Japan's largest drug manufacturer will be closing its research lab in South San Francisco come next January. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited will be consolidating its two California subsidiaries into one office based in San Diego. The South San Francisco-based lab opened in November 2007, ... More >>
This week's sunny skies called for a little splash of flash without spending too much cash. Luckily, the soon-to-expand Alembic Bar is equipped to provide such a service to the thirsty in search of sparkle via its Gilded Lily. "There are things in life that require little adornment, but we ... More >>
Carina OstTrippy eggs, man!For those of us unfortunate enough to miss the Haight in its heyday, we feel nostalgia we can't explain every time we're in the neighborhood. In the swinging '60s, we were nothing more than an egg in our mother's ovary waiting to meet our father's sperm. We're glad ... More >>
ricepinky r./YelpSavoy Cocktail Night at the Alembic Where: The Alembic, 1725 Haight (at Cole), 666-0822 When: Sun., Jan. 30; starts at 6 p.m. The rundown: Once a month at the Alembic, the normal cocktail menu disappears, replaced with copies of The Savoy Cocktail Book, a 750-recipe to ... More >>
Note: unused pills do not make appropriate Christmas gifts.Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has called off negotiations with drug manufacturers, and will on Tuesday introduce legislation setting up an industry-funded program encouraging consumers to return unused prescription drugs to pharmacies.With Ma ... More >>
Tamara PalmerThe Alembic's version of the classic Southside cocktail includes a weirdly harmonic vegetable addition. Junipero gin, mint, lime, and sugar ― the typical ingredients ― are enlivened by a shot of fresh celery juice, upping the refreshment factor while creating an electric colo ... More >>
::novocainated::The menu will gradually add all manner of wood-aged and wood-finished beers.The Alembic is a respite from Upper Haight's head shops and spare changers with adorable pit bull mutts. But the bar known primarily for distinguished cocktails and tasty vittles will soon be offering ... More >>
ldandersen/FlickrAs of yesterday, Alembic is serving lunch daily.Upper Haight's Alembic (1725 Haight at Cole) is serving notice that it's now offering lunch seven days a week by handing out free pulled pork sliders today, starting at noon. The new lunch program kicked off yesterday, actually; ... More >>
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Team Ouch!
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South San Francisco biotech firm Genentech just says no to women battling breast cancer
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