Phil Matier

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Phil Matier: Conflict Of Interest Over Oakland Coliseum Contract?

Some questions are being raised about a potential conflict-of-interest in the awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to run the Oakland Coliseum involving City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente, and former State Senator Don Perata.


An Oracle Racing AC45 practices in the San Francisco Bay on February 21, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Tune-Up May Shift From SF To New York

Exhibition races this summer ahead of the America’s Cup regatta next year may taken place in New York rather than San Francisco.


California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Brown Criticizes Rival California Tax Proposals

Governor Jerry Brown is speaking out against two tax proposals that would likely compete with his tax measure on the November ballot.


Daniel Richards, mountain lion, Fish and Game Commission

Phil Matier: Lawmakers Spar Over Fish & Game Commission Chief In Mountain Lion Flap

The California Assembly could vote as early as next week on a resolution to oust the California Fish and Game Commission president photographed with a dead mountain lion during a hunt in Idaho.


Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer (Lockyer Campaign/Facebook)

Man At Center Of Lockyer Sex & Drug Scandal Hints At Larger Story

The man at the center of the sex and substance abuse scandal engulfing the wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has spoken publicly about the case for the first time.


Oakland Children's Hospital

Phil Matier: Rebuilding Children’s Hospital of Oakland

Children’s Hospital of Oakland is launching a campaign to rebuild and retrofit its facilities. When the hospital tried to renovate in 2008 it was disastrous, which has leaders looking at this work as not so much rebuilding this northern California icon, but also some redemption for the ’08 mess, complete with an image reboot.


California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Brown’s Tax Initiative Winning Polls

The Brown administration will release a set of polls on Wednesday showing voter feelings over a number of tax measures on the November ballot.


California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

Phil Matier: State AG Decides To Negotiate On Foreclosure Settlement

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has decided to reconsider a settlement with some of the country’s biggest banks over the foreclosure crisis.


Occupy Oakland demonstrators at the start of a march in Oakland, Saturday, January 28, 2012.

Phil Matier: Oakland Police Gear Up For Weekend Occupy Protest

Oakland police are gearing up for another busy weekend as Occupy protesters have vowed to take to the streets Saturday night.



Phil Matier: California Teachers Association Reluctantly Backs Gov. Brown’s Tax Plan

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says the CTA is backing Gov. Brown’s tax plan, but they do have some reservations.


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