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The lessons of Pikachu

What brainstorming the international sensation Pokemon Go taught the CEO of game firm Niantic. RICHARD PROCTER, 43




On the Front end Customer email can overwhelm response teams at consumer-focused companies. Mathilde Collin, CEO of Front, thinks she has a solution. NATHAN FALSTREAU, 14


HIV drug pioneers like Diana Brainard and Tomas Cihlar of Gilead don’t have it — yet. But they and other researchers think that goal is starting to come into view.

Transbay is looking up Developers of an upcoming tower in Transbay want to make it taller and bigger, providing more than 700 homes. BLANCA TORRES, 4


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Landlords warm to power of pop-ups High rents scare tenants away from long-term leases Landlords once scoffed at deals shorter than the typical 10-year term. But as tenants become increasingly wary of San Francisco’s rising rents and shifting retail climate, many are realizing the benefits of shorter leases may outweigh the drawbacks. The Bay Area has been a landing pad for tenants looking to test the market, but hesitant to commit to long-term deals. Union Square in particular has been home to temporary deals with online luxury consignor The RealReal, the Kylie Jenner cosmetics pop-up and the Museum of Ice Cream, which recently decided to make its temporary installation a permanent San Francisco fixture. According to a recent CBRE report, the prevalence of shorter-term deals stems from ongoing uncertainty in the retail market. Two types of deals have emerged: pop-ups, which typically


Candytopia opened two weeks ago in the former Neiman Marcus Last Call space and is scheduled to run through November. range between one and six months, and short-term leases, which can last up to three years. Pop-ups give tenants the ability to build brand awareness, gather market-specific data or create buzz over a certain product. Short-term leases are directly correlated with tenants’ concerns about minimizing financial risks. “Retailers are taking longer to make decisions, get board approval or allocate capital to opening new

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locations,” said Laura Tinetti, a senior vice president at JLL. “It’s not getting any easier to go through the permitting process, and within that timeframe, you can get someone in a space quickly and collect revenue while you wait to activate a space. Landlords are motivated to fill space.” Tinetti recently brought Candytopia, an interactive art installation, to a 16,000-square-foot pop-up space at 767 Market St. The broker said that the

Museum of Ice Cream’s success lured Candytopia’s co-founders to the Bay Area. The installation has been running in Santa Monica for a few years. Online brands pushing into the brick-and-mortar arena have also fueled temporary leasing activity throughout the Bay Area. Digitally native businesses like Everlane, Bonobos, Caspar and Warby Parker have headlined the “clicks to bricks” trend. Successful online brands dip a toe in a physical retail space with temporary deals. Take San Francisco-based secondhand retailer ThredUp. The previously online-only brand opened a popup in Walnut Creek last year. Within eight months, the company realized the 7,500 location was too big, so it downsized to a 2,600-square-foot space elsewhere. “We’re learning about what a retail concept looks like for us,” ThredUp CEO James Reinhart previously told the San Francisco Business Times. “We’re bullish on having a store footprint.” — Katie Burke



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Developers boost highrise plan More height, more homes added to proposed Transbay tower Developers beefed up plans for a new highrise on one of the last undeveloped parcels in San Francisco’s Transbay District. Hines and Urban Pacific Development are now proposing a 500-foot tower and two adjacent buildings rising 85 and 150 feet high with a total of 713 homes and 12,900 square feet of retail on a 1.1-acre site known as Block 4. The developers have agreed on a tentative purchase price of $45 million for the site. The site encompasses an entire city block bounded by Beale, Howard, Main and Folsom streets that houses the temporary Transbay bus terminal. The developers previously proposed a 450-foot tower with two adjarnia St Califo cent buildings of 65 and 85 feet high with about 540 homes. The increased height will allow THE TRANSBAY DISTRICT the developers to set aside 49 percent or 347 homes for residents earning less than 120 percent of the St area median income. n o si is That level of affordable housing is M er t t S the highest for the any of the sites en d C ar it sold by the city department known w s o H an as the Office of Community InvestTr t S ment and Infrastructure, or OCII. om s l Fo Reaching that level of affordability in a mostly-market-rate development is an “ambitious” challenge, Chris Collins, principal with Urban 80 Pacific, told the Business Times in St t n PROPOSED TOWER ya Completed December. Br OCII is tasked with making sure Proposed Transbay achieves its district-wide Construct affordability level of 35 percent. Approved Hines and Urban Pacific took on Block 4 to satisfy the aff ordability requirements for another proposed Transbay tower at 550 Howard St., a site known as Parcel F. That proposal calls for a 61-story, 800-foot tall office, hotel and residential tower. The site is one of several that OCII put on the market for private develSt n a opers in the 40-acre Transbay redevelopment area. The district is slatnn ra ed to includeB more than 6 million square feet of commercial space and 4,400 homes. Thirty percent will be set aside for low-income residents. The centerpiece of the Transbay District is the $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center that opened in August. The rest of the district is home to some completed highrises with more under construction or in the pipeline. The agency expects it will take another year to finalize the development agreement with Hines and Urban Pacific, said Max Barnes, an OCII Justin Herman Plaza









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spokesperson. After that, the developers will need to secure city approval to start construction. Hines and Urban Pacific have been working with architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, which is designing the project. “It’s a really interesting opportunity to work on one of the last pieces going into Transbay,” Strachan Forgan, principal with the San Francisco office of SCB, told the Business Times in December. Block 4 “is a really significant opportunity to add affordable units.”


RARE JACKSON SQUARE OFFICE BUILDING ON THE MARKET COULD FETCH $125 MILLION Property: 600 Battery St., San Francisco Size: 120,000 square feet Sellers: M & J Wilkow out of Chicago and Washington D.C.-based National Real Estate Advisors Likely sale price: The building could fetch more than $1,000 per square foot, or near $125 million Brokers: Kyle Kovac and Mike Taquino, who recently joined CBRE from Newmark Knight Frank


Behind the property: A rare, large office building in Jackson Square in San Francisco is hitting the market. Most of the buildings in Jackson Square, a quaint neighborhood north of the Financial District, are small, historic former warehouses. Built in 1927 and renovated in 2000, 600 Battery is one of the larger office buildings in Jackson Square and features 40,000-square-foot floorplates. Marketing company IPG Mediabrands occupies the building with a lease expiring in two years, giving a future owner the opportunity to raise rents. Local investor Brick & Timber Collective recently snapped up 55 Green St. for $29 million or about $650 per square foot. Rents for Class A office space in Jackson Square and the North Waterfront were around $71 per square foot during the second quarter with 3.3 percent vacancy.

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Tiburon apartments get tune up $50 million renovation of complex boosts rents Shore is finally in sight for the luxury resort-style community The Cove at Tiburon, which set sail on a $50-million renovation project five years ago. Maximus Real Estate Partners purchased the property in November 2013 intent on sprucing up its 283 luxury apartments and upgrading its array of amenities, which now include a revamped marina, gym, private beach, freshwater pools, a yoga studio, group fitness classes, complimentary kayaks and paddleboards, a dedicated sailboat and captain and events coordinated by a full-time activities director. Maximus is the developer behind one of the Bay Area’s mega projects, the redevelopment of Parkmerced, near the city’s southern border, which will add 5,700 apartments to the existing community. It’s also pushing forward a proposal to construct 330 units at 1979 Mission St. in San Francisco. The renovation in Marin was a shorter endeavor than the firm’s other two big projects. Renovation began in the fall of 2014, and by January 2016 the majority of



“Businesses are really thinking, ‘I don’t know what the future looks like. I want flexibility to grow and change.” -TREVOR CLARK, vice president of

Brandon Elliott of Maximus says the views are a draw. TODD JOHNSON

the property had been renovated. “It’s a beautiful location in Marin, fantastically designed properties initially, just not maintained very well,” said Seth Mallen, Maximus’ development and construction partner. “We wanted to bring the life back to it,” he added. For most of The Cove, rents start at $3,120 per month for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom home, $4,480 for a two-bedroom two-bathroom and $7,065

growth for Knotel. The New Yorkbased company aims to become one of the largest flex-space players in San Francisco by reaching 1 million square feet of space a year from now. Already, more than 30 flexible space providers occupy 2.3 million square feet of office in San Francisco — about 2.8 percent of the city’s total office space, according to brokerage firm CBRE.

for a three-bedroom, three-bathroom, according to the property’s website. Work continues on 11 of the units called The Pointe at Cove, which is slated to open in early October. Brandon Elliott, Maximus’ vice president of operations, said that the Pointe apartments cost more because of the “premier views” they offer. Future residents can move in as early as November. — Emily Hoeven

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UCSF professor and researcher Matthew “Max” Krummel.




UCSF sees ImmunoX as Parnassus anchor and key to using the body to heal itself A gift from the Gerson Bakar Foundation is backing a new initiative, called ImmunoX, at the University of California, San Francisco, to look at ways to harness the immune system across several diseases. The program capitalizes on another, launched two years ago by UCSF pathology professor Matthew “Max” Krummel. That program focuses on categorizing tumors based on the profile of the immune cells in and around them and has drawn corporate sponsorship from the likes of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Amgen Inc. and AbbVie Inc. “We are coming to understand the immune system as the adjudicator of all tissue, the peacemaker as well as the destroyer,” Krummel said in a statement. Why ImmunoX is important: The immune system is a central player in the body’s response — or lack thereof — to peanut allergies, HIV, cancer and more. In fact, research in the white-hot area of cancer immunotherapy, where the immune system is boosted and harnessed to work around the ways cancer cells evade detection, grew out of research initially aimed at HIV. The problem has been that there’s little crosstalk between researchers; ImmunoX is organiz-

ing “CoProjects” aimed at questions that cut across diseases. How “CoProjects” work: Using “CoLabs” — a new way UCSF is organizing central research laboratories — at the Parnassus Heights campus, clinician-scientists, lab scientists and data scientists will look at the role the immune system plays in diseases and make the findings available to UCSF researchers more broadly through a data library. What it means for UCSF’s Parnassus campus: ImmunoX, as UCSF officials put it, is seen as the “anchor program” for the revitalization of the original UCSF campus between the Cole Valley and the Inner Sunset neighborhoods. Who’s involved: As you might expect for an effort across several diseases, it’s a wide range of people, including Dr. Mark Anderson of the UCSF Diabetes Center, Jeroen Roose of the anatomy department, Qizhi Tang of the surgery department, Dr. Tiffany Scharschmidt of the dermatology department and Susan Lynch of the department of medicine. Money involved: UCSF isn’t disclosing the exact size of the gift. Suffice it to say it’s sizable.


POTENTIAL $445M GILEAD DEAL ZEROES IN ON HEPATITIS B Gilead Sciences Inc. has teamed with Precision BioSciences Inc. to develop therapies targeting hepatitis B — a deal that could be worth $445 million. At the center of the deal is Durham, N.C.-based Precision BioSciences’ genome-editing platform, dubbed ARCUS. John McHutchison, chief scientific officer and head of research and development for Foster City-based Gilead, said the company’s hepatitis B cure

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“is one of our largest internal research programs,” and that having an approach that would allow researchers to edit DNA in vivo could prove vital. “It might be a very important and integral part of trying to cure patients with hepatitis B,” he told analysts. Under the deal terms, Precision is responsible for the development, formulation and preclinical evaluation stages. Gilead is responsible for the

clinical development and commercialization of potential therapies. Gilead will fully fund the research and development and, if all goes well, Precision will be eligible to receive milestone payments of up to $445 million. It could also be eligible for tiered royalties that go up to the mid-teens for commercial products developed through the partnership. — Lauren K. Ohnesorge


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOSES CRISPR PATENT APPEAL The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is poised to retain its ownership of patents covering highly sought-after gene-editing technology in the United States, following a major federal appeals court ruling against the University of California. The decision affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing a challenge to the Broad’s patents on CRISPR/Cas9, a geneediting technology that has spawned several biotech startups in the Bay Area and Cambridge. It puts at risk potentially millions of dollars the University of California could receive through licensing deals with companies. The Broad Institute has spent the last several years fighting the University of California and the University of Vienna over ownership of the technology, which some have predicted will revolutionize the medical field. The court held that there was no “interference” between the patents held by the Broad and those that were sought by the University of California. A handful of companies are Jennifer Doudna licensing the CRISPR/Cas9 technology to develop treatments for sickle cell, the rare blood disease Beta thalassemia and other diseases. The Cal technology was developed by UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna and the University of Vienna and the Max Planck Institute’s Emmanuelle Charpentier. A panel of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office judges previously ruled in favor of the Broad Institute. The University of California appealed the decision last year. In a statement, the Broad Institute said the Federal Circuit “made the correct decision” in finding that its patents and the University of California’s applications related to different subjects. The University of California said in a statement that it was “evaluating further litigation options” but did not specify its plans. It could either ask a full panel of judges on the Federal Circuit to decide the case, appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court or allow the ruling to stand. The university was the first to publish findings on how CRISPR/Cas9 could cut DNA in so-called prokaryotic cells, or bacterial cells. The Broad later published research on the technology’s use in eukaryotic cells, which are more complex cells found in plants, animals and humans. Though the court reaffirmed the Broad’s rights to the technology in the United States, the institute’s standing in Europe is less clear. The European patent office denied the Broad’s CRISPR/Cas9 patent earlier this year, according to Science Magazine. The University of California, meanwhile, has been awarded a European patent broadly covering CRISPR/Cas9 technology. The Broad has said it plans to appeal that decision, which it argues was based on a technicality. — Allison DeAngelis

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Katie Burke covers hospitality, retail, food and wine




Kenwood CEO Darius Anderson projects nightly rates of $275 at the new hotel.

Crystal Jade Jian Nan had been shopping its 20,000-square-foot lease around for a year before it shuttered for good this past June. A new restaurant tenant is now stepping in with the hopes of turning the beleaguered FiDi space into a success. Signs recently went up for Harborview Restaurant & Bar which, according to nearby tenants, will be a Chinese restaurant. It’s expected to open within the next two months. Calls to Embarcadero Center landlord Boston Properties were not returned, and Colliers leasing agents were not authorized to speak about the tenant. The Embarcadero Space was vacated about four years after Crystal Jade spent $14 million on the space. The incoming tenant is taking a different approach by focusing on a lower price point and keeping finish-out costs to a minimum.



Waterfront hotel and theater ready for showtime Home for Teatro ZinZanni plus 192 rooms seeks approval by year’s end pancy bounced back from 71 A planned hotel with a new percent during the recession home for dinner circus Teatro ZinZanni is preparing to step to more than 84 percent in on stage after a two-year 2016. intermission. There are now 859 hotel rooms under construction, A joint venture between and nearly 4,600 rooms Teatro ZinZanni and local hotel proposed throughout San developer Kenwood Investments plans to break ground Francisco. on a 192-room hotel in July “This will be the opportu2019. The waterfront project, to nity to add more hotel room stock that the city is desperbe located at the Embarcadero ate for,” Wallace said. and Broadway, includes a public park and a glass-enclosed The North Beach and theater to serve as a permaEmbarcadero areas in parThe developer hopes to break ground in 2019. nent home for the entertainticular will be especially hard-pressed for hotel ment company. Operating as TKZ Broadway LLC, the joint venture rooms. Earlier this year, the city prohibited any new acquired the site in 2014. A year later, the Port Commis- hotels in parts of North Beach and Telegraph Hill due to sion and San Francisco Board of Supervisors endorsed its residents’ complaints. Moreover, the Holiday Inn Fisherplan for the development. man’s Wharf is downsizing by more than half. Now it’s finally ready to put on a show. The hotel and theater still need approvals from plan“What has happened over two years was a lot of plan- ning, the port and the board of supervisors, but the team ning department and environmental reviews, which is expects to have those by year’s end. now coming to a conclusion,” said Jay Wallace, Kenwood’s Annual rent on the ground lease with the port will vice president of development. “Things take longer to get start at $1 million and will also include a percentage of done in San Francisco. If you’re going to go ahead and the hotel’s revenue. Once completed, the hotel will be develop there, you have to understand that.” operated by Presidio Hotels. Kenwood CEO Darius AnderSan Francisco’s development pipeline has been son said nightly rates will be driven by the market once crammed with new hotel proposals over the past few years the project is completed, but the development’s proforma as the city’s hospitality market continues to strengthen. slated $275 a night in 2021. If all goes according to plan, the project will open by According to a recent CBRE Hotels report, the Bay Area is one of the strongest lodging markets in the country. Occu- the end of 2020.


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It may be the busiest convention season of the year for San Francisco, but about 2,300 downtown hotel workers can walk out at a moment’s notice after an overwhelming majority voted to authorize a strike last week. Nearly 99 percent of employees from seven Marriott properties approved the strike after negotiations for higher wages, better healthcare benefits and increased job security stalled. The authorization grants the local chapter of Unite Here — a hospitality workers’ union that represents more than 12,000 hotel, food service and airport industry workers — the ability to call a strike at any point. “Today’s landslide vote proves that hotel workers are ready to do whatever it takes, even walk off the job, to transform the hospitality industry and make one job enough to live on,” Anand Singh, Unite Here Local 2 President, said of the vote. Talks with Marriott, the world’s largest hotel operator, initially began in June. Employee contracts expired Aug. 15, and Singh told the San Francisco Business Times that the two parties are still very far apart. Marriott did not respond to requests for comment, but said in a statement before the vote that a strike was something it was hoping to avoid.


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GROWTH MODE expands offerings, Palo Alto HQ Fresh off $100 million round, company will hire up to 300 more is expanding its Palo Alto headquarters by 47 percent as it plans to boost hiring and add new services such as international payments. While consumers have widely embraced electronic payments over writing and mailing paper checks, businesses have been slower to follow suit., which processes more than $62 billion in payments annually as the nation’s largest business-to-business payments network, seeks to get even more businesses to make electronic payments, with over half the payments handled by the company being done digitally. provides payment-related services, such as digitizing and storing invoices, to more than 3 million businesses. “Eighty percent of businesses still use checks. That’s a crazy statistic,” CEO René Lacerte told the Business Times. “Everyone’s waking up and saying, ‘It’s time to do something better.’” sees its cloud-based services making it easier for business owners and executives to track cash flow and payments. “I learned the most important lesson in business from my dad and grandfather: ‘Cash is king,’” Lacerte said in a 2013 interview., located in the 10-building Palo Alto Technology Center, operates in a total of 20,000 square feet in two of the buildings and will take another 9,300 square feet in a nearby building. Lacerte said the company plans to open offices around the country, but declined to identify those cities. employs 350 people across the country, with 300 of those employees based in Palo Alto. The company expects to hire 150 to 200 more people over the next 12 to 15 months. said it added international payments to its services, offering small and mid-sized businesses the ability to pay vendors electronically in U.S. dollars or local currencies in almost 40 countries, including India, China and the eurozone. The new service is priced at about half the cost of traditional bank wires. “International payments have been

“Eighty percent of businesses still use checks,” says CEO Lacerte.

S.F. ACCOUNTING FIRM EXPANDS INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH LATEST DEAL San Francisco-based accounting firm BPM is expanding into Southern California by joining forces with Kramer & Olsen Accountancy Corp. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The deal gives BPM a presence in affluent Orange County, with Kramer & Olsen’s headquarters in Santa Ana. “Orange County is a great fit for us, given the importance of tech and real estate in that area,” BPM CEO Jim Wallace told the Business Times. “We would be happy to have further expansion in Southern California through additional mergers and combinations.” He envisions BPM one day operating offices from San Diego to Seattle. With the latest deal, the firm has offices stretching along the West Coast, from Orange County to Eugene, Ore. Jim Wallace Kramer & Olsen’s 14 employees will join BPM’s workforce of about 470 employees and 40 partners. Kramer & Olsen’s David Jorgenson will join BPM as a partner and will continue serving as the managing partner of the Orange County office. Kramer & Olsen Founding Partner Gary Kramer will join BPM as “of counsel.” BPM is one of the nation’s 50 largest public accounting and advisory firms. BPM ranks No. 8 on the Business Times’ List of Largest Greater Bay Area Accounting Firms, based on the number of local clientservice professionals.


“I learned the most important lesson in business from my dad and grandfather: ‘Cash is king.’” RENÉ LACERTE, CEO,

one of the most requested features for the past half dozen years,” Lacerte said. The company found its customers were recording information on their international payments on’s platform and then going to their banks to actually make the payments. Since its founding in 2006, Bill. com has been on that quest to get more businesses to pay electronically rather than with paper checks. The company said that only 30 percent of business payments are handled electronically, citing data from research

firm Aite Group. Lacerte said the company hit a tipping point last year when JPMorgan Chase and Intuit agreed to embed Bill. com’s services into their own offerings. In October 2017, raised $100 million in a financing round led by Chase and Temasek, following the strategic partnership with the New York bank. also deepened its integration with Intuit’s QuickBooks last year with the launch of Bill Pay for QuickBooks Online, allowing small business owners to make electronic payments through Intuit’s QuickBooks. “The last chasm to cross in digital payments is business payments,” Lacerte said in closing the $100 million round. “With this capital, we will double down on our efforts to shift digital payments from early adoption to major, widespread market acceptance.”




The loss in value that stockholders have seen in e.l.f. Beauty since the start of the year, prompting hedge fund Marathon Partners Equity Management to urge the company to cut costs or sell itself. The company’s shares closed at $13.44 on Sept. 12.


Marathon Partners’ stake in the Oakland-based cosmetics company.

$17 to $25 Talk of a potential sale sent analysts scrambling to predict how much e.l.f. could fetch. The range was $17 to $25 per share.

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“When you think about email, it’s one of those things that hasn’t really evolved,” says CEO Mathilde Collin.


Front streamlines email, making shared accounts less burdensome for big teams BY NATHAN FALSTREAU

who speaks French,” said Collin. “If the email is about scooters, it gets sent to the person who handles transportation.” Email response templates can also be customized for quick responses to frequently asked questions. For companies receiving large quantities of inbound customer emails, managing responses and tracking progress can get Other features include internal chat conversations, which tricky, especially with multiple shared accounts with precan be attached to a specific email with the use of @mentions fixes like info@ and help@. Traditional email is antiquated as well, eliminating the need to forward emails to colleagues for comment. “Everything is in real time,” said Collin. and wasn’t designed for work in a collaborative environment, argues Front co-founder and CEO Mathilde Collin. Front’s clients include companies such as Shopify, Gen“When you think about email, it’s one of those things eral Assembly, LVMH, HubSpot and Convoy, among others. “We have more than 3,800 companies that are using that hasn’t really evolved; it’s pretty much the same since it began,” she said. our product,” said Collin. Recently, the company has seen To make the email experience more efficient, an increase in business from the logistics and travel sectors. Front has created a product billed as an email FRONT “inbox for teams,” which customers can inte“(With Front), incoming messages are autoHQ: San Francisco grate into existing email products like Gmail and matically routed to the right person, customer What it does: Outlook. history is easy to review, and critical account Integrated email “I was interested in the email space because I details are accessible from our inboxes,” said interface for shared knew it would have a big impact,” Collin said. “I John Erickson, internal systems director at accounts Fishbowl, which helps restaurants with their found a specific pain point because email wasn’t Founders: CEO marketing, strategy, and revenue management created for teams. If there were shared emails, Mathilde Collin, CTO Laurent Perrin through analytics software. “This means that they’d often get missed.” The Front desktop and mobile app are multiwe’re able to resolve customer inquiries far more Funding: $79 million from Sequoia Capital, faceted, and users can tailor their email inboxquickly than before.” DFJ Venture Capital, es to include multiple channels, such as one for Front earns revenue from software licensand Uncork Capital personal email, another for shared accounts, live es with three levels of service available ranging Revenue percentage chat with colleagues, and SMS text messaging $19 to $69 per user. Its premium plans provide Growth: and social media, among others. access to unlimited integration and analytics and 2017: 168 percent For businesses receiving inquiries into shared reports. 2016: 189 percent While Collins wouldn’t share exact numbers, email accounts, the messages can automatically 2015: 396 percent the company saw a 168 percent increase in revebe assigned to a specific team member to preYear founded: 2013 nue last year. “When you are small, the numbers vent multiple people from replying to the same Employees: 90 email. “If the message is in French, for example, are crazy,” she said. “But we grew fast and will Web site: Front would send it to the person in the office keep this rate for this year and the next.”


