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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

Muni sickout causes more transit delays in San Francisco Tuesday.

San Francisco Muni Operators Ratify Contract That Guarantees Raises Over Three Years

San Francisco Muni operators ratified a new contract on Monday that guarantees them a 14.25 percent raise over three years.

07/15/2014

Formor San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown (Trisha Leeper/Getty Images)

Willie Brown Played Role In Muni’s Tentative Contract Agreement

It seems former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown was the secret weapon that broke the impasse between the San Francisco’s City’s Municipal Transportation Agency and operators.

06/30/2014

Darth Vader & George Lucas

Mayor, Supes Trying To Keep Lucas Museum In San Francisco

San Francisco politicians were rolling out the welcome mat for George Lucas’ collection of American art and movie memorabilia in an effort to keep the “Star Wars” creator from moving his proposed museum to Chicago.

06/14/2014

George Lucas & Stormtroopers (credit: STEFANUS IAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Idea To Put George Lucas Museum On Piers 30-32 At San Francisco Waterfront Gaining Traction

Facing the possibility of losing a museum for George Lucas’ collections, an idea to place the museum at Piers 30-32 has gained support from two former San Francisco mayors.

05/05/2014

Raider Nation

San Francisco Raiders? Why Willie Brown Thinks It Might Work

The Warriors are leaving Oakland and the Raiders may not be too far behind, if former Mayor Willie Brown has his way.

04/28/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Makes Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List

Time magazine has released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People. Among the likes of Beyonce, the Pope and Edward Snowden, it includes several prominent Bay Area figures including Governor Jerry Brown.

04/25/2014

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

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

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

New High-Profile Lawyer For Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Slams Government’s Case

The new, high-profile attorney in the corruption scandal that snared Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and State Sen. Leland Yee did not mince words when he criticized the government’s case.

04/08/2014

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