Phil Matier

Willie Brown

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

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

Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens; Public Defender Estimates 1,000 Cases To Be Reviewed

San Francisco’s Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.

03/17/2015

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San Francisco Progressives Push For Lowering Minimum Voter Age To 16 For Local Elections

They can drive, they can work, and now a group of San Francisco city officials, including two supervisors want 16-and 17-year-olds to be eligible to vote.

03/17/2015

Oakland Raiders fans at the Coliseum. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Alameda County Supervisor Wants Raiders To Renovate Coliseum Rather Than Build New Stadium

Nate Miley wants the Raiders to renovate the Coliseum, as he says a new stadium could cost taxpayers $300 million.

03/11/2015

Bay Area BikeShare

Phil Matier: Proposed California Law Requiring Adult Cyclists Wear Helmets Not Gaining Traction With Some Bicycle Advocates

A proposed California state law that would require adult cyclists to wear a helmet while riding or face a fine is not gaining much traction amongst bicycle advocates.

02/16/2015

Curtis Briggs

Lawyer Says Feds Are Withholding Evidence That Would Prove ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Is Innocent

The attorney for a man at the center of a federal racketeering and money laundering case involving former state senator Leland Yee says other politicians may be implicated.

02/15/2015

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KPIX 5 Poll: Many Bay Area Residents Want Charges Upheld Against ‘Black Friday 14’ Protesters

A new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found many in the Bay Area want charges upheld against 14 protesters who blocked a BART train on Black Friday, causing major delays. The poll comes amid a push among the protesters and some BART officials to drop the case.

02/11/2015

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