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Phil Matier

Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike snarls the Monday morning commute on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Congestive Pricing Not Stopping Bay Bridge Commuters During Morning Peak

An increase in price during peak morning commute hours doesn’t appear to be stopping people from crossing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

05/19/2014

An artist's rendition of a museum proposed by George Lucas for the Presidio across from Crissy Field. (George Lucas)

Phil Matier: ‘A New Hope’ For Lucas Museum On San Francisco Waterfront

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is pitching a new spot for filmmaker George Lucas’s art museum. In our column, Matier & Ross, Andrew Ross and I reported on Thursday that Lee thinks a lot across from Piers 30-32 would be a good spot and he’s enlisting several powerful San Francisco figures for support.

05/15/2014

Sean Whent (Oakland Police Department)

Oakland Names Interim Chief Sean Whent As Permanent Top Cop

Whent was named interim chief last May and has been seen as one of the leading candidates to head the department.

05/14/2014

Baseball field at Bushrod Park in Oakland, California. (Wikimedia Commons)

Phil Matier: Oakland A’s Offer Second Chance For City To Refurbish Baseball Field

The team said red tape proved to be too much of a hassle when they first offered to refurbish a Little League field at Bushrod Park in North Oakland.

05/14/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 Poll: Oakland Residents Say Not Enough Officers But Oppose Higher Parcel Taxes For Police

While more than three quarters of Oakland residents said there is not enough police, they are also wary about raising parcel taxes to pay for more officers, according to a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.

05/07/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Legislation Requiring Kill Switch On Mobile Devices

This comes as according to state Senator Mark Leno, Apple has switched from being opposed to a kill switch measure, to being neutral on the issue.

05/07/2014

(Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Top-Two Primary Voting System Could Shake Up California Politics

California’s top-two primary system is in effect this year for the first time in statewide races and it looks it will be a huge game changer.

05/06/2014

Neel Kashkari. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Kashkari Spends $500,000 Out of Pocket for Campaign Ads

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is ponying up $500,000 of his own money and launching his first television ads of the campaign.

05/05/2014

Artist rendering of proposed park in the Mission Rock area across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Cordish Companies)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Giants Development Plans Face Roadblock In Waterfront Politics

The team could be adversely affected by the passage of Proposition B, which would limit the height of new buildings on Port of San Francisco property.

04/30/2014

San Francisco Home (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Will San Francisco Ballot Measure Deter Explosion Of Short-Term Rentals Fueled By Airbnb?

Are Airbnb operations in San Francisco about to come screeching to a halt? Or, at the very least, be severely curbed?

04/29/2014

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