Don’t be shy about your product: “I feel like a lot of entrepreneurs are reluctant to talk about their company, because in two months, their product might be better,” said Collin. “We’ve taken every opportunity to talk about our company, which increased our customer growth in the early days. It’s the only way to show people what you are making.” Facing reality is tough: One of the most important things in the early years of the company is to make sure that you have some focus,” Collin said. “We want our revenue to be growing constantly. If that’s not happening, you have to be very aware and harnessed with your team. You have to be able to face it and understand why.”


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BUILDING A BUSINESS Why is the CFO position such a difficult one for startups to fill? A startup needs an accountant, a controller and a CFO, but they don’t have the resources to pay full-time rates for each of those people yet. That’s why the suite of services we provide is under that one CFO umbrella, because CFOs need a breadth of experience and also a depth of experience, and it’s really difficult for startups to find that in one person.


As a business leader, what’s the most challenging part of your job? Hiring, recruiting, and HR remains the biggest difficulty. Each employee is looking for something different, and to be able to spend time with all of my teammates is hard. I’m still in that eight-person mentality where I want to connect with everyone, and it’s getting more and more difficult. Given the here today, gone tomorrow nature of startups, how do you think about your company’s future? When I tell other accountants that my niche is startups, their eyes get big and they shake their heads. Some businesses don’t make it, and in fact, a lot won’t. But that’s not to say that the journey itself isn’t amazing, and that’s not to say that the next company that the founder starts isn’t going to be successful.

Vanessa Kruze FOUNDER & CEO OF KRUZE CONSULTING HQ: San Francisco What it does: Kruze Consulting provides CFO consulting to over 170 venture and seedfunded startups in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and other major startup hubs. Founder: Vanessa Kruze 2017 revenue: $3.7 million Three-year growth: 797 percent Employees: 38

Background: Kruze, a CPA, received her B.S. in accounting and financing from the University of San Francisco. Kruze worked at Deloitte for just over a year, before becoming the controller at Evolve Discovery. She later enrolled in USF’s M.B.A program, where she simultaneously began providing tax advice and financial services for small companies. Eventually, Kruze decided to leave the program and start her own business.

When you first started, you used Craigslist to land new clients. How do you find new clients today? It’s 100 percent referral based. I strongly believe that the best way to get more clients is to do a fantastic job for our existing clients. Whenever we have one of those wow moments of deliverables and the client says “thank you,” I’ll go back and say, if they have any friends who’re looking for our services, feel free to refer us. That almost always brings around some more business. What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs? It’s hard. The funny thing is, when I tell people that I have a small business, their response is “You’re at the top of the food chain.” That’s not the case at all. The clients, ultimately, are the ones who are at the top of the food chain.

What’s a common mistake you notice startups making? Hiring is exceptionally difficult. Every now and then we’ll see a CEO hire the wrong person for the wrong role, and that can be really poisonous for such a small team. Hiring the right people, especially when you’re such a young and formative company, is of paramount importance.


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Out of the shadow Carla Dillard Smith and other East Bay HIV/AIDS activists look to close the funding gap between the bays. LAUREN HEPLER, 26-27


PrEPing for a new day A new study indicates that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce HIV infections. 24


Is a cure within reach? HIV/AIDS researchers are finally starting to talk openly about a cure for the disease. 18-22

Dollars for drugs: Check out the biotech companies that received the most VC funding. 28





AIDS Antiretrovirals brought AIDS under control for many patients. A more ambitious goal is now in sight BY RON LEUTY

cramped, generic sixth-floor clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has played a key role since the earliest days of San Francisco’s AIDS crisis. It may be just as significant in impending efforts to wipe out the disease. Ward 86 was set up by Dr. Paul Volberding in 1983, just as the disease began its lethal rampage through the city’s gay community. By next year it could be the focal point of a controversial clinical trial that aims to lure AIDS-causing HIV out of its hiding places in the body — and then wallop it with new treatments aimed at stopping the virus for the long-term. It effectively would be an HIV “cure,” a word AIDS researchers have always been hesitant to mutter for a host of reasons. Some still are. “‘Cure’ overpromises what we can do right now,” said Dr. Warner Greene, director and senior investigator of the virology and immunology institute at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco. “But (the idea of a cure) has helped to shape the field.” What’s more, the cure researchers now envision would be functional, not total eradication of the virus. It may be five to 20 years before one is sold commercially, and it may be logistically impossible to deliver it to people infected with human immunodeficiency virus in poor or hard-to-reach hotspots globally. A big, difficult issue must be resolved first: To test any “cure,” HIV patients at some point will have to be taken off today’s life-saving antiretroviral therapies — and quickly put back on them if the new treatments for any reason don’t take. Still, researchers in the Bay Area, including those at UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General, the Gladstone and Foster Citybased Gilead Sciences Inc., are seeing new hope that a final end to AIDS may be within their grasp. “We need a cure,” said Volberding, now director of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research based at the University of California, San Francisco. “We’ll definitely never find it if we don’t look for it.”

“‘Cure’ is a descriptive term of the aspirational goal.” Tomas Cihlar, Gilead’s vice president of virology Why a cure? When Volberding set up the first inpatient AIDS ward, patients typically died within weeks — or days — of arrival. There was little caregivers could do: There were no tests, no drugs and little understanding of what they were up against. Researchers pushed forward, however. Antiretroviral drugs from Gilead and others eventually chased the virus into hiding, keeping it from infecting cells and overpowering the immune system. Millions of people now live for decades with HIV cowering in “reservoirs” in their gut or lymph nodes. Without antiretrovirals, HIV could break from its prison. But the logistics of keeping patients stocked with pills they need to take once a day every day for the rest of their lives are difficult.


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“We need a cure — we’ll definitely never find it if we don’t look for it.” Paul Volberding, director of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research at the University of California, San Francisco

As it is, only 50 percent to 60 percent of the 37 million people with HIV globally are on an antiretroviral regimen, said Dr. Steve Deeks, a UCSF professor and faculty member in the HIV, infectious diseases and global medicine division at San Francisco General. “In San Francisco, most people don’t need a cure — they take a pill once a day, it keeps them healthy and prevents them from infecting others. I totally get that,” Deeks said. “But there are a lot of people with side effects, pill fatigue, they’re getting older and they have trouble managing drug interactions and they just need a break.” What’s more, researchers and HIV patient advocates worry that a 15-year-old program in Africa and other HIV hotspots — the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, started by President George W. Bush — could be axed at any time by the Trump administration. PEPFAR, as it is known, has cost the U.S. government $70 billion but has treated nearly 18 million people with antiretroviral drugs. “Ultimately,” Deeks said, “what we need is shortterm global intervention for the millions of people globally who need this.”


Gilead’s ‘cure effort’ To that end, Gilead and others are looking at combination treatments — a strategy often used against cancers — to find drugs that shock HIV from its dormant state then hit it with other drugs that would eliminate the virus or bring it under the control of the immune system. Gilead calls the programs its “cure effort ” — a term that is groundbreaking in its own right for a company that is conservative when it comes to making sciCONTINUED ON PAGE 20




“The hope is the body’s own immune system is stimulated enough to pitch in to clear or control the virus.” Diana Brainard, senior vice president of HIV Diana Brainard and Tomas Cihlar of Gilead.

and emerging viral infections at Gilead



entific claims. On the company’s second-quarter earnings call with analysts, executives used “cure” in connection with HIV no fewer than five times. “‘Cure’ is a descriptive term of the aspirational goal,” said Tomas Cihlar, Gilead’s vice president of virology, who over a 24-year career with the company has worked on some of its most-effective, best-selling HIV drugs. “There’s no blueprint for whether that’s achievable.” One of Gilead’s experimental drugs, called GS-9620, is what’s known as a TLR agonist, which binds to proteins known as toll-like receptors, or

TLRs, that suss out where pathogens are vulnerable. Those receptors play a key role in recruiting the innate immune system — the body’s older, evolutionary protection against cell-infecting foreign invaders — to jump into the fight. The job of GS-9620 is to activate and unmask some of the latent virus so it is more visible to the immune system. Gilead’s other experimental drug, a genetically engineered antibody called GS-9722, is designed to kill cells infected with HIV. After these initial Phase I safety studies, Gilead hopes to combine the two drugs, said Dr. Diana Brainard, senior vice president of HIV and

emerging viral infections at Gilead. That one-two punch could rebuild an immune system exhausted by HIV. “The hope is the body’s own immune system is stimulated enough to pitch in to clear or control the virus,” Brainard said. Transferring people from long-term antiretrovirals would be a big win for HIV patients, but it represents a big risk for Gilead. The company’s antiretroviral drug sales last year totaled $14.2 billion. Its latest such drug, Biktarvy, was approved by the FDA in February. CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

STAGING A CURE Here’s how the trial proposed by the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research at UCSF would work in moving 20 recently infected HIV patients already on antiretroviral therapy toward a possible cure. The FDA could sign off on the trial as soon as October. If all goes well, the trial could start the end of the year or early next year.






Weeks 0-8 A series of three DNA vaccines to prime generation of memory T cells and expose vulnerable regions of the virus

Weeks 8-26 More DNA vaccine

Weeks 27-32 A modified vaccine as a booster to generate memory T cells

Weeks 32-44 Introduce lefitolimod — or MGN-1703, a toll-like receptor agonist developed by Germany’s Mologen AG — that finds vulnerable proteins on the virus. It would be given in combination with broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, that bind to the virus and mop up viral reservoirs. The antibodies also are inflammatory, stimulating the immune system’s “natural killer” and T cells in the immune system and directing them to the right place in the right tissue.

Weeks 44-50 Continue with bnAbs while eliminating antiretroviral therapy to see if viral levels fall. If viral levels drop, that could mean that the combo helps to create “immune complexes” — basically a reengineered immune system — that alone could keep the virus at bay without patients taking antiretroviral drugs. If HIV levels rise over three to four weeks, patients return to taking antiretrovirals to bring the virus back under control.

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At the same time, other companies, including Johnson & Johnson, are developing potential competing antiretroviral therapies that would be monthly, not daily. “With the approval of Biktarvy, we feel we’ve kind of been to the top of the mountain for oral treatments,” Brainard said. “There’s a feeling that’s a milestone for treatment; let’s now also talk about the next really big hurdle, which is a cure.” But the most aggressive approach to an HIV cure is coming from Volberding’s amfAR Institute, created three years ago with a $20 million grant from the New York-based Foundation for AIDS Research. Deeks, whose office is two floors below the clinic Volberding set up 35 years ago, is leading that effort.

‘Kitchen sink’ The potential clinical trial by Deeks and his colleagues with the amfAR Institute, UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital also is the most controversial. In a 900-plus-page investigational new drug application delivered to the FDA this month, Deeks’ team laid out a combination of therapies that would rebuild the immune system, draw out the virus, hit vulnerable HIV proteins and form “immune complexes” that stop the virus from replicating and infecting more cells. The clinical trial would use many tools: a

MORE IN THE FIGHT Companies and academic researchers have worked on other approaches to an HIV cure.

PAXVAX INC. The Redwood City company had pursued an orally administered HIV vaccine in a 60-person Phase I study before it was sold this summer for $270 million to Emergent BioSolutions Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md. The study started in March 2015 and is expected to be completed in February.

Nima Farzan, CEO of PaxVax

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES The federal institute is collaborating with Gilead and ViiV Healthcare Ltd. of the United Kingdom in a 4,500-patient study looking at the safety and efficacy of ViiV’s experimental injectable drug cabotegravir as a way to prevent the spread of HIV to uninfected cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men. It is being compared in the Phase II/ III trial with Gilead’s Truvada tablets, the only preexposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, approved by the FDA.

UCSF Dr. Steve Deeks is sponsoring a Phase I/II trial testing a DNA vaccine — called PENNVAX from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. — and two other Inovio drugs delivered through an electroporation device. Electroporation is a nano-second electrical pulse that temporarily opens cell membranes so immunotherapies can enter the cells. Inovio says electroporation increases the uptake of DNA by more than 10-fold over simple injection.

SANGAMO BIOSCIENCES INC. The Richmond company’s clinical trial of 12 people assessed the safety and tolerability of repeat doses of T cells modified by “zinc finger” nucleases. Those act like genetic scissors to snip out the right part of the CCR5 gene — the “door knob” HIV turns to access cells — that may allow the body to create an immune system resistant to infection.

vaccine, a booster, a different type of TLR agonist than Gilead is using and broadly neutralizing antibodies — or “bnAbs,” which act antivirally against a wide range of viruses. That kind of combination is what some scientists call the “kitchen sink” approach. “No one’s ever attempted something like this,” Deeks said. “We’re not reducing the reservoirs so much as building up the immune system. That is even harder.” And riskier. The initial 20-person trial, as well as Gilead’s combination therapy studies, would require HIV patients at some point to stop taking antiretrovirals. The idea is that the immune complexes will halt the rebounding virus. Pulling patients off life-extending treatments is essential in order to judge whether a treatment is a cure, Deeks said. But the FDA and institutional review boards, which must greenlight trials, may balk at the concept. “It’s not like cancer, where people are dying. People (with HIV) are doing well on long-term therapy,” said the Gladstone’s Greene, who works with Volberding and Deeks through the amfAR Institute. “So the intervention has to be safe, effective and scalable.” Gilead’s and amfAR’s approaches are similar to those that drug companies and academic researchers employ in the white-hot area of cancer immunotherapy: amp up the immune system, spotlight the vulnerable part of the bad actor and allow the body to heal itself. Yet, researchers say, it is important to pursue a cure in tandem with vaccine research and public health interventions that carry the success of programs such as San Francisco’s “Getting to Zero” program — zero new HIV infections, deaths and stigma by 2020 — to Oakland and beyond. “I don’t know how long it’s going to take” to find a cure, Volberding said. “The challenges are enormous. We’ll learn something along the way, one way or another.”

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Gilead HIV drug has big effect Study shows PrEP slows spread of HIV. How else does it affect sexual health?


Proportion of PrEP-eligible men who have sex with men who are on PrEP by race/ethnicity: 50%






key part of the attack on the AIDS virus — a preventative drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. — appears to be stopping new infections. But authors of a new study say the effect is localized, and in places where the drug is prescribed less, HIV infections and rates run higher. The study by Emory University and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not all that surprising, given that researchers have long seen pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, as a way to slow the spread of HIV. But it puts real numbers to what many scientists also believe: Those sections of the United States where AIDS is stigmatized tend to prescribe the preventative drug less and see higher HIV infection rates than those regions where PrEP is more prevalent. “PrEP in this analysis behaves like we’d expect it to behave,” said Patrick Sullivan, a professor of epidemiology at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta and lead author of the study. “(But) there’s a lot of nuance to this.” The study, released in July, was supported by the nonprofit and Foster City-based Gilead, the leading HIV drug developer in terms of sales. PrEP users take Gilead’s Truvada once a day. The drug, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004 for people living with HIV, was greenlighted in 2012 to prevent new infections in at-risk adults in combination with safer-sex practices. It was OK’d earlier this year for use in at-risk youth weighing at least













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BIOTECH “We know how to prevent infections,” says Gilead’s Gregg Alton. “Why aren’t we doing it in the South?”



77 pounds. the region. At the end of 2017, according to the Critics — mainly the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has battled with San Francisco Department of Public Gilead over the pricing of many of the Health, 15,952 people in the city were company’s drugs — have long said PrEP living with HIV and there were 244 use would translate into fewer people deaths of people with HIV/AIDS. But using condoms and drive up rates of there were just 221 new diagnoses last other sexually transmitted diseases. year. Alameda County reports 200 to 300 In fact, Sullivan said, though sexually transmitted diseases were not new diagnoses a year. The HIV infection rate in the South, tracked in this study, STDs have trended upward. But, he said, that may be tied however, is soaring. The South accountto PrEP’s requirement that users come ed for nearly 52 percent of new HIV back for testing every three months. diagnoses in the study period but less “We also may be doing better test- than 26 percent of PrEP-providing ing,” Sullivan said. clinics. The HIV infection rate in The study comes against ‘This is a backdrop of a national the South rivals AIDS virus important strategy to reduce new HIV infection rates nationally in the 1980s. diagnoses by 25 percent by data for 2020 from 2010 levels. In Gilead’s $100 milpolicy San Francisco, the goal is lion COMPASS Initiative — even more aggressive for standing for Commitment makers 2020: get to a 90 percent to Partnership in Addressand health ing HIV/AIDS in Southern drop in new HIV infections — was unveiled last and HIV-related deaths. departments.’ States year to target young, black Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., the Emo- PATRICK SULLIVAN, gay and bisexual men, professor, Emory black women, Latinos and ry study found, PrEP use University transgender women. Studincreased from seven of every 1,000 people at the ies indicate people in those highest risk of HIV in 2012 to 68.5 per groups are less likely to seek out pre1,000. During the same period, the rate vention, diagnosis and treatment and of new HIV diagnoses decreased from are less likely to stay on treatment 15.7 per 100,000 people to 14.5 among largely due to stigma, poverty, race and the general population. access to health care. In contrast, according to a report this “We know how to prevent infecmonth from the San Francisco Depart- tions. We know how to provide care,” ment of Public Health, the proportion Gregg Alton, now Gilead’s chief patient of men having sex with men who are officer, said at the time. “Why aren’t we taking PrEP in four main racial groups doing it in the South?” increased from 2014 to 2017 — and the Some 43 of 50 states had less than number of new HIV diagnoses in the one PrEP-providing clinic per 100,000 city are half what they were when PrEP population, and no states had more was introduced. than three such clinics per 100,000 Still, patient advocates in the Bay people, the Emory study found. Area have said the numbers seen in “This is important data for poliSan Francisco aren’t matched through- cy makers and health departments,” out the region. Organizers of the Inter- Sullivan said. “The more ways we look national AIDS Conference, scheduled into population-level effects of PrEP, to be hosted in the Bay Area in 2020, the more compelling rationale there is hope to highlight some of those dispar- for states needing to remove barriers to ities as well as how programs work in access.”

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Bridging the funding divide With HIV/AIDS numbers going in different directions, money separates S.F. and Oakland BY LAUREN HEPLER

San Francisco the number of new cases went down (See chart, page 27). In both cities, HIV-positive residents are living longer thanks to more effective drug y the mid-1990s, Carla Dillard Smith knew regimens, creating a need for longer-term services. Despite the diverging trends, Oakland still works that something was wrong with the numbers. New cases of white men diagnosed with AIDS with a fraction of San Francisco's resources. Oakhad started to drop after a decade of devastation in land, which has half the population of San FrancisSan Francisco, but Dillard Smith knew from her co, received only $1.7 million in CDC prevention and work across the bay in Oakland that black residents research funding in 2017 compared to $18.4 million and women were still wracked with new infections. that went to San Francisco. So Dillard Smith's California Prostitutes EducaAlameda County draws on about $20 million in tion Project (Cal-PEP) and other community groups annual federal and local funding — about 15 percent set out to dispel the notion that Oakland's problems of the funding that San Francisco receives, accordwere "anecdotal," making a case that East Bay groups ing to a recent analysis by Albert Liu, a UCSF assistant professor and director of HIV prevention studneed funding levels closer to San Francisco's. ies for the San Francisco Department Part of the reason the other side of of Public Health. the Bay was often dismissed or overlooked: East Bay officials were looking But the money not only goes toward People living with HIV/ at the numbers too late, tracking cases research but also to HIV/AIDS serAIDS in San Francisco vice providers. Those providers once that had advanced to AIDS rather than are at risk for becoming new HIV infections, undercounting focused primarily on testing and medhomeless, according to how fast the infection was still spreadication, but they are now asked to prothe city’s AIDS housing plan in 2014 ing in Oakland. vide broader sex education and mental “San Francisco had a certain polithealth counseling. ical infrastructure, and also a wealth infrastrucThat means tailoring counseling to the specific ture. There was collaborative effort to focus,” said populations served. For example, as of 2014, one in Dillard Smith, now interim executive director of five persons with HIV in Oakland was a woman or Oakland nonprofit Women Organized to Respond person younger than 24, a proportion three times to Life-threatening Disease (WORLD). “In the East that of San Francisco, according to a 2017 city report. Bay, our infrastructure was smaller (and there were) Researchers are also looking at how the housmore people of color.” ing crisis has affected people living with HIV/AIDS. Alameda County declared a state of emergency for Advocates in the East Bay argue, for example, that HIV/AIDS in 1998, acknowledging that the East Bay the soaring cost of living has pushed people to fringe had to confront the disease. But even today, the East areas like Antioch or Modesto. Bay continues to struggle with how to best tackle the “Even though people are moving farther away, disease. Over the last few years, the number of new the services haven’t all moved," said Naina Khanna, cases of HIV went up in Alameda County, while in the Oakland-based executive director of HIV/AIDS


77 percent

advocacy group Positive Women's Network USA. As San Francisco has grown wealthier, it’s seen a 51 percent decline in new HIV diagnoses from 2012 to 2016. San Francisco now aims to end new cases of HIV by 2025 with the help of well-established groups like the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, a top research team at the University of California, San Francisco, and more than $140 million in combined annual funding, according to Liu’s analysis. Critics argue that the big decline in new infections partly reflects gentrification. The city's overall black population has been declining since the 1970s, and accelerated to a loss of around 5 percent per year from 2010 to 2014 alone, U.S. Census data shows. "San Francisco sort of appears to be doing well as it relates to the HIV epidemic," said Khanna. "The dirty secret behind the numbers is a lot of low-income people and a lot of black people have been forced out of San Francisco by gentrification.” Despite the continued gap in funding between the East Bay and San Francisco, there’s progress in the East Bay’s response. A centralized Oakland Transitional Grant Area now serves both Alameda and Contra Costa counties, coordinating the efforts of more than two-dozen community groups, some specific to HIV/AIDS and some not. Hospital facilities like the East Bay Advanced Care Clinic (EBAC) at Oakland's Alta Bates Summit Medical Center are attempting to fill the void with a combination of medical care and social work. Still, "services are not tightly integrated," said EBAC Manager Tony Sillemon, and programs still don't necessarily focus on addressing the highest-risk groups. The upshot, Dillard Smith said, is a disease with a long history in the Bay Area still wreaking havoc. “We need help," she said. "We still need support."


