I now know what I need to get out of my funk.

Based on the advice given by this psychic, I need to change my number:

If you think there’s something different about the address above the entrance of KRON television headquarters, the fortresslike building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue, you’re right. The number 552 has been added.

The reason?

A station exec’s astrologer advised that 1001 was a bad number for business.

And business at San Francisco’s venerable Channel 4 hasn’t been good lately. Advertising is down, its entertainment and local news shows lag in the ratings, and parent company Young Broadcasting, which spent $825 million to buy KRON in 2000, is swimming in red ink.

So the station’s honchos turned to East Bay astro-numerologist Jesse Kalsi to provide a “patch,” which is numerology lingo for fixing a bad number. Now, what you see over the door is 1001552.

“Obviously, there are skeptics who think it’s a bunch of hooey, but I can tell you things seem to have improved since the change,” says KRON Programming Director Pat Patton, who says he brought in the psychic with the approval of station management.

So everyone, be prepared for the launch of “Accentuate the Positive, 2.0552!”

Just as soon as I feel like writing anything.