Ten years ago, when the first building at the UC San Francisco Medical Center in Mission Bay opened, the area was largely undeveloped. Now the neighborhood has become a hub for biotech science.
State and local officials gathered at Genentech Hall in Mission Bay — the first building to open on the campus — to celebrate how far the medical center has come and the buildings, including a new children’s hospital, that are planned to open in the next few years. Read More
Although San Francisco’s summer jobs initiative failed to create all 2,500 of the desired private-sector positions, it surpassed Mayor Ed Lee’s overall goal of 5,000 jobs by placing more youths in positions with city government. Read More
San Francisco’s shuttle buses for commuting tech company employees are getting on the nerves of some residents and the city officials who have to deal with complaints.
While the tension is nothing new, City Hall appears closer to proposing a solution to an increasingly common situation that can create traffic problems and delay Muni. Read More
A Japanese researcher and professor who works at UC San Francisco received the Nobel Prize in medicine, along with another scientist, for the groundbreaking discovery that cells in the body can be reprogrammed into completely different kinds — work that reflects the mechanism behind cloning and offers an alternative to using embryonic stem cells. 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
Donald Vargo, 61, has survived three heart attacks and a stroke in the past two decades. He suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure, and sometimes chest pain keeps him awake half the night. But while Vargo knows he is dying, the Navy veteran is determined to pack as much life as he can into the time he has left. Read More
A heartless former finance manager for the transplant unit at UC San Francisco is accused of bilking more than $17,000 from her employer, prosecutors said.
Some of the stolen funds were allegedly spent on $350 dog grooming sessions.
Dulce Tattiana Reyes, 30, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of grand theft and 16 counts of forgery, all felonies, for allegedly swindling the publicly funded hospital. Read More
As the baseball draft wound down Wednesday with rounds 16 through 40, the Giants selected a pair of College of San Mateo pitchers in back-to-back rounds. Right-hander Daniel Grazzini, who has committed to play at UC Davis next year, was chosen in the 35th round, while left-hander Clint Terry, slated to play at Lee University in Tennessee next year, was taken in the 36th round. Read More
The City’s biotech industry got a boost Tuesday, as Mayor Ed Lee joined the Canadian ambassador to the United States in announcing a new startup incubator in UCSF’s growing hub for such companies. Read More
A UCSF shuttle bus driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter for his role in a traffic accident last summer that killed a 52-year-old doctor. Read More