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Phil Matier: Naming Rights Considered To Fund Oakland Parks

Oakland’s Parks and Recreations Department, which lacks funds to improve or even maintain the city-owned properties, is now considering a policy that would allow corporations and wealthy donors to buy the right to name public parks, gardens and recreation centers if they can pay their care.

23 hours ago

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49ers’ New Stadium May Thwart Plan For McCartney Farewell Candlestick Concert

A potential farewell concert by Paul McCartney at Candlestick Park may move from the 49ers old home to their new home in Santa Clara.

04/13/2014

Protesters inside the Cadlillac dealership on Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco in 1964. (Phiz Mezey)

San Francisco During Civil Rights Movement: 50 Years Since Auto Row Protests

This week marks the 50th anniversary of a civil rights demonstration where hundreds of protesters were arrested at car dealerships along San Francisco’s Auto Row.

04/11/2014

San Francisco's Parking Ticket Fees To Become Nation's Most Expensive

San Francisco Mayor, Transportation Chief Don’t Agree On Meter-Free Sundays

While popular with weekend drivers in the city, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s request to eliminate Sunday parking meters has not found much support among city transit officials.

04/10/2014

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Santa Clara Leaders Move Forward WIth Toll Lanes For Busy 101 Stretch

Drivers in the South Bay hoping for a faster commute may soon be able to buy it.

04/09/2014

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Phil Matier: Despite Tuition Freeze, State’s College Students May Pay More With New Fees

Tuition hikes at CSU and UC campus may be frozen but that doesn’t mean the cost for students isn’t rising. Many campuses are now charging “Student Success” fees.

04/07/2014

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

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Phil Matier: Campaign Contributions Flow As Usual In Sacramento Post Yee Arrest

Even seasoned lawmakers will admit it: campaign finance reform can be a tricky issue for legislators and constituents to tackle, but with the recent indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee, the topic is again circulating in Sacramento and beyond.

04/01/2014

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Phil Matier: State Sen. Leland Yee’s Campaign Funds Available For His Legal Defense

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee could have over $600, 000 to spend on his legal bills thanks to the campaign donations he accumulated for his now-defunct run for Secretary of State.

03/31/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Joe Vazquez took this picture of State Sen. Leland Yee leaving the San Francisco federal courthouse after being indicted on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Urges Leland Yee To Resign, Wants To Restore Confidence

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday called on State Sen. Leland Yee, who faces federal corruption and gun trafficking charges, and two other senators to resign after the state Senate passed a resolution suspending all three.

03/28/2014

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