July 2004


Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/
Historical Photo

photo: Philip Liborio Gangi

Heads Up: Graphic and comic artist Keith Knight
holds Keef, a comical mask of himself.

Experts Say Next Quake Could Wreak Havoc
Within the next 30 years the odds are that a major earthquake will strike the Bay Area and destroy thousands of homes in the Richmond and Sunset districts, according to a report commissioned by the SF Department of Building Inspection.

City Threatens to Stop Presidio Project
Supervisor Jake McGoldrick handed Richmond neighbors a new bargaining chip in their dispute with the Presidio Trust over the size of a housing complex planned for the former Public Health Service Hospital when he announced the City has the authority to close-off two streets leading to the 42-acre site.

Cartoonist Returns to the Richmond after Traveling
"The speedometer must have been stuck on 88, but we had to be going over 100 the whole time. I don't know how else we did it in three days because we didn't drive the entire time and we never saw a cop until we got to California," said Keith Knight, reminiscing about a coast-to-coast trip in 1990.

'Friends' to Raise Funds for Library
Money needed for computers, desks, chairs, lights and tables
Planning for the renovation of the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library continues to take shape, with the Friends of the San Francisco Library's recent effort to form a fundraising committee.

Richmond Author Writes About Local Environment
Judith Kahn speed walks down California Street to one of her favorite patios, Bazaar Cafe, while talking of the importance of indulging oneself.
"We live in such a fast-paced world," muses Kahn. "It's important to sit down and take a sip of tea and enjoy your surroundings."

Community Youth Center Provides Diverse Array of Services
"To empower young people to reach their highest potential as individuals and to develop a positive self/cultural identity."
This is the mission statement of the Community Youth Center (CYC), created in 1970 to serve Asian youth and parents at risk. Many of the famililies served at CYC have immigrated from Southern Canton and Hong Kong.

St. Peter's Ponders Rebuilding
Wedged between an apartment building and single-family residences on 29th Avenue near Clement Street, St. Peter's Episcopal Church looks like a relic from another era. St. Peter's small, older congregation also may look like part of an institutional relic from another era - but looks can be deceiving.


Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat

Craig Carrozzi: In the Footsteps of Mark Twain

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick: Supporting Local Job Creation

John M. Lee: How to Choose an Agent

Assemblyman Leland Yee: Protecting our Beaches

Deanna Simon: Fight the Bite this Summer (SF Dept. of Environment)