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  • Maps: Mapping All 51 Awesome San Francisco Public Parklets
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:42:06 GMT
    It's now been five years since the arrival of San Francisco's first official permanent parklet, in 2010, though temporary takeovers of parking spots began back in 2005 , when Rebar Group converted one of downtown's metered parking spots into a temporary public park. Spurred by Rebar and spread around the world in a DIY movement, the annual PARK Day has inspired hundreds of people to spend hours occupying parking spaces without being in cars-aided by Astroturf, deck chairs, and thematically appro...
  • Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:32:01 GMT
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 27, 2015 - Cytokinetics, Incorporated announced today that it is joining forces on February 28 with patients and health care advocates in the United States and globally to raise awareness for Rare Disease Day . Rare Disease Day is dedicated to elevating public understanding of rare diseases and calling attention to the special challenges faced by patients with rare diseases and the support community around them....
  • More housing headed to South City: Council approves building 35-unit...
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:07:23 GMT
    A new housing development featuring a mix of townhouses and condominiums, some reserved for purchase at affordable rates, will be built on South San Francisco farmland under approval of the City Council. Councilmembers voted 4-1 Wednesday, Feb. 25, to approve the construction of the 35-unit development at 1256 Mission Road, near the BART Station, in the Sunshine Gardens neighborhood....
  • Neighbors worry about housing's impact: Residents in South San...
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:34:58 GMT
    A housing development with as many as 36 units on the final sliver of farmland left in South San Francisco is set for council approval, but some residents are concerned about how the project might impact the surrounding neighborhood. During the council meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25, city staff is recommending the City Council approve a proposed 35-unit development slated to include some affordable housing, at 1256 Mission Road, east of the BART station, in the Sunshine Gardens neighborhood....
  • Tiger wrestlers overcome odds to win
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:44:17 GMT
    Terra Nova girls' wrestling team won the Central Coast Section championship. Members of the winning team are top row, Coach Dennis Shillingburg, Coach Alana O'Neill, Jada Cabie, Marlene Salinas, Victoria Borrego, Sydnie Theisen, Jessa Mae Huerta and Amber Aochi; bottom row, Coach Daniel Woo, Dahlia Grabowski, Lucy Ramos, Breton Cameron, Julie Garza, Marian Mejia, Gwen Theriault, Cassie Arenas, Natalia Ruiz, Teagan Allen, Minnah Adam, Sarah Braun, Kelly Camozzi, Yvonne Yip and Coach Dave Moore.Co...
  • Compugen Expands and Strengthens Busines ...
    published on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:05:22 GMT
    Compugen Ltd. today announced the appointment of Dr. Felix Karim as Vice President Corporate & Business Development, effective March 2, 2015. Dr. Karim, who will be based at Compugen's South San Francisco facilities, will report to Dr. Anat Cohen-Dayag, Compugen's President and Chief Executive Officer, and will have direct responsibility for the Company's business development strategy and its execution....
  • Merck Bets $450M on 'Old School' Biotech From NGM
    published on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:00:45 GMT
    Luke Timmerman is a journalist specializing in biotechnology. He is the founder and editor of the Timmerman Report, a subscription publication for biotech insiders....
  • View Press Release
    published on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:14:23 GMT
    Dr. Karim, who will be based at Compugen's South San Francisco facilities, will report to Dr. Anat Cohen-Dayag, Compugen's President and Chief Executive Officer, and will have direct responsibility for the Company's business development strategy and its execution. Dr. Cohen-Dayag, President and CEO of Compugen, stated, "We are very pleased to welcome Felix to Compugen's senior management team....
  • Union and company reach contract for Facebook shuttle drivers
    published on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:01:49 GMT
    Union and company reach contract for Facebook shuttle drivers The Teamsters and Loop, the company that employs Facebook shuttle bus drivers reached a contract Saturday. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Age4ID Facebook shuttle drivers including Michael Barton, shown, vote to approve a contract negotiated between the Teamsters and Loop Transportation in San Mateo, Calif....
