Phil Matier

Entrance to a BART station in downtown San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Could BART Finally Reopen Its Bathrooms At Underground Stations?

The bathroom at the 10 stations have been closed since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

06/25/2015

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Former Mayor Willie Brown Basks In Glow Of City Hall Centennial Anniversary

KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider is joined by former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown who played a pivotal role in getting San Francisco’s City Hall in the tip-top shape it’s in today as the building celebrates its 100-year anniversary.

06/19/2015

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San Francisco Eliminating Nearly 1,600 Parking Spots To Make Room For Pedestrians, Cyclists And Parklets

San Francisco is scheduled to remove almost 1,600 parking spaces over the next few years for projects ranging from the new Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit line to more parklets

06/01/2015

Jerry Brown Interview

California Democrats And Republicans Could Agree To Hike Gas Tax

California’s $59 billion backlog of roadway maintenance projects has Governor Jerry Brown fed up and seeking to raise the state’s gas tax, which hasn’t been increased since the early ’90s.

05/26/2015

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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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