Phil Matier

Brown v. Kashkari

Phil Matier: Gov. Jerry Brown Spending Little Of His $23M War Chest In Re-Election Bid

With little over two weeks to go until the upcoming election, Governor Jerry Brown appears to be doing very little to put much of a dent into the $23 million he’s raised to campaign for re-election.

10/20/2014

Rebecca Kaplan (Facebook/Kaplan for Oakland Mayor 2014)

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Returns Campaign Donations From A’s Owner Lew Wolff

Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign says she’ll return 21-hundred dollars in donations from Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff and his family.

10/13/2014

Airbnb logo

Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisors Pass Controversial Airbnb Law

San Francisco Supervisors have passed a controversial proposal on how the city should handle people who rent out their homes and apartments on websites like Airbnb.

10/07/2014

Proposed Transbay Terminal in San Francisco. (Transbay Powers Authority)

Transbay Terminal Dispute Between City, Developers Could Drag Out

It started out as a replacement for an old bus station. But it morphed into one of the biggest transit projects in America, complete with towering high-rises, an underground train station, breathtaking lobbies, even a rooftop park.

09/24/2014

The proposed Transbay Tower, which would be the tallest building in San Francisco (Transbay Transit Center)

Disagreement Over Tax May Derail San Francisco Transbay Terminal Deal

A deal between the city of San Francisco and developers building the new Transbay Terminal has become unraveled, opening the possibility for legal action by developers, and leaving the future of a $2.6 billion Caltrain extension to Downtown uncertain.

09/23/2014

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Firefighters Want Chief Joanne Hayes-White Replaced

Organizations representing rank-and-file firefighters in San Francisco are calling on the Mayor Ed Lee to replace Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White and get some new ideas in the department to deal with a crisis in public safety.

09/23/2014

Taxicabs in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Taxi Use Plummets In San Francisco As Popularity Of Rideshare Services Spikes

A new study by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency shows a huge decline in ridership in the taxi industry.

09/17/2014

Bicyclists rides their bikes down Market Street on Bike to Work Day May 13, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Law Requires California Drivers To Leave 3-Feet When Passing Bicyclists

A new law requiring California drivers to keep a buffer between cars and bicyclists goes into effect Tuesday.

09/15/2014

Intersection of Market and Castro Streets in San Francisco. (CBS)

Transportation Planners Consider Program To Keep Cars From Blocking San Francisco Intersections

The City of San Francisco is considering initiating a program called “Don’t Block the Box’” to get drivers to stop clogging up intersections as they leave during the afternoon commute or head to a Giants’ games.

09/15/2014

Commuters board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: BART Commuters Dealing With Increasingly Packed Trains

Increased ridership, shorter trains, and an aging fleet are part of the reason BART commuters are being packed into cars like sardines many days.

09/10/2014

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