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Phil Matier

Surveillance Camera (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Plan For Surveillance Center

The “Domain Awareness Center” was going to monitor surveillance cameras mounted throughout the city, but that plan was scaled back after hours of debate. Instead, the plan was approved to keep an eye on The Port of Oakland.

03/05/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: State’s Democrats Lose Supermajority But Keep Republicans On Sidelines

With two State Senators taking leaves of absence, California Democrats have had to bid farewell to their prized supermajority in Sacramento. But what does that mean? Probably just business as usual.

03/04/2014

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a free throw against the Chicago Bulls on February 6, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Warriors Signal Renewed Interest In Arena Next To AT&T Park

s the Golden State Warriors fight an uphill battle to build a basketball arena on San Francisco’s waterfront, the possibility of teaming up with the Giants to develop a project in Parking Lot A—near McCovey Cove—has arisen.

03/03/2014

Passengers board a Muni bus along Market Street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Donates Nearly $7 Million To Fund Free Muni Rides For San Francisco Youth

Google is donating nearly $7 million to allow San Francisco to continue providing free bus and other transportation services to low-income city kids, city officials announced on Thursday.

02/28/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Overly Confident New Bay Bridge’s Problems Solved

Governor Brown seems fairly confident about the safety of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, some might say too confident given the unanswered questions about all the problems we’ve had with the new bridge.

02/27/2014

California State Senator Ron Calderon, D-Los Angeles County. (California State Senate)

Phil Matier: Time Running Out For State Sen. Ron Calderon

The clock appears to be ticking for State Sen. Ron Calderon as his democratic colleagues are giving him just one week to resign—or risk being suspended—after he was indicted on multiple federal corruption charges.

02/25/2014

Metal rails installed on concrete planters outside a Safeway supermarket at Church and Market in San Francisco. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Architecture Aims To Keep Homeless Away From San Francisco Buildings

Some people may call it cold or harsh, but building planners in San Francisco and across the Bay Area have employed several new design tactics to keep the homeless away.

02/24/2014

A volunteer disposes a used syringe of heroin. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Expiring Law Sets Up New Needle Giveaway Battle In California

It’s long been a public health debate about whether it’s good policy to make clean needles available to drug addicts and the topic is again up for discussion after San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced a bill this month addressing the issue.

02/24/2014

Technology Business Leaders Address Salesforce Conference

Phil Matier: Height A Factor In Proposed SF Moscone Center Expansion

A proposed expansion of San Francisco’s Moscone Center has some residents in the city’s SoMa District upset over height issues, but with tech and tourism driving local industry, the only way to build just might be up.

02/21/2014

Court employees protest outside San Francisco Superior Court on McAllister St. over stricter enforcement of the courthouse dress code.

San Francisco Court Workers Protest Dress Code Crackdown

Stricter enforcement of the employee dress code at San Francisco Superior Court has led to harassment and bullying based on appearance, protesting workers said Thursday.

02/20/2014

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