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Carquinez Bridge

Phil Matier: Carquinez Bolt Problems Foreshadowed Bay Bridge Mess

Caltrans is already facing tough questions raised in the wake of a highly critical report and a state senate committee hearing on engineers’ alerting agency managers about cracked welds on the Bay Bridge’s eastern span.

01/27/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Will Bridge Traffic Jams Snarl NJ Gov. Christie’s Presidential Hopes?

More internal documents are expected to be released today regarding the traffic scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

Christie, the GOP presidential hopeful, held a news conference on Thursday to respond to reports that one of his top aides orchestrated traffic jams in Fort Lee because the mayor there didn’t endorse his re-election.

01/10/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Calls For New Education Funding, Rainy Day Fund In Budget Proposal

A robust economic recovery and surging revenue propelled by voter-approved tax increases has sent California’s general fund spending to a record high, but Gov. Jerry Brown is pledging a somber approach to the windfall.

01/09/2014

BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: BART Considering $900M Renovation Of 2 SF Stations

BART is considering rebuilding and expanding the Embarcadero and Montgomery St. stations in downtown San Francisco.

02/11/2013

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Matier & Brown: Inauguration May Foreshadow Obama’s 2nd Term

President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on Monday, but former SF Mayor Willie Brown says the second term usually looses its luster.

01/18/2013

Police drone. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Berkeley Considers ‘No Drone Zone’ Proposal

The City of Berkeley was on the brink of banning the small, unmanned aircraft commonly known as drones from hovering overhead.

12/18/2012

Libyan civilians help an unconscious man, identified by eyewitnesses as U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, at the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi in the early hours of September 12, 2012, following an overnight attack on the building. (AFP/GettyImages)

Feinstein: Intelligence Mistake, Inadequate Security To Blame For Libyan Terror Attack

The head of the U.S. Senate’s Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that it appeared an intelligence flaw and inadequate security were to blame for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, a Bay Area native, and three others.

10/17/2012

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks with reporters after the Board of Supervisors voted to reinstate him, October 9, 2012. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Mirkarimi Keeps Job As Sheriff, Is SF Back to Normal?

Things at San Francisco’s City Hall may be spicing up a bit after four on the Board of Supervisors sided with Ross Mirkarimi to reinstate him as sheriff.

10/10/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Phil Matier: Poll Finds Voters Prefer Gov.’s Prop. 30 Tax Plan Over Opposition

A new poll from the University of Southern California finds voters prefer Proposition 30, Governor Brown’s proposed tax increase over Prop 38, the competing measure by Molly Munger.

08/23/2012

(Water Emergency Transportation Authority)

Phil Matier: Huge Subsidies Offset Cost For New South SF Ferry

The numbers have been crunched, revealing that for every $14 round trip ticket sold, the public has – or will – kick in nearly $100. In all, the subsidies for the new ferry service total roughly $94 million over a 20 year period.

06/25/2012

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