Phil Matier

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

Kashkari Sleeping

California Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari Spends A Week Homeless, Posing As Job Seeker

The GOP candidate said his week in Fresno shed light on California’s economic recovery and the need to create more jobs in the Central Valley and across the state.

07/31/2014

(Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Planners Have Ambitious Ideas For Possible New Raiders Stadium In Oakland

Even with Raiders owner Mark Davis’ recent visit to San Antonio, planners are working on a new stadium for the team in Oakland, though there are plenty of moving parts to be worked out.

07/30/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks with KPIX 5 reporter Anne Makovec about the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Was Targeted By FBI In Corruption Case

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was targeted, but never charged, by the FBI in the same sting operation involving Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and state Sen. Leland Yee, according to sources in the mayor’s office. KCBS, KPIX5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that undercover agents donated to Lee’s campaign.

07/24/2014

The San Francisco Police Department logo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Spike In Violent Crime Puts San Francisco Bayview Cops On Edge

A spike in violent crime has San Francisco police on their toes, and put community members on edge in one neighborhood.

07/23/2014

The Oakland Coliseum. (CBS)

Phil Matier: A’s Agree To 10-Year-Lease Extension To Keep Playing In Oakland

The A’s have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to keep them playing ball in Oakland, but it really only requires them to play at the Coliseum for two.

07/22/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with soda at a convenience store. (Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

Confetti and streamers are lauched at the climax of a ribbon cutting ceremony at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, July 17, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Grand Opening For Levi’s Stadium Leaves Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Feeling ‘Bitter’

Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is officially open. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss yesterday’s opening ceremony. Brown says he was disappointed that there was no evidence of a proper handoff between Candlestick Park and the new stadium.

07/18/2014

Handicap parking, disabled parking,

Phil Matier: D.A. Issues Warning To San Franciscans Who Abuse Disabled Parking Placards

An anonymous tip to the DMV has lead to the arrest of three people in San Francisco on charges including; fraud, perjury and burglary for their use of disabled parking placards.

07/15/2014

Fans fight in the stands at Candlestick Park, Saturday Aug. 20, 2011. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Rowdy Fan Behavior Still Exists Despite Bryan Stow Case

Despite added security at many sports venues, including in the Bay Area, there are still plenty of cases of fan altercations, more than three years after the Bryan Stow attack.

07/10/2014

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