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  • Herb Caen column, 1970visit|article-5835027|river-42206-1col-hp-10|1
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:52:18 GMT
    One city, two worlds: As the death of the Coexistence Bagel Shop may be said to have signaled the end of the beatnik era on Grant Ave., so the closing of the Drogstore ends what little is left of the Flower Children phase of the Haight-Ashbury ... Owners John Hadley and Pat Patterson have padlocked the place, the scene having become "entirely impossible," but for three years, this hamburger-and-coffee hangout was headquarters for the entire hippie scene, the place where newsmen and photographers...
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    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:02:56 GMT
    In a final effort to rid thousands of invasive fish from the Presidio's historic Mountain Lake and make room for native species, biologists will use a standard fish-killing chemical called rotenone, park officials said this week. The decision came after three years of netting, trapping, electric stunning and hand-capturing failed to empty the lake of scores of large alien carp, bass and sturgeon, in addition to at least 27,000 alien fingerlings....
  • Oklahoma isna t the first to see radicalist beheadings
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:41:23 GMT
    She wasn't a raving beauty, just a friendly, freckle-faced girl with a warm grin and a presence that was unforgettable....
  • FDA Approves Esbriet (pirfenidone) for the Treatment of Idiopathic...
    published on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:10:43 GMT
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-- --Genentech, a member of the Roche Group , today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved EsbrietA as a treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the United States. IPF is a fatal disease caused by progressive scarring of the lungs, which makes breathing difficult and prevents the heart, muscles and vital organs from receiving enough oxygen to work properly....
  • Slideshow: Bayer's Mission Bay life science incubator turns 2
    published on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:36:03 GMT
    It's unclear if Bayer HealthCare's CoLaborator incubator will help the giant drug developer bring in new technologies or drugs into its fold. But this is a fact: Two years into Bayer's experiment, there's no more space....
  • Alios BioPharma Presented Positive Results of Its Anti-RSV Nucleoside ...
    published on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:32:16 GMT
    Alios BioPharma, Inc. presented results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 challenge study of its oral anti-RSV nucleoside analog AL-8176 this past weekend at the IDWeek 2014 Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The study was conducted in healthy adult volunteers who were infected intranasally with respiratory syncytial virus ....
  • A hundred years of Harleys: South San Francisco's Dudley Perkins Company celebrates centennial
    published on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:28:15 GMT
    Founded 100 years ago, Dudley Perkins Company has experienced the entire arc of motorcycle culture from its humble beginnings to dramatic popularity - and everything in between. The family-owned dealership, through four generations of Perkinses, suffered multiple recessions and seen successful comebacks....
  • Campos vs. Chiu: S.F.'s bruising Assembly battle down to wirevisit|article-5815371|News-nav-hcat|2
    published on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:36:47 GMT
    David Campos and David Chiu have spent the year locked in a nasty race for the city's 17th Assembly District , with each candidate trying to paint himself as the true champion of San Francisco liberal values while portraying his opponent as out of step with the times. Both men have rolled out policy after policy, in what each hopes is his final year on the board....
  • Weekend Hike: The Steps and Lanes of Mill Valley
    published on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:29:54 GMT
    Walk among towering redwoods, discover hidden paths, meander along winding roads, and catch glimpses Mill Valley's past when the close-in hillside neighborhoods were crowded with summer cottages for well-to-do San Franciscans. The Step by Step: Park anywhere you can in downtown Mill Valley and head to the main plaza....
  • SSPA - 20 years of living the dream
    published on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:09:19 GMT
    Twenty years ago, married couple, degreed musicians and Pacificans Alex and Martha Bootzin, watched with dismay as the arts were gradually budget-cut from the schools. A violinist, Martha had just completed her MBA and CPA and the dream was that she and her pianist husband would start a music school....
  • Chronicle recommends 3 for S.F. school board
    published on Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The field of candidates for the San Francisco Board of Education is the most impressive in many years. It features two solid incumbents and challengers who are running for the right reason - out of demonstrable concern for education instead of pursuit of a steppingstone to politics....
  • Calithera Biosciences, first Bay Area IPO in 2 months, raises $80M in mixed debut
    published on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:19:13 GMT
    Calithera Biosciences, led by CEO Susan Molineaux, raised $80 million in the first Bay Area IPO since late July. Its shares priced well below their target range but the company boosted the amount of stock it offered by 2 million....
  • S.F. rolls out free WiFi in public spaces throughout city
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:06:07 GMT
    San Franciscans can now search the Web, return e-mails or help their kids with homework at 30 city parks, plazas and recreation centers where free Wi-Fi was rolled out this week, thanks to a partnership between the city and Google. Supervisor Mark Farrell , Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials will officially unveil the free Internet access Wednesday morning, more than a year after Farrell announced the $600,000 gift from Google that he helped broker....
  • Database shows $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:19:00 GMT
    Government data show that City of Hope, a major cancer treatment center in Duarte, received $122.5 million in royalty income from drug maker Genentech, a unit of Swiss giant Roche Holding. Above, Genentech headquarters in South San Francisco....
  • Pacifican tapped for top police job
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:11:57 GMT
    The city of South San Francisco selected Pacifican Jeff Azzopardi as its new chief of police. Chief Azzopardi will lead all police department operations and partner with the community to facilitate neighborhood-oriented policing....
  • Senior spotlight on David R. Canada
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:10:44 GMT
    More than one hundred years ago, both sides of David R. Canada's family climbed aboard a sailing ship and set off from their home, an island off the Spanish Coast, and headed to Hawaii. "It was 1907," Canada said....
  • Stratford School Announces the Opening of its 18th Campus: Crestmoor Canyon, San Bruno
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:34:11 GMT
    Stratford School announces the opening of its 18th campus: Crestmoor Canyon, San Bruno. Stratford's Crestmoor Canyon campus will open in January 2015 with a full offering of preschool and pre-kindergarten programs; this campus will grow to include an elementary school in the fall of 2015....
  • Campus is divided over support of controversial anti-sugar measure
    published on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 23:43:18 GMT
    If a tax measure on the November ballot passes, SF State students will soon pay an extra fee for their favorite sugary beverages. Measure E, authored by Supervisor Scott Wiener, would put a two-cents-per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in San Francisco including sodas, sports drinks and some juices....
  • Winner! Half Moon Bay's Favorite New Restaurant
    published on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:27:57 GMT
    Better book a table at VIA UNO Cucina Italiana & Bar now while you still can. This undiscovered gem on the coast is about to be discovered in a big way....
  • Daily Journal Endorsements
    published on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:39:16 GMT
    The San Mateo County Community College District and its three campuses, College of San Mateo, CaA ada College in Redwood City and Skyline College in San Bruno, serve approximately 40,000 students from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of goals in their education. Some are looking to transfer to a four-year university, some are looking to get some career training and others are looking for lifelong learning opportunities....