April 2002


Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor

Liberation Radio Set to Move after 9-year Run
After running Liberation Radio out of the Richmond District for the past nine years, founder Richard Edmondson is ready to move on. During its first year, the station did mobile broadcasting from outside locations. For the past eight years, however, it has operated from Edmondson's Outer Richmond District home.

City Looks at Taking Some GGNRA Land
The level of rancor in the fierce debate over whether dog owners should be required to leash their pets on federal park land reached new heights in March when SF Supervisor Leland Yee accused park Superintendent Brian O'Neill of going back on his word by ordering park rangers at Fort Funston to ticket unleashed dogs.

Busvan to Close; Commercial, Housing Project Proposed
Clement Street commercial icon, Busvan for Bargains, will be closing this summer, possibly paving the way for a new 47,900-square-foot commercial and residential complex to take its place.

CyberSniper, Internet Cafes Come Under Fire
See a bright yellow icon on a solid black background. Enter a dark room filled with colorful monitors and sounds of ships, guns, beeps and bongs. Enjoy music and food too. Bring $5 for an hour of entertainment. Stay until midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. Where are yo

City Scraps Plans for Richmond Library
Strong opposition by Richmond residents to two architectural renderings for remodeling the seismically unsound Richmond Branch Library has forced library officials to go back to the drafting table.

Gillon Lumber to Shutter Doors
One of the Richmond District's oldest businesses, Gillon Lumber, has ceased doing business as a lumber and hardware store.

Police Identify Homicide Victim
A shooting victim found near 25th Avenue and Geary Boulevard in the early morning of March 17 has been identified as 24-year-old Buu Cam Ung.

Tall Stories, One Man's Window on the World
Paul Gasper can tell you stories. Stories from the '40s, '50s and one or two from the '60s. That was quite a "high time," he recalls with a chuckle. One story, from the '40s, takes place on Pine Street.

Concerns over Presidio Plan Expressed


Capt. Marsha Ashe: Police Beat

Ginny Kolmar: Coriya Hot Pot

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Spotlight on Immigration Law Changes

John M. Lee: Profitable Remodeling Projects