Phil Matier: Independent Voters No Strangers To Bay AreaYou wouldn't necessarily know it considering all of the politically charged rhetoric in the Bay Area during the recent Republican and Democratic party conventions, but it turns out there's a sizable number of voters who consider themselves Independents.
Opinion: Obama Has No Accomplishments To Tout On The Campaign TrailObama would serve the country better if he quit the name-calling, went back home, and actually accomplished something for this nation.
Phil Matier: Poll Gauges Voters' Thoughts About Brown's PerformanceThe survey released Tuesday shows 48 percent of registered voters approve of Gov. Brown's initial performance as governor, while 21 percent disapprove and nearly one-third have no opinion.