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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, February 12th
  • Phil Matier: Bernie Sanders Taking the Lead Over Hillary Clinton

    Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had an intense debate Thursday night in their second one-on-one debate. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss why more people are supporting Sanders.
  • Thursday, February 11th
  • Larry Magid: Autopsy Shows Mario Woods Had 20 Gunshot Wounds and Drugs in His System

    The shooting of Mario Woods by police late last year sparked protests in San Francisco. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the autopsy report isn’t likely to quell demonstrations.  
  • Phil Matier: Bay Area Considers Second Transbay Tube Between San Francisco And The East Bay

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains a possible second transbay tube and other transportation ideas that could help ease congestion on the BART.
  • Wednesday, February 10th
  • Phil Matier: What the Ferguson Lawsuit Means for San Francisco

    The Justice Department has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri after the city voted to make changes to an agreement set between the city and the DOJ. KCBS, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that while the DOJ is conducting a review of the San Francisco Police Department, the city should not expect the same result.
  • Phil Matier: The Debate on Tasers Intensifies

    A test plan to equip 100 police officers in San Francisco with tasers created by Police Chief Greg Suhr is drawing a critical eye from the Police Officers Association. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the POA believes the chief’s plan to be inadequate.
  • Tuesday, February 9th
  • Phil Matier: Most BART Cars Don’t Have Working Cameras

    According to BART officials, less than a quarter of the surveillance cameras on their railcars actually work. KCBS, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses what BART can do next.
  • Phil Matier: Homeless Navigation Center Opens Without Working Bathrooms and Showers

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the reasons behind the early opening of the Homeless Navigation Center, which installed plumbing after already allowing people to stay there.
  • Monday, February 8th
  • Phil Matier: Transbay Transit Official Flying to San Francisco on Public’s Dime

    The Chief Financial Officer for the Transbay Transit Center has been working from her home in Colorado and flying to and from San Francisco on the public's dime. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the issue.
  • Friday, February 5th
  • Phil Matier: More People Heading to the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50

    After years of planning and millions of dollars in the making, we have finally reached the homestretch of Super Bowl 50. The big game is on Sunday, and that means more crowds of people are heading to the Bay Area. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss what we should expect to see over Super Bowl weekend.
  • Thursday, February 4th
  • Phil Matier: Homeless Protestors Block Traffic By Super Bowl City

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the details behind the displacement of the homeless around Super Bowl City.
  • Wednesday, February 3rd
  • Phil Matier: Tension Between Verizon and Super Bowl Host Committee

    Verizon officials are reportedly unhappy that they had to remove a large banner from a downtown San Francisco skyscraper. KCBS, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the Super Bowl Host Committee is looking to make it up to them.
  • Phil Matier: The Fine Line between Encampment and Protest

    Super Bowl City in San Francisco is expected to get a new neighbor today. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says a tent city will be erected today at Pier 2, and an interesting legal loophole will be present for law enforcement to consider.
  • Tuesday, February 2nd
  • Phil Matier: CHP Officer Stabbed in the Neck in San Francisco

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier talks about the alleged stabbing of a CHP officer by a transient.  
  • Phil Matier: Super Bowl 50 Signs Vandalized

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier describes how the Super Bowl 50 signs have been vandalized.
  • Monday, February 1st
  • Phil Matier: Department of Justice Will Investigate the San Francisco Police Department

    The United States Department of Justice says it will conduct a comprehensive review of the San Francisco Police Department. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses how this comes in light of the Mario Woods shooting in December.
  • Friday, January 29th
  • Phil Matier: The Oakland Raiders Might Move to Las Vegas

    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis met with the owner of the Sands Casino in Las Vegas to discuss a domed stadium that could be the team’s future home. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses whether he thinks Davis is seriously thinking of moving the Raiders there.
  • Thursday, January 28th
  • Phil Matier: Dolores Park’s New Outdoor Urinal

    San Francisco has taken a page out of Europe’s playbook. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Dolores Park now has an open-air urinal.  
  • Phil Matier: How Will SF Police Handle Protestors During Super Bowl Week?

