SHARP is a volunteer neighborhood association serving the Inner Sunset and Sunset Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco. Our activities include free program meetings in our building, small financial grants, and a resources page with links to useful information about the neighborhood. Our programs cover civic, political, and cultural topics. The meetings are a great place to connect with friendly, constructive neighbors, like you. You’re invited!  SHARP — a resource for the Inner Sunset.

Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, SHARP meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of the month in the ground floor meeting space of our building, 1736 Ninth Avenue (between Moraga and Noriega). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cookies and conversation.

  • Victor M. Hwang: A New Trial Judge’s Perspective

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    Elected in November 2016 by a nearly 2-1 margin, neighborhood resident Victor Hwang is the newest judge of the San Francisco County Superior Court. He is personable, patient, and an excellent lawyer, all of which he will need to be in his new job. He will speak about how we select our judges (both elected and appointed), how judges are trained, and what happens when San Franciscans come before the court as litigants, defendants, witnesses, or jurors. He gives us the rare opportunity to see the justice system from the perspective of one of the more important people charged with making it work. Bring your polite, probing questions.

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  • San Francisco: Sanctuary City

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    Donald Trump was elected President in part on a promise to deport many more undocumented immigrants. In part through litigation by cities such as San Francisco, the Trump administration has been at least temporarily thwarted in its attempts to penalize localities, including San Francisco, that have pledged not to cooperate with the new administration’s deportation efforts. Niloufar Khonsari, left, and Ana Herrera, below, are distinguished immigrant-rights attorneys and key figures in San Francisco’s resistance to the Trump immigration policy. They will tell us what the federal government has been doing; how city government, nonprofit groups, and pro-immigrant activists have formed a local network of resistance in response; and what the future may hold.

    Ana Herrera

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  • Supervisor Norman Yee

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    Norman Yee represents District 7 on the Board of Supervisors. He was re-elected in 2012 and so is serving his last term. He has focused on the issues of pedestrian safety and crime reduction. He uses so-called participatory budgeting to allow district residents to choose projects in the district to be funded from a designated pot of money. This year’s winning proposals included $23,000 for security cameras and other crime-prevention equipment.  Supervisor Yee will speak and answer questions.

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  • The History of Sunset Heights, 1920s to present, with Woody LaBounty

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    Few know more about the history of San Francisco’s west side than Woody LaBounty, and few can tell the story as engagingly as he can. In 2016, he won an ovation from a full house when he came to SHARP to present the history of Sunset Heights until the 1920s. Now he returns to bring the history of our neighborhood up to the present.

     

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