While researching the ability for traditional Chinese herbs to combat modern diseases, California Pacific Medical Center scientist Garrett Yount and his colleagues had a breakthrough: cancer cells could be weakened and shrunk and healthy cells left undisturbed when subjected to a compound found in a ... More >>
The BART police force today announced it hopes to determine how and why Yeiner Perez, the naked acrobat who was filmed physically accosting passengers between flips and handstands, was released into the general public before he could be charged with a crime. Perez wasn't charged and re-arrested unti ... More >>
The infamous nude BART acrobat, Yeiner Perez Garizabalo, appeared in court this afternoon to face multiple charges, including battery and sexual battery, stemming from his not-so-flattering performance at the 16th Street BART station last month. Perez is charged with two felonies of false imprison ... More >>
For those of you who have been tracking the latest bizarreness at the 16th Street BART station where a naked 24-year-old Yeiner Perez was caught on video spitting and wailing on commuters as he performed handstands on the transit turnstiles, here's the latest news: His circus troupe fired him. SF ... More >>
SF Weekly has documented extensively its confusion and general objection to sharing a bus seat -- or a bus stop for that matter -- with people trying to get off on Muni. So we're not that excited (!) to report that another person whacking off got a little too close to Muni last night. Bay City Ne ... More >>
Today, protesters came at Mayor Ed Lee from all sides -- literally. On the Van Ness side of City Hall, a mix of Bay Area residents, politicos, and average Joes, gathered to oppose the mayor's controversial Stop & Frisk idea. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Hall, residents rallied against Lee ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. And so it goes: KoKo Cocktails, the beloved Tenderloin bar, has announced it will shutter on July 30, as California Pacific Medical Center sets to move in. The Tender announces it will go out with an epic ... More >>
Apparently, other women's causes also like big pink buses. Today, the Department of Public Health spokeswoman sent out a press release with a warning: "No snickering." It turns out the Big Pink Bus will be pulling up to California Pacific Medical Center on Sunday at 3698 California St. No, Prince ... More >>
People love to hate Leland and that always makes for a good front runner in a raceLast week, we detailed a story about how State Sen. Leland Yee is pro-medical marijuana -- until he's not. As SF Weekly reported, Yee attended a medical marijuana meeting, telling pot smokers that he supports them a ... More >>
Human Rights Commissioner Cecilia Chung stars in the video on LGBT healthcare equality. Here is some good news coming on the heels of Gay Pride: Hospitals in the Bay Area -- San Francisco in particular -- are way ahead of the curve when it comes to how they treat LGBT patients, according to a Hum ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. As Ti Couz's closing date hangs in the air, Inside Scoop reports the space (3108 16th Ave.) may have a buyer. Giordano Bros. has filed a liquor licenses for the address, but sandwich lovers should remain ... More >>
Tommy, first let's collect some 'metadata'When multimillion dollar businesses adopt language and sales strategies befitting used car dealers -- or worse, Crazy Eddie -- consumers would be wise to clutch tightly to their wallets. Well, tomorrow the city and a bevy of its health providers will anno ... More >>
S.F.'s employment rate is relatively good, but city leaders can still create more jobs. Here's how.
Joe LynnJoe Lynn, a San Francisco good government and transparency advocate who was pitching reporters stories even on his deathbed, died in December after a bout with Leukemia at age 64. He had been living several months on borrowed time, after walking out of California Pacific Medical Center in ... More >>
Over the summer, Joe Lynn's condition grew so dire that his close friends gathered for somber discussions about the pending decision to pull the plug. At the time, one of them told me "It will take a miracle" for Lynn to ever wake up again. And yet, after 50 days in California Pacific Medical Cente ... More >>
Joe Lynn -- a former commissioner and staffer with the Ethics Commission and a self-admitted good government kvetch who was a fixture at the commission's meetings -- is now able to do something many people dream about, but few experience. He can read his own obituaries. Lynn told SF Weekly he's le ... More >>
We've got your stimulus -- right here! While the economic diagnosis for the rest of America looks grim, San Francisco may be remedied by a construction boom in hospitals. In addition to California Pacific Medical Center's plans to build a 555-bed hospital on Van Ness at the site of the old Cathedral ... More >>
A nurses' union joins antidevelopment forces to prevent a new hospital from being built.
By Lauren Smiley Billboards have popped up around the city this month in a new ad campaign from California Pacific Medical Center reading, "Rediscover St. Luke's....the SoMa gateway to California Pacific Medical Center. We're here to stay!" It sounds a tad bit defiant, but marketers figure th ... More >>
Nearly extinct and long at odds with the SFPD, the little-known San Francisco Patrol Special Police appears poised for a comeback.
Week of 5-2-2007
Expectant mothers are losing an option to birth babies naturally and activists are charging it is more about money than safety
A controversial San Francisco study is spending taxpayers' money to see if Christian clergy, Indian medicine men, and Tibetan lamas can heal patients with AIDS and brain tumors
How Naiveté, greed, and the new new thing brought Brown & Toland, San Francisco's largest doctors' group, to the verge of bankruptcy
Sutter Health, which owns one of California's largest hospital empires, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity. Critics wonder why Sutter dispenses so little charity, and vacuums so much profit, from the hospitals it acquires.
There's a new and nasty labor-management war. Health care is the battlefield. San Francisco is the front line.
It's merge or be merged out for teaching hospitals like Stanford's and UCSF's