Matier analyzes the 'popcorn event' of the Newsom vs. DeSantis Fox debate
Governor Ron DeSantis thinks San Francisco stinks - literally. At last night's debate with Governor Gavin Newsom, the 2024 presidential hopeful held up a map of human poop on the streets of SF, drawing attention to the problems facing the famously liberal city. For more on the debate, KCBS Radio n…
What is attributed to the decline of retail theft in San Francisco?
San Francisco police have been making a determined effort to address the retail crime that's plagued the city. The most recent data on arrests from the Thanksgiving week suggest that their efforts might be paying off, with larceny cases down about 75% from last year. For more, KCBS Radio's Eric Th…
New proposal could expand SF program's ability to help homeless travel home
San Francisco's Homeward Bound program has been helping people get off the city streets since 2005 by connecting them with family and friends and providing a bus ticket to get home. While the program's use declined during the pandemic, a new proposal could expand Homeward Bound's reach. For more …
What's the story behind the Oakland B's, the city's new baseball team?
The Oakland A's may be skipping out and headed to Vegas, but Laney College is welcoming a minor league team, the Oakland Ballers, to town. This move adds a tinge of irony to the ongoing saga, as the A's previously chose Laney College as their first pick for a ballpark. For more on the new team, …
Vendors in San Francisco's Mission District fight against 90-day selling ban
Mission vendors are taking direct action in protest of a 90-day ban on selling kicking off today. For more KCBS Radio's Margie Shafer and Eric Thomas spoke with KCBS Insider Phil Matier.
'A tough needle to thread': Bay Area cities walk the line in Israel-Hamas resolutions
With more calls for a complete cease-fire in Gaza, local city governments are beginning to speak out on the war and Oakland could soon be adding its voice the mix. For more on this, KCBS Radio news anchor Eric Thomas spoke with KCBS insider Phil Matier.
San Francisco cleaned up the streets for APEC, but how long will that last?
Ahead of the APEC conference, the city of San Francisco cleared the homeless encampments in the downtown area. Some were moved just a couple blocks, others into shelters, and for now, many of those prominent encampments have yet to return. But how long will that last? For more on this, KCBS Radio …
Frustrated SF neighbors fed up with sidewalk tents erect code-violating planters
Residents of one San Francisco street pooled their money to have large steel planter boxes installed on the sidewalk. But new public records show that the planters violate city code. For more on this, KCBS Radio news anchors Eric Thomas and Margie Shafer spoke with KCBS insider Phil Matier.
Matier on why Jon Fisher refuses to sell the Oakland A's
A's owner John Fisher says whether its in Oakland or in Vegas, he has no intentions of selling the team. For more on why, KCBS Radio news anchors Eric Thomas and Margie Shafer spoke with KCBS insider Phil Matier.
San Francisco looks to collect on unpaid parking tickets
San Francisco is looking to collect over $200 million in unpaid parking tickets. For more, KCBS Radio's Margie Shafer and Eric Thomas spoke with KCBS Insider Phil Matier.