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The San Francisco Police Department logo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Spike In Violent Crime Puts San Francisco Bayview Cops On Edge

A spike in violent crime has San Francisco police on their toes, and put community members on edge in one neighborhood.

07/23/2014

Chimneys and a real estate for sale sign remain after a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in a San Bruno. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

PG&E Public Relations Response Amid Felony Charges In San Bruno Explosion Is To Cut Out Journalists

While PG&E has been claiming it is being accountable for the San Bruno pipeline accident that killed eight people and resulted in federal felony charges being filed against the corporation Monday, the company’s executives have yet to face the media, instead choosing to distribute “video news releases” of edited sound bites for the media to use, in addition to purchasing television advertising.

04/02/2014

A California polling place

Phil Matier: Time And Money Running Out On Many Ballot Initiative Campaigns

It’s crunch time for would-be California ballot initiatives with backers of some particularly controversial ones acknowledging they may not have the support or money to qualify their initiatives for the November ballot.

03/18/2014

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Phil Matier: Asian-American Lawmakers Pull Support For Affirmative Action Push

A push to change California’s affirmative action law at public universities is losing steam in the State legislature after several Asian-American lawmakers pulled their support for the bill.

03/17/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Says Housing Is Priority One For Lawmakers

an Francisco Mayor Ed Lee sits down with KCBS’ Barbara Taylor and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier to talk about issues including pedestrian safety, Muni, the Warrior’s waterfront arena and twhat he says is the city’s most critical challenge—housing.

03/17/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Overdose Prompts UC Berkeley Co-Op To Go Drug Free

Next fall, UC Berkeley’s largest student cooperative will be a drug-free living space with an almost entirely new membership, the result of a massive settlement stemming from an overdose at the residence three years ago.

03/14/2014

Police at a triple shooting scene on Hunter Avenue in Oakland (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland Police Want To Scrap ‘Ineffective’ ShotSpotter System

Police in Oakland want to drop the city’s ShotSpotter program—a gunshot detection system—calling it expensive and redundant, despite calls from residents in high-crime neighborhoods to keep it.

03/14/2014

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Phil Matier: Cal Reconsidering Hands-Off Policy With Student Co-Op After Overdose Settlement

A UC Berkeley student cooperative is reconsidering a permissive drug policy after a near million-dollar settlement with the family of Josh Gibson, a student, who needs around-the-clock care since he suffered an overdose at Cloyne Court in 2010.

03/13/2014

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Phil Matier: Vetoes Can Be Fun

In a last-minute flurry of activity, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed hundreds of bills before Thursday’s midnight deadline.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/01/2010

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Phil Matier: Housekeeper Charges Likely Not A Brown Smear Campaign

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier talks about the charges that continue to fly between Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and attorney Gloria Whitman over whether Whitman knew her housekeeper was an illegal immigrant.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/30/2010

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