A report on resident’s concerns in the Richmond, free history tours in October and vintage vehicles on display.

Those are the headlines this week as part of the Richmond SF blog.

KQED launches “Dear Mayor” series… As part of it’s coverage of the November election in San Francisco, public television channel KQED is launching a series in which reporters take to each neighborhood to gather what is important to voters. Among the chief concerns in the Richmond: small businesses are concerned about staying viable in this economy, public schools and the assignment system, public safety and creating jobs.

Free history tours of the Inner Richmond… On October 23 and 30, City Guides will be offering two free tours of the Inner RIchmond. The tours are led by volunteers. The area has a rich history dating back to the 19th century. Tours begin at 10 a.m. each day.

Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic this weekend… Vintage cars will be on display at the 23rd annual Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic this Saturday at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park.  The event started in 1988 when some classic car-loving friends got together to celebrate Jimmy O’Keefe’s birthday and it has grown ever since.  The event is free if you’d like to view the classic cars; it’s $40 to display your vehicle.  The event runs from 7-4.