January 2004


Photo: Philip Liborio Gangi

Carrozzi's Curse: Craig Carrozzi gave a reading from his new book, "The Curse of Chief Tenaya," Dec. 3 at Zazen, an organic coffee shop on Clement Street. See story below.


Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Historical Photo

Safeway plan moves forward at Cabrillo, 7th Avenue
After four years of attending neighborhood meetings, planning and making revisions, Safeway has won approval from the SF Planning Commission to demolish its store at 735 Seventh Ave. to build a new one.

Report says Proposal to Cut Back Central Fwy. Faces Obstacles
A report released in December by the San Francisco Transportation Authority (SFTA) concluded that moving the Central Freeway back to Bryant Street would trigger major traffic challenges, delay the project by as much as six years, double its cost, and trigger legal and regulatory issues.

Public Health Hospital Plan Draws Fire
More than 100 Richmond neighbors braved wet weather in December to testify against competing plans to renovate the Public Health Service Hospital in the Presidio, citing the size of project, traffic gridlock and safety as top concerns.

Restoration Efforts Underway to Save California Quail
Renewed restoration efforts are underway across the City to protect and perpetuate the endangered California Quail (Callipepla Californica), the official San Francisco and state bird.

New JCC Gets Set to Debut New Community Center
After a two year wait, a modern and enlarged Jewish Community Center (JCC) will open this month. The new facility,  located at 3200 California Street, replaces one that served the organization since 1932.

Carrozzi Contemplates Conservation, Chiefs Curse
I have devoted my life to writing until the day I die, states Craig Carrozzi, a Richmond District resident and author of five novels, over a glass of whiskey at Eldos Microbrew and Grill in the Inner Sunset.

All-day Parking Restricted at East End of Golden Gate Park
Tight budgets and new priorities are turning many free parking spots in Golden Gate Park into a thing of the past. Beginning the second week in January, commuters that have parked for free along some of the park's major roadways will face stiff fines if they ignore new three- and four-hour time limits.


Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

Randa Gahin: Your Ticket to Saving $100s a Year

Paul Kozakiewicz: 2003 Was a Busy Year

John M. Lee: Richmond Real Estate Year in Review

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Hopes for the New Year!

Leland Yee: January is 'Mental Wellness' Month