Phil Matier: Three Oakland Mayor Candidates Bad-Mouth Opponents
Three candidates in the Oakland mayor’s race urged reporters today to not vote for Rebecca Kaplan, Libby Schaaf, and current Mayor Jean Quan. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discuss why this occurred the day after a poll showed the three Oakland City Council insiders are ahead in the race.
California GOP gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari keeps dumping his own money into his campaign with little effect. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Kashkari’s final campaign offensive against Gov. Jerry Brown is not getting traction among voters.
Phil Matier: Are California Students Being Pushed Out Of the UC System?
KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says for years, out-of-state students have brought in extra revenue to the University of California system, including an extra $400 million this year due to some new higher fees. But are these financial priorities pushing local students out?
Phil Matier: Friends With Deep Pockets Now Backing Oakland’s Coliseum City
The Oakland City Council has granted an extension to a group trying to develop Oakland's Coliseum City. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses how the group is searching for a developer for the project that would create a new stadium, housing, retail stores and offices.
Phil Matier: Is Sen. Feinstein Putting San Francisco’s Mayor Lee On The Hot Seat Over Airbnb Legislation?
The KCBS and Chronicle Insider reports in an op-ed piece, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has urged legislation being considered by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to fully legalize Airbnb and similar companies to not be rushed to approval.
Phil Matier: Feinstien Speaks Out Against Airbnb Measure
The newly proposed Airbnb measure to regulate temporary housing rentals in San Francisco is being opposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein who says City Hall is being “shortsighted.” KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the issues surrounding short-term rentals including that the new measure may increase San Francisco’s already skyrocketing housing prices.
Phil Matier: Gov. Jerry Brown Barely Touches Campaign Fund
KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says with just two weeks away from California’s gubernatorial election, Gov. Jerry Brown is spending very little on his own re-election campaign and is focusing instead on two proposals.
Phil Matier: Caltrans’ Steel Plate Warnings On The Bay Bridge Were ‘Too’ Effective
The temporary steel plates on the Bay Bridge that ensnarled traffic for Friday’s commute were gone in time for the start of this work week. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the use of these steel plates by Caltrans is not new, but in this instance, more warnings resulted in more cautious drivers.
Phil Matier: With the Giants in the World Series, City Officials Need to be Prepared
KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says San Francisco City officials are gearing up and taking care of the surrounding areas of AT&T Park as the Giants are heading back to the World Series for the third time in five years.
The San Francisco Giants won the National League pennant for third time in five years on Thursday night. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the memorable 1989 World Series against the Oakland A’s.
Phil Matier: Tentative Deal Averts Golden Gate Bridge District Bus Strike
KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier talks about the pressure on the Bridge District and the unions to reach the tentative agreement to avoid a strike that would have inconvenienced a lot of commuters.
Phil Matier: Libby Schaaf Gains More Supporters In Oakland Mayor’s Race
Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan remains ahead in the Oakland Mayor’s race according to the latest poll but KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses how her opponent Libby Schaaf is receiving more support after an endorsement by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Another transit tax is up for a vote this November to increase funds for public transportation as well as bike and pedestrian lanes. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses whether or not this will help the congestion problem in the Bay Area.
An innovative way to interview mayoral candidates for San Jose’s upcoming elections happened yesterday as Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese and City Councilman Sam Liccardo took questions regarding their policies inside a tour bus. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains how this will be a very close race as both candidates have substantial support from several organizations.
Phil Matier: Congressional Candidates Release Conflicting Polls
Two Bay Area Democratic candidates for congressional seats have each released polls with conflicting information about who’s in the lead. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the House race between the incumbent, Mike Honda, and his challenger Ro Khanna.
Phil Matier: Gov. Brown’s ‘Non Campaign’ Campaign Ad Strategy
With the state’s election coming up, Gov. Jerry Brown will be a more frequent presence on Californian’s television screens in the coming weeks. But KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said Brown won’t be touting his accomplishments in a re-election bid; instead, he will promote Propositions 1 and 2.
Phil Matier: State Attorney General Investigates CPUC’s Alleged Suspicious Dealings
KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the California Public Utilities Commission is now under investigation after the alleged suspicious dealings between CPUC and PG&E came to light in the wake of the deadly 2010 gas line explosion in San Bruno.