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Company Website


Grail Inc.


HeartFlow Inc.


Allogene Therapeutics Inc.


23andMe Inc.


BridgeBio Inc.


Procept BioRobotics Corp.


Arcus Biosciences Inc.


Allakos Inc.


Ideaya Biosciences Inc.


Gritstone Oncology Inc.


Unity Biotechnology Inc.


FLX Bio Inc.


Color Genomics Inc.


Cortexyme Inc.


Counsyl Inc.2


Forty Seven Inc.


Alector LLC


Tempest Therapeutics Inc.


Pionyr Immunotherapeutics Inc.


ARMO Biosciences Inc.4


Twist Bioscience Corp.


Eidos Therapeutics Inc.5


Tricida Inc.


Medeor Therapeutics Inc.


Zenflow Inc.

Address Phone/Email

R Funding round(s)

Bay Area employees


Sample of investors

Business description

Develops blood tests to detect cancer


Jennifer Cook

1525 O'Brien Dr. Menlo Park, CA 94025 650-542-0372

$541.41 million

4, 5, 6

Ally Bridge Group Capital Partners II LP, Decheng Capital LLC, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

1400 Seaport Blvd. Bldg. B Redwood City, CA 94063 650-241-1221

$330 million

9, 10

Wellington Management Company LLP

Creates medical device software that generates 3D models of coronary arteries to detect heart disease


John Stevens

210 E. Grand Ave. South San Francisco, CA 94080 415-604-5325

$300 million


Pfizer Venture Investments, TPG Growth LLC, Vida Ventures LLC

Develops drugs for blood cancers and solid tumors


David Chang

899 W. Evelyn Ave. Mountain View, CA 94041 650-938-6300

$250 million


Sequoia Capital Operations LLC, Altimeter Capital Management LP, Casdin Capital LLC

DNA genetic testing and analysis


Anne Wojcicki

421 Kipling St. Palo Alto, CA 94301 650-391-9740

$135 million

2, 3, 4

AIG Capital Partners Inc., Aisling Capital LLC, KKR & Co. Inc.

Develops drugs for genetic diseases


Neil Kumar

900 Island Dr. #210 Redwood City, CA 94065 650-232-7222

$117.97 million


Perceptive Advisors LLC

Develops surgical robotics to treat prostate disease


Nikolai Aljuri

3928 Point Eden Way Hayward, CA 94545

$107 million


GV Management Co. LLC, BVF Partners LP, Celgene Corp.

Develops cancer immunotherapies


Terry Rosen

New Enterprise Associates Inc., RiverVest Venture Partners LLC, Rock Springs Capital Management LP 5AM Ventures LLC, Alexandria Venture Investments, BVF Partners LP Lilly Asian Ventures, GV Management Co. LLC, Versant Venture Management LLC

Develops therapeutic antibodies targeting allergic, inflammatory and proliferative (rapidly growing) diseases


Robert Alexander

Develops drugs to treat cancer and improve response to cancer immunotherapy


Yujiro Hata

Cancer immunotherapy company that develops personalized cancer therapeutics


Andrew Allen

75 Shoreway Rd. #A San Carlos, CA 94070 650-597-5002

$100.14 million

5, 6

7000 Shoreline Ct. #350 South San Francisco, CA 94080 650-443-6209

$94 million


5858 Horton St. #210 Emeryville, CA 94608 510-871-6100

$92.7 million


3280 Bayshore Blvd. #100 Brisbane, CA 94005 650-416-1192

$90.23 million

8, 9

EcoR1 Capital LLC, the Founders Fund, the Longevity Fund

Develops drugs to slow or reverse age-associated diseases


Keith Leonard

561 Eccles Ave. South San Francisco, CA 94080 650-489-9000

$89.93 million

3, 4

Celgene Corp., Column Group, GV Management Co. LLC

Develops drugs that activate immune responses to eliminate cancer cells


Brian Wong

1801 Murchison Dr. #128 Burlingame, CA 94010 650-651-7130

$89.44 million

3, 4

General Catalyst Partners LLC, Charles River Ventures LLC

Provides physician ordered, clinical-grade tests for hereditary cancer and inherited high cholesterol risk


Othman Laraki

Develops drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative diseases


Casey Lynch

269 E. Grand Ave. South San Francisco, CA 94080

$84.47 million


Pfizer Venture Investments, Sequoia Capital Operations LLC, Vulcan Capital Group LLC

180 Kimball Way South San Francisco, CA 94080 888-268-6795

$80 million


Perceptive Advisors LLC

Develops genetic tests


Alec Ford3

1490 O'Brien Dr. #A Menlo Park, CA 94025 650-352-4150

$74.98 million


Wellington Management Company LLP, Lightspeed Management Company LLC, Sutter Hill Ventures

Develops drugs that target cancer immune evasion pathways


Mark McCamish

151 Oyster Point Blvd. #300 South San Francisco, CA 94080

$70 million


AbbVie Biotech Ventures Inc.

Develops immunotherapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases and cancer


Arnon Rosenthal

1 Sansome St. #3690 San Francisco, CA 94104

$70 million


Versant Venture Management LLC, FPrime Capital Partners, Fidelity Growth Partners Asia

Develops cancer immunotherapies


Tom Dubensky

953 Indiana St. San Francisco, CA 94107 415-226-7503

$69 million

2, 3

Mission Bay Capital LLC, Sofinnova Ventures Inc., Vida Ventures LLC

Develops cancer immunotherapies


Steven James

575 Chesapeake Dr. Redwood City, CA 94063

$67.64 million


Qiming Venture Partners, OrbiMed Advisors LLC, Sequoia Capital Operations LLC

Develops cancer immunotherapies


Peter Van Vlasselaer

455 Mission Bay Blvd. S. San Francisco, CA 94158 800-719-0671

$64.6 million

9, 10

Dentsu Ventures

Makes synthetic DNA for drug discovery and DNA digital data storage


Emily Leproust

101 Montgomery St. #2550 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-887-1471

$64 million


Develops drugs to treat transthyretin amyloidosis, a fatal disease that affects the heart and peripheral nervous system


Neil Kumar

7000 Shoreline Ct. #201 South San Francisco, CA 94080 415-429-7800

$57.56 million


Develops drugs to treat patients with chronic kidney disease


Gerrit Klaerner

1875 S. Grant St. #130 San Mateo, CA 94402 650-627-4531

$57 million


Cellular immunotherapies for organ transplant recipients


D. Scott Batty Jr.6

395 Oyster Point Blvd. #501 South San Francisco, CA 94080 NR

$56.89 million

1, 2, 3

Provides a medical device to treat prostate gland enlargement


Nick Damiano

1 SFBT research estimate. 2 Counsyl was acquired by Myriad Genetics Inc. as of July 31, 2018. Counsyl combined with Myriad Preventive Care to form Myriad Women’s Health Inc., a women’s health genetic screening and testing company, which operates as a new business unit within Myriad.

SOURCE: Thomson Reuters

VC funding Q3 2017 through Q2 2018

Aisling Capital LLC, Perceptive Advisors LLC, RA Capital Management LLC Wellington Management Company LLP, Longitude Capital Management Co. LLC, Venrock Inc. RA Capital Management LLC, Sofinnova Ventures Inc., WuXi Healthcare Ventures Invus Group LLC, F-Prime Capital Partners, Medical Technology Venture Partners LLC

3 Alec Ford is president of Myriad Women's Health and oversees operations in South San Francisco. 4 ARMO Biosciences was acquired by Eli Lilly and Co. as of June 22, 2018.

5 Eidos Therapeutics is a subsidiary of BridgeBio Inc. (ranked No. 5 on the List). It spun out of BridgeBio in April 2017. 6 Chief medical officer.



Total disclosed venture capital funding for all 25 companies on the List from the third quarter of 2017 through the second quarter of 2018


Increase in total funding for the top 25 on this year’s List compared with the 25 most VC-funded biotech companies on last year’s List, which drew a collective $2.3 billion in funding


Number of companies on the List that are developing immunotherapies to treat cancer ABOUT THE LIST This List includes biotechnology companies located in the Greater Bay Area, which is defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties. Data includes total disclosed venture capital investment (consolidated funding rounds) from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Data was obtained from Thomson Reuters, with additional information from SFBT research. NEED A COPY OF THE LIST? For information on obtaining commemorative plaques, reprints or web permissions, contact Lacey Patterson at 415-2884961, or at lpatterson@ No other companies offering similar services are affiliated in any way with the Business Times. More information can be found online at SanFranciscoBusinessTimes. com by clicking the “Store” tab near the top of the site. WANT TO SEE OUR FULL LISTS ONLINE? To see this and other lists online (often including more listings and information not shown in print), visit sanfrancisco/datacenter/ lists. WANT TO BE ON THE LIST? If you wish to be surveyed when The List is next updated, or if you wish to be considered for other Lists, email your contact information to Julia Cooper at juliacooper@bizjournals. com. NOTES NR - not reported.


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Business name/Prior rank Website



Address Phone 595 Market St. #1275 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-989-9911



Randstad US


Aerotek Inc.


Express Employment Professionals 5




Kelly Services


SVS Group




ADVANTIS Global Inc. 8


Premier Talent Partners2 7



Renoir Staffing LLC


Roth Staffing Companies LP





Ascent Services Group 9

W-2s issued by Bay Area offices in 2017

Current temporary employees (W-2 only) on payroll of Bay Area offices

Bay Area offices

Bay Area office staff (internal)





R Sample of industry specialties

Top local executive(s)

Office/clerical, technology, finance, creative

Joe Madigan, CEO

88 Kearny St. #300 San Francisco, CA 94108 415-788-8488





Office/administrative, manufacturing, engineering, finance/accounting, IT

Leah Hoffman, Randstad Professionals area VP Sean Norris, Randstad Technologies area managing director

2490 Mariner Sq. Lp. #100 Alameda, CA 94501 510-214-1600





Technical, manufacturing, clinical, office/clerical

Ryan Cainey, Director of business operations Eric Bowen, Regional VP Shellie Seyer, Owner, Concord office1

5356 Clayton Rd. #101B Concord, CA 94521 925-676-6600





Office/clerical, industrial/ skilled labor and professional

2175 N. California Blvd. #205 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 925-935-9647





Administrative, manufacturing, science, IT, finance, engineering

Tami Troxell, Territory VP, Northern California and Portland, Oregon

2336 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94612 510-923-9898





Office/clerical, professional, technical, industrial, food services

Steve Allen Eugene Lupario, Presidents

301 Howard St. #850 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-395-4444





IT, UX/UI design, telecom, engineering

Bryan Barber, President/ CEO

235 Montgomery St. #630 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-362-2211





Administrative, HR, operations, customer support, finance

Sara Menke, CEO

1070 Concord Ave. #112 Concord, CA 94520 925-680-4422





Manufacturing, industrial, administrative

Jim Stielow, President





Commercial and residential real estate, property management, office/clerical

Lia Lovelady, Director of staffing services





Office/clerical, finance, accounting, legal, manufacturing

Pam Sexauer, EVP

1001 Galaxy Way #405 Concord, CA 94520 925-627-4900





IT, technology development, business professional, life sciences, enterprise talent

Joseph Nordlinger, President/CEO

875 Mahler Rd. #208 Burlingame, CA 94010 888-290-5908





Professional services, light industrial, transportation

Andrew Bergen, CEO




Medical staffing, life science staffing, medical recruiting, health care staffing

Darren Thevathasan, VP

1301 Marina Village Pkwy. #350 Alameda, CA 94501 866-672-3709 39300 Civic Center Dr. #120 Fremont, CA 94538 510-494-5444




Adecco Medical & Science *

903 Sneath Ln. #123 San Bruno, CA 94066 650-871-7577



Career Group Cos.

345 California St. #1650 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-781-8188





Administrative/clerical, fashion, creative, events

Susan Levine, President


Cornerstone Staffing Solutions Inc. 17

7020 Koll Center Pkwy. #100 Pleasanton, CA 94566 925-426-6900





Administrative and professional, logistics, manufacturing

Steve Drexel, President/ CEO

345 California St. #350 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-293-1900





Engineering, finance, information technology

Michele Marshall, Managing director

576 Sacramento St. 2nd Fl. San Francisco, CA 94111 415-392-7500





Office/clerical, IT, nonprofit, marketing, finance

Isaac Schild, CEO

180 Montgomery St. #1860 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-228-4500





Technology, finance and accounting

David Bair, Region president

425 Sherman Ave. #130 Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-326-8570





Backup childcare, permanent in-home childcare, permanent in-home domestic placement and staffing

Carrie Hillen, President

140 Geary St. 4th Fl. San Francisco, CA 94108 415-392-5856





Office/clerical, hospitality, teachers, contract attorneys, legal assistants

Richard Essey, Chairman

Adam Samples, President




Experis, a ManpowerGroup Company *


Scion Staffing Inc.




Town + Country Resources Inc. 18




TemPositions Group of Cos. 14


Atrium Staffing of California 16


Maven Recruiting Group 19




Element Professional Staffing 23


44 Montgomery St. #1150 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-360-5860





Commercial real estate, office support, accounting and finance, nonprofit, marketing and creative

490 Post St. #1700 San Francisco, CA 94102 415-375-9953





Executive assistants, admins, office managers, HR, customer service

Jessica Vann, CEO

369 Pine St. #208 San Francisco, CA 94104 844-882-5368





Marketing, creative, media, advertising, UX

Alp Onurlu, Director of client services

201 Spear St. #1100 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-426-3527


Legal, clerical, marketing, technology

Steve Gomez, Managing director

1 Additional owners: Tracy Dempsey (San Rafael and Richmond offices); Zena Kaji (San Leandro); Raj Chellani (Fremont); Shilpi Zalani (Oakland); Fredy Tamraz (San Bruno); Sandra Delrahim (San Mateo).

NOTES: * - did not rank. NR - not reported.



2 Previously listed as Premier Staffing.




Number of W-2s issued by Bay Area offices in 2017 for all 25 firms on the List combined


Percentage drop in number of Bay Area W-2s issued by the 25 firms on this year’s List compared with the 25 firms on last year’s List

WE ASKED: What trends are you seeing in staffing today? “We are continuing to see a war for talent, an increase in pay rates, and are moving from contingent workers to direct hire.” — Joe Madigan, CEO, Nelson “1) Relying more heavily on technology for recruitment and back office efficiencies 2) Increasing perks/ incentives for attracting employees; both internal and temporary 3) Implementing training programs for temporary associates. — Andrew Bergen, president, Spectra360 “High demand. Low unemployment rates affecting recruiting. Need more workers to enter the work force.” — Jim Stielow, president, ABOUT THE LIST This List includes staffing firms located in the Bay Area, which is defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties, and the city of Palo Alto. Information was obtained from company representatives. In case of ties, current number of temporary employees on the payroll was used as secondary ranking criteria. NEED A COPY OF THE LIST? For information on obtaining commemorative plaques, reprints or web permissions, contact Lacey Patterson at 415-2884961, or at lpatterson@ WANT TO BE ON THE LIST? If you wish to be surveyed when The List is next updated, or if you wish to be considered for other Lists, email your contact information to Julia Cooper at juliacooper@bizjournals. com. WANT TO SEE OUR FULL LISTS ONLINE? To see this and other lists online, visit sanfrancisco/datacenter/ lists.

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Business name/Prior rank Website


Address Phone

Reaction Search International Inc.

5000 Executive Pkwy. #450 San Ramon, CA 94583 925-275-0727





Scion Staffing Inc.



Spencer Stuart



Calibre One Inc.



Solutus Legal Search 8


Element Professional Staffing 11


DHR International




NGS Global Americas LLC 5




Morgan Samuels


The Job Shop


Diversified Search

15 16


* 18

Focus Search Partners

* Terra Search Partners LLC 15


The Errigo Group


Rich Talent Group


Management Recruiters San Francisco Bay 20

* 19


The Ferneborg Group 21


MitchellLake Group


The Pacific Firm


Major, Lindsey & Africa *



23 25

Innovations PSI Inc.


Ferguson Partners Ltd.


NOTES: * - did not rank.


Retained searches completed in 2017


Contingency searches completed in 2017


R Bay Area recruiters


Sample of industries served

Top local executive(s)

Construction, technology, health care, consumer products, human resources, sales and marketing

Robert Boroff, CEO

1 Letterman Dr. Bldg. C, #M900 San Francisco, CA 94129 415-924-7200





Enterprise software, consumer technology, cleantech/IoT

Dave Mullarkey, Managing partner/COO Kevin Barry, Managing partner

576 Sacramento St. 2nd Fl. San Francisco, CA 94111 415-392-7500





Corporate, nonprofit, technology

Isaac Schild, CEO


Technology/biotech, consumer goods, financial services

Deborah Op den Kamp, Office leader, San Francisco and Silicon Valley


Technology; legal/risk/ compliance/regulatory; private equity and venture capital

Kristin Hebert, Managing partner, San Francisco and legal practice

255 California St. #1400 San Francisco, CA 94111 415-495-4141





Executive placements by Bay Area offices in 2017




1 Post St. #500 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-983-7700


120 Kearny St. #450 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-904-1000





Software, health care IT, Internet, IoT

Dan Grosh, Managing partner, U.S.

155 Montgomery St. #300 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-354-4699





Technology, media, life sciences, financial services, law firms

Julie Brush, Founding partner

Steve Gomez, Managing director



201 Spear St. #1100 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-426-3527





Legal, marketing, administrative

1 Post St. #950 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-617-6230





Advanced technology, financial services, private equity

Keith Giarman, Managing partner

1900 Powell St. #840 Emeryville, CA 94608 510-420-1370





Health care, education, nonprofit

Elaina Genser, Senior partner, health care practice David Nosal, Managing partner

2633 Camino Ramon #458 San Ramon, CA 94583 415-369-2200





Technology, consumer, industrial

505 Howard St. #201 San Francisco, CA 94105 310.205.2265





Technology, telecommunications, Internet and digital media

Monica Bua, Senior client partner

461 2nd St. C332 San Francisco, CA 94107 415-227-8610





Marketing, advertising, architecture, tech

Liz Frome, Principal

101 Mission St. #700 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-354-2164





Health care, biotech, technology

Tony Leng, Office managing partner/ Technology practice leader

2001 N. Main St. #400 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 650-515-1525





Software, technology Infrastructure, frontier technology (space tech)

Adam Charlson, Managing partner

601 Montgomery St. #1090 San Francisco, CA 94111 415-433-2016





Real estate, nonprofit housing, community development

Matt Slepin, Managing partner

349 Main St. #201 Pleasanton, CA 94566 925-951-0626





Tech, digital media, sustainability

Don Errigo, President/ Managing partner

38 Keyes Ave. 3rd Fl. Mailbox #14 San Francisco, CA 94129 415-649-7644





Technology, consumer, financial services

Jana Rich, Founder

3049 Independence Dr. #F Livermore, CA 94551 650-548-4800





Construction, gas, oil and energy, insurance

Michael Shaffer, President/Managing partner

63 Bovet Rd. #225 San Mateo, CA 94402 650-577-0100





Technology, media and entertainment, consumer goods

John Ferneborg Sr., President

821 Sansome St. San Francisco, CA 94111 310-562-1581





B2C marketplace ventures, B2B SaaS software, DX (digital transformation) advisory

Yoko Senga, Principal

2407 4th St. Berkeley, CA 94710 510-647-1005





High-tech, retail, consumer products, financial services

Stacie Blair, CEO

555 Montgomery St. #1500 San Francisco, CA 94111 415-956-1010






Barbara Kott, Managing partner

345 California St. #1750 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-392-4022





Accounting, banking, financial services

Paula Todd, President

220 Montgomery St. #344 San Francisco, CA 94104 628-213-7702





Commercial real estate, technology (fintech, proptech, etc.), hospitality

Travis Kononen, Managing director



Total number of executive placements by Bay Area offices in 2017 for all 25 firms on the List combined


Ranked by number of retained searches in 2017 Reaction Search International




Spencer Stuart




Calibre One Inc.


TOP 5: CONTINGENCY SEARCH FIRMS Ranked by number of contingency searches in 2017 Scion Staffing Inc.


Element Professional Staffing


The Job Shop


Management Recruiters San Francisco Bay


Innovations PSI Inc.


ABOUT THE LIST This List includes executive search firms located in the Bay Area, which is defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties, and the city of Palo Alto. Information was obtained from company representatives. All numbers pertain to Bay Area offices. Number of placements and searches reflect only executives with a minimum salary of $100,000 and at the VP level or above. In case of ties, number of Bay Area recruiters was used as secondary ranking criteria. Hobbs & Towne Inc. (ranked No. 7 on last year’s List), Leadership Group Executive Search (No. 13) and Setren, Smallberg & Associates (No. 16) did not provide updated information for this year’s List. Betts Recruiting (No. 17) and Boyden (No. 23) declined to participate. PrincetonOne (No. 12) closed its Bay Area office. NEED A COPY OF THE LIST? For information on obtaining commemorative plaques, reprints or web permissions, contact Lacey Patterson at 415-2884961, or at lpatterson@ WANT TO SEE OUR FULL LISTS ONLINE? To see this and other lists online visit sanfrancisco/datacenter/ lists.




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Services Inc., 29334 Pacific St., Hayward 94544, $75,276, (941), document #2018175346, 09/07/18.

Chapter 11


Delta Waterways LLC, P.O. Box 622, Knightsen 94548; Assets, $0 to $50,000; Debts, $0 to $50,000; Attorney, Marc Voisenat; case #18-42076, 09/06/18.

Inn Marin Associates LLC, 250 Entrada Dr., Novato 94949, $61,923, (1065/940/941/CIVP), document #2018-30427, 08/28/18.

R    Bankruptcies

R    Federal Tax Liens



Oisin Inc., 2579 14th Ave., San Francisco 94127, $36,861, (941), document #K657256, 08/20/18.

El Cerrito Tires Inc., 548 Cleveland Ave., Berkeley 94710, $26,263, (941), document #2018-175302, 09/07/18.

Nataly Vilderman DDS Inc., 595 Buckingham Way #550, San Francisco 94132, $101,914, (941), document #K657261, 08/20/18.

Sightglass Management Inc., 1 Sansome St. #3500, San Francisco 94104, $744,053, (1120), document #2018-175306, 09/07/18.

Cirrux Solutions Inc., 321 5th Ave. #1, San Francisco 94118, $64,356, (940 / 941), document #K657264, 08/20/18.

Cleantech Group Inc., 1714 Franklin St. #100-286, Oakland 94612, $202,524, (1120/CIVP), document #2018-175311, 09/07/18.

