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“I’ve long said the Bay Area was put here to give the rest of the country something to talk about,” says Matier. “And we don’t let them down.”
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As Propositions B and C were defeated, it raises questions about future projects on San Francisco’s waterfront.
The governor is still facing the federal mandate to reduce the population in state prisons, something he continues to fight.
It’s expected that members of Bay Area Rapid Transit’s two biggest unions will ratify the tentative agreements reached with management this past Monday that ended the crippling four-day strike.
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown joined the KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle insider to take a look at how things fell apart so drastically at the last minute of BART labor negotiations.
The mostly union-backing Democrats warned they would not support a strike and there was no extra money at the state level to increase BART’s offer.
While BART’s contract dispute continues, some Bay Area residents are thinking that they would like to work at the transit agency for the wages that are paid now. Those jobs, however, are hard to come by.
If no deal is made by the end of a cooling off period that expires at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, two of the transit agency’s largest unions could walk off the job on Friday morning.
The complex would include new facilities for the Oakland A’s, Raiders and the Golden State Warriors.
There have been more than 3,800 robberies reported in Oakland this year, representing a 24% jump compared with the number of reported robberies in Oakland during the same time period last year.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills into law that will help build new NBA arenas for the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.