10x Genomics buys big site for Pleasanton campus

PLEASANTON — 10x Genomics has bought a big Pleasanton site where the fast-growing biotech company intends to establish a major hub for its local operations.

The life sciences company plans to bulldoze a long-time retail center that once was packed with merchants but is now riddled with vacancies and replace it with a modern office campus next to Stoneridge Shopping Center.

The just-purchased redevelopment site is a few blocks away from the 10x Genomics headquarters, located at 6230 Stoneridge Mall Road.

10x Genomics paid $29.4 million for the shopping center site, according to documents that were filed on Jan. 25 with Alameda County officials.

The transaction was an all-cash deal, the county records show.

10x Genomics seeks to build three office buildings and a parking garage on the future development site, which is at 1701 Springdale Ave. and is bounded by Springdale Avenue, Stoneridge Mall Road, and Stoneridge Drive, county assessment records show.

The purchase is an indication that 10x Genomics plans a long-term presence and dramatic growth in Pleasanton.

In its annual report for the 2019 calendar year filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, 10x Genomics sketched out some of the factors that are fueling its need to

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AFP says ‘we’re not enemy’ in soldiers’ visit to gardening sites on UP campus

MANILA, Philippines—Government soldiers made their presence felt on the University of the Philippines’ Diliman campus on Wednesday (Jan. 20) following the termination by the Department of National Defense (DND) of a deal that required prior notice to UP officials for the deployment of state security forces inside UP campuses.

Two trucks from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Joint Task Force National Capital Region brought soldiers to areas on the campus supposedly to inspect the AFP unit’s urban gardening projects. The visit was meant to show that the military was not an enemy of UP, said Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesperson.

LOOK: Soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines visit the UP Arboretum at the University of the Philippines (UP)…

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“This is proof that the armed forces is not an enemy,” Arevalo said at a press briefing, speaking in Fillipino. The visit was meant to show that “if the armed forces enters schools, like UP, it doesn’t mean there’s militarization but cooperation, coordination between soldiers and people in UP communities for progress,” he added.

“This is just one among the many circumstances that we could cite to you of

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