Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Signs Off on Vaccine Bill for Students
California is set to have one of the strictest school vaccine laws in the country after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill striking the state’s personal belief exemption. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says this might not be the end of the issue, as vaccine opponents could eye a future ballot initiative.
Former state Senator Leland Yee may have reached a plea deal on his corruption charges. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains what the deal could mean for Yee and his co-conspirators.
Phil Matier: California Democratic Party Chair to Step Down
State Democratic Party Chairman John Burton announced that he will not be running for re-election when his term is up in 2017. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Burton has been a fixture in the party for more than 50 years.
Phil Matier: Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Redistricting
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court Monday morning upheld the process of an independent commission in Arizona drawing congressional districts in an effort to make the process less partisan. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier tells us what he thinks of the decision.
Phil Matier: What The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means For Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier on how the U.S. Supreme Court decision vindicates the political stand Newsom took when he was Mayor of San Francisco and what it might mean for his future prospects.
The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states is being celebrated in San Francisco. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown say the legal fight for marriage equality started 11 years ago in the city by The Bay.
Caltrans officials now say they've found tiny cracks in some of the rods on the new Bay Bridge span. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that could compromise the integrity of all the 400 fasteners that hold the tower to the foundation.
Phil Matier: Peskin and Agnos Lead the Way in Developer Opposition
Former San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin and former Mayor Art Agnos have emerged as two of the major speed bumps for building developers who have eyes for a city project. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the two are big proponents of affordable housing, and are using their opposition to make strides.
Phil Matier: What Is Known Of The Negotiations To Keep The Raiders In Oakland?
KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier shares details on what the City of Oakland has done to keep the Raiders in town and the issues that could arise in dealing with the A's as co-tenants of a shared-site stadium.
Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Looks to Fix California Infrastructure
Governor Jerry Brown is calling for a special legislative session to tackle the state's crumbling roads and highways. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the Governor’s office is looking to complete $5.7 billion worth of repairs each year.
Phil Matier: Warriors Celebration Possible Political Win for Oakland Mayor
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf welcomed nearly a million people to her city today as part of the Warriors championship celebration. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at how her persona differs from her predecessors.
Phil Matier: San Francisco City Hall Celebrates 100 Years With Decadent Party
KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and Former Mayor Willie Brown talk about the renovations, memories and importance of the history of San Francisco’s City Hall as their Centennial Celebration is Friday night.
Phil Matier: Where Will the Warriors Hang Their Championship Banner?
On the heels of their first championship in 40 years, the Golden State Warriors are now looking towards their next battle, the on-going arena effort. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the opponents of the Mission Bay development are ready to fight tooth-and-nail against the plan.
Governor Jerry Brown and the California State Legislature have reached a deal on a new state budget with more money for education. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains how the deal came into place and where the new money is going.
Phil Matier: San Francisco Could Put More Police on the Street
Two San Francisco supervisors are backing a plan to put more police officers on the street. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Supervisors Malia Cohen and Scott Weiner want to boost the force by as many as 500 new recruits.
Phil Matier: Who’s Going to Pay for Coliseum City?
The developer behind Coliseum City is still putting together his plan to pay for the development. KCBS, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses whether or not Oakland will contribute to the fund, and how this could affect not only the Raiders but the A’s as well.
In an effort to improve service for the transit agency, BART’s new budget allocates for expanded service including longer trains. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that the changes, while welcome, only represent the beginning of further budget battles.
Phil Matier: Fewer Private Cars Will Be Allowed On Market Street In SF
KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says city officials will limit the number of cars allowed on Market Street in San Francisco to make room for street improvements, while also pushing people to take public transportation.
Phil Matier: Vaccination Bill Now Awaits Assembly Floor Vote
A controversial bill which would make vaccines mandatory for most children attending school in California has passed through the Assembly Health Committee, and now awaits a vote on the Assembly Floor. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the tactics employed by the opposing sides on the issue.
Phil Matier: Backers of New Warriors Arena Start Petition
Backers of a new arena for the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco's Mission Bay have taken out a full-page ad in today's Chronicle urging people to sign an online petition. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is one of several tech leaders behind the plan.
Phil Matier: BART Gearing Up For Transbay Tube Closure
KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says BART is preparing for a possible Labor Day Weekend- Transbay Tube shutdown this summer that could be a problem for people who rely on Bay Area public transportation.
Phil Matier: San Franciscans Duel Over Proposed Warriors Stadium
Supporters and opponents of a proposal to build an arena for the Golden State Warriors in Mission Bay held news conferences Friday. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the pros and cons of the proposed project.
Phil Matier: SF District Attorney and Police Chief In Rape Kit Dispute
KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the conflict between San Francisco’s District Attorney and the chief of police over the city’s backlog of untested rape kits. The DA applied for federal grants to sort through the evidence, but Chief Greg Suhr says it’s a bad idea and that they don’t have the resources to address the problem.
Phil Matier: Computer Glitch Delays San Francisco Freeway Project
Engineers have figured out what caused the computer glitch that delayed the opening of the new Presidio Parkway Project. But KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says officials are still not sure when they'll be able to shut down Doyle Drive to switch over to the new road way.
The San Francisco Giants have proposed a new development on land just south of AT&T Park, but Supervisor Jane Kim is countering their proposal with some key changes. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the political motivations at play.
KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says San Francisco is set to eliminate nearly 1,600 parking spaces in the next few years for a variety of issues including; parklets, bike lanes and more accommodations for pedestrians.
Larry Magid: Bust for Gavin Newsom at San Francisco City Hall?
There could be a new-old face at San Francisco’s City Hall soon. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown talk about the prospects of creating a bust of former Mayor Gavin Newsom.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has a new plan to get more Californians to vote by registering them through the DMV. KCBS, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains which party this could help-if it helps at all.
The state legislature has approved higher fines for weddings and other events that cause big traffic problems. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the problem started with Kim Kardashian’s wedding.
Phil Matier: SF Mayor Ed Lee Finally Gets the Endorsement of Governor Jerry Brown
Governor Jerry Brown instructed San Francisco voters to re-elect Mayor Ed Lee. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the endorsement, and who actually values such an announcement.
Phil Matier: Protesters Outside UC Board Of Regents Support New Warriors Arena
KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains protesters outside of the UC Board of Regents want the land in Mission Bay to become the site of the new Warriors arena, instead of expanding the UCSF campus.
Phil Matier: Orinda Mayor Wins East Bay State Senate Seat
Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer has defeated Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla for a special election senate seat. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Glazer faced fierce opposition from organized labor.
Phil Matier: Officials Move Forward With Possible Site For New Raiders/Chargers Stadium In Southern California
KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains former 49ers President Carmen Policy is addressing NFL owners on pushing for land development in Carson, California for an NFL stadium and highlights where the money is coming from, as well as how Oakland is dealing with it.
Phil Matier: What Could Governor Brown’s Climate Change Pact Accomplish?
Governor Jerry Brown met with leaders from 11 other states and international provinces to sign a climate change pact reducing carbon emissions. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses how much of an effect this non-binding agreement could have.