Phil Matier: BART Labor Negotiations Down To Crunch TimeIf 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.
Phil Matier: Anchor Brewing Company Plans Expansion At Giants' Mission Rock ProjectAnchor 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.
Field Poll: Californians Support Millionaire's Tax Over Other ProposalsA 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.
Future Of San Francisco's Transbay Terminal Is Suddenly MurkyThe 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.
Candidates Make Last-Minute Push In San FranciscoCandidates for San Francisco mayor, district attorney and sheriff were making a last-minute push ahead of Tuesday's election.
Phil Matier: Oakland's Quick Rebuilding After FirestormThe 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.
Mayor Quan, Interim Police Chief To Unveil Oakland Anti-Crime PlanAhead 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.
Phil Matier: Oakland Police Accused Of Drawing Guns Too Often On Black SuspectsOakland police officers are often too quick to draw their guns, especially when confronting African-American suspects, according to a federal court monitor.
Phil Matier: Gov. Brown's Camp Resorts To Name-Calling In Budget BattleMudslinging isn't all that uncommon in politics, but what about name-calling? That's the latest development in California's budget stalemate.
Study Considers Cost of California's Death PenaltyA report released Monday tallies the cost of carrying out an execution in California, suggesting that the financial impact to California taxpayers since capital punishment was reinstated in the state is in the neighborhood $4 billion.
Phil Matier: Bill To Limit Gifts To California Lawmakers DiesA state Senate committee has killed a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from receiving free spa treatments, sports tickets and rounds of golf.