Michael Hamman, 702 Earl St., San Francisco 94124, $25,003, (941), document #K657821, 08/22/18.

Espresso Roma Corp., 1310 65th St., Emeryville 94608, $205,177, (1120/940/941), document #2018-175328, 09/07/18. Enviroscape Inc., 45051 Industrial Dr., Fremont 94538, $12,506, (940), document #2018-175330, 09/07/18.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY Lance Lindale Miller DC/ Miller Chiropractic & Sports Therapy, 3638 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch 94509, $35,595, (941), document #2018-134466, 08/22/18. Round Hill Care Homes Inc., 38 Bryant St. #609, San Francisco 94105, $65,196, (941), document #2018135514, 08/23/18.

MARIN COUNTY Big Tesuque Partners LLC/ Green Chile Kitchen Marin, 1335 4th St., San Rafael 94901, $34,868, (941), document #2018-30424, 08/28/18.

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY Astral Management Services Inc., 1080 Folsom St., San Francisco 94103, $68,462, (941), document #K657252, 08/20/18. Wanderable Co., 28 2nd St. 3rd Fl. #3150, San Francisco 94105, $766,130, (1120), document #K657254, 08/20/18. San Francisco Sport and Spine/Physical Therapy, 3727 Buchanan St. #205, San Francisco 94123, $40,619, (941), document #K657270, 08/20/18. Shields Nursing Centers Inc., 606 Alfred Nobel Dr., Hercules 94547, $851,339, (941), document #K657272, 08/20/18. Arthur A. Levy Law Office, 235 Montgomery St., San Francisco 94104, $19,940, (940/941), document #K657808, 08/22/18. Green Chile Kitchen & Market LLC, 21 Alcatraz Ave., Bel Tiburon 94920, $12,924, (940), document #K657809, 08/22/18.

SAN MATEO COUNTY Tanega Professional Dental Corp., 124 Hazelwood Dr., South San Francisco 94080, $18,333, (941), document #2018-66655, 08/24/18. GEO Grout Ground Modification Specialists Inc., 430 N. Canal #4, South San Francisco 94080, $23,090, (940/941), document #2018-66656, 08/24/18.

Michael Hamman, 702 Earl St., San Francisco 94124, $37,484, (941), document #K657822, 08/22/18.

SAN MATEO COUNTY Abiquo Inc., 303 Twin Dolphin Dr. Fl. 6, Redwood City 94065, $47,060, (CIVP), document #2018-66788, 08/24/18.

R    State Tax Liens ALAMEDA COUNTY Powerco Inc., 5730 Birch Terr., Fremont 94538, $20,171, (franchise tax board), document #2018173871, 09/06/18. JustStayGreen, 2034 Essex St., Berkeley 94703, $20,843, (franchise tax board), document #2018-173872, 09/06/18. Vivi Delivery Service Inc., 1011 International Blvd., Oakland 94606, $12,764, (franchise tax board), document #2018-173875, 09/06/18. Evergreen Associates Corp., 211 10th St. #303, Oakland 94607, $13,686, (franchise tax board), document #2018173876, 09/06/18. Evergreen Pallets Systems Inc., 770 100th Ave., Oakland 94603, $27,571, (franchise tax board), document #2018174492, 09/07/18. Paravue Corp., 3420 Rubin Dr., Oakland 94602, $13,326, (franchise tax board), document #2018-174781, 09/07/18. Harambee Consulting Group Inc., P.O. Box 13315-131, Oakland 94661, $19,307, (franchise tax board), document #2018-174783, 09/07/18. Life is Bliss Inc., 4640 Tassajara Rd. #A, Dublin 94568, $314,029, (employment development dept), document #2018174792, 09/07/18. Streamborn, P.O. Box 8330, Berkeley 94707, $29,985, (franchise tax board), document #2018-174803, 09/07/18. Emmanuel Care Home Health LLC, 22245 Main St. #104, Hayward 94541, $83,711, (franchise tax board), document #2018174804, 09/07/18.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY Orellana Transport Inc., 2260 Oak Hills Cir. #135, Pittsburg 94565, $137,878, (franchise tax board), document #2018-134804, 08/22/18.

R    Releases of Federal Tax Liens

Franklin Homecare Inc., 4307 Null Dr., Antioch 94509, $14,807, (franchise tax board), document #2018134812, 08/22/18.


Pixterra Inc., 1250 Montego, Walnut Creek 94598, $21,136, (franchise tax

Alliance Contracting


Homes LLC, 2185 The Alameda #150, Hayward 95126; 48495 Ursa Dr., Fremont 94539, ID 5191080-047, $6,500,000.


READER’S GUIDE The Business Leads is a collection of information gathered from San Francisco area courthouses, government offices and informational Web sites. We gather these public records so you can build your business. No matter what business you are in, you can gain a competitive edge by reading the Business Leads. Find new and expanding businesses and new customers. Find out the area’s commercial and residential hot spots. Find clues about the financial condition of your vendors, customers or competitors. Listings for each category may vary from week to week because of information availability and space constraints. (Note: *Indicates listings are not available for this week.) board), document #2018134813, 08/22/18. Paleteria La Guadalajara Inc., 1500 Monument Blvd. #E10, Concord 94520, $17,264, (CA dept of tax & fee admin), document #2018135860, 08/24/18. Paleteria La Guadalajara Inc., 1500 Monument Blvd. #E10, Concord 94520, $55,190, (CA dept of tax & fee admin), document #2018135861, 08/24/18. Veritas Talent, 701 Glen Eagle Ct., Danville 94526, $14,490, (franchise tax board), document #2018137069, 08/27/18. PSL Marketing Resources, 8652 Thors Bay Rd., El Cerrito 94530, $17,501, (franchise tax board), document #2018137076, 08/27/18. James D. Tetzloff and/or as Responsible Person of CalPrint Inc., 1038 Shary Cir. #11, Concord 94518, $31,659, (employment development dept), document #2018-137231, 08/27/18.

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY The Bay Clubs Co. LLC, 1 Lombard St., San Francisco 94111, $13,014, (employment development dept), document #K657107, 08/20/18. Johnson Levie & Lehrman, 601 California St. #1500, San Francisco 94108, $137,726, (franchise tax board), document #K657210, 08/20/18. Pauline’s Pizza LLC, 260 Valencia St., San Francisco 94103, $10,984, (employment development dept), document #K657506, 08/21/18. Wollborg-Michelson Personnel Service Inc., 595 Market St. #2570, San Francisco 94105, $197,657, (employment development dept), document #K657525, 08/21/18. Ferrera Electric Inc., 108 Wayland St., San Francisco 94134, $35,389, (franchise tax board), document #K657829, 08/22/18.

SAN MATEO COUNTY Concept Service LLC, 440 San Mateo Ave. #3, San Bruno 94066, $10,682, (franchise tax board), document #201866768, 08/24/18. Adamsem Inc., 404 Studio Cir. #2, San Mateo 94401, $17,455, (franchise tax board), document #201866772, 08/24/18. Tidemark Systems Inc., 3200 Bridge Pkwy. #202, Redwood City 94065, $194,276, (employment development dept), document #2018-67355, 08/28/18.

R    Releases of State Tax Liens ALAMEDA COUNTY Livermore Charter Zone Corp., $13,774, (employment development dept), document #2018-173223, 09/05/18. Rayco Development Solutions Inc., $21,294, (employment development dept), document #2018173230, 09/05/18.

MARIN COUNTY Aussie Reps Inc., $16,403, (employment development dept), document #201830823, 08/30/18.

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY The Nutrition Trust, 101 California St. Fl. 5, San Francisco 94111, $260,606, (franchise tax board), document #K657228, 08/20/18. Paubox Inc., $17,135, (franchise tax board), document #K657229, 08/20/18. Four Fifty Sutter Pharmacy Inc., $11,088, (employment development dept), document #K657515, 08/21/18. Laline USA LLC/Laline, $11,216, (employment development dept), document #K657526, 08/21/18. Bauer California Coach Sales, $16,142, (franchise tax board), document #K657797, 08/22/18. Shared Spaces Inc., $17,104, (franchise tax board), document #K657835, 08/22/18. Sam Jordan’s Bar, 4004 3rd St., San Francisco 94124, $12,075, (CA dept of tax & fee admin), document #K657842, 08/22/18.

SAN MATEO COUNTY RMP Analysis Group Inc., $13,869, (employment development dept), document #2018-066790, 08/24/18. Boscacci Inc./Amp Electric, $27,933, (employment development dept), document #2018-067451, 08/28/18. Helin Trucking/John Helin, $31,323, (employment development dept), document #2018-067453, 08/28/18.

R    Mechanics’ Liens ALAMEDA COUNTY Claimant: Golden State Lumber Inc., Contractor: Aries Builders, $13,465, Owner: Amador LLC, on property at 4435-4445 Piedmont Ave., Oakland 94556, document #2017172135, 09/04/18. Claimant: Du Cheney Construction Inc.,

INDEX Abstract of Judgments ................. 32 Bankruptcies ................................. 32 Federal Tax Liens .......................... 32 Federal Tax Liens Released .......... 32 New Fictitious Names Registered...xx State Tax Liens .............................. 32 State Tax Liens Released .............. 32 Real Estate Transactions .............. 32 EMAIL EDITION To buy Leads information for San Francisco and more than 40 other markets, call 877-593-4157, or see The information is available on disk or via e-mail and arrives earlier than the published version. Contractor: Chimoy and Bryan Roy of Erik’s Deli Cafe Hayward, $13,837, Owner: WL Property Investment LLC, on property at 871 B St., Hayward 94541, document #2018-174075, 09/06/18.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY Claimant: Everest Waterproofing & Restoration Inc., Contractor: John Stewart Co., $34,711, Owner: Los Medanos Village, on property at 2000 aka 2010 Crestview Dr., Pittsburg 94565, document #2018131120, 08/16/18. Claimant: Outsource LLC, Contractor: Wulff Electric, $66,640, Owner: Willow Center Concord, on property at 1961 Diamond Blvd., Concord 94520, document #2018-132564, 08/20/18. Claimant: Outsource LLC, Contractor: Wulff Electric, $58,034, Owner: Concord Centercal LLC-General Counsel, on property at 2001 Diamond Blvd. #2003, Concord 94520, document #2018-132563, 08/20/18. Claimant: Clark Collins, Contractor: Midstate Construction, $100,429, Owner: Seaver Enterprises LLC, on property at 775 Brookside Dr., Richmond 94801, document #2018135292, 08/23/18. Claimant: Villara Corp., Contractor: Thompson Builders Corp., $264,505, Owner: Lafayette Town Center LLC, on property at 1000 Dewing St., Lafayette 94540, document #2018-135168, 08/23/18. Claimant: Environmental Roofing & Waterproofing, Contractor: Saarman Construction Ltd., $13,730, Owner: Appian Associates, on property at 1310-1430 Tara Hills Way, Pinole 94564, document #2018-136921, 08/27/18.

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY Claimant: C.W. Horton General Contractor Inc., Contractor: Ajax Consulting Services/SF Treat LP, $186,568, Owner: SF Treat LP/SF Treat LLC/La Salle Hotel Operating Partnership LP, on property at 8 Mission St./71 Steuart St., San Francisco 94105, document #K657712, 08/21/18. Claimant: BJLGC Inc., Contractor: Conrad Donner Attorney, $33,520, Owner: Carole Strauss, on property at 3498 Jackson St., San Francisco 94118, document #K658384, 08/22/18. Claimant: Arroyo Realty & Development LLC, Contractor: Nathan Valentine/ Jasper Hall LLC, $541,331, Owner: Hall Association of the Native Sons of the Golden West, on property at 420 Mason St., San Francisco 94102, document #K658381, 08/22/18.

Claimant: Arroyo Realty & Development LLC, Contractor: Nathan Valentine/ Jasper Hall LLC, $541,331, Owner: Nathan Valentine/ Jasper Hall LLC, on property at 420 Mason St., San Francisco 94102, document #K658382, 08/22/18. Claimant: Bradcon LLC dba Bradley Concrete, Contractor: Cannon Constructors North Inc., $121,425, Owner: DM 815 Tennessee Street LLC, on property at 815 Tennessee St., San Francisco 94107, document #K658709, 08/23/18. Claimant: Progressive Plastering Inc., Contractor: Lee + Georgiou Inc. dba Georgiou Construction, $23,000, Owner: 367 Liberty Street LLC, on property at 367 Liberty St., San Francisco 94114, document #K659128, 08/24/18.

SAN MATEO COUNTY Claimant: Larratt Bros. Plumbing Inc., Contractor: Deacon Corp., $393,734, Owner: SC Landmark Hotels LLC, on property at 800 E. San Carlos Ave., San Carlos 94070, document #2018-67928, 08/29/18.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY American Contractors Indemnity Co. vs. Matthew Say Ho individually and dba Royal Hardwood Floors (Foreign - Los Angeles), 353 S. 25th St., Richmond 94804, $13,769, plaintiff, case #18STLC03560, 08/22/18.

HA Investment LLC to Solid Properties and Holdings LLC, 5933 Coronado Ln. #201, Pleasanton 94588; 5175 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton 94588, ID 941-2817-002, $4,040,000. Kalibala B. and Peggy D. Kironde to Green Pterodactyl LLC, 700 Julie Ann Way, Oakland 94621, ID 041-3912-001-02, $3,060,000. 42186 Palm Avenue Developers LLC to Snehal N. Sao and Chandrapriya S. Sao, 361 Tangelo Ct., Fremont 94539, ID 513-0751-023, $2,248,181. Xiong Fan and Cunlan Wang to Yan Lin and Yijie Xu, 1615 Laguna Creek Ln., Pleasanton 94566, ID 946-4592-026, $2,157,272. Yile Xu Trustee to Abhishek Chaturvedi and Shijin Thomas, 1933 Mandan Ct., Fremont 94539, ID 5191668-077, $2,070,000. Terry A. and Elizabeth Purcell Edwards to Thomas and Paige Lemmons, 5472 Stockton Loop, Livermore 94550; 5739 Victoria Ln., Livermore 94550, ID 099A2002-013, $2,014,545.

Florist’s Transworld Delivery Inc. vs. Cindy Smith dba Cindy’s Flowers, 1539 Laurel Place, Menlo Park 94025, $71,697, plaintiff, case #CIV 531476, 08/27/18.

R    Real Estate Transactions ALAMEDA COUNTY Pattie Silva Rotondo and Robert V. Silva to Robson

Robson Homes LLC to Prashant Saxena and Ritu Srivastava Trustees, 43006 Calle Esperanza, Fremont 94539, ID 513-0755-094, $1,434,545. Robson Homes LLC to Prathyusha Meka and Naga Avinash Kodiboyana, 43002 Calle Esperanza, Fremont 94539, ID 513-0755-093, $1,415,454. Charles L. McClendon and Diana L. Kung to Rajkishore Barik and Meena Achikari, 3130 S. Bridgepointe Ln., Dublin 94568, ID 985-0011023, $1,407,272.

George Susalrathanam and Amalarani Dayahan to Hardik I. Patel and Bhavika H. Patel, 35672 Viola Ct., Fremont 94536, ID 543-38537, $1,350,000.

Judith C. and John J. Walklet to Hanna Bankier, 1925 Hopkins St., Berkeley 94707, ID 061-2569-009, $1,724,545.

DR Horton CA3 Inc. to Muhammad Ahsen Jaffer and Tazeen Iqbal, 30013 Mountain View Dr., Hayward 94544, ID 083-0478-099, $1,343,636.

Fremont Pat Ranch LLC to Nagaraj Hatti Veerarajan and Kavya Kanagabatte Prasanna, 33807 Farmhouse St., Fremont 94555, ID 5430476-021, $1,713,636. Nelson W. and Karen W. Black to Michael James Vinson and Pauline Homsi Vinson Trustees, 6110 N. Rockridge Blvd., Oakland 94618, ID 048A-7111-011, $1,674,545. William E. Turner and Judy Ann Turner Trustees to Peter John Nunes and Teresa Ann Land, 2858 Barouni Ct., Livermore 94550, ID 099-0683-010, $1,650,000. Rakesh Agrawal and Shilpi Agrawal to Marita P. Agnite Trustee, 33751 Heritage Way, Union City 94587, ID 4860101-024, $1,624,545.

Alexander Brett Levine to Daniel Kang and Linda Lee, 557 Rosal Ave., Oakland 94610, ID 011-0848-028, $1,550,000.


David Parsons and Viki Parsons to Ming Chang Lee, 3602 Langdon Common, Fremont 94538; 41490 Trenouth St., Fremont 94538, ID 525-1114-062, $1,438,181.

Keith Alward and Michael Scales to Sean Michael Doherty and Vanessa Denise Doherty, 103 Alvarado Rd., Oakland 94705, ID 048H7663-015, $1,800,000.


Northern California District Council of Laborers vs. Mercer Fraser Co., 200 Dinsmore Dr., Fortuna 95540, $13,015, plaintiff, case #CPF 18 516100, 08/22/18.

Michael Wayne Keene to Sumeet and Shivani Batra, 2887 Huxley Place, Fremont 94555, ID 543-0314-047, $1,450,000.

Gang Wang to Xing Wei and Ying Hu Trustees, 109 Emory Common, Fremont 94539, ID 513-0753-005, $1,854,545.

Michael A and Carolyn J. Mustille Trustee to Jeremy Fish and Susan Jun Fish, 6201 Swainland Rd., Oakland 94611, ID 048G-7415-003, $1,600,000.


Alon Chaver and Karah Dunlap Chaver to Yu Hou and Liang Yang, 830 Madison St., Albany 94706; 1393 Berkeley Way, Berkeley 94702, ID 057-2074-003, $1,470,000.

Peter R. Lipson and Hep E. Hollibaugh to David M. Cole and Linda Bouchard, 572 4th Ave., San Francisco 94118; 1036 Pardee St., Berkeley 94710, ID 054-1744-019, $1,384,545.

Diamond Engineering Services vs. NSA Wireless Inc., 12893 Alcosta Blvd. #G, San Ramon 94583, $45,818, plaintiff, case #C18-01037, 08/23/18. Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc. vs. Royoco Construction & Development Corp., 49 Reed Ranch Rd., Tiburon 94920, $29,253, plaintiff, case #CIV 1801405, 08/29/18.

0287-023, $1,474,545.

Bill Philip Williamson to Mark Mayeda and Whitney Ng, 6839 Elverton Dr., Oakland 94611, ID 48G7447-25, $1,500,000. Jon Bernard Eisenberg and Linda Hannah Hilliel Trustees to James H. and Marianne Killick Trustees, 244 Cross Rd., Oakland 94618, ID 48A-7105-38, $1,500,000. Ohseok Jung to Sandeep and Noopur Khemani, 6040 Round Hill Dr., Dublin 94568, ID 985-0025-092, $1,490,000. Donald K. and Maria Robinson to Tenir LLC, 500 Ygnacio Valley Rd. #290, Walnut Creek 94596; 2287 Jeffrey St., Livermore 94550, ID 099-1346-017, $1,474,545. Steven V. and Darcy L. Sansoni Trustees to Chunming Wang and Fang Wang, 189 Ponte Ct., Livermore 94550, ID 099-

James Daire and Kathryn Wickham Daire to Sarah Sandford Smith and Rudy Gonzalez, 5895 Scarborough Dr., Oakland 94611, ID 048D7250-004, $1,324,545. DR Horton CA3 Inc. to Engracia S. and Renato Romano, 30017 Mountain View Dr., Hayward 94544, ID 083-0478-098, $1,320,909. Philip P. Thomas to Jun Tao and Yan Liang, 122 Ferino Way, Fremont 94536, ID 5070584-066, $1,314,545. Josh Garbarino to Kendra L. Shimmell and Wyatt Starosta, 597 Fairmount Ave., Oakland 94611, ID 012-0938018, $1,310,000. Sandra Lake to Jerry Arthur Wiley and Shari L. Wiley, 1646 Cascina Ct., Livermore 94550, ID 099-0287-001, $1,304,545. Stefan Belavy and Jessie Van Roedhoudt Trustees to George Gosling Nachtrieb and Rena Visala Thiagarajan, 547 59th St., Oakland 94609, ID 15-137347, $1,300,000. Christmas and Marian M. Klingenspor to Mark R. Macur and Robin L. Munsell, 560 Wayland Loop, Livermore 94550, ID 099-0313-013, $1,298,181. Scott Tran and Hallie Le to George and Belinda Sterling, 510 Carrick Ct., Hayward 94542, ID 085A6430-100, $1,290,000. Brian T. Higgins Trustee to Terry B. Andersen and Sarah K. Scholer Andersen, 1169 Bradford Way, Pleasanton 94566, ID 946-4622-023, $1,284,545. Christopher E. Nygren to Chittaranjan Suhas Shirolkar and Rucha Dileep Atre, 2634 Forrest Ct., Fremont 94536, ID 501-1535-016, $1,281,818. Amy L. Gorman and Susan E. Miller to Tractarian Enterprises LLC, 1034 Pearl St., Alameda 94501, ID 0700146-033, $1,250,909. Hayward Industrial Parkway West to Jingmin Song and Juan Wei, 5216 Genovesio Dr., Pleasanton 94588, ID


SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

LEADS 941-2796-033, $1,250,000. Janet Accomazzo to Nicholas Charles and Margareta K. Alexander, 847 Kingston Ave., Oakland 94611, ID 012-0988-009, $1,250,000. Richard G. Stapenhorst and Janet A. Keane to Vishnu Priya Muthukrishnan and Nithyanandniranjan Chandarraj, 4287 Nerissa Cir., Fremont 94555, ID 5430418-038, $1,250,000. Pey Jaw and James Chen Yu Han to Huan Wang and Zhixuan Fu, 33846 Juliet Cir., Fremont 94555, ID 5430435-073, $1,250,000. Point Green Home Solutions to Cynan De Leon and Doreen Toy, 36752 Burdick St., Newark 94560, ID 092A0950-036, $1,250,000. Stephen L. Miller and Penny Reynolds Miller Trustees to Srikanth Vavilapalli and Lavanya Alajangi, 5618 Ramsgate Ct., Dublin 94568, ID 985-0016-034, $1,250,000.

Dang to Claus and Sabina Weisemann, 308 Hollister Ave., Alameda 94501, ID 0741354-015, $1,224,545. Larry D. Acay and Gregoria A. Acay to Yogesh and Roshni Luthra, 4630 Kelso St., Union City 94587, ID 5430424-171-01, $1,220,000. William Conrad McKendree and Gregory De Rosa Wolcott to Ahnika and Grant Johnson, 4169 Maple Ave., Oakland 94602, ID 029-1081017, $1,200,000. Saw Marlar Soe and Nyan P. Min to Weis Popal and Humira Sharif, 3971 Mt. Rainier Ct., Pleasanton 94588, ID 941-0904-003, $1,174,545. Charles Curtis Cannistraci to Vinesh Pratap and Shivani Gosai, 18824 Crest Ave., Castro Valley 94546, ID 084B0375-038, $1,150,000. Adrienne L. Morgan Trustee to Xin X. Zeng and Natalie Frater, 1010 Grosvenor Place, Oakland 94610, ID 011-0895015, $1,150,000.

