KCBS KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier
This week’s court decision putting California’s high-speed train project on hold could have an undesired impact on the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco—not to mention a number of transit projects all through Northern California.
There were nasty words from the unions after Thursday’s board vote and suffice to say there were big problems with BART’s system-wide failure Friday morning.
San Francisco’s Sheriff’s department, which manages security at SF General Hospital, has come under fire for its inadequate response to the Lynn Spalding case. Questions arise as to who should be in charge of security.
Detroit’s bankruptcy comes on the heels of similar filings in recent years by Vallejo and Stockton. Phil Matier, joined by former SF Mayor Willie Brown, says there are lessons to be learned.
Bay Area Rapid Transit is still on strike, trains are not running and negotiations have entered their fourth day after Wednesday night’s talks concluded with no deal.
The union representing 95,000 state employees have reached a tentative contract agreement that includes a 4.5 percent pay raise over a two-year period, but the governor will decide exactly when they get it.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan unveiled a new two-year budget on Wednesday that calls for more police officers on the streets as the city experiences a gradual influx of money.
An effort to water down one of California’s landmark environmental laws is moving forward in Sacramento.