Sunset Beacon

Seal Rock
Michael Durand, publisher
P.O. Box 16035
San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: (415) 706-6428
editor [at]

The Sunset and Parkside Districts were once known as the “great sand waste.” Located on the west side of San Francisco, between Golden Gate Park and Stern Grove, the area today is inhabited by about 75,000 people, living mostly in single-family homes. About 55 percent of the population is of Asian – mostly Chinese – ancestry with the remainder of primarily Irish and Italian heritage.

The Inner Sunset is located near the University of California, at San Francisco, one of the leading scientific research institutions in the world. This neighborhood sports many superb restaurants and bookstores to serve a diverse clientele.

The Outer Sunset has many world-class views of the Pacific Ocean and boasts the largest percentage of single-family homeowners in the City. Recreational activities include hang gliding at Fort Funston, surfing, fishing, and biking.

There are numerous attractions in Golden Gate Park, including an American Bison paddock, flying disc golf course, Conservatory of Flowers, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Strybing Arboretum, the oldest children’s playground west of the Mississippi River and a 9-hole golf course.

Distribution: Stanyan and Arguello Streets to the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Park to Sloat Blvd.
Distribution by Zip Code: 94122 and 94116
Circulation: 20,000