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September 25, 2013 - 5:01pm
A new design option for Potrero would mix the southbound bike lane with the transit lane. (The numbers denote removed parking spaces.) Image: DPW The latest proposals for a redesign of Potrero Avenue include no protected bike lanes and only one transit lane, while the removal of any of the...
Mission Loc@l
September 25, 2013 - 5:00pm
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 4:55pm
Parts of San Francisco got a makeover for the America’s Cup. It was only temporary. A vast stretch of the Marina Green and all of Piers 27-29 became major viewing areas for the Cup, outfitted with temporary bleachers, shops, restaurants and big screen TVs. Starting Thursday crews will begin...
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 3:54pm
Perhaps signaling the potential impact of the JOBS Act’s allowing advertising of fundraising for private ventures, celebrity author Timothy Ferriss received pledges of $460,000 to invest in a startup he is backing just 80 minutes after he posted a blog about the opportunity. Ferris, who wrote "The...
The Bold Italic
September 25, 2013 - 3:30pm
Whenever I meet another person who grew up in San Francisco, inevitably the first question I ask is, “Where did you go to high school?” If it turns out that we’re around the same age, we quickly move to the name game, the “What neighborhood are you from?” game, and the one-up-each-other-with...
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 3:12pm
Oracle Team USA's amazing America's Cup-back has inspired the social media universe. From those showing their American pride to those sad for New Zealand, from the Larry Ellison haters to the downright funny, and from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key ("Bugger"),...
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 3:12pm
DoubleDutch, a maker of mobile device applications for use at events, has raised $10 million in Series C funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation by Floodgate, Bullpen and others. The company said it will use the investment to expand internationally, bolster its data-driven...
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 3:00pm
It’s recruiting season for the Jewish Teen Foundation, and philanthropic high school students across the Bay Area seem eager to give. Started by a group of parents who wanted to give a little more meaning to their kids' bar mitzvah celebrations, the Jewish Teen Foundation’s philanthropic training...
Mission Loc@l
September 25, 2013 - 3:00pm
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 2:58pm
The president of the International Association of Transportation Regulators hotly reacted Wednesday to an Uber Technologies blog suggesting his group was colluding with industry players by drafting sweeping new model regulations for smartphone apps. “It’s just childish and it’s unprofessional...
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 2:37pm
Europe green-lighted a new boosting agent for HIV therapy developed by Gilead Sciences Inc. Once-daily Tybost tablets, also known as cobicistat, now can be sold in all 28 countries on the continent to boost blood levels of so-called protease inhibitors, the European Commission said Wednesday....
Mission Loc@l
September 25, 2013 - 2:18pm
As immigrants rights supporters at City Hall on Tuesday cheered “¡Si se puede!”  or “Yes we can!” no one would have known that the legislation passed wasn’t everything they wanted. A unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors to limit when undocumented immigrants can be held for an extra 48 hours...
Mission Loc@l
September 25, 2013 - 2:16pm
En este emporio de la Misión hay más que solo mesas y sillas. Los muebles de Harrington’s Galleries revela la rica historia de San Francisco, desde la redacción de la carta de las Naciones Unidas a la película ganadora “Milk”. Harrington Galleries 599 Valencia Street (415) 861-...
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 2:11pm
Transcept Pharmaceuticals Inc. rejected an unsolicited offer from Martin Shkreli's Retrophin Inc., the drug developer said Wednesday, as it licensed a migraine drug from a Japanese company. Richmond-based Transcept (NASDAQ: TSPT) said in a press release that the $4-per-share offer is "not in the...
Mission Loc@l
September 25, 2013 - 2:00pm
Anna Roth’s SF Weekly review of Ramen Izakaya Goku, which opened on 16th Street this summer, is better than lukewarm, but it’s not glowing in its praise, either. “Goku isn’t the best ramen in the world, or even in the city, but it may well be the best in the Mission,...
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 2:00pm
Oracle Team USA won the America's Cup today, capping an amazing comeback after nearly being blanked by rival New Zealand. But the Oracle sailing team is not the only winner to emerge from the San Francisco event. Here’s a look at some other winners and losers based on my observation. (You can click...
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 1:54pm
Fuel and industrial chemical maker Amyris Inc. will raise $5 million by selling debt to Naxyris SA, a company that has already invested in it. Under this agreement, Emeryville's Amyris (NASDAQ: AMRS) will sell unsecured convertible notes to Naxyris. This deal — an SPA, or securities purchase...
Mission Loc@l
September 25, 2013 - 1:00pm
Mission Loc@l
September 25, 2013 - 12:30pm
“Finished, it’s finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished.” – Samuel Beckett, Endgame A one run difference in a low scoring game. The L.A. Dodgers lead the San Francisco Giants 2-1 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. In the bleachers, Giants fans chant “Beat L.A.” drowning...
Streetsblog San Francisco
September 25, 2013 - 12:21pm
“If road fatalities are viewed as a disease, the United States has proven that it is one that can be eradicated. The North American country had only 3 road deaths per 100,000 citizens in 2010, the lowest among industrialized nations.” Imagine if the U.S. really did have the safest...
Mission Loc@l
September 25, 2013 - 11:41am
Laura Pogio, an 8th grader at Everett Middle School who lives in the Mission, told U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan on Tuesday that she thinks transportation is the hardest thing about school. She takes MUNI the 1.6 miles from her home at Harrison and 24th...
Streetsblog San Francisco
September 25, 2013 - 11:38am
Yesterday we noted how MTR Corp. in Hong Kong rakes in cash from commercial properties along its rail lines. Meanwhile, the land right next to many American rail stations — especially commuter rail — is consumed by oceans of parking. Photo: Times-Herald Record via MTR And once...
Mission Loc@l
September 25, 2013 - 11:01am
Thank Mission Local reporters at work.
Mission Loc@l
September 25, 2013 - 9:51am
There’s more than just tables and chairs at this Mission emporium. The furniture at Harrington Galleries reveals San Francisco’s rich history, from the drafting of the United Nations charter to the Academy Award-winning film “Milk.” Harrington Galleries 599 Valencia Street (415) 861-...
San Francisco Business Times
September 25, 2013 - 9:17am
In its first round of venture funding, Gyft Inc. raised $5 million. The San Francisco company makes technology that lets gift cards be used via mobile devices. Ashton Kutcher's A-Grade Investments, Social+Capital Partnership, Karlin Ventures, Haas Portman and David Sacks gave money. Vinny Lingham...