A new loading zone set to be carved out for private shuttles on Van Ness Avenue could be a sign of things to come, as The City prepares to deal with the ever-growing number of unregulated buses. Read More
2012 Hope Gala: Dr. Napoleone Ferrara and Dr. Anthony P. Adamis of Genentech were honored Saturday by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at its annual gala at the Ritz-Carlton in The City. The doctors were recognized for their achievement in developing a treatment for patients with diabetic macular edema, the leading cause of vision loss for people living with diabetes. Read More
They wanted him to clean up – not clean out – their offices.A contract janitor at Genentech was arrested Feb. 7 on suspicion of stealing about 30 laptop computers, a projector and a desktop computer over the past 10 months from the South San Francisco company, police and prosecutors said Thursday. Read More
Jarom Vahai of San Bruno was blown up five times in Iraq. The 33-year-old ex-Marine has brain trauma, severe nerve damage and walks with a cane. He has seen some 80 of his friends die in U.S. wars. Now he wants to help veterans, many of them emotionally traumatized or physically disabled, to find jobs — but not just any jobs.
Vahai’s vision is to make the Bay Area a hot spot for veterans who need jobs and want to fight a new kind of battle: the battle against oil. Read More
Private shuttles, which have proliferated as a way of carrying commuters from San Francisco neighborhoods and transit centers to large workplaces, could be more tightly regulated in the future.
Marina and Noe Valley residents have long voiced their displeasure with the shuttles, saying they are loud, block narrow streets and interfere with public transit. Read More
San Mateo County will give Genentech $26.5 million in property tax credits to settle a long-running legal dispute, but the two sides still disagree about how the biotech heavyweight has been taxed for the past decade.
On Wednesday, a Superior Court judge signed off on the settlement between the county and Genentech — the Peninsula’s largest payer of property taxes — resolving claims from a 2006 lawsuit that the company paid excess levies from 1990 through 1999. Read More
On Dec. 16, the Food and Drug Administration made a decision that could cause thousands of breast cancer patients to lose their last hope. That day, officials voted to revoke approval for Avastin for the treatment of late-stage breast cancer.
This move is a disgrace. Read More
Give Gov.-elect Jerry Brown credit — he means what he says, even if we need some help trying to decipher it.
Brown not only invited the 800-pound gorilla into his first, meditative town hall-style reflections on California’s deepening economic crisis this past week, he offered to take it around the state and show it off to the voters, who may be asked to tax themselves to reduce our weighty problem. Read More
As private shuttle companies become an increasingly common sight in San Francisco neighborhoods, raising concerns about congestion, safety and noise, The City is raising the possibility of regulating the services. Read More
WHAT: Lawmakers used statements written by lobbyists for South San Francisco biotech firm Genentech in the House debate on the health care bill, according to The New York Times.
WHY IT HAPPENED: While Genentech and parent company Roche have made contributions to some of the members who filed the company’s statements in the official congressional record, the company has denied any connection between the statements and the donations. Read More