Phil Matier

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Two Sides Clash Over Conflicting Reports On Airbnb’s Impact On SF’s Housing Market

Two new reports looking into the impact short-term rental companies such as Airbnb have had on housing in San Francisco have come to different conclusions.

05/19/2015

One rendering of the Coliseum City project which includes the current Oracle Arena and new baseball and football stadiums. (City of Oakland)

Coliseum Official: Deal For New Oakland Raiders Stadium ‘Gurgling Blood’

A Coliseum official close to the talks for a new Raiders stadium in Oakland is saying the deal is “gurgling blood”, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

05/18/2015

Interstate 280 in San Francisco's Mission Bay would be razed in a new proposal being pushed by Mayor Ed Lee. (Google Maps)

Tearing Down I-280 Freeway In SF Could Be ‘Game Changer’ For Commuters, Real Estate

KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier reports San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is shopping plans to tear down a portion of Interstate 280 near Mission Bay to make room for more development.

05/11/2015

Artist rendering of proposed park in the Mission Rock area across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Cordish Companies)

San Francisco Giants’ Modified Mission Rock Plans Include Shorter Buildings, Affordable Housing

The San Francisco Giants have modified plans for a mixed-use development near AT&T park to include shorter buildings and more affordable housing.

05/05/2015

New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Police, San Francisco Public Defender Warn Body Cameras May Come With Consequences

The Oakland Police Department has been wearing body cameras since 2010, but the head of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association warns of the push to incorporate the cameras nationwide.

05/04/2015

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

UC Berkeley Research Administrator Accused Of Wanting To ‘Molest’ Assistant Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

One of UC Berkeley’s top research administrators has resigned in protest over a sexual assault investigation where he’s accused of inappropriately touching his top assistant and telling her he wanted to “molest” her.

04/13/2015

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Politics Insider Willie Brown Says Gavin Newsom Would Be Good Choice For Veep In Clinton Campaign

Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown said that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom would be a good choice for vice president in any presidential campaign with Hillary Rodham Clinton topping the Democratic Party ticket.

04/12/2015

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Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes City’s New Big Buildings Use Gray Water

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing legislation that would require large new buildings in the city to use gray water in toilets and for irrigation.

04/07/2015

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San Francisco Supervisors Propose Ban On Wild & Exotic Animals For Entertainment Purposes

A group of San Francisco supervisors has proposed a ban on wild and exotic animals for entertainment purposes. The ban would apply to movie shoots, circus acts and street performers, although domesticated horses are exempt.

03/30/2015

A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2 SFPD Northern District Officers Trying To Handle Up To 700 Complaints A Month About Homeless

Last week St. Mary’s Cathedral came under fire for their sprinkler system that doused the homeless as a deterrent. Now

03/23/2015

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