open after major rehab, community effort
On Saturday, Aug. 3, pirates will party between 38th and 39th avenues, just south of Cabrillo Street, at the official re-opening of the Cabrillo Playground.

The Kahns were trailblazers in Congress, served the City well
Julius Kahn (1861-1924) led a life representative of San Francisco's early days. Before his 24 years of service as a Congressional representative for San Francisco's 5th District, Kahn was part of San Francisco's ever-expanding immigrant community.

Basket weaving workshop uses tule, age-old techniques
Soft and pliant, tule is a bulrush that grows in marshy lowlands from the southwestern United States to Northern California. On May 11, Bay Area residents gathered at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park to try their hand at making tule-twined baskets under the instruction of the well-known basket weaver Charlie Kennard.

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.

Brain at War Conference helps vets returning from war
For the past six years the Brain at War Conference, held each summer in June, has raised awareness of the growing healthcare needs of military veterans returning home from combat. As the conflict in the Middle East continues, the war on terrorism is causing a tremendous impact upon military personnel and their families. Some estimate that over the next five years more than one million service members will be re-entering civilian life.


Capt. Sharon Ferrigno: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall update

Sen. Mark Leno: CA Senate

Assemblymember Phil Ting: Keep College Open

John Farrell: Presidio Should Tax Tenants