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Chariot CEO Ali Vahabzadeh quietly stepped down this month

The head of Chariot is stepping aside after four years at the ubiquitous teal-colored commuter shuttle van startup. He will remain on the company's board as a director. [Read entire story]

Bay Area health network begins expansion into South Bay, Santa Clara to cover the region

The move into these areas will bring three additional hospitals and 996 physicians as it partners with Good Samaritan Health System, Dignity Health’s Sequoia Hospital and Dignity Health Medical Network of Sequoia. [Read entire story]

Transbay Terminal opening date might not happen until fall of 2018, as construction delays continue

The Transbay Transit Center opening date may be further delayed several months due to construction snags. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority yesterday at its board meeting said the $2.4 billion project may be looking [Read entire story]

Transbay Terminal opening date might not happen until fall of 2018, as construction delays continue

The Transbay Transit Center opening date may be further delayed several months due to construction snags. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority yesterday at its board meeting said the $2.4 billion project may be looking [Read entire story]

UCSF receives another record $500M donation from Helen Diller Foundation to build new hospital

UCSF has received a $500 million commitment from the Helen Diller Foundation toward rebuilding its Parnassus Heights hospital in the Inner Sunset District. This is the foundation’s third major contribution to the [Read entire story]

Billionaire Bay Area real estate mogul and philanthropist Sanford Diller dies at 90

Sanford Diller, founder of real estate development giant Prometheus Real Estate Group, died Friday of natural causes in Woodside, according to an obituary published today. He was 90. Diller started Prometheus in San [Read entire story]

Is North Bay’s $400 million SMART train living up to its promise?

After nearly six months of service, the North Bay’s SMART train is seeing steady ridership growth and continuing construction on its vital extension into Larkspur, where riders can connect with the ferry to San [Read entire story]

Tipping Point CEO says tech companies must take on poverty, homelessness

San Francisco nonprofit Tipping Point CEO Daniel Lurie said technology companies must become leaders in addressing homelessness and poverty in wealthy cities, including in San Francisco. "What we’re seeing around the [Read entire story]

Why hospitals are joining Apple’s health records app on the iPhone

Data on allergies, lab results, medications and more will be available on the Health app, which already tracks heart rate, reproductive health and nutrition using the iPhone. A dozen providers, including Johns Hopkins [Read entire story]

Measure to bump some Bay Area tolls up to $8 heads to voters

The Bay Area Toll Authority today voted to advance a $4.5 billion plan to address the region’s biggest transportation challenges to voters. Now, Regional Measure 3 will head to the June 2018 ballot, proposing toll [Read entire story]

San Francisco hospitals near capacity as flu outbreak continues

San Francisco's hospitals are nearly at full capacity as this year's flu outbreak continues to drive increasing inpatient admissions and emergency room visits. State officials today reported 32 people under the age 65 [Read entire story]

Exclusive: Startup Zendrive to triple workforce at new San Francisco headquarters

Zendrive provides a data application for on-demand transportation, fleet management and hardware companies to help them manage vehicles, drivers and liability. [Read entire story]

Here are the Bay Area health care stars who made this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30

This year Forbes' 30 Under 30 health care honorees are recognized for fighting cancer, designing prosthetic legs and gene editing applications, among other advances. The annual roundup features 600 individuals from 20 [Read entire story]

Once valued at up to $1.5 billion, S.F. health startup sells for fire sale price of $100 million

Practice Fusion, a San Francisco health records startup that was once expected to go public at a valuation of about $1.5 billion, will be acquired by Chicago-based Allscripts for $100 million in cash, the companies said [Read entire story]

In new year crackdown, Caltrain adopts zero tolerance fare evasion policy

Caltrain this week approved a policy to cut down on administrative costs and plans to reduce evasion fines from around $300 to $75. Currently train conductors sweep the trains to inspect fares, but the process is [Read entire story]

2018 Health Care preview: Technology, consolidation and political turmoil will continue to reshape health care

Here are the trends and players to watch in 2018, as well as a review of the biggest health care events in 2017. [Read entire story]

Here are the 5 biggest changes coming to the Bay Area commute in 2018

Bay Area transit agencies are getting ready to enforce fare changes, experiment with carpooling and add new vehicles in 2018. Public transit has struggled to keep up with demand as the Bay Area job boom continues. In [Read entire story]

60% of San Francisco voters say they want new taxes to pay for transit fixes, local transit authority says

Most San Franciscans say they are open to new taxes to pay for transit improvements, a new survey out this week says. The San Francisco County Transportation Authority asked more than 1,000 voters this month for their [Read entire story]

Covered California sees small business enrollment leap 30% for 2018

The state health insurance marketplace saw more than 40,000 small business members with up to 100 employees sign up for coverage. That’s up from 14,183 businesses in 2014 — and the agency expects to see more signups [Read entire story]

Behind the merger: Why Dignity, CHI decided to become a health care behemoth

Merger talks between the two systems began in October 2016 to combine their hospitals and clinics and strengthen finances and operations. Together, they could become the largest nonprofit health system in the country, [Read entire story]