  • Jerky Dudebro Blames SF Women For SF's Bad Dating Scene
    published on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:22:36 GMT
    You might want to reassess your romantic life, San Francisco, because this bro named Bryce Anderson, cofounder of something called the Man Skills Academy, has some thoughts about dating in San Francisco . And surprise! They're hella bad....
  • Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world?
    published on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:06:00 GMT
    Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky. Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky....
  • Sequoia player: We didn't quit, we were dismissed
    published on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:59:38 GMT
    The story behind the recent players' revolt within the Sequoia-Redwood City boys soccer team appears more complex than was reflected in the initial story that ran in The Daily News last Saturday. Sequoia senior Brandon San Juan contacted the newspaper to say that he and four other seniors did not quit the team, as first-year coach Kevin Huber told The Daily News for the initial story, but rather they staged a one-day walkout as a protest then were told they could not return to the team....
  • More
    published on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 03:19:23 GMT
    The newly created Public Land for Housing commission held their first community meeting on the subject of this site on January 21st at Lick Wilmerding High School. While low income housing is often subsidized by the government and market rate housing is subsidized by hearty paychecks , it is moderate income housing that takes a back seat....
  • District establishes plan for El Camino High School principal: Fate...
    published on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:47:10 GMT
    While the investigation into alleged financial malfeasance by former interim El Camino High School principal Linda McDaniel continues, South San Francisco High School officials are developing a plan to establish a long-term leader at the school. Jim Murphy, who replaced McDaniel as interim principal, will continue serving until the end of the month, and the school's three assistant principals will assume control of the school from March 2 until April 15. By then, the district hopes to have found...
  • Girls Chorus Auditions for Fall 2015
    published on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:26:54 GMT
    The Peninsula Girls Chorus is holding auditions on Thursday April 30, Saturday May 2, Thursday June 11 and Saturday June 13 at Burlingame United Methodist Church, for singers from South San Francisco to Mountain View. These auditions are for entry to PGC in September, 2015....
  • Chinese New Year Celebrations
    published on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:00:34 GMT
    Every year when Chinese New Year time rolls around, a much anticipated event for San Franciscans is the San Francisco Symphony's Annual Lunar Year celebration in Davies Symphony Hall. Drums will roll and lions will dance on February 21, Saturday when there will be a gala Festival Reception for all ticket holders starting at 2pm....
  • Overcoming disability: Terra Nova's Arianna Sheehy getting it done on basketball court
    published on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:35:34 GMT
    Terra Nova Tigers' Arianna Sheehy takes a free throw against the El Camino Colts in the fourth quarter at El Camino High School in South San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Sheehy, the leading scorer on her team, was born without a right hand....
  • High school sports highlight reel: Top performances from last week
    published on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:08:58 GMT
    Justin Baker, Live Oak basketball: He had 20 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks in a win over James Lick. Justin Gutang, Burlingame basketball: The senior guard scored 29 in a 74-68 loss to Sequoia and had 20 in a 59-45 win over Capuchino....
  • New Do-Gooder Dating Site Matches People Helping Similar Charities
    published on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:47:27 GMT
    You've probably heard the phrase "do well by doing good," the mantra of social entrepreneurs who believe that you can make bank while still helping the world. Socially-minded San Franciscans can now add "while doing each other" to that mantra, as Project Fixup's at Project Fixup will then connect them with someone who's dating for the same nonprofit or a similar one....
  • Inside the Edwardian Ball's Steampunk Circus: Culture
    published on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:35:31 GMT
    Of all the types of entertainment that people can experience, there has always been something magical about a circus. Though the traditional traveling circus of the 19th century has all but vanished in the wake of increasing animal awareness, various key circus elements which still possess their mystique have been incorporated into the repertoires of several touring performance art groups....