Willie Brown

Michelle Obama (Molly Riley-Pool/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: First Lady’s Fundraising Prowess On Display In Bay Area

First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to be at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel Friday morning for a sold-out fundraiser. Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown says her “rare” factor could translate to more money.

01/31/2014

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls into the Colma station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Matier & Brown: Computer Glitches Following Contract Dispute A Coincidence?

There were nasty words from the unions after Thursday’s board vote and suffice to say there were big problems with BART’s system-wide failure Friday morning.

11/22/2013

California State Senator Ron Calderon, D-Los Angeles County. (California State Senate)

Phil Matier: Sen. Ron Calderon And ‘The Wire’ In Sacramento

State Sen. Ron Calderon is striking back at the FBI claiming, in a file to the federal government, that the bureau purposely leaked the affidavit that he took $88,000 in bribes because he refused to take part in a federal sting operation targeting President Pro Tem Derrell Steinberg and Sen. Kevin de León.

11/15/2013

Artist rendering of the proposed San Francisco waterfront arena for the Golden State Warriors. (Snøhetta and AECOM)

Phil Matier: Warriors’ SF Waterfront Arena Losing Momentum After Election

From 8 Washington to the proposed Warriors arena, the battle over the future of San Francisco’s waterfront is heating up.

11/08/2013

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

49ers new stadium

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

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