Blake P. and Priscilla M. Dugandzic to Fang Qi and Chung Li Wang, 35501 Reymouth Dr., Newark 94560, ID 092A-0723-029, $1,241,818.

Robert P. and Regina S. Lemson to Nikolal N. Kalnin and Margaret T. Plecnik, 4143 Rockingham Dr., Pleasanton 94588, ID 9461106-045, $1,140,000.

Mayumi Elizabeth Stroy and Erika Ann Lindquist to Arthur W. and Anne L. Dunkley Trustees, 4672 2nd St., Pleasanton 94566; 4420 Muirwood Dr., Pleasanton 94588, ID 941-1002-39, $1,236,363.

Patricia Anne Bieler to Aravind Natarajan and Prerna Rana, 11293 Rolling Hills Dr., Dublin 94568, ID 941-2775-031, $1,138,181.

Paul Campos and Lucy Campos to Senthamarai Kannan Poolvalingam and Suba Narayanan, 35533 Dante Place, Fremont 94536, ID 501-1802-027, $1,230,000. Robert S. Lee Trustee to Arthur W. and Anne L. Dunkley Trustees, 239 Main St. #E, Pleasanton 94566; 5079 Rigatti Cir., Pleasanton 94588, ID 941-2796-079, $1,224,545. Jimmy Wong and Thuy B.

Samia Nazeri to Amit and Aradhana Shrivastava, 4188 Eggers Dr., Fremont 94536, ID 501-0752-015, $1,134,545. Kenneth Wayne Anderson and Kathleen Susan Anderson to Nandakumar Anand Nagappan Subramaniam and Srisakthi Manohar, 4440 Gibraltar Dr., Fremont 94536, ID 5430393-078, $1,130,909. Christopher Scott Lang Trustee to Muthukumaran Ponnambalam and Vasanthi Muthukumaran, 35033 Perry Rd., Union City 94587, ID 087-0007-035, $1,130,000.

Nicholas W. and Natalie L. Emmerling to Peeyush Mittal and Shivanee Mineshumar Patel, 7655 Catalon Ct., Dublin 94568, ID 941-171-79, $1,114,545. TH WR 8 Venture LLC to Wajahat Ali Meer and Nazima Farheen, 7234 Stags Leap Ln., Dublin 94568, ID 986-0052-043, $1,114,545. Thomas J. and Teresa Barrera Towers to Ahmed Sharif, 63 Blaisdell Way, Fremont 94536, ID 5070792-061, $1,106,363. Tra T. Nguyen to Justin and Jolene Oliver, 45 Purcell Dr., Alameda 94502, ID 0741335-057, $1,100,000. Dorothy J. Lawrence to Soo Jin Park and Albert Hsieh, 6525 Dover St., Berkeley 94609, ID 052-1529-004, $1,100,000. Billy Douglas Hawkins to Weihao Ming, 36264 Brighton Ct., Newark 94560, ID 092A-0718-012, $1,094,545. Devin and Penny Igarashi to Anthony S. Yu and Yi-Hung Wu, 4924 Casper St., Union City 94587; 4924 Caspar St., Union City 94587, ID 5430437-064, $1,084,545. Louis A. Wright and Kate M. Doyle to Sarah Effat Mobarekeh, 5528 Market St., Oakland 94606, ID 014-1197020, $1,080,000. Joseph M. and Erin M. Palombo to Kevin J. and Candice Murray, 1471 Morning Glory Cir., Livermore 94551, ID 099-1309-075, $1,063,636. Regina Almaguer to Michael Chen and Levina Atmadja, 7774 Oak Creek Ct., Pleasanton 94588, ID 9411008-045, $1,050,000. Hida Patricia Viloria to Katherine Kha-Ai D. Nguyen Blise and Jessica Amber Nguyen Blise, 3060 Kansas St., Oakland 94602, ID 0280941-008-01, $1,042,727. Vladimir and Yelizaveta

Obukhovskaya Trustees to Yang Hu and Yingfang Ma, 40131 Windsor Ct., Fremont 94538, ID 525-0961-058, $1,030,000.

Thiyagarajan, 503 Alberta Ave., Sunnyvale 94087; 3681 Shenandoah Ct., Pleasanton 94588, ID 941-0905-026, $975,454.

Satheesh Babu Muthupandi and Karthika Nagarajan, 6167 Homer Ct., Pleasanton 94588, ID 941-1307-077, $944,545.

Marcus and Deborah Brown to Ready Realty Investment Fund Inc., 1232 Kenilworth Rd., Hillsborough 94010; 733 Santa Fe Ave., Albany 94706, ID 067-2850-021, $1,024,545.

Jeffrey and Jeffle Reber to Lucy Palk, 5295 Camino Alta Mira, Castro Valley 94546, ID 084C-0960-024, $974,545.

Joseph and Linda Garcia to Shigao Liao and Mingyan Huang, 682 Patoma Ct., Fremont 94536, ID 5070511-014, $944,545.

TH HW Newark LLC to Tony T. Chen and Janette Chen, 37389 Bay Crest Rd., Newark 94560, ID 092-0259-100, $1,010,909. Anh H. Pham to Srinivasa Viswanath Reddy Batchu and Sirisha Kusuma Yerredu, 212 Bannister Ct., Alameda 94502, ID 074-1345-019, $1,010,000. Andong Yang to Hao Chen and Susu Fang, 4675 Bianca Dr., Fremont 94536, ID 5430387-065, $1,004,545. John Alexander MacDonald and Angeli Sala MacDonald to Chintan Sanghvi and Sweety Kanabar, 38783 Stillwater Common, Fremont 94536, ID 507-0797-037, $1,000,000. Upper Kelly Estates LLC to Adriana M. Balandran Garza and Martin Cobos, 22921 Ashwin Ct., Hayward 94541, ID 416-0180-080, $994,545. Elizabeth McFarland to Greg Lorenz Caparanga Amarra and Elizabeth Ann Amarra, 5746 Cold Water Dr., Castro Valley 94552, ID 085-1604068, $990,000. Austin Paul Hon and Stephanie Deanne Hon to Jaipal Singh and Neha Chawla, 7587 Sunwood Dr., Dublin 94568, ID 941-0170025, $984,545. Robert W. Reichelt Jr. to Sal Prakash Rao Ganaraju and Nruthya Laksminarasimhan, 40743 Creston St., Fremont 94538, ID 525-0973-048, $980,000. David J. and Kimberly D. Bentley to Stalin Kumar Subbiah and Kalpanadevi

Michael N and Shon J. Harbatth Trustees to Dat Duc Vu, 703 Adams St., Albany 94706, ID 066-2792001, $974,545. Gene and Elaine Lombardi to Murali Natti and Manisha Chitrothu, 6266 Garner Ct., Pleasanton 94588, ID 9411307-021, $966,363. L. Li to Yin Zhong, 37579 Shelter Rd., Newark 94560, ID 092-0257-200, $954,545. Josephine Rudolph to Fucheng Gao, 36187 Toulouse St., Newark 94560, ID 092A-0504-078, $950,909. Stephen G and Martin D. Wong Trustees to Ximing Chen and Tian Zhang, 1004 Key Route Blvd., Albany 94706, ID 065-2650-003, $950,909. Matthew H. Le and Patricia G. Le to Joseph Scott Carlson and Lauren Michelle Maier Hines, 3193 Terry Ct., Castro Valley 94546, ID 084B0473-075, $950,000. Steven C. and Linda J. Wolan Trustees to Joyce Lok Man Tang and Andy Lok Ming Tang, 862 40th St., Oakland 94608, ID 012-1018-010, $950,000. Clifford L and Doreen Holmes Trustees to Achyut Ramchandra Jagtap and Pallavi Deshmukh, 7569 Knollwood Place, Dublin 94568, ID 941-0179-038, $950,000. Wenhui Zhou and Aisha Chen to MT-2 Properties LLC, 2099 Burroughs Ave., San Leandro 94577; 352 Sweet Rd., Alameda 94502, ID 074-1347-099, $950,000. Wing Kwong Tse to

Andrew R. Griffith and Nicole E. Griffith to Praveen Kumar Parvataneni and Deepthi Atluri, 7850 Bristol Rd., Dublin 94568, ID 9410181-015, $941,818. Patrick A. and Linda L. Love to Dat A. San and Debra Hoang San, 17686 Trenton Dr., Castro Valley 94546, ID 84C-921-24, $940,000. Kenneth C. and Sue Ann Abbott Trustees to Erika Gerasimov, 3414 Kelly St., Hayward 94541, ID 4170151-009, $924,545. TRI Pointe Homes Inc. to Andrew Felsinger and Yumi Felsinger, 22755 Filbert St., Hayward 94541, ID 4310120-214, $910,909. Robert A. Harrison and Marisa A. Adamson to Tyler Mitchell Layton and Christina Marie Pascarzi, 3051 Sylvan Ave., Oakland 94602, ID 028-0975-035, $910,000. Durwood P. and Linda J. Green Trustees to Peter Pasquale Mineo and Nicole Marie Kratovil, 974 Marcella St., Livermore 94550, ID 099A-2904-113, $910,000.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY G.A.L. Associates LLC to 1315 Brown St. LLC, 591 Redwood Hwy. #5285, Mill Valley 94941; 300 Longbrook Way, Pleasant Hill 94523, Lot 100 Subd. 5908 Ellinwood ID 127-210-014, $29,000,000. John Nady Trustee to 870 Harbour LLC, 4124 Lakeside Dr., Richmond 94806; 870 S. Harbour Way, Richmond 94804, Map 752-00 ID 560260-049-5, $8,020,000.

Empire Acres LLC to K. Hovnanian Homes Northern California Inc., 2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #203, San Ramon 94583; 2700 Empire Ave., Brentwood 94513, ID 019-010-004, $4,170,000.

6, $2,290,909.

Phyllis S. and Patricia A. Young Co-Trustees to Michael D. and Nancy A. Scribner Trustees, 3809 Happy Valley Rd., Lafayette 94549, Rancho Acalanes ID 244-010-005, $3,600,000.

Shimi McKenzie to 1261 Lawrence Road LLC, 262 Verde Mesa Dr., Danville 94526; 1261 Lawrence Rd., Danville 94506, ID 206-140029, $2,100,000.

Michael F. and Stacy A. Smith Trustees to Alan L. and Sonja G. Hyman Trustees, P.O. Box 335, Diablo 94528; 2698 Caballo Ranchero Dr., Diablo 94528, ID 195-340-050, $3,324,545. Tasha Bengoechea and Andrew Goldman CoTrustees to Patrick Nicolini and Lynn F. Kirk, 1009 Pine Ln., Lafayette 94549, Rancho Acalanes ID 248-102-004, $2,900,000. Deepak and Sherry Kamlani Trustees to Eric W. and Lori J. Anders Co-Trustees, 181 S. Via Lucia Way, Alamo 94507, ID 198-040-028, $2,824,545. Shapell Industries Inc. to Richard A. Woo and Jennifer L. Chan-Woo Trustees, 225 Robert Duchi Way, Danville 94506; Robert Duchi Way, Danville 94526, Lot 675 Subd. 9037 Alamo Creek ID 206790-025, $2,526,363. Mark H. and Kristen M. Koelmel Trustees to James C. and Leann Lin, 3936 Quail Ridge Rd., Lafayette 94549, Lot 11 Subd. 4470 ID 248130-006, $2,448,181. Max D. and Linda E. Gray Trustees to Michael F. and Stacy A. Smith, P.O. Box 382, Diablo 94528; 1817 Calley Arroyo, Diablo 94528, ID 195180-024, $2,431,818. Shapell Industries Inc. to Chuanxu Ren and Yumei Liang, 1252 Whispering Oaks Dr., Danville 94506; Elderberry Dr., San Ramon 94583, Lot 125 Subd. 9301 Gale Ranch ID 222-790-037-

Jeffrey S. and Sharon L. Campbell to Sam and Maral N. Soltani, 685 Vincent Ct., Benicia 94510; 35 Austin Ln., Alamo 94507, Lot F ID 192120-042, $2,150,000.

Shapell Industries Inc. to Veerandhar and Sai Priyanka Veluvolu, 2090 Elderberry Dr., San Ramon 94583; Elderberry Dr., San Ramon 94583, Lot 77 Subd. 9301 Gale Ranch ID 222-790-0590, $2,086,363. David H. and Sherry S. Smith Trustees to Mitchell P. and Karen C. Tarkoff Trustees, 1 La Senda, Orinda 94563, ID 262-141-002, $2,046,363. Michael and Cindy Stern to Chung-Ho and Su-Jan Huang Trustees, 31 Rockhaven Ln., Danville 94526, Subd. 9014 ID 207061-058, $1,977,272. Shapell Industries Inc. to Ng Kum Fong, 5022 Kerry Hill St., Danville 94506; Kerry Hill St., Danville 94526, Lot 555 Subd. 9314 Alamo Creek ID 206-820-031-6, $1,975,454. Pouya Arya Trustee to Wesley and Nalini George, 3252 Greenhills Dr., Lafayette 94549, Lot 7 ID 169-380007, $1,860,000. Charles and Berniece Patterson et al. to Meeta Dash and Shubhra Kar, 188 Ivy Dr., Orinda 94563, Lot 12 Ranchitos De Moraga ID 271224-003, $1,820,000. Michael J. and Rosalind S. Plishner Trustees to Desheng Zhou and Hong Li, 114 St. Albans Rd., Kensington 94708, Lots 4-5 Block 5 Berkeley Highlands Terrace ID 572-124-004, $1,800,000. Daniel M. and Nancy L. Katz Trustees to Amy and



LEADS Andrew Dashner, 60 Emerald Dr., Danville 94526, Lot 30 Subd. 2998 ID 199-392-008, $1,800,000. Jesse B. and Caitlin R. Debban to Stuart N. Takahasi Trustees, 3275 Vals Ln., Lafayette 94549, Rancho Canada Del Hambre ID 230200-012, $1,794,545. Richard L. Shumate Jr. and Beverly A. Shumate Trustees to Andrew D. and Shari S. McCumiskey Trustees, 4064 Sugar Maple Dr., Danville 94506, Lot 74 Subd. 5435 ID 203-540-034, $1,710,000. Bryan and Kate N. Joslin to Jeanine and Sean P. Rogers, 283 Davey Crockett Ct., Alamo 94507, ID 187-430-002-1, $1,700,000. Shapell Industries Inc. to Christopher R. McCunney and Camille Audet, 5009 Kerry Hill St., Danville 94506; Kerry Hill St., Danville 94526, Lot 577 Subd. 9314 Alamo Creek ID 206-820-053-0, $1,666,363. Manish Bhatia and Arpana Gandhi to Hui Li and Tianfeng Jin, 111 Tuscany Way, Danville 94506, Lot 67 Subd. 6984 ID 215-270-020, $1,630,000. Gerard T. Houlahan to YanYan Zhou, 9 Rich Acres Rd., Orinda 94563, Lots 9-10 Orinda Villa Park ID 264-050037, $1,630,000. Norma J. Van Cott Trustee to Peter C. Newell and John M. Newell Trustees, 3062 Grey Eagle Dr., Walnut Creek 94595, #129 Condo ID 190440-007-2, $1,600,000. Shapell Industries Inc. to Saravanan Rajusoundra and Sharila Janakiraman, 1160 Rosamund Dr., San Ramon 94582; Rosamund Dr., San Ramon 94583, Lot 113 Subd. 9301 Gale Ranch ID 222-800032, $1,588,181. Shapell Industries Inc. to Bhumik J. and Megha B. Patel, 1156 Rosamund Dr., San Ramon 94583; Rosamund

Dr., San Ramon 94583, Lot 112 Subd. 9301 Gale Ranch ID 222-800-031-7, $1,555,454. Xinge Wang to Robert and Nicole Tocci, 41 Deer Creek Ln., Danville 94506, ID 220551-025, $1,550,000. Sharon J. White Trustee to Nourollah B. Ghorbani Trustee, 25 St. Andrews Place, Alamo 94507; 3180 Roundhill Rd., Alamo 94507, Lot 3 Subd. 2630 ID 193-242004, $1,500,000. Jeannine V. O’Neil Trustee to Keith Dudum, 3505 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette 94549; 845 McEllen Way, Lafayette 94549, Lot 8 Tract 2040 ID 234-061-031-6, $1,480,000.

029, $1,350,000. Cynthia L. Leonard and Ruth Katherine Grabel Trustees to Thomas P. and Heather E. Kelly, 22 Augusta Ct., Alamo 94507, Lot 123 Subd. 2794 ID 193-340-022, $1,350,000. Edward R. and Frances A. Chase Trustees to David and Katherine B. Byrne, 2366 Dapplegray Ln., Walnut Creek 94596, Lot 21 Subd. 3827 ID 187-371-015, $1,350,000. Carolyn Sweeney Smith to Frans W. Stappers and Carolyn A. Knox, 89 Tracy Ct., Alamo 94507, Lot 4 Subd. 4527 ID 193-080-043, $1,344,545.

Han-Bin Liang and Bi Chi Huang to Samuel S. and Andrea J. Sharaf, 206 Sabina Ct., Danville 94526, ID 216011-006, $1,460,000.

Mary Ann Meltzer to Caroline and Thomas Dunning, 3215 Sharon Ct., Lafayette 94549, Lot 11 Tract 2275 ID 237-022-023, $1,334,545.

Shea Homes LP to Mike Timothy McLaughlin and Stephanie C. Arnett, 1992 Angels Share Ct., Brentwood 94513, Lot 38 Subd. 8910 The Vineyards @ Marsh Creek ID 007-610-038, $1,447,272.

Dustin M. and Kendra L. Wirig to Alexander E. and Lauren W. Ausmanas, 8 Foothill Park Terr., Lafayette 94549, Rancho Canada Del Hambre ID 169-051-032, $1,324,545.

Brian T. and Amanda L. Walter Trustees to Ruth B. Toner and Simon Fiorucci, 3747 Highland Rd., Lafayette 94549, ID 241-082-024, $1,424,545.

Guillermo V. and Alicia M. Borquez Trustees to Jeffrey A.K. Kennedy and Whitney T. Pahl, 985 Condit Ct., Lafayette 94549, Lot 12 Tract 2072 ID 185-103-018, $1,324,545.

Griffen E. and Kimberly R. Lauer to Brendan W. Buller and Erica D. Winnicki, 88 Davis Rd., Orinda 94563, Lot 3 Moraga Estates ID 268-151012, $1,400,000. Steven T. and Lisbeth P. Bay to Harminder S. and Ikneet K. Dhoot et al., 5068 Enderby St., Danville 94506, Lot 415 Subd. 9035 ID 206-730-0380, $1,374,545. Richard D. and Shelley L. Sanders to Christy Loran Belcastro and Andrew Charles Burke, 1 Daisy Ln., Orinda 94563, ID 270-280039, $1,364,545. Shirley Paz to Jang H. and Jennifer J. Lee, 2519 Cherry Ln., Walnut Creek 94597, Lot 1 Subd. 4857 ID 172-100-

Walnut Blvd., Walnut Creek 94596, Lot 1 Block 5 Walnut Heights ID 180-230-010, $1,300,000. Bonnie Blaschek-Miller Trustee to Matthew R. and Heather E. Scharf, 3278 Helen Ln., Lafayette 94549, Lot 27 Lafayette Valley Estates ID 237-132-005, $1,300,000. Anita C. Martinez and Tracey L. Lehmannwho to Kevin Zhang and Jamie Woo, 873 Holly Hill Dr., Walnut Creek 94596, Lot 160 Idylwood Acres ID 182-140042, $1,284,545. Lezli Fenk to Ronald C. Y. Caranto and Jodilyn V. Siy, 659 Kirkstone Ct., San Ramon 94582, Lot 423 Subd. 8154 ID 223-150-055, $1,274,545. Nathaniel B. and Jennifer S. Sabri to Kathryn DeFea, 53 La Espiral, Orinda 94563, Lot 225 Haciendas Del Orinda ID 262-082-007, $1,250,000. Lora and James Isherwood to Jigar D. and Kaydee M. Desai, 312 Donegal Way, Martinez 94553, Lot 96 Subd. 3302 ID 164-272-013, $1,210,000. Lafayette Town Center LLC to Chan Wah Ho, 13193 Campus Dr., Oakland 94619; 1000 Dewing Ave., Lafayette 94549, Condo ID 243-320031, $1,193,636.

Club Terrace ID 505-291-015, $1,180,000. Shapell Industries Inc. to John S. Kim and Hyun Jung Yoon, 6160 Alpine Blue Dr., San Ramon 94582; S. Monarch Rd., San Ramon 94583, Lot 30 Subd. 9326 ID 222-810-0307, $1,178,181.

Elvyn R. Rodriguez Nunez and Vasiei Mueses to Gordon and Shelbi W. Single, 130 Tivoli Ln., Danville 94506, Lot 113 Subd. 7299 ID 203-191-036-3, $1,020,000.

Michael Richard Ebert to Saum and Diana Partovi, 2111 Belford Dr., Walnut Creek 94598, ID 142-021004, $1,174,545.

Hilton T. Fabular and Barbara Behan-Fabular Trustees to Albert Gin Chang, 470 Glasgow Cir., Danville 94526, Lot 228 Tract 6754 Diablo Heights ID 202311-028, $1,010,000.

Bonnie L. Gibson to Diana J. Lowell, 224 The Knoll, Orinda 94563; 1021 Pleasant Oaks Dr., Pleasant Hill 94523, Lot 8 Subd. 4919 ID 164-491-008, $1,150,000. FRE 644 LLC to Samia Nazeri, 639 Peaceful Valley Dr., San Ramon 94582, Lot 30 Subd. 7750 ID 210-920-030, $1,100,000. 1600 School Street LLC to Outdo Country Club Dr. LLC, 1127 Rahara Dr., Lafayette 94549; 1600 School St., Moraga 94556, ID 257-190050, $1,100,000. Vincent C. and Barbara A. Vargas Trustees to Donald Dean Urle Trustee, 4906 Cabrillo Pt., Discovery Bay 94505, Lot 50 Subd. 4205 ID 004-080-023, $1,100,000.

Steven Robert Desimone Trustee to Sheila and Trevor Rose Trustees, 9 Corte Sombrita, Orinda 94563, Lot 12 Tract 2282 ID 271-190005-6, $1,190,000.

Benjamin P. and Jill L. Nerone to Karl E. and Karen Paulsen Trustees, 25 Williams Dr., Moraga 94556; 8 Fleetwood Ct., Orinda 94563, Lot 8 Subd. 2816 ID 270-170024, $1,316,363.

Frank W. Mount Jr. and Bernadette M. Mount to Jeffery and Jody Cambra, 464 El Pintado Rd., Danville 94526, Parcel C ID 196-430019-6, $1,184,545.

Matthew P. Heinze and Sherri L. Cobaugh Trustees to Itshak and Ronit Rosner Trustees, 1030 Glasgow Place, Danville 94526, Lot 207 Tract 6754 ID 202-311007, $1,080,000.

