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CIVIC CENTER—City Hall/Hastings favorite Soluna has itself a new chef, Francis Hogan. He's was the chef at Seattle's popular Ibiza, and more recently in San Francisco, worked at Farallon and Two. [EaterWire]
SOMA—Now, Carte415 has been gone since November, but SFoodie gets the confirmation today that it's indeed a goner. Josh Skenes is focusing on Saison and the like. [SFW]
THE MISSION—Two boys, ages 17 and 15, have been formally charged with murder charges in the September double killing inside Papa Potrero's Pizza. Sad all around. [KTVU]
TRENDSQUASHING—While Lady Hopstress shares a list of things she wants to be gone in the new year (burgers, pizza, handmade pasta), Grub Street surveys a random group bartenders and servers to uncover more overwrought trends like cupcakes, communal tables and bacon. [TH/GS]