Phil Matier: Group Reveals Plan To Build A’s Stadium On Oakland WaterfrontA group trying to keep the A’s in Oakland has been lobbying for a stadium on the waterfront, saying it is taking the next steps toward making that dream a reality.
Phil Matier: High-Speed Rail Ruling Threatens To Derail Future Of Caltrain, Other AgenciesThis 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.
Matier & Brown: Computer Glitches Following Contract Dispute A Coincidence?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.
Phil Matier: Does SF General Need Sheriff's Deputies?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.
Phil Matier: Lessons From Detroit’s Bankruptcy 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.
Phil Matier: BART Strike Enters 4th Day; Pension-Health Care Costs Primary IssuesBay 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.
Phil Matier: Brown Demonstrates Political Savvy With Unions Over Pay Raise 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.
Phil Matier: Oakland Mayor's Budget Calls For More Police On StreetsOakland 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.
Phil Matier: Lawmakers Take Aim At California's Environmental PolicyAn effort to water down one of California's landmark environmental laws is moving forward in Sacramento.