Shea Homes LP to Laura A. Parisi and Joanne Franey, 2267 Reserve Dr., Brentwood 94513, Lot 55 Subd. 8910 ID 007-610-055, $1,180,000.

Skylandia LLC to Kyle and Elizabeth F. Shealer et al., 3 Wandel Dr., Moraga 94556, Lot 45 Tract 2441 ID 258221-009, $1,064,545.

Robert C. and Ana B. Bertero to Fengyan Wang, 8515 Terrace Dr., El Cerrito 94530, Lot 521 Berkeley Country

Elbert W. Branscomb and Lisa J. Stubbs to Brian Kristofer Degaust and Azadeh Faghihi, 2679

HA Investments LLC to Jason and Laura Bauer, 3185

1874 Bonanza St. Properties LLC to Brian P. and Megan M. Westcoat Trustees, 88 Countryside Ct., Walnut Creek 94595, Condo ID 188-112034-7, $1,051,818.

LaVon A. Fellner and Lance E. Green Trustees to Ivana Isailovic, 16627 Rolando Ave., San Leandro 94578; 66 Hacienda Cir., Orinda 94563, Lot 31 Hacienda Cir. ID 263132-013, $1,174,545.

Edward J. and Saundra J. Johnston to Edward J. and Traci M. White, 1009 Ridge Park Dr., Concord 94518, Lot 33 Ridge Park Tract ID 130090-023-8, $1,324,545.

Emily L. Ho and Karen J. Ho et al. to Marvin S. and Theresa J. Peterson, 180 Terrazzo Cir., San Ramon 94583, ID 212-430-059, $1,304,545.

Overlook Dr., Walnut Creek 94597, ID 174-010-023, $1,060,000.

Shapell Industries Inc. to Noel Gerol Milburn and Qian Zhang, 5132 Rowan Dr., San Ramon 94583, Lot 23 Subd. 9302 Gale Ranch ID 222-740023-7, $1,002,727. Gloria Rodriguez Trustee to Rui Fang Wu and I. Feng Wu, 428 Everett St., El Cerrito 94530, Lots 15-16 Henderson Tapscott Tract ID 504-111023-9, $1,000,000. James and Lynda Canales to Parvinder S. and Manjit K. Dhillon, 2925 Millbridge Dr., San Ramon 94583, Lot 3 Subd. 3477 ID 212-072-0061, $994,545. Jordan Rose Crompton to Matthew Douglas Bryan and Emily Werner Greene, 24 Highgate Ct., Kensington 94707, Lot 15C Block C Arlington Acres ID 572-181005-8, $990,000. Shapell Industries Inc. to Srikanth Vytla and Gayathri Devi Musham, 5126 Rowan Dr., San Ramon 94583, ID 222-740-018-7, $985,454. Saro Iskenderian and Julie Mouser to Jana M. Craig, 561 Banyan Cir., Walnut Creek 94598, Lot 16 Subd. 4215 ID 134-421-016, $977,272. Kristina B. Alley Trustee to Yu Tian and Xuechan

Ji, 2863 San Antonio Dr., Walnut Creek 94598, Lot 244 Tract 2464 ID 140-084-020, $954,545. Daniel J. Lowrie and Adrienne C. Robillard Trustees to Pohsuen Kuo and Shuhan Lee, 3422 Perada Dr., Walnut Creek 94598, Lot 9 Subd. 3209 ID 134-252-006-9, $950,000. Gerhard S. and Kathleen A. Zach Co-Trustees to Michael Barry, 2032 Stewart Ave., Walnut Creek 94596, Lot 48 Diablo Gardens ID 182-054006, $950,000. William and Ana L. E. Harlow to Arturo Tejeda, 1789 Giotto Dr., Brentwood 94513, Lot 11 Montelena ID 019-720-052, $910,000. Danilo Cantarin Fernandez to Alan Kwan and Tina Mou, 9756 Mennet Way, San Ramon 94583, Lot 161 Subd. 3262 ID 212-122-015-2, $904,545.

MARIN COUNTY Smith Ranch Land Co. Inc. to San Rafael RE LLC, 6 Hutton Centre Dr. #400, Santa Ana 92707; 1550 Silveira Pkwy., San Rafael 94903, Lots 5/12 ID 155-251-83, $35,000,000. Buckley Real Estate LLC to BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., 105 Digital Dr., Novato 94949; 265 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato 94949, ID 157400-78, $7,724,545. George R. and Maria R. Theofel to Camille L. Bedrosian MD, 60 Leveroni Ct., Novato 94949; 25 Moncada Way, San Rafael 94901, Lot 33 Country Club Tract ID 016-031-21, $6,866,363. Ernest R. and Susan D. Chamberlain to Paul A. Li, 236 E. Spain St., Sonoma 95476; 35 Belvedere Ave., Belvedere 94920, ID 060141-16, $6,700,000. Joan F. Madden Trustee to Louis N. Haas Trustee, 58 Maiden Ln. Fl. 2, San Francisco 94957, ID 072-012-08,

$6,700,000. Nevena Alexandrova Trustee to Emily Vallecillo Trustee, 24 Harrison Ave., Sausalito 94965, Lot 1 Block 3 ID 065-165-06, $5,600,000. Bahay Properties Inc. and Primo Investments LLC et al. to National Housing Group LLC and Summit Bay Homes LLC et al., 1555 Botelho Dr. #422, Walnut Creek 94596; 11 Mt. Tiburon Rd., Tiburon 94920, Lot 5A Mt. Tiburon ID 058-252-19, $4,450,000. Shaun and Janet Coughlin Trustees to Katherine and Nonu Maiava, 2 Turtle Rock Ct., Tiburon 94920, Lot 14 ID 034-380-18, $3,981,818. Richard D. Boyce and Brenda J. Cantu Trustees to Charles D. and Lucienne F. Dilworth Trustees, 274 Oak Ave., San Anselmo 94960, ID 007-231-02, $3,940,000. James F. Murray to Marin County Exchange Corp., 851 Irwin St. #205, San Rafael 94901; 206 Bella Vista Ave., Belvedere Tiburon 94920, Lot 11 Block 5 Belvedere Peninsula ID 060-194-22, $3,250,000. Jeffrey Cooper Trustee to Ryan P. and Emily N. Hoverman Trustees, 339 Blackfield Dr., Tiburon 94920, Lot 63 Ring Mountain ID 038431-04, $2,500,000. Deborah A. and Joseph C. Hanssen to Hanley Ma and Karen Chia, 114 Howard Dr., Tiburon 94920, Lot 40 Del Mar Estates ID 039-141-02, $2,387,272. David C. and Lisa A. Cook to Kimbel and Debra Stuart Trustees, 2100 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio 94946; 58 Nicasio Rd., San Geronimo 94963, ID 168-320-07, $2,381,818. Robert W. Giacomini and Darlene H. Giacomini Trustees et al. to James and Joann To Trustees, 88 Rolling Hills Rd., Tiburon 94920, Salt Marsh ID 119240-80, $2,180,000.



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LEADS James L. Barron Trustee to Smith Ranch Property Holdings LLC, 63 Bulkley Ave., Sausalito 94965; 767 Deer Valley Rd., San Rafael 94903, #4 Smith Ranch Homes ID 155-420-04, $2,050,000. Alan E. Levinson and Dawn M. Powlan Trustees to Jum Ok Kang, 61 Camelford Ford, Oakland 94611; 21 Filbert Ct., Sausalito 94965, Lot 6 Block 27 ID 064-151-28, $1,987,272. Marian Elisabeth Eschen Trustee to John Harrington IV and Lily Harrington Trustees, 250 Blackfield Dr., Tiburon 94920, Lot 11 Reedland Woods ID 038-35201, $1,848,181. Ronald K. Mahabir to Richard Cave and Alessandra H. DeSouza, P.O. Box 1305, Mill Valley 94941; 1823 Centro West St., Tiburon 94920, Centro West Condo ID 059-330-02, $1,800,000. Victoria Simpson Trustee to Theodore L. and Celine Van Riemsdijk Wilson, 46 Elinor Ave., Mill Valley 94941, Lot 11 Bolsa Valley Tract ID 029122-16, $1,684,545. Kiumars Radjoo and Yassaman Zolfaghari Trustees et al. to Il Min Ahn, 401 Harrison St. #26D, San Francisco 94105; 20 Red Hill Cir., Belvedere Tiburon 94920, #17 Monterossa ID 058-18236, $1,631,818. David Schermerhorn Trustee to Agnes M. Blackburn, 1 Neame Ave., San Rafael 94901, ID 010-27408, $1,550,967. Roger Perez and Breda Perez to Christopher Ponig and Suneela Jain, 1 Mt. Susitna Ct., San Rafael 94903, Lot 428 Lucas Valley ID 164431-18, $1,480,909. David K. McMorran and Adele C. LaPointe Trustees to Mohammad R. and Sara Saeidi, 88 Sunny Oaks Dr., San Rafael 94903, ID 180-21215, $1,424,545.

Obaid and Sonali Vanjara to Stefan M. and Jessica Duban, 173 Drakewood Place, Novato 94947, Lot 81 Kaden Park ID 150-522-13, $1,398,181. Lauren E. Snow Trustee to Red Setter Investments LLC, 1007 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon 94920; 100 Mt. Tiburon Rd., Belvedere Tiburon 94920, Parcel 39A ID 058-261-36, $1,394,545. Cynthia Poulos and Gregory W. Poulos Trustee to Adam Boyd Spiegel and Ashley Marie Merryman, 93 Rollingwood Dr., San Rafael 94901, Lot 24 Glenwood ID 185-154-05, $1,394,545. New Penn Financial LLC dba Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing to Erich Francis Lichtblau, 32 Via Navarro, Greenbrae 94904; 30 Oak Knoll Dr., San Anselmo 94960, ID 176-191-16, $1,388,181. Michael Djordjevich Trustee to Susan F. and Jeffrey K. Grady Trustees, 600 Deer Valley Rd. #1M, San Rafael 94903, #193 Smith Ranch Homes ID 155-375-10, $1,374,838. Eleanor G. Crawford Trustee to Michael A. Cooney, 862 Barcarmil Way, Naples, Fla. 34110; 15 Morning Sun Ave., Mill Valley 94941, Lot2 Block 1 Tamarin Highlands ID 048132-02, $1,350,000. Andrew Blaisdell and Adeline Ropion to Gavin H. and Sandra H.R. Moran, 56 Las Casas Dr., San Rafael 94901, Lot 1 Villa Real ID 016-101-13, $1,350,000. Gail A. Quentz to Adam Brown and Heidi E. Stubler, 43 Starbuck Dr., Muir Beach 94965, Lot 15 Seascape ID 199-271-09, $1,350,000. Stephebn C. and Leslie A. Harrington to Amy C. Frankel, 17 Luiz Ct., San Rafael 94903, Lot 83 Lucas Valley Estates ID 164-562-12, $1,316,363. Christopher S. and Beverly K. Rohm to Jonathan A.

Veights and Dominick Marano, 50 Maple Hill Dr., San Rafael 94903, Lot 91 Twelveoak Hill ID 165-09120, $1,290,000. Stephen R. Shinn IV and Leslie L. Phillips Trustees to Geoffrey and Angela K. Mohr, 503 Redwood Ave., Corte Madera 94925, Lots 15-16 ID 025-083-62, $1,250,000.

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY Diane and Richard Foppoli et al. to 1801 Leavenworth A2 LP, 268 Bush St. #1688, San Francisco 94104; 1801 Leavenworth St., San Francisco 94109, (portion) 50 Vara Block 269 ID 0125/005C, $7,950,000. 401 Harrison Owner LLC to Heidi Chou and Yiming Ma, 91 Isabella Ave., Atherton 94027; 401 Harrison St. #45B, San Francisco 94105, One Rincon Hill ID 3765/699, $7,300,000. Adrian Matthew Card Trustee to Stockton SF LLC, 850 7th Ave. Fl. 2 #205, New York, N.Y. 10019; 1555 Oak St., San Francisco 94117, (portion) Western Block 655 ID 1222/028A, $6,774,977. Jeffrey L. Klein and Allison G. Goodson to Peter Joseph Hemsley and Marie Janine Simone Bourdin, 2210 Broderick St., San Francisco 94115, (portion) Western Block 497 ID 0980/028, $6,154,977. Weylin and Betty Fong et al. to Bay City Properties LLC, 95 Orange Ct., Hillsborough 94010; 1501 Sacramento St., San Francisco 94109, (portion) 50 Vara Lot 1315 ID 0249/001, $4,896,000. Milford Holdings LLC to 831 Montgomery LLC, 3838 Oak Lawn Ave. #1550, Dallas, Texas 75219; 831 Montgomery St., San Francisco 94133, (portion) 50 Vara Block 67 ID 0176/004, $4,500,000. Chevron USA Inc. to GBG

Investment LLC, 1698 Fell St., San Francisco 94117, (portion) Western Block 653 ID 1208/019, $4,500,000. Peter K. and Diana L. Hwang Trustees to Peter K. Hwang and Ju-Chin Chang Trustees, 31 Temescal Terr., San Francisco 94118; 4205 24th St., San Francisco 94114, (portion) Horner’s Block 219 ID 6505/001, $4,310,000. Nancy Kay Otto Trustee to Jeremy D. Weinstein and Julie Zhou, 863 Elizabeth St., San Francisco 94114, (portion) Horner’s Block 244 ID 2829/021, $3,500,000.

Kids Community, 1050 S. Van Ness Ave., San Francisco 94110; 969 Treat Ave., San Francisco 94110, (portion) Mission Block 139 ID 3639/025, $2,700,000.

Courthouse Ventures Inc., 448 Ignacio Blvd. #190, Novato 94949; 818 Green St., San Francisco 94133, (portion) 50 Vara Block 182 ID 0119/011, $2,200,000.

Bean Jiang Ku and Xiao Hong Song to Malek and Susan M. Maayah, 125 Miraloma Dr., San Francisco 94127, Sherwood Forest ID 2973A/049, $2,600,000.

PennyMac Holdings LLC to PMC REO Trust 2015-1, 6101 Condor Dr., Moorpark 93021; 818-820 Green St., SF 94133, (portion) 50 Vara Block 182 ID 0119/011, $2,200,000.

Patrick G. Bose to Benjamin and Caroline Reece, 184 Amber Dr., San Francisco 94131, ID 7510/034, $2,550,000. TJ Cotugno Holdings Inc. to Gary Clayton and Aline Godbout, 2362 15th St., San Francisco 94114, (portion) Mission Block 121 ID 2612/014, $2,403,466.

Jeffrey A. and Karen Miller Trustees to Alexandre Karpenko, 301 Main St. #15C, San Francisco 94105, ID 3745/227, $3,500,000. Michael Fehr and Mary A. O’Connor Fehr Trustees to Christina Seib and Jonathan Eccles, 2430 Pine St., San Francisco 94115, (portion) Western Block 389 ID 0655/015, $3,200,000.

Jane Monica Li and Dominic Michael Chow and Frances C. Chan et al. to Oleg V. Checherin, 828 Balboa St., San Francisco 94118, (portion) Outside Land Block 292 ID 1552/025, $2,376,400.

City and County of San Francisco to Linden Partners Investments LLC, 448 Linden St., San Francisco 94102, ID 0853/022, $3,029,466.

Adam Murray and Shannon Donnelly to Heather and Michael Crain, 2515 Lake St., San Francisco 94121, Condo ID 1386/070, $2,300,000.

Rino Rentals LLC to Pacific Heights Realty Group LLC, 675 21st Ave., San Francisco 94121; 2437 Fillmore St., San Francisco 94115, (portion) Western Block 350 ID 0606/003, $3,000,000.

Creighton and Lisa Jue to Anna C. Yang, 709 6th Ave., San Francisco 94118; 1046 Anza St., San Francisco 94118, (portion) Outside Land Block 283 ID 1543/024, $2,300,000.

Yasar Begumhan Dogan Faralyali to Bo Yang, 338 Main St. #D21C, San Francisco 94105, Lumina ID 3746/294, $2,824,933.

Robin A.D. Kaylor and Rainer Genschel Trustees to Gilles Roux and Jessica Pastor Tomas, 441 Burnett Ave., San Francisco 94131; 439 Burnett Ave., San Francisco 94131, Parcel C Map 3303 ID 2745/065, $2,290,000.

David M. DeWilde and Katherine August-DeWilde Trustees to Shahriar Sedghi, 4863 Rivoli Dr., Macon, Ga. 31210; 8 Octavia St. #805, San Francisco 94102, ID 0855/101, $2,800,000.

Courthouse Ventures Inc. to 818 Green St. 2020 LLC, 705 Magnolia Ave., Larksur 94939; 818 Green St., San Francisco 94133, (portion) 50 Vara Block 182 0119/011, $2,210,000.

Donna Van Noord Trustee to Cheuk Ying Sun, 135 Alhambra St., San Francisco 94123, #135 ID 0466A/068, $2,762,400.

PMC REO Trust 2015-1 to

Eldon Verette to Mission

204 3rd St. LLC to Nima and Nahal Farhi Trustee and Niloufar Mirjalili Trustee, 206 3rd Ave., San Francisco 94118; 204 3rd Ave., San Francisco 94118, (portion) Outside Land Block 180 ID 1431/043, $2,200,000. Rulon N. Smith to Kevin Wu and Katelyn Miura, 1518 Castro St., San Francisco 94114, (portion) Horner’s Block 182 ID 6546/007, $2,174,933. Michael N. and Ann M. Kriozere Co-Trustees to John Mei and Patrick Michael Thiel, 489 Harrison St. #306, San Francisco 94105, Rincon Hill ID 3765/027, $2,030,000. Jun Sheng Lin to Jason and Kana Barker, 783 Lakeview Ave., San Francisco 94112, Railroad Homestead Association ID 7054/043, $2,000,000. Gloria Dumas Ang and Shirley Ang Lennon to Nathaniel Peter Robinson and Lily Wai Ki Lam, 726 30th Ave., San Francisco 94121, (portion) Outside Land Block 352 ID 1615/015, $1,924,933. Robert M. and Jerine J. Richardson to Maida Lynn, 1208 Idylberry Rd., San Rafael 94903; 650 Delancey St. #219, San Francisco 94107, Oriental Warehouse Lofts ID 3789/472, $1,900,933. Kathleen Ann Handlon Trustee to Ajith Ramanthan and Jan Ressl, 3021 26th Ave., San Francisco 94132, Merced Manor ID 7211/002, $1,900,000.

Yuk Kwong Lui to Nathaniel Felsen and Hanna Jung Trustees, 347 Lisbon St., San Francisco 94112, (portion) Block 28 Excelsior Homestead Association ID 6080/035, $1,888,000.

Outside Land Block 328 ID 1588/009B, $1,620,000.

Lea Shangraw Fox to Collin C. Whitehead and Joylyn E. Tanner, 5517 Diamond Heights Blvd., San Francisco 94131, ID 7550/023, $1,880,000.

Monte Sinai Inglesia de Dios to Nutragoods International LLC, 1305 Willow Rd., Menlo Park 94025; 1578 Palou Ave., San Francisco 94124, (portion) Block 308 ID 5323/012A, $1,600,000.

Michael J. Marcum and Phyllis E. Schoenwald to Jenny Z. Lin, 377 Franconia St., San Francisco 94110, Lot 1692 ID 5556/035, $1,774,933. Donald Gordon Lewis III and Leah Carol Lewis to Emily Williams, 237 Kearney St. #217, San Francisco 94108; 72 Winfield St., San Francisco 94110, ID 5611/025, $1,750,933. Trevor R. and Oriana Branon to Xin Pan and Wenna Jia, 415 Missouri St., San Francisco 94107, ID 4066/023, $1,724,933. Pura Enterprise Group to Michael Paul Bokoch and Virginia Ester DzulChurch, 2733 Noriega St., San Francisco 94122, ID 2071/022B, $1,700,000. Stacy A. Kerkela to Noelle Roth and Justin Brunet, 1122 Page St. #3, San Francisco 94117, (portion) Western Block 524 ID 1219/008, $1,660,000. Bradley S. Stone Trustee to Mark H. Pearce, 372 28th St., San Francisco 94131; 370 28th St., San Francisco 94131, (portion) Horner’s Block 126 ID 6602/019, $1,650,000. Melissa Castro to Jinghui Zhao and Jingpei Hu, 255 Ashton Ave., San Francisco 94112, Lot 12 Block 32 Ingleside Terraces ID 6932/002, $1,650,000. Rachel R. Davidson to Yoriko Fukushi and Nobuo Fukushi et al., 695 45th Ave., San Francisco 94121, (portion)


Stephen P. Gray to Alexandros Batsakis, 880 Corbett Ave. #3, San Francisco 94131, ID 2779/035, $1,600,000.

Jeffrey B. Deleo to Roger Doughty and Royce Lin, 136 Lundys Ln., San Francisco 94110, Lot 194 Gift Map ID 5616/047, $1,600,000. Trevin and Anita Phillips to Matthew Beale and Sandra Levy, 633 Banks St., San Francisco 94110, Lot 779 ID 5737/023, $1,600,000. No No Go LLC to Katrin Knudsen Robb, 927 Hayes St., San Francisco 94117, (portion) Western Addition Block 368 ID 0822/036, $1,594,933. David Leonard and Leslie T. Lefkowitz Trustees to Reno N. and Margaret J. Cruz Trustees, 44292 S. El Macero Dr., El Macero 95618; 1250 Jones St. #1102, San Francisco 94109, 50 Vara Block #217 Block 221 ID 0221/072, $1,524,933. Lee N. Droese to Joshua James Hepburn and Luke Cuell, 108 Bronte St., San Francisco 94110, Lot 1115 Gift Map ID 5698/002, $1,500,000. Dolores S. Atkinson Trustee to Timothy D. Mullins, 1455 39th Ave., San Francisco 94122, (portion) Outside Land Block 730 ID 1814/011, $1,450,000. Supreeta Sampath and Tathagata Mukherjee to Susan L. Fong, 681 Sweeny St., San Francisco 94134, Subd 2 McLaren Park Terrace ID 5865/016, $1,450,000. Brendan and Susan Fox to Anand R. Atreya and Anish Jain, 155 Crescent Ave.,


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LEADS San Francisco 94110, Lot 39 Block 5 Holly Park Tract ID 5745/015, $1,450,000. Mary Yoo to Benjamin James Silva and Adrienne Marie Zack, 3478 22nd St., San Francisco 94110, ID 3618/098, $1,430,933. Abraham S. Aborida and Mona W. Sadek Trustees to Damon Terry and Yukiko Kamematsu Whitley Trustees, 101 Summit Way, San Francisco 94132, ID 7331/215, $1,400,000. William Kiessling to Brillante Group LLC, 1255 16th Ave. #3, San Francisco 94122; 144 Coleridge St., San Francisco 94110, (portion) Lot 38 Precita Valley Lands ID 5615/020, $1,400,000. Pinks LLC to Hsien-Shou Chen and Yi-Rong Lee and Jeff Chen et al., 195 Ledyard St., San Francisco 94124, ID 5397/020, $1,388,933. Yosemite Partners SF LLC to Zhi Yong Zheng and Yu Long Xie, 2029 Ingall St., San Francisco 94124; 1713 Yosemite Ave., San Francisco 94124, (portion) Block 469 Hudson Garden and Orchard Tract ID 5418/010, $1,388,000. Nathaniel Felsen and Hanna Jung Trustees to Eugene Zhou, 156 Midcrest Way, San Francisco 94131, Midtown Terrace ID 2825/007, $1,370,000. Mitchell Andrew Shapiro Trustee to Boris T. Chen, 68 Walter St., San Francisco 94114, ID 3538/123, $1,350,000. Julie Mansergh Trustee to Blu Leaf Property Solutions LLC, P.O. Box 27740, Las Vegas, Nev. 89126; 2647 23rd Ave., San Francisco 94116, (portion) Outside Land Block 1245 ID 2473/009, $1,310,000. Alison Stark and Laura J. Hoon and Thomas F. Ziegler to Gary Chi Hsuan Chen and Jian Hong He, 614 23rd Ave., San Francisco 94122;

1606 33rd Ave., San Francisco 94122, (portion) Outside Land Block 833 ID 1911/019, $1,304,933. Prabal and Lindsey Marie Datta to Ivana Dukanovic and Shane Bays Kolding, 690 Chestnut St. #402, San Francisco 94133, (portion) 50 Vara Block #177 ID 0051/146, $1,300,000. Diem Chi Ngoc Tran to Sampath Gomatam and Aruna Gomatam, 1089 Milky Way, Cupertino 95014; 631 Folsom St. #3B, San Francisco 94107, Folsom St. Condo ID 3750/610, $1,300,000.

