The drug stores on West Portal were (Bill) Siskin's which was near the tunnel and I think, Merrils, which is now the toy store. Another great kiddie show was Captain Fortune, Pete Abenheim, in real life.
I remember he'd ask a kid in the studio to go to his easel and draw a sqiggle and then Capt. Fortune would make it into a picture.
When I was a kid I think the dog must have eaten my graphics gene as I have never had even trace ability to draw or paint. I marvel at people who could draw and Capt. Fortune's trick left me with my jaw hanging loose.