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A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

Phil Matier: BART Labor Negotiations Down To Crunch Time

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.



Phil Matier: Do We Really Want The Olympics?

The reality seems to be setting in that the cost for San Francisco’s bid alone would be prohibitive – not to mention what it would cost to hire sufficient security and transit.


Anchor Steam Beers (Anchor Brewing Company)

Phil Matier: Anchor Brewing Company Plans Expansion At Giants’ Mission Rock Project

Anchor Brewing Company plans to expand, and is eyeing a large space in the new Mission Rock development south of San Francisco’s AT&T Park.


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Field Poll: Californians Support Millionaire’s Tax Over Other Proposals

A new Field Poll finds California’s registered voters are most likely to support a so-called millionaire’s tax rather than two other tax initiatives proposed for the November ballot.


A woman walks by the new Transbay Transit Center construction site on Fremont St. in San Francisco. (CBS)

Future Of San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Is Suddenly Murky

The recent congressional cuts to California’s High Speed Rail project are prompting questions in San Francisco about the future of the new Transbay Terminal, which is currently under construction at 1st and Mission streets.


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Candidates Make Last-Minute Push In San Francisco

Candidates for San Francisco mayor, district attorney and sheriff were making a last-minute push ahead of Tuesday’s election.


1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland’s Quick Rebuilding After Firestorm

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says it’s astounding how quickly Oakland rebuilt 20 years after the firestorm that killed 25 people and destroyed 4,000 homes and apartments.


Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Quan, Interim Police Chief To Unveil Oakland Anti-Crime Plan

Ahead of the safety summit, Quan would only talk in general terms about efforts to improve public safety in Oakland, including maximizing the value of more than 60 police officers being added to the police department.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland Police Accused Of Drawing Guns Too Often On Black Suspects

Oakland police officers are often too quick to draw their guns, especially when confronting African-American suspects, according to a federal court monitor.


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Phil Matier: Gov. Brown’s Camp Resorts To Name-Calling In Budget Battle

Mudslinging isn’t all that uncommon in politics, but what about name-calling? That’s the latest development in California’s budget stalemate.