SAN MATEO COUNTY Susan C. Fox to Jared Harrison and Julie Ann Gosler, 58 Catalpa Dr., Atherton 94027, Lot 13 Block 1 Lindewood ID 061-212030, $6,650,000. Robert A. Williamson and James Fowler to MBC BioLabs @ 930, 999 Baker Way #300, San Mateo 94404; 930 Brittan Ave., San Carlos 94070, ID 046-162-050-2, $5,500,000. John F. Stephenson to Joerg and Angela Rohde, 546 W. Santa Inez Ave., Hillsborough 94010, (portion) Lot 1-B Bowie Estate ID 031-203070, $5,074,545. John L. La Duca to Jericho Project, 51 Golden Aster Ct., Brisbane 94005; 41 Thomas Ave., Brisbane 94005, ID 007350-290-8, $4,950,000. Joshua J. and Christina M. Stumpf Trustees to Rizvan Dhalla and Rima Khalil, 1213 Cabrillo Ave., Burlingame 94010, Lot 19 Block 30 Easton ID 026-171120, $4,300,000. Jared H. and Julia A. Gosler to Eric R. Lamb, 645 Evergreen St., Menlo Park 94025, Lot 10 Block 1 ID 071175-100, $4,200,000. Oaks Drive LLC to Albert M. Kim and Mimi K. Kim, 2180 Oaks Dr., Hillsborough 94010, Lot 19 Black Hawk Ranch ID

027-351-020, $4,084,545. Kurt L. Kumetat to Junwoo and Jiyeon Lee, 35 Marialinda Ct., Hillsborough 94010, Lot 14 Forest View Oaks ID 028-030-270, $3,850,000. Yat Wa Chu and Qiyun Lin Chu to Robert Lo, 1250 Millbrae Ave., Millbrae 94030, ID 024-211-170, $3,680,000. Jack M. Arbeed to Julia M. and Miky C. Kuo, 1215 Lakeview Dr., Hillsborough 94010, ID 038-301-300, $3,350,000. Vahid Firouzdor and Eiham Nejati and Sumanth Banda and Pavani Reddy to Jasbir Sandhu, 4064 22nd St. W., Palmdale 93551; 1175 Palomar Dr., Redwood City 94062, ID 051-416-040, $3,233,636. Keith Matsuoka and Kathryn Obana to Abigail and Ivan Kirigin, P.O. Box 1209, Redwood City 94064; 1003 Blandford Blvd., Redwood City 94062, Lots 2/4 Block 6 Edgewood Park ID 052-024220, $3,050,000. Matthew and Jolie Lechner to DSP Children’s Trust, 1402 Melbourne St., Foster City 94404, Lot 20 Tract 68-79 ID 094-912-020, $2,400,000. Jose Eduardo Lopez and Joyce Yeh-Hong Tung Trustees to Warren Cho and Jinyi Lee, 435 Sheridan Ave. #108, Palo Alto 94603; 2191 Valparaiso Ave., Menlo Park 94025, Lot 27 Block 6 University Heights ID 074062-280, $2,300,000. Ernest K. Gentner to Nicholas Adler and Sara Adler, 1369 Drake Ave., Burlingame 94010, Lot 2 Block 43 ID 026-057-020-5, $2,210,000. Anne Margaret Kelly to Kin Keung Lau and Cherri W Lau, 2019 Arbor Ave., Belmont 94002, Lot 20 Belmont Country Club Properties ID 044-093-050, $2,200,000. Richard and Linda Boyd

to Louis Olivier Chan Yip Tong and Kristel Teng Hin Voon, 150 Loma Vista Dr., Burlingame 94010, (portion) Lots 2/3 Skyline Manor ID 027-051-140, $2,150,000.

Bonito Investments LLC, 1380 Doverwood Dr., Glendale 91207; 390 El Bonito Way, Millbrae 94030, Lot 20 Block 65 ID 024-031-500, $1,827,272.

352-350-2, $1,667,272.

David and Daniel Alexander Brent to Sadrudin and Norjehan Laiwala, 43933 Pine Ct., Fremont 94539; 88 Tum Suden Way, Woodside 94062, Lots 21/22 Block 602 ID 068-232-060/050/040, $2,150,000.

Tommy Sai-Leung Chow and Shirley Ching Yan Chow to Yuanyuan Su and Yingjian Cai, 1326 Tuolumne Rd., Millbrae 94030, Lot 45 Block 7 Glenview Highlands ID 021373-020, $1,820,000.

Dane Allen and Ellen Marie Johnson to Megan K. and Brian T. Palmisano, 2234 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City 94061, Lot 7 Block 8 Redwood Terrace ID 058-405-040, $1,654,545.

HZhu Investment LLC to Yong Jiang and Shengan Liu, 1311 Parrott Dr., San Mateo 94402, Lot 1 Block 3 Tract 650 Baywood Park ID 038142-010, $2,137,272. Robert T. and Jennifer A. Parkhurst to Deepak K. Wadhwani and Aditi Bhargava, 1504 Vine St., Belmont 94002, Lot 5 (portion) Lot 6 Block 1 Montebello ID 045-202-3500, $2,010,000. Barbara Natalie Brandriff Trustee to Scott and Lisa Dettmer Trustees, 35 Marymont Ave., Atherton 94027; 24 Chilton Ave., San Carlos 94070, ID 049-222280, $2,007,272. Maria Del Socorro Prado and Rafael Prado to Hong Fang, 465 Hawthorne Ave., San Bruno 94066; 2868 Carolina Ave., Redwood City 94061, Lot 8 Block 3 ID 069-191410, $1,980,000. Judy Chan and Thomas Jenkins to Jane and Eric Buescher, 1918 Madison Ave., Redwood City 94061, Lots 21/22 Block 49 ID 058173-100-7, $1,924,545. Dorian W. West and Marjorie A. Lucks to Sally Marcella Butler, 124 Oak Ct., Menlo Park 94025, (portion) Lot 52 ID 063-425-100, $1,904,545. Randy M. Brase Trustee to Niraj Kapadia and Tina Saparia, 1824 El Verano Way, Belmont 94002, Lot 4 Block 5 Carlmont ID 045-082-090-7, $1,834,545. Melanie Lee De Lucas to El

Kristine Houle to Eric Stocklmeir and Mimi Kaneko, 2072 Ashton Ave., Menlo Park 94025, Lot 3 Block 9 University Heights ID 074-071-160, $1,810,909. David N. and Karen McDevitt Wagenseller to Adeel Abbas and Sadaf Hussain, 780 Buckland Ave., Belmont 94002, Lot 8 Block 2 Panorama Heights ID 045223-080-8, $1,780,000. Erik N. Vee and Lisa Oliver to Paul and Sylvie Cordova, 342 Rollings Hills Ave., San Mateo 94403, Lot 17 Block 2 ID 042-102-270-8, $1,761,818. Susan E. Glasgow to Meghna Aswin Mehta, 333 Lakeside Dr. #301, Foster City 94404; 3302 Verdun Ave., San Mateo 94403, Lot 6 Block 5 Hillsdale ID 039-231-100-7, $1,750,000. Douglas R. Chartier Jr. and Janet Hsu Chartier to Joseph Hoover Sexton and Abbye Sexton, 1903 Hillman Ave., Belmont 94002, (portion) Lot 2 Block 9 Belmont Country Club Properties ID 044-064-370, $1,750,000. Sui Feng Huang and Fanny B.F. Leung to Doris Yau, 2264 18th Ave., San Francisco 94118; 42 Mateo Ave., Millbrae 94030, Lots 22/24 Block B Millbrae Park ID 021312-280, $1,680,000. GB Mock Rental Property LLC to Bruce J. and Vivian A. Weitzman, 323 Barbara Way, Hillsborough 94010; 1521 Yew St., San Mateo 94402, Lott 1 Green Hollow ID 034-

Philip and Ginger Carls to Patricia Zheng and Peter Liu, 18 Arch Ln., San Carlos 94070, Lot 9 Block 38 ID 049202-120, $1,654,545.

Glenn Supmoy Chen and Cherilyn Louise Wang to ChaoXiang Rong and Jenica Y. Ying Liu, 1169 Glenwood Dr., Millbrae 94030, Lot 25 Block 9 ID 021-042-050, $1,650,000. Joseph M. and Sharon R. White Trustees to Jodi Emiko and Barrett Loren Bragato and Adam Takashi Ho Ishida, 1701 Royal Ave., San Mateo 94401, Lot 17 Block 16 Shoreview Tract ID 033-365-170, $1,650,000. Daniel J. and Rosemary Driscoll to David Chaw and Grace Tanggara, 1851 Appletree Ln., Mt. Vicus 94040; 823 17th Ave., Menlo Park 94025, Lot 67 Tract 622 Athlone Terrace ID 055-203160, $1,570,000. Sharon Ma to Rui Wu, 706 Portofino Ln., Foster City 94404, #6ER ID 106-020060, $1,550,000. Patrick J. and Lisa Marie Foley to Nancy Reiner and Nicole Dahan, 710 S. Grant St., San Mateo 94402, Lot 32 Block 11 ID 033-294-030, $1,500,000. Steven H. Kim and Alice A. Chen Kim to Christopher and Karrie Haselton, 3812 Casanova Dr., San Mateo 94403, Lot 33 Block 12 San Mateo Village ID 040-124110, $1,500,000. Joseph P. and Stacy M. Goyhenetche to Justin Ammerlaan and Mahima Gupta, 120 Tulare St., Brisbane 94005, ID 007-342210, $1,494,545. Joohak Kim and Jong Hye

Kim to Thaw Zin Thiha, 503 Chestnut Ave., San Bruno 94066, Lots 7/8 Block 15 ID 020-233-170, $1,460,000. Paul A. and Joseph V. Dermenjian to Pirooz Parsa and Molly M. Strear, 2619 Ponce Ave., Belmont 94002, Lot 12 Block 55 Belmont Country Club Properties ID 044-231-420, $1,460,000. Carole Stephens to Southwest Investment Funds LLC, 6525 Crown Blvd. #20703, San Jose 95160; 475 Starboard Drive, Redwood City 94065, Lot 13 Block A Redwood Shores ID 095-051280, $1,450,000. Mitsue I. Pang to Wangfan Fu, 606 Pisces Ln., Foster City 94404, Lot 36 Tract 3-72 ID 094-431-360, $1,400,000. Patrick Timothy and Carey Carson Reidy to Nicholas Stergion and Brittany Gotthardt, 1602 Church Ave., San Mateo 94401, Lot 6 Block 13 Shoreview Tract ID 035152-070-5, $1,400,000. Matthew V. and Stacey M. Cullbreath to Robert J. and Trudy G.M. Vinal, 601 36th Ave., Santa Cruz 95062; 1909 Shoreview Ave., San Mateo 94401, Lot 2 Block 17 Shoreview Tract ID 033-384020, $1,387,272. Sahil Anand to Michael Noone and Mona Hosseinian, 1672 6th Ave., Belmont 94002, Lot 1 Block 7 Bay View Heights ID 045-273030, $1,350,000. Sweet Home Real Estate LLC to Yugang Cui and Juan Li Trustees, 2105 Princeton St., Palo Alto 94306; 2175 Cooley Ave., East Palo Alto 94303, (portion) Lot 15 Woodland Place ID 063-322-450, $1,344,545. Sidney Ho and Loni Ang to Justin T. Chiang and Jennifer Y Yu, 3 Buoy Ln. #21, Redwood City 94065, #21 The Cove at California Bayside ID 113-360-020, $1,344,545. Ghazar and Khatognik

Ghazarian to Claire Bedbrook and Ravi Nath, 318 Oak Ave., Redwood City 94061, Lot 29 Block B Fays Redwood Gardens ID 053114-180, $1,330,000. Huerta Duran Inc. to Christopher and Jennifer Wong, 2842 Hosmer St., San Mateo 94403, Lot 26 Block 3 ID 035-421-140, $1,316,363. Wendy A. and Fredrick R. Morck to Jody Lawler, P.O. Box 620254, Woodside 94062; 30 Cape Hatteras Ct. #47, Redwood City 94065, ID 111-170-070, $1,310,000. Fatemeh Ziaei to Yu Sun and Chu Hsien Sun, 3421 El Camino Real #4C, Atherton 94027, ID 112-960-010, $1,300,000. Christopher John Gutierrez and Mary Barkley Guiterrez to Mario Russell Biancalana and Laura Christine Biancalana, 815 S. Idaho St., San Mateo 94402, (portion) Lots 16/18/19 ID 033-306150-5, $1,300,000. Dennis W. and Sharon K. Harter Trustees to Gregory Paul and Katrina Alarcon Segrove, 436 Avalon Dr., South San Francisco 94080, Lot 12 Block 7 Avalon Park ID 013-074-240, $1,300,000. Li Bao to Abhishek Ghuwalewala and Rashi Maskara, 702 Portwalk Place, Redwood City 94065; 223 Shorebird Cir. #46, Redwood City 94065, ID 112-440-010, $1,292,727. Portola Valley Associates to Richard A. and Ann M. Crevelt Trustees, 29 Valley Oak St., Portola Valley 95762, Lot 2 Portola Valley Ranch ID 080-490-090, $1,274,545.

R   New Fictitious Names Registered ALAMEDA COUNTY Rahhal Rahhal, Jemmor, 2586 Glen Isle Ave.,



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SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

LEADS Pleasanton 94588.

Blvd. #411, Dublin 94568.

Oakland 94601.

Shuzair Malik, Alameda Medical Transportation, 891 W. MacArthur Blvd., Emeryville 94608.

Christian Perez, Invictus, 6450 Dougherty Rd. #222, Dublin 94568.

Hayrol Becerra, A1 Appliance Repair, 289 Stanislaus Way, Hayward 94544.

Adan Rodriguez, Renew Alpha Green, 1698 12th St., Oakland 94607.

Jonathan Schainker, Fieldwork Film Co., 827 Portola Ave., Alameda 94501.

Shatae Deckard, Your Life Is Everlasting, 1585 62nd St. #99803, Emeryville 94608.

Samuel High, Remember Me Video Productions, 38536 Logan Dr., Fremont 94556.

Brendan Friedrich, Vaporium, 1770 Broadway #101, Oakland 94612.

Keith Tran, Anna Nails, 18752 Stanton Ave., Castro Valley 94546.

Leilanimarie Hearne, Creativelei, 1400 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley 94702.

Kevin Takao, Performance by Spine and Sports Physical Therapy, 6759 Sierra Ct. #A, Dublin 94568.

Isidro Rodriguez, Alameda Hardwood Floors, 24935 Whitman St. #7E, Hayward 94544. Analisa Anthony, Anthony’s Installation Services, 709 26th St., Oakland 94612. Gerardo Martinez, A and U Cobra Plumbing, 1223 Westwood St., Hayward 94544. James Petersen, JP Holdings, 2201 Walnut Ave. #310, Fremont 94538. Christina Silva, Newark Holy Ghost, 6430 Thornton Ave., Newark 94560. Vincent Christian, Fused Glass Art at City Center, 7531 Greenly Dr., Oakland 94605. Adrian Walker, Aiza Inc., 555 12th St. Fl. 5, Oakland 904607. Alexxis Hinson, Sa’Amour, 15267 Hesperian Blvd. #15, San Leandro 94518. Jerry Alabastro, Compass Reuse, 36193 Magellan Dr., Fremont 94536. Simon Huang, Mytradingcard, 45081 Fremont Blvd., Fremont 94538. Jayeshkumar Gohel, Concisely Inc., 1090 Acaso Camino, Fremont 94539. Elvin Lal, Z3N, 24050 Silva Ave., Hayward 94544. Stacie Algee, Cosmic Sugar, 715 Health Ct. #390, Hayward 94544. Mohammed Hussein, Chicky Wiki, 749 Schafa Rd., Hayward 94544. Pardeep Malhi, Malhi Bros, 1829 Catalpa Way, Hayward 94545. Erika Ibsen, The Five Willows, 4180 Greenville Rd., Livermore 94550. Branded4You, 6599 Dublin

Candace Keith, Que CC Enterprises, 1734A 6th St., Berkeley 94710. Ryan Kunkel, Have a Heart CC, 3958 6th Ave. NW #3, Seattle, Wash. 98107. Shari Clemente, Sindica Consulting, 4101 Dublin Blvd. #F515, Dublin 94568. Ronald Gurdian, Fair Cup Coffee, 1148 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton 94566. Onice Newark, Who’s Tea, 2718 Piccadilly Cir., San Ramon 94582. Jhony Martinez, Wespro Spare the Oil Industry, 345 Victor Ave., Pala Alto 94366. Sam Anabi, 7 Eleven 16086G, 1450 N. Benson Ave. #A, Upland 91786. Sherryl Rodriguez, Special Treats Collectibles, 5918 Gold Creek Dr., Castro Valley 94552. Sigriet Ferrer, Prismatic Gardens, 5211 DeMaras Blvd. #436, Dublin 94568. Lester Carlos, Bay Cities Motorcycle Escort SVC, 4994 Seaview Ave., Castro Valley 94546. Edgar Batres, ER Transmissions, 810 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo 94401. Abel Gamboa, East Coast Auto Pros, 1347 62nd Ave., Oakland 94621. Maggali Huizar, Maggie’s Party Rental, 1530 40th Ave.,

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Thomas Gore, Prime Coatings, 69 Garron Ct., Walnut Creek 94596.

Colby Quinn, Ant’s Place, 2311 Sunshine Dr., Concord 94520. Darleah Tunell, Darleah Tunell Enterprises, 1731 Ellis St. #19, Concord 94520. Peter Sorensen, PBR Restorations, 1315 Wanda St., Crockett 94525. Danielle Maria, Renew Bay Area, 123 Rubicon Cir., Danville 94526. Ganeinu, 7422 Seaview place, El Cerrito 94530.

Linda Peters, 4 Brothers Co., 2935 LeRoy Way, Lafayette 94549.

Benefits Stores Inc., 85 High Eagle Rd., Alamo 94506. Channing Azzolino, Avid Benefits Insurance Services, 9 Cross Bridge, Danville 94526. Salvador Romero, Apple Landscape, 1760 Pine St. #7, Concord 94520.

Noel Lawrence, That’s My Attorney, 2101 Pear St. #1737, Pinole 94564.

Jaime Gonzalez, JG Absolute Painting, 41 Sharon Dr., Bay Point 94565.

Loard’s of Concord, 2151 Salvio St. #F, Concord 94520.

Remedy Sports and Regenerative Medicine, 108 La Casa Via #106, Walnut Creek 94598.

Terrance Adair, Terrance Adair Excavation & Construction, 66 Cormorant Ct., Martinez 94553.

Warranted Plumbing Services, 644 Bounty Dr., Bay Point 94565.

Legacy Community Homes, 3513 Hemingway Dr., Antioch 94509.

Andres Francia, ANPA, 1157 Ranch Point Way, Antioch 94531.

Radio Zac, 1545 Monument Blvd., Concord 94520.

AK Concrete & Landscape, 72 S. Bella Monte Rd., Bay Point 94565.

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Golden State Smiles, 1851 Sutter St., Concord 94520.

Dental Health and Implant Center, 2211 Olympic Blvd., Walnut Creek 94595.

Antonio Salas, TS Gardencare and Landscape, 4425C Treat Blvd. #109, Concord 94521.

Yesenia Heredia, Heredia’s Concrete, 175 Sandy Ln., Oakley 94561.


Shelton Logistics Inc., 1854 Glacier Ct., Martinez 94553. Donna Wilson, The Posh Ponies, 458 Eastgate Ln., Martinez 94553. Anthony & Co., 5406 Elm Ln., Oakley 94561. Christina Trammel, Naptime Squigglez, 1316 Portsmouth St., Oakley 94561. Kathy Yang, Future Lynn, 21 Orinda Way #C508, Orinda 94563.

mechanic guy, 478 Summer Red Way, Brentwood 94513. Chris Crabtree, Crabtree Motors, 3160 San Gabriel Dr., Concord 94518.

Kulbinder Takhar, Hillis Property Management/Hillis Property/Nobilis Property, 6049 Laurelspur Loop, San Ramon 94582.

Macy’s Automotive Pro’s/ Macy Transmission, 5050 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez 94553.

Rocket Homes Real Estate, 1910 Olympic Blvd. #315, Walnut Creek 94596.

Steven Lynn, Mako Investigations, 969 Oak St., Brentwood 94513.

David Zabarte, Rabbit Real Estate Group, 201 N. Civic Dr. #130, Walnut Creek 94596.

HL Business Works Inc., 10551 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito 94530.

Dickson Egbukonye, Kitchen Calabash, 1755 Lupton St., Antioch 94509.

Luis Diaz, HJA Business Holding Group/Products Unlimited USA et al., 158 E. 6th St., Pittsburg 94565.

Richard Ford, Griot Shack, 34 Chance Ln., Walnut Creek 94597.

Silvia Angeles, New Era Service Cleaning, 57 Belshaw St., Antioch 94509.

Manpreet Singh, United Gasoline, 1023 Warhol Way, Oakley 94561.

American Janitorial Services, 14 Renoir Ct., Oakley 94561.

Ro-Lin Direct Auto Wholesales LLC, 3030 Railroad Ave. #C, Pittsburg 94565.

