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Short Cuts November 2015

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Real Estate In September, 1740 20th Street, a roughly 3,000 square feet, three bedroom, two bath home, sold for $9.5 million. Zillow had estimated the property’s value at about $3 million, itself a hefty sum. It’s assumed that the buyer paid cash; otherwise they’d be facing something like a $35,000 a month mortgage payment, which,…

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The Center Won’t Hold By well before Thanksgiving, Mission Bay Development, with support from the California Department of Transportation, plans to rip-out the driveway in front of Center Hardware & Supply Co., Inc., eliminating access to the front parking lot, to install a new sidewalk.  Center already faces rumors that it’s going to close permanently. …

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Death The San Francisco Police Department is investigating the death of 23-year-old Melanie Olivieri as a possible homicide.  Olivieri’s body was found at her home on the 1300 block of Utah Street, one block south of San Francisco General Hospital, last month.  Police called the death “suspicious.” New Captain Pour Guys – industry veterans Joey…

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Commercial Crime Last month four businesses in Dogpatch and Potrero Hill – Invention Hub, Poquito’s, Papito’s, and Chat’s Roasting Company – were burglarized, in Chat’s case for the seventh time in the last eighteen months…In the meantime, in the face of chronic automobile break-ins and thefts, the San Francisco Police Department posted sentries at the…

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View Changes Jennifer Durrant, who has been producing the View, and managing advertisements, for more than the past three years, has moved on to new creative challenges.  Durrant’s talented eye and careful execution took the newspaper to a new level of visual excellence.  And her gentle handling of advertisers kept them engaged even in this…

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