The San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center is eyeing an expansion into Mission Bay to increase the size of its research facilities. The veterans hospital, located in the Outer Richmond district, houses the top research program in the VA system and it’s currently gathering information to gauge the feasibility of expansion and whether it can be funded through a private-public partnership. Read More
Adolph Sutro served just less than two years as mayor of San Francisco. The effort to get him back into City Hall required nearly three times that. Read More
More than 13,000 workers throughout the University of California medical system are expected to vote on whether to strike later this month after 10 months of failed contract negotiations.
The strike vote comes roughly two weeks after UC patient care workers and other employees held a rally at UC San Francisco’s Parnassus Campus to protest the nearly 300 positions that are being reduced, which the union that represents the workers claims would affect patient care. Read More
In 1996, the University of California system’s regents adopted a long-range development plan for UC San Francisco that called for the creation of an entirely new campus and relief of crowding at the school’s Parnassus Avenue site.
The ambitious new Mission Bay campus progressed as planned, but the university never reached its goal for the Parnassus facility. Read More
While campus planning officials at UC San Francisco move forward with a long-range construction plan, a separate plan designed to manage the university’s Sutro Forest also is under way.
That project, which calls for the removal of hundreds of trees, has been a point of contention with nearby residents dedicated to halting the destruction of a lush, non-native wilderness in the center of The City. Read More
The owner of two large, derelict homes near Sutro Heights Park in the Outer Richmond district was officially instructed Monday to clean up his act, although he appears to have both the financial means and an understanding of the system to keep his properties as is indefinitely. Read More
Throughout the election season, we heard a lot about ensuring that everyone in this country has economic opportunities and a shot at the “American Dream.” As we search for answers to high unemployment and wage stagnation, many worry that not enough jobs are being created, that too many people are competing for the same positions so there must not be enough positions. But, there’s another side to the story. Read More
Animal-rights activists are targeting UC San Francisco over testing of a lab monkey who was kept in a medical study for more than 23 months after developing complications due to a surgical procedure — in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act. Read More
Roughly one in five jobs in San Francisco is tied to health care, an industry that pumps $16.7 billion a year into San Francisco’s economy, according to a new study released today. Read More
HIV-positive individuals in San Francisco who lack steady access to nutritious food are hospitalized and visit emergency rooms at a high rate, according to a study released Wednesday.
The study by UC San Francisco researchers, published online in the Journal of General Internal
Medicine, focused on 347 HIV patients who are poor. Of those,
56 percent are considered to be food-insecure. Read More