KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Millions To Be Spent Monitoring Bolts On New Bay Bridge

The story of broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge does not appear to be over as Caltrans says further inspections may cost up to $10 million dollars—not including the price for needed repair work.

01/13/2014

hi tech generic, laptop, technology

Phil Matier: Mayor Ed Lee Tries To Defuse City’s Growing Class Conflict

Amid increased tensions between many long-time San Francisco residents and the technology industry, Mayor Ed Lee plans to meet with tech sector leaders on Monday afternoon.

12/16/2013

The self-anchored suspension (SAS) tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Emeryville, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest SAS tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: New Bay Bridge Span Getting $2M Worth In Lights

Caltrans seems to think the Bay Bridge isn’t spectacular enough, and the new eastern span is already getting a makeover as crews are installing thousands of lights to illuminate the span.

12/05/2013

KPIX 5 has obtained an artist's drawing of what a completed Google barge would look like. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Google’s Plans To Park Mystery Barges Facing Red Tape

A state commission isn’t thrilled about the lack of information it’s getting from Google about the mysterious high-tech barge the company is constructing at Treasure Island.

12/02/2013

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Techie Tales Of The City

Many people blame young techies for driving up the cost of housing in San Francisco and other places in the Bay Area.

11/25/2013

California State Senator Ron Calderon, D-Los Angeles County. (California State Senate)

Phil Matier: Sen. Ron Calderon And ‘The Wire’ In Sacramento

State Sen. Ron Calderon is striking back at the FBI claiming, in a file to the federal government, that the bureau purposely leaked the affidavit that he took $88,000 in bribes because he refused to take part in a federal sting operation targeting President Pro Tem Derrell Steinberg and Sen. Kevin de León.

11/15/2013

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Transgender Rights For Kids Under Fire

A conservative coalition is seeking to overturn a recently passed law that gives transgendered students certain rights in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law, that lets transgender students use either the boys or girls restroom and lets them play on whichever sports team they feel most comfortable on, in September.

11/12/2013

Police and investigators in Walnut Creek where 2 BART maintenance workers were struck and killed by a train. (CBS)

Phil Matier: BART Tragedy A Catalyst To New Labor Negotiations

The tragic accident that claimed the lives of two men on BART train tracks on Saturday has brought a somber air to the transit labor negotiations.

10/21/2013

America's Cup - Final Race - C.Flanigan Photos

Phil Matier: Ellison Put A Lot On The Line For America’s Cup

I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of Larry Ellison and Oracle, but they’re the ones who put a lot on the line. Ellison brought it to the city and it was even timed to line up with his annual Oracle World Conference. It could have been a really embarrassing loss for him, but things worked out.

09/25/2013

Oakland Police generic

Phil Matier: Oakland’s Understaffed Police Department

It seems clear the department’s understaffing is having some serious repercussions.

09/24/2013

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 54,008 other followers