California Pacific Medical Center

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Private Sector Pushes For Advances In Marijuana Research

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    BART Naked Acrobat: Cops Investigate How Yeiner Perez Tumbled Out of Their Grasp

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Yeiner Perez, Nude BART Acrobat, Appears in Court

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Yeiner Perez, Naked Acrobat Caught on Video at BART, Fired From His Circus Job

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Muni Masturbator Finds A Little Too Much Pleasure in Waiting for the Bus

    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 >>

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    April 24, 2013
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    July 17, 2012

    Activists Gang Up on Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    So Long KoKo, Nojo Charges No-Shows, and Don't Sit On That Bench

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Put on Your Sunday Breast And Get On Board the Big Pink Bus

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Leland Yee: Why He's Ahead in the Polls

    People love to hate Leland and that always makes for a good front runner in a race​Last 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    LGBT Equality: Bay Area Hospitals Are Leading the Country

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Ti Couz may become Giordano Bros., Koko Cocktails not done yet

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Will 'Coordinated Healthcare' Save San Francisco Millions?

    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 >>

  • News

    February 17, 2010

    Stimulating Debate

    S.F.'s employment rate is relatively good, but city leaders can still create more jobs. Here's how.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Remembering Joe Lynn

    Joe Lynn​Joe 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Fight Ends For Good Government Advocate Joe Lynn, Who Dies at 64

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Good Government Advocate Joe Lynn Rises From the Dead -- Almost

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Economic Rx: Hospital Boom Cures San Francisco's Jobs Ills

    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 >>

  • News

    February 4, 2009

    Bad Medicine

    A nurses' union joins antidevelopment forces to prevent a new hospital from being built.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Note to the Privately Insured: St. Luke's Wants You!

    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 >>

  • News

    July 16, 2008
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    July 2, 2008
  • News

    June 4, 2008

    To Serve & Collect

    Nearly extinct and long at odds with the SFPD, the little-known San Francisco Patrol Special Police appears poised for a comeback.

  • News

    October 3, 2007
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    May 2, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of 5-2-2007

  • News

    April 25, 2007

    No Hail Caesarean

    Expectant mothers are losing an option to birth babies naturally and activists are charging it is more about money than safety

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    A Test of Faith

    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

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Bitter Medicine

    How Naiveté, greed, and the new new thing brought Brown & Toland, San Francisco's largest doctors' group, to the verge of bankruptcy

  • Calendar

    July 15, 1998
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    February 18, 1998
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    January 21, 1998

    Sutter's Giant Sucking Sound

    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.

  • Calendar

    December 31, 1997
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    May 28, 1997
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    May 14, 1997

    Unhealthy Debate

    There's a new and nasty labor-management war. Health care is the battlefield. San Francisco is the front line.

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    December 18, 1996
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    May 1, 1996

    In Sickness and in Wealth

    It's merge or be merged out for teaching hospitals like Stanford's and UCSF's

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