Phil Matier

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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Phil Matier: San Francisco Uses Private Ambulances Amid Major Shortages

Inundated with calls and facing over one hour response times, San Francisco officials had to turn to private ambulances to help cover the city during the Saturday night of the recent Labor Day weekend.

09/08/2014

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Phil Matier: Uber On The Move Again In San Francisco

Uber is moving its headquarters to Mission Bay, as the company is growing at such a rapid pace, it has outgrown its office on Market Street.

09/04/2014

O.co Coliseum (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: New Offer Proposed To Keep Raiders In Oakland

The proposed deal would give free land to the team and for taxpayers to pay off $120 million the Raiders still owe for the overhaul of the Coliseum.

09/03/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Undocumented Immigrants To Get Private Legal Help Under CA Attorney General’s Plan

Harris is reaching out to law firms, hoping they will provide pro bono service for immigrant children facing deportation hearings in the Bay Area.

08/20/2014

Authorities in Palo Alto search for a suspect who evaded police following a traffic stop on August 30, 2012. The suspect was later arrested. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Racial Profiling Or High Crime Area? What Police Do With Traffic-Stop Data

Bay Area police departments collect information on the race of drivers pulled over in traffic stops, but most of the agencies report they don’t have the time, staff or budget to do anything with that information.

08/19/2014

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With The Seismic Uncertainty Of San Francisco’s Piers 30-32, What Does The Future Hold?

After many failed proposal the future of Piers 30 to 32 in San Francisco is sinking and it’s going to take a massive life saver to rescue it.

08/19/2014

Muni Riders Wait

Phil Matier: SF Muni Sickout Didn’t Stop Some Employees From Picking Up Paychecks

An investigation has found that dozens of operators picked up their paycheck from Muni headquarters on days they called in sick.

08/13/2014

An artist’s rendering of the proposed San Jose ballpark for the Athletics. (360 Architecture)

San Jose Gets Day In Court With MLB Over Antitrust Claim In Planned A’s Move

A three judge panel was set to hear arguments in the case Tuesday. At issue is whether the A’s should be allowed to relocate to a new ballpark in downtown San Jose despite opposition from league officials because the San Francisco Giants hold a territorial claim on Santa Clara County. League commissioner Bud Selig, who assigned a special committee to study the issue in March of 2009, has yet to issue a decision.

08/12/2014

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