Evelyn Garcia, Allison’s Pixie Dust Cleaning Services, 425 S. 19th St., Richmond 94804.

Joseph DeMatteo, Amusement Warehouse, 3380 Vincent Rd. #C, Pleasant Hill 94523.

Talon Software Solutions LLC, 1647 Willow Pass Rd. #344, Concord 94520., 994 Shadybrook Dr., Concord 94521.

Oliver Jaggi, OJ Guitars, 5615 Rosalind Ave., El Cerrito 94530.

Austin Wilkinson, Almighty Websites, 274 Pebble Beach Loop, Pittsburg 94565.

Joy Walker, A Little Bit of Everything, 1350 Isabel Ct., Pittsburg 94565.

Brett Gotcher, Santa Cruz Network Partners, 2603 Camino Ramon #200, San Ramon 94583.

Heidi Partlow, A Heaven Scent, 35 Pony Ct., San Ramon 94583.

Yadira Wilson, YW Bedding&Decor, 558 Port Chicago Hwy., Bay Point 94565.

Scott Fuller, Leaving the Bay Area, 2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #220, San Ramon 94583.

Cesar Galvan, Cesar Antique Treasures and Bookstore, 1966 18th St., San Pablo 94806.

Lucia Watson, LMWatson Enterprises, 2950 Buskirk Ave. #300, Walnut Creek 94597.

Kyle Schwerin, I Got This Handyman Services, 1045 Mohr Ln. #D, Concord 94518.

Kevin Fernandes, Wack n Stack, 614 Suess Ct., Discovery Bay 94505.

Brian Saliba, Crowbar Creative, 77 Marina Lakes Dr., Richmond 94804.

Wen Qiu, WenQ Tax & Insurance Services, 10567 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito 94530.

Amrita Bhinder, The Chic Nests, 220 Abigail Cir., Danville 94506.

William Rodriguez, William Cenote, 1530 Poplar Ave., Richmond 94805.

James Taylor, Bins R Clean, 760 Sunshine Ct., Brentwood

Julie Payne, All Seasons Consulting Group, 160 Alamo

Andrea Gomez, AG Auto Registration Services, 1524 Rumrill Ave. #1524, San Pablo 94806.

Temple Lily of the Valley/ Templo Lirio de los Valles, 2902 23rd St., San Francisco 94110. Kenneth Humphrey, Wells of Hope Gospel Ministries, 1975 Diamond Blvd. #B180, Concord 94520.

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Bobbie Porter, Playtime Gaming, 100 Bliss Ave. #A2, Pittsburg 94565. Blackhawk Beauty Bar, 3478 Camino Tassjara Rd. #C, Danville 94506. The Child Therapy Institute, 3720 Sunset Ln. #D, Antioch 94509. Andres Melanio, Integrated Healthcare Solution, 3156 Almond Ridge Dr., Antioch 94509. CPR Fast, 144 Continente Ave. #140, Brentwood 94513. Tara Payne, The Hair Bar, 4550 Balfour Rd. #A, Brentwood 94513. Cynthia Gutierrez, Holistic Vibes, 5510 Roundtree Dr. #B, Concord 94521. The Child Therapy Institute, 11100 San Pablo Ave. #208, El Cerrito 94530. Phuong Chau, Phillip Nails, 5005 Lone Tree Way #H, Antioch 94531. Rose’s Barbershop, 831 Main St., Martinez 94553. Steven Shilling, Emperor Tax Services, 218 Carquinez Scenic Dr. #5, Martinez 94553. Solace Hospice, 2964 Alves Ranch Rd., Pittsburg 94565. David Tolson, Hair Sophistication, 777 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg 94565. Krystle Lamont, Lashes & Beauty by Krystle, 147 W. Richmond Ave., Point Richmond 94801. Excel Debt Relief, 3260 Blume Dr. #430, Richmond 94806. The Child Therapy Institute, 13925 San Pablo Ave. #203, San Pablo 94806. Jennifer Durst, Jen Elizabeth Photography, 4549 Lincoln Dr., Concord 94521. Natalia Rossel, The Clean Team, 1519 Allegro Ave., Concord 94521. Princess Hyera, Prinique Caregiving Service, 2201

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Serenity Assurance Board & Companion Care Services, 1950 Overhill Rd., Concord 94520. Charles Murphy, Murphy’s Residential Care Home, 1823 Mt. Goeth Ct., Antioch 94531. St. Francis Home I, 1107 Metten Ave., Pittsburg 94565. Gina Jackson-Morning, Babydolls and Boysoldiers Day Care, 623 Rock Rose Way, Richmond 94806. Cal-T/California Transport/ California Transportation, 2278 Pike Ct. #A, Concord 94520. Pavel Pineda, Submerge Trucking, 637 43rd St., Richmond 94805. Sonia Palacios, SP Trucking, 2130 Alfreda Blvd., San Pablo 94806. The Wine Chest Inc., 3380 Vincent Rd. #C, Pleasant Hill 94523.

MARIN COUNTY Helen Ford, Fragrant Arts, 3020 Bridgeway #146, Sausalito 94965. John Hardy, Alternative Media Group, 3400 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland 94602. Bonnie McKinney, Peninsula Forest and Beach School, 480 Mesa Rd., Bolinas 94924. Pinnacle Home Loans, 999 Grant Ave. #201, Novato 94947. Cecelia Bechelli, Mary Davis McGrory Scholarship Fund, 15 Montford Ave., Mill Valley 94941. GL Builders, 600 Miller Creek Rd., San Rafael 94903. Beau Guthrie, Corbett Builders, 10 Iolanthus Ave., Novato 94945. Beau Guthrie, BLU Builders/ BLU GURU’S, 30 Iolanthus Ave., Novato 94945. Marin Hearing Center/Iron Audiology, 45 San Clemente Dr. #D140, Corte Madera 94925. Timothy Walker, North Bay Insurance Services, 900 Mission Ave. #7, San Rafael 94965. Acosmetica, 27945 Seco Canyon Dr. #206, Santa Clarita 91350. Itamar Sampaio, De S Enterprises, 144 Tamal Vista Dr., San Rafael 94901. Julie Siesel, Clean Slate Marin, 370 N. Almenar Dr., Greenbrae 94904. Atomic Tuna, 76 Main St., Belvedere 94920. Phood Fight, 105 E. Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley 94941. Demetry Apostle, Demetry Apostle PHD, 17 Yarrow Ln., Novato 94947. Jon Meagher, All In H20, 1520 Hill Rd. #59, Novato 94947. Rawad Hassan, Shelter Bay Cafe, 655 Redwood Hwy. #103, Mill Valley 94941. Marin Staging Co., 10 Bermuda Harbor Blvd., Novato 94949. Halloween City, 600 Francisco Blvd., San Rafael 94901. Patrica Tyrcha, Meticulouslight, 26 Redwood Rd., Fairfax 94930. RedHill Convenience & Fuel, 930 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo 94960. Spice Converters, 3020 Bridgeway #217, Sausalito 94965. Fernando Hede, Fernando’s Auto Body, 19G Hamilton Dr., Novato 94928. Young Musicians of West Marin, 11260 Hwy. 1 #722, Point Reyes Station 94956. Ashley Ferguson, Less Stress Cleaning, 115 Shoreline Hwy. #103, Mill Valley 94941. 360 Walkaround Tours, 60 Wood Ln., Fairfax 94930.

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY Greg Barnes, 415 Electric, 1215 Revere Ave., San Francisco 94124. Conor McClorey, CMC Professional Paperhangers, 12 Riverton Dr., San Francisco 94132.


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E M P LOY M E N T Reddit, Inc. has the following job opportunities available in San Francisco, CA: Software Engineer III (Req.# 18-1387): Design & dvlp features, services & infrastructure tools on Reddit’s backend. Build tools to improve safety & experience of users. Req’s: MS(or equiv.)+2 yrs. exp. OR BS(or equiv.)+5 yrs. exp. Software Engineer 3 (Req. # 17-2769): Dvlp, design & troubleshoot features from endto-end though prototyping, validation, implementation, launch & contin. iteration. Work w/ sfwr engin. team to craft modern user experience to make Reddit more accessible for new users. Req’s: MS(or equiv.)+2 yrs. exp. OR BS(or equiv.) +5 yrs. exp. Submit resume w/ ref. to: (please include Req. No.) at: California Learning Co., 870 Market St. #563, San Francisco 94102. Jacobs Associates Construction Managers, 49 Stevenson St. Fl. 3, San Francisco 94105. Misty Mountain Spine Inc., 1565 16th Ave., San Francisco 94122. Virgin Hotels San Francisco, 250 4th St., San Francisco 94103. Anthony Holbrook, 13521356 McAllister St. HOA, 1352 McAllister St., San Francisco 94115. Richard Held, Mediterrasian Landscapes, 827 Joost Ave., San Francisco 94127. Fat Labrador Distillers, 849 Avenue D, San Francisco 94130. Hatchet Hall Distillery, 849 Avenue D, San Francisco 94130. Karen Koltonow, Written In Stone, 14 Isis St. #3, San Francisco 94103. The Un-Groupe, 350 Bush St., San Francisco 94104. Windsor at Dogpatch, 2660 3rd St., San Francisco 94107. Mark Holt, Banner Alerts, 2041 26th St. #104, San Francisco 94107. Mark Holt, Techno Commando, 2041 26th St. #104, San Francisco 94107. Freds at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St., San Francisco 94108. Allan Barna, San Francisco Neon, 1935 Franklin St. #401, San Francisco 94109. Catherine Taylor, Billie Marie, 709 Hyde St., San Francisco 94109. Flour + Water, 2401 Harrison St., San Francisco 94110. Heidi Mortensen, Heidi Mortensen Design, 434A Guerrero St., San Francisco 94110. Gai, 3463 16th St., San Francisco 94114. Deborah Boskin, DB Designs, 900 Broderick St. #3, San Francisco 94115. James Carr-Nelson, Earthshine Glitter, 2747 McAllister St., San Francisco 94118. Gerald Tokugawa, Tokugawa

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Linda Lashua, Artist Business Services, 3270 21st St. #602, San Francisco 94110.

Douglas Blunt, Hream, 279 Teddy St., San Francisco 94134. Xiangyu Xiao, Arrival Lab, 22 Harvard Ln., Napa 94558. Public Architecture, 1211 Folson St. Fl. 4, San Francisco 94103. High Seas Consulting, 660 4th St. #222, San Francisco 94107. Curatorial Research Bureau, 2875 21st St. #17, San Francisco 94110. Pacific Vision Institute Research Foundation, 505 Beach St. #110, San Francisco 94133. PVI Research Foundation, 505 Beach St. #110, San Francisco 94133. Carmelita Botelho, CMB Real Estate Solutions, 1735 Steiner St. #280, San Francisco 94115. Le Petitt’s Kitchen, 265 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco 94102. Abe’s Pizza, 940 Market St., San Francisco 94102. Cafe Med, 201 Pine St., San Francisco 94104. Bobo’s Bistro, 600 York St., San Francisco 94110. Rock Bar LLC, 80 29th St., San Francisco 94110. Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St., San Francisco 94121. Ovidio Pumacayo, Cafe La Flore II, 1340 Irving St., San Francisco 94122. Aparecida Castro, Samba Comfort Food, 123 Carmel St., San Pablo 94806. Emanuel Macabi, Emanuel Jewelry, 888 Brannan St. #1099, San Francisco 94103. World of Magnets 2, 827 Grant Ave., San Francisco 94108. Sunrise Medical Supplies Inc., 6149 Geary Blvd., San Francisco 94121. Michael Kruzich, MKMosaics,

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Armen Temurian, FCI Vista, 2225 E. Bayshore Rd. #200, East Palo Alto 94303.

David Furtado, Custom Cabinet Refacing, 475 Filbert St., Half Moon Bay 94019.

Garry Cohen, Cre/CRE, 1720 S. Amphlett Blvd. #258, San Mateo 94402.

Hernan Castro, Baycoast Electric and Construction Co., 15 Carleton Ave., Daly City 94015.

Mario Benavides, P.D.R.S., 3321 La Selva St. 2, San Mateo 94403.


Rene Landa, Landa Electric, 501 Carlos Ave. #A, Redwood City 94061. David Feldmeyer, Pipers Plumbing, 880A Old County Rd., Belmont 94002.

Dragonfly Group, 777 Mariners Island Blvd. #150, San Mateo 94404. Yury Petrov, Magic Realty Consulting, 475 El Granada Blvd., Half Moon Bay 94019.

Toby Amido, All Clear Plumbing and Drain, 24591 2nd St., Hayward 94541.

Spark College Consulting/ Spark College Consulting LLC, 124 Laurel Ave., Menlo Park 94025.

Luis Vazquez, Jake’s Tree Service, 465 Culp Ave., Hayward 94544.

Leor Wolins, Kwak Kwak Marketing, 1012 Washington St., Daly City 94015.

Dreamworld Art, 1401 Main St. #1390, Montara 94037.

Chandran Sankaran, Radix Venture Labs, 751 Laurel St. #331, San Carlos 94070.

Gunja Bhaidva, Artist Gunja, 655 Catamaran St. #2, Foster City 94404. Belmont Terrace, 1060 Continentals Way, Belmont 94002. Danuta Krawiecka, DW Design Studio, 10 Twin Pines Ln., Belmont 94002.

Dorothy Paynter, Nichibei Research, 157 30th Ave., San Mateo 94403. Maisonest/Maisonest Properties, 1430 Howard Ave., Burlingame 94010. Bravo Realty Inc., 2648 Tyrone Ct., South San Francisco 94080.

K-One Fitness, 2001 Van Ness Ave. #C, San Francisco 94109.

Thomas Seibert, Innovation Canopy, 315 Bellevue Ave., Daly City 94014.

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FOR DEVELOPMENT DENIERS, IT’S A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME In many ways, a development debate now coming to a head in Cupertino closely follows a well-worn Bay Area script: A developer proposed a truly transformative project that would bring more than 2,400 homes and a substantial amount of commercial space to an underused site. Community opponents united to try to block it, rolling out familiar complaints about traffic, schools and their city’s “character.” Foes flexed local political muscle, first at a referendum two years ago that rejected previous redevelopment plans, and now by backing two development opponents running for city council. The end of such sagas is typically pre-ordained as well. Opponents too often succeed in denying, delaying or downsizing projects into insignificance, regardless of their merits or benefits or the needs they meet. Except, maybe not this time. As the Cupertino city council resumed consideration of redevelopment plans for Vallco mall this week, it was with the knowledge that the landscape has changed. Naysayers’ ability to derail projects on narrow grounds of personal preference has been severely hemmed in by SB 35, legislation approved in 2017. This would be by far the largest proposal so far to use the recent state law. By the city’s acknowledgement in June, the proposal by Sand Hill Property Co. comports with existing zoning, other local regulations and state legal requirements. With those boxes checked, under SB 35 it is essentially free to proceed, though opponents have launched a last-ditch lawsuit. Developers say they will continue community outreach and are open to an alternative plan, so long as it is equally transformative. They are equally clear that they will not simply bow to local intransigence. That’s a promising sign, not just for Cupertino but for the Bay Area as a whole. For one thing, it shows that state legislation aimed at combating the destructive local NIMBYism that often stands in the way of housing can do exactly that. For another, it shows that small communities have a significant role in tackling the regionwide housing crisis. They can’t pretend that this is a problem to be solved somewhere else. It shouldn’t fall exclusively to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose to address housing needs. Among the 101 cities and nine counties that make up the Bay Area, it is clear which ones need to do a better job on housing to safeguard our future: Almost all of them.


SHARING THE BOUNTY While small and minority-owned contractors have made strides, they are still shut out of many facets of construction projects. It’s no secret that the Bay Area is swellRecently, I joined in celebrating the ing with construction projects. Multitudes graduation of 12 San Francisco small busiof cranes stand tall throughout Northern ness owners and managers from Clark Construction Group’s Strategic PartnerCalifornia working to erect the next generation of structures. According to the city’s ship Program (SPP) — a 10-month, ExecOffice of Economic and Workforce Develutive MBA-style small business developopment, construction is San Francisco’s ment and training program. The program fastest growing industry, with approxfocuses on the ins and outs of the busiimately $3.137 billion set to be spent on ness side of construction. From managenew projects here. ment principles to bidding on contracts, Pete Varma It’s critical we ensure small- and this training allows them to hit the ground minority-owned trades and construction running and win a share of work on conrelated businesses are able to experience this boom struction projects in our region. I enrolled in this program myself last year. Like to the fullest extent. Bay Area communities set a high standard for small, local and minority business this year’s graduates, I was immediately able to inteparticipation in major construction and develop- grate what I learned into my business operation and ment contracts. But the reality often doesn’t match build my capacity. up. City government and elected officials talk about The program is available to small- and minoritysupporting the businesses owned by our friends and owned businesses across the country at no cost neighbors, but far too often those businesses are to participants. Through strategic investments in developing these businesses, members of our denied the access that allows them to grow. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the communities are ready to participate when lucrative National Association of Minority Contractors contracting opportunities arise. Many of the (NAMC), an organization committed to serving women, minority and veteran-owned businesses in construction trades. Over the past few years, I have proudly served as the President of NAMC’s Northern California chapter, representing members in our local communities. I have met and engaged with talented builders and tradesman who have contributed to the large construction projects driving rapid growth in the Bay Area. For a group founded in Oakland in 1969, it’s fitting NAMC has chosen to celebrate its 50th birthday in the Bay Area. It will be an occasion to mark the considerable progress minority contractors have made in the construction industry. But make no mistake, there is still a lot of work to be done. Firms and small contractors owned by minorities are still regularly shut out of all facets of construction projects.


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graduates of the program are NAMC members working on Clark’s projects, including me. Clark has facilitated more than 500 matchmaking and networking appointments with larger subcontractors, many of which include our NAMC members in Northern California. Small companies need those relationships to be successful. It’s impossible to learn from experience when that experience is too often denied. Many small businesses and minority communities have been trapped for years in this vicious cycle. NAMC is partnering with firms like Clark Construction to use our resources to create lasting job opportunities and careers in the communities we serve. These are union jobs that create wealth and stability for local neighborhoods. We invite other large construction firms to join our mission. While setting goals with lofty numbers for minority business inclusion is nice, comprehensive training programs ensure that we are ready and able to be successful partners in making vital contributions to the community. It’s time for all national builders to establish development programs and share their expertise. It would be a step toward progress for the entire construction industry.








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Korri represents Knoll as the primary resource for the A&D community, educating firms on what’s new at Knoll and supporting the design intent of projects. Korri is a graduate of Colorado State University and studied interior design at UC Berkeley. She blends her passion for design with her background in sales and marketing. Prior to Knoll, she represented Creative Wood for four years. Korri currently serves as the IIDA East Bay City Center Membership Chair.

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Freshworks is pleased to announce the appointment of visionary branding and marketing executive David Thompson as chief marketing officer. As one of his first initiatives, Thompson has launched an aggressive brand advertising campaign that positions Freshworks as the smart, friendly alternative in a bloated SaaS market. Recognized as a pioneer in SaaS marketing and sales, Thompson comes to Freshworks with a deep background in developing best practices for the industry.

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Growing Pokemon Go with talent When John Hanke grew up in Cross Plains, Texas, in the 1970s, it didn’t even have a full traffic light. A single, blinking red light directed traffic for the town of about 1,000 people. In 2018, the intersection is the same, a fact anyone with an internet connection can verify on Google Maps, in large part thanks to Hanke. A Silicon Valley veteran, Hanke helped start a few different companies before landing at Google in 2004 after it acquired his satellite and mapping technology company Keyhole. Hanke eventually became a vice president at Google and was heavily involved in Google Maps and Google Earth before starting and spinning out Niantic. Niantic started as an experimental within Google and eventually came out with Ingress, an augmented reality (AR) game built on top of Google’s map technology. As Ingress became more popular, Niantic pitched Nintendo on a Pokemon AR game, which would become Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go became an international phenomenon. According to mobile market research company Sensor Tower, the game currently makes $2.5 million in revenue per day from in-game purchases. In addition to continuing to cater to its millions of Pokemon Go users, Niantic will soon release a Harry Potter AR game (“Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”) and an animated show based on Ingress will debut on Netflix this fall. How do you start your day? I do yoga every morning. I wake up at 6:45. I do yoga until 7:30, and then I have breakfast with my wife and son. Then I bike to the ferry and come to work. What’s your problem solving style? Straight ahead, resilient and focused effort until the problem is solved. Do you draw heavily on team input? I read "Sacred Hoops" by Phil Jackson and thought it was really applicable to the world I was living in. He was an enabling leader, someone who can extract the most from amazing talent. There’s superstar talent on the team, so it’s not that you have to solve for that. The challenge is how you get a performance out of the talent that’s going to get the result that you want. Leading a successful company in Silicon Valley today is absolutely like that — if you’re successful in recruiting the kind of talent that you need in order to be competitive. We happen to be loaded with talent.

to connect people with other people and connect them with the world that they live in. People are attracted to the company who are attracted to that. Did you think Pokemon Go would be so successful? Well, we felt like we were building on the successful formula of Ingress, so we had had events of 10,000 people coming together to play Ingress. We had a feeling like, “Oh, it’ll be like that but times 10.” It was like that times 1,000. It was definitely well beyond what we had anticipated. We had 500 million downloads in the first 60 days. We had $100 million in revenue in 10 days. We famously had the Pokemon Go Fest 2017 where we had this massive network failure in Chicago. It was streamed on Twitch and people were booing me and the company. It was too many people, too few cell towers, but once people dispersed out into the city everything started working normally. That was not a good day. That was the single most challenging day of my adult professional life. But we got through it. How did you navigate that and how has it shaped your approach since then? I started talking to people. Some of them were angry, but once it was face to face and personal, the tone changed. Probably 9 out of 10 people who walked up thanked us for making the game. I spent the rest of the day, like 6 hours, talking to people, hanging out. Mostly it was inspiring and energizing for me, I got to hear so many personal stories. It would be fair to say it made you more determined to do similar events rather than putting you off? We came back from Chicago highly motivated to make it right for our users and to prove that we can pull off events at that scale. We were determined to make sure that that was a successful part of our business. We were motivated to do it beforehand, but having faced the challenge, it was galvanizing. What advice do you have for small business owners? Let your values show through in the product. Consumers are looking for more than a transaction. What do you like to read? I love sci-fi. I also bounce around to philosophy and history. How do you end your day? I go home on the ferry — it’s no accident we’re located in the Ferry Building — have dinner, help my son with his homework, try not to work, and then listen to music and read a book before bed. —Richard Procter

How do you compete for talent? We’ve got a mission that really resonates with people. We’re building technology

JOHN HANKE CEO, Niantic What it does: Game company specializing in augmented reality HQ: San Francisco Revenue: $1.8 billion in its first two years according to mobile market research company Sensor Tower Bay Area employees: 350 Founded: 2015

Background: Following a career as an entrepreneur, Hanke worked at Google for 11 years and became a vice president before spinning out Niantic in 2015. First job: Cutting grass Education: B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.B.A., Haas School of Business, University




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