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AAA’s car-sharing service expands to SFO for holiday travelers

AAA’s Gig Car Share is expanding its one-way car sharing to San Francisco International Airport starting Wednesday, the company said this week. Travelers heading in and out of SFO this week will be able to park and [Read entire story]

Your Holiday Travel Guide: Plan ahead for the busiest Bay Area travel times this Thanksgiving and Christmas

The roads and skies are about to get busier this holiday as airports and travel organizations anticipate more travelers than previous years. Nationwide, AAA estimates 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more [Read entire story]

University of California regents slam Napolitano for interfering with state audit

University of California Board of Regents reprimanded President Janet Napolitano for interfering with state audits last year, but policy changes may not come until next year. This comes on the heels of an independent [Read entire story]

BART experiments with new app to guarantee parking at East Bay stations for carpoolers

BART on Monday expanded its partnership with a tech startup to help it allow riders to reserve parking for carpoolers at its Orinda and Rockridge stations. This is part of Bay Area Rapid Transit’s effort to manage its [Read entire story]

Can Forward’s high-tech medical model get traction as it expands to a second location?

The high-tech San Francisco practice opens its second location in Los Angeles as it continues to grow through concierge medicine. Forward charges a $149 per month membership and doesn't accept insurance. [Read entire story]

Precision medicine startup Syapse raises $30 million to expand cancer tech, S.F. workforce

San Francisco-based Syapse today raised $30 million in Series D funding to expand operations for its precision medicine software. This brings its total funding to about $71 million since launching in 2008. Syapse is [Read entire story]

How Stanford is upgrading tech for its $1.2 billion children’s hospital expansion

The hospital will more than double its size with 521,000 square feet of building space, 3.5 acres of gardens and additional surgical and imaging spaces. [Read entire story]

Student housing, funding streams top UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ’s to-do list

Chancellor Carol Christ has some ideas about how to solve her university's budget deficit and student housing woes. [Read entire story]

Here’s how UCSF is making cancer care more personalized

Directors Alan Ashworth and Dr. Pamela Munster launched the Center for BRCA Research at the University of California, San Francisco to bring personalized cancer care under one roof. By targeting at-risk family members [Read entire story]

Covered California prices dip slightly as enrollment period opens

Consumers may find lower prices for a health plan as Covered California enrollment opens today. In a Covered California study, the agency said members receiving financial assistance for their coverage will see an [Read entire story]

With $250 million to Stanford, the Kings achieve global reach through local giving

After a career in investment management, the Menlo Park couple decided to dedicate their time to philanthropy with a focus on education, youth development and poverty alleviation. Over the years, the couple and their [Read entire story]

Fighting together: Helen Diller Foundation and UCSF team up against illness with $500 million gift

In January, UCSF received a $500 million gift from the Helen Diller Foundation that will transform student and faculty programs and rewrite innovation for the research powerhouse. It was a record gift for UCSF, and among [Read entire story]

North Bay businesses face aftermath of Wine Country wildfires (Video)

Wine Country businesses impacted by recent wildfires face uncertainty about their customers and workforce almost a month after the disaster, a new poll conducted by the San Francisco Business Times found this week. Last [Read entire story]

Dignity, Select Medical ink deal to merge urgent care businesses

San Francisco-based Dignity Health this week signed an agreement to combine its subsidiary U.S. HealthWorks with Concentra, a medical and urgent care provider. The deal, expected to close in the first quarter of next [Read entire story]

Businesses prepare for Second Street construction nightmare as city pushes bike-friendly lanes

Construction is clear to begin Nov. 17, but Rieger said actual ground breaking will be closer to after Thanksgiving. The contractor will be sending out 30-day and 10-day notices before beginning construction. [Read entire story]

Caltrain breaks ground on $61M project to move, upgrade South San Francisco station

With a new 700-foot boarding platform and pedestrian underpass, the city and SamTrans hope it will boost housing and businesses downtown. [Read entire story]

Caltrain breaks ground on $61M project to move, upgrade South San Francisco station

With a new 700-foot boarding platform and pedestrian underpass, the city and SamTrans hope it will boost housing and businesses downtown. [Read entire story]

Stanford Children’s CEO talks about $1.2 billion hospital expansion on eve of opening

After 26 years, Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is expanding its jobs, patient services and campus capacity. CEO Chris Dawes talks about the new hospital opening in December will adapt to changing needs [Read entire story]

Two new top execs replace Brenda Yee at Chinese Hospital

San Francisco's Chinese Hospital has named two executives to replace Brenda Yee, who departed abruptly earlier this week as CEO both of the hospital and its associated health plan. The two roles will now be separate. [Read entire story]

What will happen to Sutter’s Berkeley hospital after state bill to save ERs?

A new bill from a local state senator could prevent Berkeley's last hospital from shutting its doors. If passed, it would also extend the state's power in approving future hospital and emergency room closures. [Read entire story]