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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

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Matier & Brown: Inauguration May Foreshadow Obama’s 2nd Term

President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on Monday, but former SF Mayor Willie Brown says the second term usually looses its luster.

01/18/2013

California State Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Darrell Steinberg in the Senate chambers. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Supermajority Poses Its Own Set of Problems For California Legislature

The possibility that a supermajority of Democrats will control both houses of the California Legislature does not guarantee an end to the gridlock in Sacramento.

11/09/2012

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Phil Matier: Representatives Putting Pressure On Gov. Brown Over TRUST Act

Some of California’s most high-ranking representatives on Capitol Hill are sending a strong message to Gov. Jerry Brown, calling on him to sign the state’s hotly debated TRUST Act.

09/14/2012

Lance Armstrong (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Lance Armstrong, The System & Public Perception

The organization that runs the Tour de France wasn’t immediately commenting on the decision by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency to erase 14 years of Lance Armstrong’s career — including his record seven wins in cycling’s most prestigious race.

08/24/2012

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Donors Step Up To Help San Francisco’s Iconic Brown Twins

Donations have poured in to help the iconic Brown twins remain together since the older sister, Vivian, developed Alzheimer’s requiring round the clock care that landed her in the hospital.

08/16/2012

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Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Voices Vote Suppression Concerns

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is sounding the alarm about what he says is an attempt to suppress the African American vote. And, he used a weekend conference in San Francisco of the black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha to rally people to the polls.

07/23/2012

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (L), Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards poses with dead mountain lion. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/Western Outdoor News)

Lt. Gov. Newsom Digs In Against Fish & Game Chief Over Cougar Killing

Speaking with KCBS, CBS 5 and SF Chronicle insider Phil Matier Friday, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom reiterated his call for the State Fish and Game Commission President to resign over a mountain lion hunt.

03/02/2012

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