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1 hr ago | Business Journal
A Third Rock Ventures-backed biotech startup focused on treatments for deadly genetic heart diseases - including the one that killed former Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis - has landed a potential $200 million collaboration with Genzyme's parent company. MyoKardia, which is based in South San Francisco, announced the drug discovery and development deal with French drug maker, Sanofi , late on Tuesday.
4 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News
A man wearing a "rub me for luck" T-shirt who inappropriately grabbed a 6-year-old girl in a San Bruno Target store in 2012 was sentenced today to five years in prison, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Former UPS driver Glenn Albrecht, 51, was arrested on Aug. 26, 2012, after the girl pointed him out as the man who touched her buttocks when she wandered into another aisle while shopping with her family at Target.
8 hrs ago | Mashable
Audi just lapped everyone else - including Google - in the race to get self-driving cars on the road in California. The German automaker on Tuesday became the first to get a permit from California to test its self-driving cars.
We met with a bunch of investors and entrepreneurs over the past few weeks and grabbed their phones. Here's what's on them: Gametime: We first saw this on an investor's phone who was looking into a funding deal.
Newly released emails that show top officials with the Public Utilities Commission working closely with PG&E executives on the choice of a judge to hear a critical rate-hike case sparked calls from critics Tuesday to scrap the proceeding and start over. A judge to PG&E's liking, John Wong, was eventually assigned the case by a PUC official, after company executives appealed directly to PUC President Michael Peevey.
The California Public Utilities Commission is a regulatory circus, a parody of government run amok. Its clueless maneuvers Monday to deal with commissioners' misconduct were an insult to the public its supposed to serve.
Ashley Lynn Kirk , 24, and Juan Carlos Ortega-Ramos , 25, who lived together in San Jose, each pleaded no contest Monday in a Redwood City courtroom to 11 counts of residential burglary and one count of attempted residential burglary. The couple allegedly hatched a plan to burglarize the homes of customers of the store's PetsHotel service.
Box has leased 334,000 square feet in Redwood City, allowing for an expansion of the company's operations in the Bay Area in a location that could contain about 1,700 employees, realty officials said Tuesday. The online storage company has signed a deal to rent a two-building complex located in downtown Redwood City at the corner of Middlefield Road and Jefferson Avenue.
A former San Mateo child care provider found downloading child pornography last year was sentenced to probation and will have to register as a sex offender for life, San Mateo County prosecutors said Monday. Nicholas McKinley, 32, was sentenced Friday by San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Jonathan Karesh to three years' probation and one year in jail, but already has 384 days credit for time served, according to the district attorney's office.
A two-and-a-half month racketeering trial in which two alleged gang members are accused of a triple murder in South San Francisco in 2010 began winding up as prosecutors started on closing arguments in federal court in San Francisco Monday. Victor Flores, 22, of Petaluma, and Benjamin Campos-Gonzalez, 23, of San Mateo, each face three counts of murder in aid of racketeering and four counts of attempted murder in a gunfire attack on a group of young men at a South San Francisco street corner on Dec. 22, 2010.
Supervisor London Breed will announce Tuesday that she has lost confidence in the leadership of the San Francisco Fire Department , saying its inability to get ambulances to medical emergencies quickly is putting public safety at risk. She also wants a change to city law that would require minimum standards for emergency medical services.
A recent surge of mountain lion sightings in San Mateo County has authorities sending out tips on what residents should do if they see or even encounter one of the cats. San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies often respond to calls of mountain lion sightings.
The move Monday follows PG&E's internal investigation of allegations of improper contacts between the utility and officials at the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E says its probe found improper emails last January between PG&E and the commission over the assignment of state officials to decide a rate case involving PG&E.
This fisherman's soul will forever remain at sea, thanks to a special message in a bottle created by his family. When California native Melvin Stanley Clary died in April at the age of 77, his family members wanted to do something to memorialize his spirit beyond spreading his ashes in the Pacific Ocean.
During a recent trip to the Half Moon Bay, Calif., farmers market, Johnny Righini didn't suffer a panic attack or chastise his mother when she bought nonorganic produce.
No parent wants to see his or her 2-year-old battle cancer, but Patricia Watson and Jesus Pena took just that experience to create the Juliana's Journey Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. The South San Francisco child lost her battle with neuroblastoma in 2012, but her parents want to carry out the mission of raising awareness and funds to assist pediatric clinical trials at UCSF Medical Center.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:58 am
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