Talking Politics: Dem Disarray / Trump v. CaliforniaDelegates at the state Democratic Party convention failed to endorse a candidate for U.S. Senate or governor; also, Pres. Trump suggested he might pull federal immigration and border patrol officers out of California. Discussing these issues are KPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen, with former S.F. mayor Willie Brown. (2-25-18)
Newsom Counters Villaraigosa with South Bay Congressman's SupportOn Friday, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom got the backing of Rep. Ro Khanna days after San Jose mayor Liccardo endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa. Devin Fehely reports. (2-2-18)
Newsom Holds Lead in Governor Race as Villaraigosa Gains SupportFormer Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is encouraged that his campaign for governor is gaining ground on the frontrunner, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Melissa Caen reports. (2-1-18)
Poll Shows London Breed Is Frontrunner In SF Mayors RaceA new poll shows London Breed as the frontrunner in the SF mayoral race. Phil Matier reports on the sudden reversal of fortune.
Democrats Target Vulnerable GOP Districts in Central ValleyA big part of the effort for Democrats is focused on Latinos. Nearly 30 percent of those eligible are not even signed up to vote. Joe Vazquez has the story of a California Democratic icon who's on a mission to mobilize a new wave of voters. (1-26-18)
Bridge Toll Hikes May Be Approved by Voters Who Don't Use SpansThe MTC has all but signed off on a measure for the June ballot that would raise tolls on the seven state bridges by another $3. While people in all nine counties would vote for the toll hike, the hike would adversely impact drivers in only three counties who mostly use the bridges. Da Lin reports. (12-21-17)
Monterey Mayoral Candidate Proposes Legalizing MushroomsNow that pot will soon be legal in California, a Monterey County man is looking beyond marijuana to mushrooms. Kiet Do tells us he's running for mayor.
Talking Politics: Tax Reform / Feinstein v. WhosisKPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen are joined by former S.F. mayor and California assembly speaker Willie Brown to discuss Congress' chances of enacting sweeping tax changes and Sen. Dianne Feinstein's chances of being re-elected. (10-22-17)
At Issue: Election Ads on Social MediaNoted technology columnist and commentator Larry Magid talks with KPIX 5's Phil Matier. (10-22-17)
Facebook To Give Government More Data On Russian Meddling In U.S. ElectionSaying he did not want anyone to use Facebook “to undermine democracy,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced his company would turn over 3,000 controversial ads purchased by Russians to Congressional investigators. Melissa Caen reports. (9-21-17)
Facebook In Crosshairs Of Russian Interference ProbeThe federal probe into Russian interference in US elections is targeting Facebook. A former FBI agent tells Andria Borba the tech giant must cooperate or be held in contempt.
Russians Leave Consulate In San FranciscoRussian diplomats carried boxes out of the Pacific Heights building after the Trump administration ordered the consulate to shut down by Saturday. Devin Fehely talked to neighbors.
At Issue: Russia Election Meddling InvestigationKPIX 5's Phil Matier asks Congressman Eric Swalwell about recent revelations at the White House regarding the ongoing investigation of Russian election interference. (7-23-17)
Talking Politics: Trump's Tweets / Early CampaignThe president was roundly criticized for his tweets attacking cable news personalities but, undeterred, he held a fundraiser for his reelection campaign at one his own hotels. It all provided plenty for Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and former Assembly speaker and S.F. mayor Willie Brown to discuss. (7-2-17)
Report Details What U.S. Knew About Putin, Russia Interference In 2016 ElectionThe Washington Post on Friday published new details on the extent of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. U.S. intelligence officials knew last summer that President Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to try to help Donald Trump. Seth Lemon reports. (6-23-17)
At Issue: San Francisco Mayor's RaceState senator Mark Leno, a former city supervisor and Assemblyman, announced his candidacy for mayor of San Francisco on Thursday and he talked with Phil Matier about why he wants to tackle the job. (5-7-17)
Sen. Kamala Harris Joins Live Podcast 'Pod Save America' In SFJust down the street from the smash hit play Hamilton, was the second hottest ticket in town. Not a musical, not a play, but a podcast. Andria Borba tells us, it starred Senator Kamala Harris.
Gold Star Family Made Famous At DNC Have New MessageThe Gold Star father who made an emotional speech regarding President Trump during the election is back in the Bay Area. Cate Cauguiran talked to Khizr and Ghazala Khan.
Republicans At GOP Convention Get Behind Trump PresidencyThe GOP convention got underway Saturday. Melissa Caen reports despite the party's current identity crisis, many here said they are happy with many of the decisions being made by the Trump White House.
CA Governor Brown Delivers State Of The State AddressGovernor Brown delivered the annual State of the State address in Sacramento on Tuesday. As Allen Martin reports, the governor hit President Trump on immigration, and climate change.
President Trump Pulls US Out Of Trans Pacfic Partnership First Day In OfficePresident Trump started the day off by striking a blow to former President Obama's signature trade deal. As Weijia Jiang reports, he signed an executive order pulling the U.S. out of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Women Fill Streets Of SF, Oakland, San Jose, Walnut Creek To Protest TrumpWomen filled the streets of San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Walnut Creek and cities around the globe Saturday to protest President Donald Trump. KPIX 5's team coverage starts with Jackie Ward in SF, and goes to Sharon Chin in Oakland.
Bay Area Women Travel Across U.S. For Women's March In WashingtonThere were many, many women from the Bay Area at the Women's March in Washington D.C. KPIX 5 political reporter Melissa Caen talked to a few.
Oakland Businesses, Police Prepare For Anti-Trump ProtestsBusiness and police in Oakland are preparing for a weekend of anti-Trump protests. Joe Vazquez reports. (1/19/17)