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Phil Matier

Phil Matier

KCBS & Chronicle Insider Phil Matier offers breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond. Phil Matier can be heard weekdays at 7:50am and 5:50am
  • Friday, April 17th
  • Phil Matier: Attorney General Announces Bias Reduction Training Program for Police

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris has unveiled a new statewide training program for police officers. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the program seeks to curb officers’ built-in biases that compromise their ability to enforce laws fairly and use appropriate force.
  • Friday, April 17th
  • Phil Matier: UC Admissions Numbers Coming Out Next Month

    The UC system’s admissions numbers are usually out this time of year, but they’ll be a month late this time around. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss why the delay is being blamed on an ongoing fight over tuition hikes between Governor Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano.
  • Phil Matier: Vote on Bill to Mandate Child Vaccinations Delayed

    Voting on a bill that would mandate the immunization of California school children has been delayed. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the bill has sparked heated debate.
  • Thursday, April 16th
  • Phil Matier: Prominent Catholics Want New Archbishop In San Francisco

    Over 100 prominent Bay Area Catholics have funded an ad in the San Francisco Chronicle calling for the ouster of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone . KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at whether it will have any effect on the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Catholics Petition for Archbishop’s Removal

    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has sparked controversy in the Bay Area with his outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says a group of prominent Catholics are taking action, putting a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle asking Pope Francis to remove the Archbishop.
  • Wednesday, April 15th
  • Phil Matier: Vaccination Debate Once Again Heard In Sacramento

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that parents are threatening to leave the state or home school their children if they are unable to get vaccination waivers.
  • Phil Matier: New Regulations on Short-Term Rentals like Airbnb

    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell are making changes to laws regarding short-term rentals. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the new amendments and why the tech industry is fighting back.
  • Tuesday, April 14th
  • Phil Matier: New Report Rates Oakland Roads From 'Fair' To 'At Risk'

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the problems with the roads of Oakland, according to the Bay Area Pavement Condition Index. San Francisco and other Bay Area cities face similar issues on trying to fix the roads.
  • Phil Matier: AT&T Park Transforms San Francisco’s Mission Bay

    Though the Giants lost their home opener on Monday, since AT&T Park opened in 2000, it has completely transformed San Francisco’s once-quiet Mission Bay neighborhood. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that neighbors are hoping that the Golden State Warriors will bring the same magic to the area.
  • Monday, April 13th
  • Phil Matier: AT&T Park's Success Could Pave The Way For Oakland Stadium

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses how the Giants' AT&T Park was built without San Francisco tax payers' money and how their construction might give a helpful outline to how the A's can build their own stadium.
  • Friday, April 10th
  • SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Addresses Jailhouse Scandals As He Kicks Off His Re-election Campaign

    An FBI investigation into whether San Francisco sheriff's deputies arranged and gambled on fights between jail inmates comes as another deputy is put on leave after a prisoner he was escorting escaped. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi addressed both issues at a news conference today: KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses what might be at stake for Mirkarimi’s re-election campaign.
  • Friday, April 10th
  • Phil Matier: Democratic Alternatives in 2016

    As Hilary Clinton gets ready to announce her 2016 presidential candidacy, there are questions of which Democrats will eventually challenge her. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the possibilities, including Vice President Joe Biden and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.
  • Phil Matier: State Senator Proposes Homeless “Right to Rest” Bill

    Southern California’s Senator Carol Liu has proposed a “Right to Rest” bill. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the bill would allow the homeless to sleep in public without fearing arrest.
  • Thursday, April 9th
  • Phil Matier: Traffic Fines Affecting Ability Of Poor Californians To Keep Their Driver's Licenses

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that additional surcharges for traffic fines in California make it difficult for drivers to pay off the penalties, and many are losing their driver's licenses as a result.
  • Phil Matier: State Legislature Hear Proposal To Limit Vaccine Exemptions

    California State Senators held a public hearing Wednesday for a proposal that would limit parents’ options for exempting their children from receiving vaccines. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the bill would still allow for medical exemptions.
  • Wednesday, April 8th
  • Phil Matier: Water Conservation in California

    In the month of February, water conservation in California was the lowest it has been since the drought began. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses why Californians are not making significant progress in water conservation efforts.
  • Phil Matier: Oakland Mayor Hires City’s Former Housing Director

    Oakland’s former housing director, Claudia Cappio, will now head the city’s development efforts. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Cappio’s portfolio includes helping to transform Emeryville into a shopping destination.
  • Tuesday, April 7th
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes City’s New Big Buildings Use Gray Water

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier talks about San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener’s proposed legislation that would require large new buildings in the city use gray water in toilets and for irrigation. Developers say the project would save millions of dollars for construction projects, but there could be some push back .
  • Phil Matier: Are the A’s Leaving Oakland?

    The Oakland A’s are kicking off a new season at the Oakland Coliseum, but some are speculating that they’re looking to move to the South Bay. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier sat down today with A’s owner Lew Wolff.
  • Monday, April 6th
  • Phil Matier: California Farmers Face Growing Criticsims Over Lack Of Water Restrictions

    Since California Governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory drought restrictions on water last week, there's been a growing backlash on farmers who own senior water rights. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the resentment.