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photo: Maureen McGettigan

Adventurous Artists: There are four women artists who share two adjacent studios on Eighth Avenue, where they create their works of art. They are, from left to right, Elizabeth Fracchia,
Elizabeth Barlow, Susan Bostrom-Wong and Susan Marineau.

Stigma Viewed as Major Villain in Curtailing Teen Suicide
The moment Kevin Hines leapt off the Golden Gate Bridge he knew he had made a terrible mistake. Plummeting toward almost certain death, unable to breath because of the speed of his descent, he suddenly realized that he didn't really want to die. He wanted to live.

New Entrance for Park Garage Gets OK
The SF Recreation and Park Commission gave its stamp of approval to a controversial plan to build a southern entrance to an underground parking garage, now under construction in Golden Gate Park, which begins in the Inner Sunset District.

Rec. and Park Cuts Could Damage Popular Programs
Thirty-one employees of the SF Recreation and Park Department were handed pink slips in November, forcing deep cuts in popular programs for children and seniors in the Richmond and Sunset districts.

Mayor: Housing Plan for Former Hospital Deficient
Mayor Gavin Newsom weighed-in on the side of Richmond residents in their battle with the Presidio Trust over a large housing development the Trust wants to build at the site of the former Public Health Service Hospital by calling the project's environmental study a deeply-flawed document.

Crime Rate Climbs, Traffic Collisions Down
During a meeting of the SF Police Commission held in the Richmond District Oct. 27, Richmond Police Station Capt. Sandra Tong gave the commission and members of the public an update on local crime issues.

Artists Create Fellowship, Paintings at Richmond Studios
"Is there a new SOHO brewing in the Richmond?" Susan Marineau asks, jokingly.

Library Takes a Trip Back in Time to Celebrate History
On Saturday, Nov. 6, The Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library on Ninth Avenue celebrated its 90th anniversary. The event made the year 1914 a bit more tangible with silent movie showings, snacks from the era, a history quiz and a musical performance by banjo player Scott Anthony.


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