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A rendering of the prvious arena plan (credit: AECOM - official architecture team)

Warriors Tout Transit Benefits Of New ‘Inland’ Arena; Some Former Opponents Agree

The Golden State Warriors now plan to build their new arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood and Rick Welts, the team’s president and chief of operations, said that besides a view, the new site has everything needed.

04/22/2014

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Officials Concede Little Progress On San Francisco Homelessness Despite Massive Spending

San Francisco is spending about $458,000 per day to house and help homeless people—that’s $34 a day per homeless person. The annual $167 million price tag is $20 million more than the operations budget for the Children, Youth and Family Services department, $6.3 million more than for Public Works and $3.8 million more than for Recreation and Park.

04/21/2014

Modoc and Siskiyou Counties in far Northern California are looking to secede and create their own state called Jefferson. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Plan To Separate California Into 6 States May Be On Hold Until 2016

A plan to split California into six separate states may have to wait until 2016 to go to voters with the deadline for the November ballot soon approaching.

04/18/2014

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (Steve Freeman/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Does Sacramento’s Mayor Have Wider Political Ambitions?

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has a new title after being named President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday, but does it mean he wants to be thrust into the national spotlight?

04/16/2014

Phil Matier: Naming Rights Considered To Fund Oakland Parks

Oakland’s Parks and Recreations Department, which lacks funds to improve or even maintain the city-owned properties, is now considering a policy that would allow corporations and wealthy donors to buy the right to name public parks, gardens and recreation centers if they can pay their care.

04/15/2014

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49ers’ New Stadium May Thwart Plan For McCartney Farewell Candlestick Concert

A potential farewell concert by Paul McCartney at Candlestick Park may move from the 49ers old home to their new home in Santa Clara.

04/13/2014

Protesters inside the Cadlillac dealership on Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco in 1964. (Phiz Mezey)

San Francisco During Civil Rights Movement: 50 Years Since Auto Row Protests

This week marks the 50th anniversary of a civil rights demonstration where hundreds of protesters were arrested at car dealerships along San Francisco’s Auto Row.

04/11/2014

San Francisco's Parking Ticket Fees To Become Nation's Most Expensive

San Francisco Mayor, Transportation Chief Don’t Agree On Meter-Free Sundays

While popular with weekend drivers in the city, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s request to eliminate Sunday parking meters has not found much support among city transit officials.

04/10/2014

101 South to San Jose

Santa Clara Leaders Move Forward WIth Toll Lanes For Busy 101 Stretch

Drivers in the South Bay hoping for a faster commute may soon be able to buy it.

04/09/2014

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Phil Matier: Despite Tuition Freeze, State’s College Students May Pay More With New Fees

Tuition hikes at CSU and UC campus may be frozen but that doesn’t mean the cost for students isn’t rising. Many campuses are now charging “Student Success” fees.

04/07/2014

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