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

Phil Matier: Bribery, Corruption And Political Etiquette In Sacramento

State capitol watchers think the allegations of bribery and corruption against State Senator Ron Calderon could be problematic for other Democrats in the Legislature in next year’s elections.

11/01/2013

BART union representatives talk to reporters after announcing a strike on October 17, 2013. (CBS)

Phil Matier: What Went Wrong In BART Talks

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown joined the KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle insider to take a look at how things fell apart so drastically at the last minute of BART labor negotiations.

10/18/2013

A view of downtown San Francsisco and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Filed To Block Legislature’s Decision Naming Bay Bridge For Willie Brown

State legislators Thursday approved naming the western span of the Bay Bridge after former state Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, but a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court sought an injunction to block the move.

09/12/2013

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

Phil Matier: Topics Up For Debate Before California Lawmakers Leave for Recess

California lawmakers will be on recess in a matter of days which means that there will be a flurry of activity the next few days in Sacramento.

09/09/2013

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

Lawmakers Call For Western Bay Bridge Span To Be Named For Willie Brown

A group of lawmakers is proposing that the new span of the Bay Bridge be named after former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor, Willie Brown.

06/14/2013

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Phil Matier: Santa Clara In Shadow Of San Francisco’s Super Bowl Spotlight

This week’s vote by the NFL to play Super Bowl L at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara in 2016 – and name San Francisco as official host city – will create an interesting dynamic between SF and the South Bay.

05/24/2013

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Political Leaders Ecstatic About Hosting Super Bowl L

San Francisco’s political leaders were in the middle of celebrating the Golden State Warriors’ achievements when Mayor Lee received a note that said his city won the bid to host the 50th Super Bowl.

05/21/2013

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Bay Area Firms Pledge Millions For San Francisco Super Bowl Bid

The Bay Area Super Bowl Committee will travel to Boston next week to personally present their bid for the 50th installment of the big game and they’re getting pledges from Google, Apple, Gap, Intel and Yahoo in order to seal the deal.

05/13/2013

People are evacuated from a home near to a home police thought the one remaining suspect might have been hiding on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: The Process Of Shutting Down A City

The manhunt for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has a city of over a million people on a citywide lockdown and is prompting discussion on San Francisco authorities would handle a similar situation.

04/19/2013

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

KCBS In Depth: Willie Brown – Politician, Film Buff

Does graphic violence in movies contribute to violence in society? It’s a question that comes up from time to time, and is again being asked in light of action-packed blockbusters like Argo and Zero Dark Thirty topping the list of notable films during the 2013 awards season.

02/25/2013

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