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Last month, a gun detection system recorded multiple gunshots fired somewhere between Watchman Way and Missouri Street. San Francisco Police Department officers responded to the scene, and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital. One suspect was detained.

Calm Down

Residents of the 500 block of Vermont Street are petitioning the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to install traffic calming measures on their block. According to a longtime Potrero Hill resident, the close proximity of a Highway 101 off-ramp and Downtown High School have caused an increase in speeding and reckless driving in the area. Possible ways to address the challenge, discussed on the social network Nextdoor and elsewhere, include speed humps, increased signage, and perpendicular parking on both sides of the street.  Once 500 block residents submit 20 signatures, limited to one per household, SFMTA will determine appropriate traffic calming measures. Residents will likely have to wait at least until next summer for action on the issue. 

Sushi Swallowed

Plans to raze a two-story building on the northwest corner of Third and 18th streets, which has been home to Moshi Moshi since 1987, are proceeding apace, with all necessary building permits filed, and the project granted an Eastern Neighborhoods Plan-based exemption from having to complete a lengthy environmental review.  A six-story edifice with 19 residential units, more than 3,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and an underground garage for 12 cars and 19 bikes, is in the works. The ground floor was designed with food service in mind.  Moshi Moshi intends to re-open in the space, with the addition of a dedicated take-out area along 18th Street.  The sushi restaurant will be closed for around 16-months during construction.

Mistake Made

The correct name of the Good Eggs’ staffer quoted in last month’s “Good Eggs Scrambles to Reinvent Itself” is Ally Khantzis.