Millions To Be Spent Monitoring Bolts On New Bay BridgeThe 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.
Phil Matier: Mayor Ed Lee Tries To Defuse City’s Growing Class ConflictAmid 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.
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.
Phil Matier: Google's Plans To Park Mystery Barges Facing Red TapeA 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.
Phil Matier: Techie Tales Of The CityMany people blame young techies for driving up the cost of housing in San Francisco and other places in the Bay Area.
Phil Matier: Sen. Ron Calderon And 'The Wire' In SacramentoState 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.
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.
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.
Phil Matier: Ellison Put A Lot On The Line For America's CupI 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.
Phil Matier: Oakland's Understaffed Police DepartmentIt seems clear the department's understaffing is having some serious repercussions.
Phil Matier: Another High Rise Proposed On San Francisco's WaterfrontAnother political battle could heat up at San Francisco City Hall stemming from a new residential high rise proposal on the waterfront.
Phil Matier: Cycling Advocates Push For Bay Bridge Bike Path ExtensionBicycling advocates have been dreaming of extending the bike and pedestrian path on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the western span. Next month that dream could inch slightly forward to reality.