Phil Matier

Phil Matier

KCBS & Chronicle Insider Phil Matier offers breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond.
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  • Thursday, November 27th
  • Phil Matier: Bracing For More Damages In Oakland

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Oakland city officials are bracing for yet another night of protests by demonstrators that are unhappy a Ferguson, Missouri police officer will not be facing charges for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
  • Wednesday, November 26th
  • Phil Matier: Oakland vs. San Francisco Protests

    There has been a huge difference in the size and destruction associated with the protests in Oakland and San Francisco over the decision to not charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses why he thinks there is such a difference in these protests.
  • Phil Matier: Ferguson Grand Jury Ruling Sparks Oakland Protests

    KCBS, KPIX, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says even though the grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown sparked protests in Oakland, that the city has had a history where demonstrations often turn violent. New Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf has called for an end to looting and violence or else face arrest.
  • Tuesday, November 25th
  • Phil Matier: Ferguson Protest In Downtown Oakland

    Oakland residents and business owners woke up Tuesday morning to shattered windows and vandalized stores after protesters objected to a Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier was at the protest Monday night in downtown Oakland and discusses what he saw.
  • Phil Matier: Bracing For The Reaction To Ferguson

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says prosecutors in Ferguson, Missouri are expected to announce whether a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, African-American teenager will be facing any charges. Meanwhile, officials in Oakland and San Francisco are bracing for potential violence to the grand jury’s decision.
  • Monday, November 24th
  • Phil Matier: The Stench In San Francisco’s Mid-Market Area

    San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood may be home to some of the biggest movers and shakers on the tech scene, including Twitter, but KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said despite the influx of money, the area ranked at the top of the city’s neighborhoods for the filthiest streets.
  • Saturday, November 22nd
  • Phil Matier: BART Cuts the Ribbon on Oakland Airport Rail

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that BART has finally put the finishing touches on a rail connection to Oakland International Airport. But will it be worth the price and the four years it took to construct?
  • Friday, November 21st
  • Phil Matier: Republicans Plan Next Step In Immigration Reform

    President Obama’s executive order on Immigration reform has sent shockwaves through political circles and has the Republican Party weighing a response. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the President’s action—and what could come next.
  • Phil Matier: University of California approves tuition hike

    The U-C Board of Regents has approved increases in tuition that could add up to five percent per year. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says U-C officials could reduce the fee hikes, but only if the legislature boosts the university’s budget.
  • Thursday, November 20th
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Hurdles Toward The 2024 Summer Olympics

    The city of San Francisco is considering beach volleyball at City Hall and a pop-up track stadium on a landfill near Candlestick Park. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier describes how the costs and competition of hosting the summer games.
  • Phil Matier: UC Tuition Just Got Even More Expensive

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says a UC Regents committee voted 7-to-2 approving a five-percent tuition increase-a-year for students. One of those no votes came from Governor Jerry Brown who faced-off against current UC President Janet Napolitano over the increase.
  • Wednesday, November 19th
  • Phil Matier: Higher Costs Arise With MTA's Move From Oakland To San Francisco

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the reasons why the Metropolitan Transportation Agency's move from Oakland to San Francisco is costing more than expected.
  • Tuesday, November 18th
  • Phil Matier: The End Begins For Candlestick Park

    Construction workers at Candlestick Park used sledgehammers to begin deconstructing the 64-year-old stadium on Monday. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier was there and describes the scene.
  • Phil Matier: Tearing Down Candlestick Park

    Construction workers at Candlestick Park used sledgehammers to begin deconstructing the 64-year-old stadium on Monday. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier was there and describes the scene.
  • Phil Matier: Governor Jerry Brown for President?

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Governor Jerry Brown is holding a reception in Sacramento asking for a donation of $5,000 per person. This raises the question: is he considering a run for the White House?
  • Monday, November 17th
  • Phil Matier: The High Cost Of Disabled Placard Fraud

    According to a new report, the city of San Francisco loses almost $23 million in potential meter funds because of the use and abuse of disabled parking placards. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains how the program works and why lost revenue is eventually passed down to all city parkers.
  • Saturday, November 15th
  • Phil Matier: Poll Examines GOP Surge

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says a new Field Poll sheds more light on Republican success in November's midterm elections - both statewide and nationally.
  • Friday, November 14th
  • Phil Matier: Pelosi Defends Her Post

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t taking questions as to whether or not she’ll be stepping down from duty lightly. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss what she’s accomplished in her position and say she won’t be leaving anytime soon.
  • Phil Matier: Could Pay Raise for CSU Executives Stir Controversy?

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the budget approved today by California State University trustees, which calls for pay raises for executives, could prove controversial among students.
  • Thursday, November 13th
  • Phil Matier: Drones Are Just One Element of Increased Police Surveillance

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the many surveillance technologies police departments now use to monitor track motorists, monitor crime zones and keep tabs on suspects.
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