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  • South City school chief resigns: Superintendent will leave South San...
    published on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:39:31 GMT
    Alejandro Hogan, superintendent of the South San Francisco Unified School District, announced his intention to resign at the end of the spring semester. He gave his notice during the district Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, March 26, to the chagrin of some members of the school community who pleaded for him to stay....
  • South San Francisco: Superintendent Alejandro Hogan announces resignation
    published on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:33:04 GMT
    Alejandro Hogan arrived in South San Francisco as a savior in 2011, someone who could bring together a divided community. Now the superintendent is leaving without explanation, throwing the South San Francisco Unified School District back into turmoil....
  • Turmoil at El Camino High School puts pressure South San Francisco district leaders
    published on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:32:37 GMT
    After five years of unsteady leadership and a rocky 2014-15 marked by the ouster of two principals, corruption allegations and dismal teacher morale, El Camino High School has arrived at a crossroads. The South San Francisco Unified School District is searching for a new principal who can do more than boost the test scores of low-income students and non-English speakers, a familiar challenge in the working-class reaches of affluent San Mateo County....
  • San Bruno CA: Skyline College President's Breakfast Draws More Than 400
    published on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:41:01 GMT
    Skyline College hosted the 15th Annual President's Breakfast on Thursday, March 19 at the South San Francisco Convention Center, drawing a crowd of over 400 people for the early morning fundraiser. Attendees gathered from all across northern San Mateo County, including representatives from national, state and local government; the San Mateo Community College Board of Trustees; the educational community; and the local business community....
  • Emerald Therapeutics Unveils Ecl-1: The First Emerald Cloud Lab...
    published on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
    "Cloud Lab" Changes Game for Researchers with Online Access to State-of-the-Art Robotic Lab Equipment SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 25, 2015 - Emerald Therapeutics, a scientist-led company re-imagining the way laboratory research is conducted, today announced the opening of its first Emerald Cloud Lab production facility, ECL-1, in the biotech corridor of South San Francisco. ECL-1 is a state-of-the-art life sciences laboratory that scientists can remotely access via the Internet where automat...
  • Don't Miss San Francisco's Most Passionate Concerts Next Week
    published on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:14:22 GMT
    The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus has been a linchpin of LGBT culture in the Gayest City on Earth for 37 years. Sowing inspiration and compassion through song, they've been performing since before "gay" was even a socially acceptable word....
  • Skyline College President's Innovation Fund supports unique programs
    published on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:14:09 GMT
    Jane Northrop - staff photo Left to right, Leslie Guevarra, senior district representative, Office of State Senator Jerry Hill, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, president of Skyline College, Erlinda Galeon, Daly City Library board of trustees, Greg Cochran, President's Council and Sue Digre, Pacifica Mayor Pro Tem Every year, the Skyline College President's Council throws a fundraising breakfast to generate support for many special programs developed by faculty and staff. Several Pacificans are on th...
  • The Alphabet of Satire
    published on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:00:00 GMT
    And, indeed, like them, Rube Goldberg was born in the sunset of the nineteenth century; like them, he was Jewish, bright, creative, and wildly ambitious. But there, the resemblance ends....
  • Why Mildred Howard wields 130 butcher knives for art
    published on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Bay Area artist Mildred Howard is at the Richmond Art Center to uncrate her work and prepare for her solo show later this month, pictured Friday, March 13, 2015, in Richmond, Calif. Richmond Art Center's Jan Langdon and Bay Area artist Mildred Howard are at the art center to uncrate and prepare for Howard's art show later this month, pictured Friday, March 13, 2015, in Richmond, Calif....
  • Players break from tradition
    published on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:31:43 GMT
    Still, Lilia Chavez and her colleagues had to “fight our way in” to the historically male-dominated realm. “From the time you're baptized,” Chavez said....
  • All-Mercury News wrestling: Santa Teresa's Jacob Thalin is wrestler of year
    published on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:32:49 GMT
    Jacob Thalin didn't have a storybook finish to his senior season, but the ride along the way for the Santa Teresa standout was filled with thrills. Ranked No....
  • Vandals hit high school auto shop in South San Francisco
    published on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:21:40 GMT
    Unknown suspects entered the campus at 400 B St. some time between 3:10 p.m. Tuesday and 6:45 a.m. Wednesday and broke into three vehicles that are part of the high school's popular auto shop program, according to South San Francisco police and the South San Francisco Unified School District. "It is very unfortunate that vandalism and damage have to occur within school settings....
  • South San Francisco School Meetings
    published on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 22:51:13 GMT
    In the new way education is funded in California, it is required that families be included in deciding how some of the monies are spent....
  • Napa: Wine library pairs bookworms, history buffs
    published on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 23:13:11 GMT
    It turns out one of Napa Valley's best places to learn about wine doesn't even require a glass. The Napa Valley Wine Library , which is housed at St. Helena's public library, maintains one of the country's most comprehensive collections of writing about wine....
  • How Lawmakers Are Trying to Control San Francisco's Catholic Schools
    published on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21:30:16 GMT
    Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco addresses the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Church's activities to promote the defense of marriage at the group's annual fall meeting in Baltimore, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. San Franciscans are currently debating a simple question: Should the government respect the right of Catholic schools to be authentically Catholic? San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone thinks so....
  • The Hill is Alive with Beverages
    published on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:15:28 GMT
    When it comes to getting a drink on or around Potrero Hill there are many water holes to investigate. In Dogpatch, several bars are sprinkled around Third Street....
  • Fairfielda s new police chief sworn in
    published on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 06:41:18 GMT
    Newly sworn-in Fairfield Police Chief Joe Allio stands with his former boss and just-retired Fairfield Police Chief Walter Tibbet at the swearing-in ceremony at the Fairfield Community Center on Thursday. Greg Trott ó The Reporter “I never envisioned being a police chief,” Captain - now Chief - Joe Allio said Thursday morning, hours before he was to be sworn into that very rank....
  • 23andMe to pursue its own drug R&D effort
    published on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:22:32 GMT
    Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines. The Silicon Valley-based company announced Thursday that it hired Richard Scheller, a former Genentech executive, to become its chief scientist and lead the company's research and development efforts....
  • Executive Director Ellen Richard to Exit A.C.T.
    published on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:45:04 GMT
    Ellen Richard , Executive Director of American Conservatory Theater , announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization after five years at the helm. Richard will depart in spring 2015....
  • Google's Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug Development Effort
    published on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:08:36 GMT
    WASHINGTON - Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines. The Silicon Valley-based company announced Thursday that it hired Richard Scheller, a former Genentech executive, to become its chief scientist and lead the company's research and development efforts....