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains what San Francisco police can and can’t do when confronting protestors.
  • Wednesday, January 27th
  • Phil Matier: Water Wasters Were Innocent After All

    The East Bay Municipal Utility District released a list of water wasters last year that got national attention, but it turns out many of them weren’t wasting water at all. KCBS, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains how it happened.
  • Phil Matier: Mario Woods Day Established by SF Board of Supervisors

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution to make July 22nd “Mario Woods Day” in the city. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the move to remember the man shot dead by police last month is being seen as a slap in the face of the department.
  • Tuesday, January 26th
  • Phil Matier: Who Will Pay for Super Bowl City?

    Organizers of San Francisco’s bid to host the Super Bowl want the NFL to foot the bill for Super Bowl City. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the league probably won’t pay up.  
  • Phil Matier: Brace For Gridlock In SF’s Financial District

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the traffic problems due to the Super Bowl security and road blockages in San Francisco.
  • Monday, January 25th
  • Phil Matier: New Documents Reveal Events Before Mario Woods Shooting

    Police documents reveal new insights into the last moments of Mario Woods' life before he was shot and killed last month by San Francisco Police in the Bayview neighborhood. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the events that led up to the shooting on December 2nd.
  • Friday, January 22nd
  • Phil Matier: Three People Connected to San Francisco Mayor Facing Corruption Charges

    Three people with ties to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee are facing federal corruption charges stemming from the same investigation that ensnared Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow and state Senator Leland Yee. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains how all three people are connected to the Mayor.  
  • Phil Matier: SF Super Bowl Festivities Ready to Kick Off in Earnest

    Years of planning in the making, the construction of Super Bowl City in San Francisco will begin this weekend. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss public opinions of the event, and if the Bay Area may be looking to host the Big Game again in the future.
  • Thursday, January 21st
  • Phil Matier: BART Will Replace Decoys With Real Cameras

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the bureaucracy and logistics behind replacing the decoys with real cameras.
  • Wednesday, January 20th
  • Phil Matier: Are Transit Agencies Prepared for Super Bowl Traffic?

    Local officials are advising commuters to avoid driving and prepare for additional traffic in the lead-up to Super Bowl 50 and all of its related festivities. But as KCBS, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says, many transit agencies aren’t getting the message.
  • Phil Matier: Possible Punishments for the Bay Bridge Protestors

    The fate of the 25 protestors who effectively shut down a portion of the Bay Bridge on Monday night is up in the air. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the punishments for activists in similar recent protests have not been consistent.
  • Tuesday, January 19th
  • Phil Matier: The SFPD Officers Who Killed Mario Woods Are Back at Work

    The San Francisco police officers who shot and killed an African-American man last month are back on the job. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the officers have been put on desk duty.  
  • Phil Matier: What Does The Public Think Of The Bay Bridge Shutdown By Protestors?

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the reasons for the protestors’ shutdown of the Bay Bridge and how officials handled the situation.
  • Monday, January 18th
  • Phil Matier: Super Bowl 50 Will Cause More Traffic Jams in San Francisco

    Many people say traffic is already gridlocked on San Francisco city streets, but it's going to get even worse in the days leading up to Super Bowl 50. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains why.
  • Friday, January 15th
  • Phil Matier: Golden State Warriors Delay Opening of New Arena

    The Golden State Warriors say they're delaying the opening of the team's new arena which they hope to build in San Francisco's Mission Bay. The Warriors wanted to move back to San Francisco in time for the 20-18 season, but team CEO Rick Welts tells the San Jose Mercury News that they are now aiming for 20-19. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses why it is delaying the opening.
  • Phil Matier: Raiders Looking for a Home

    The Raiders are currently without a home for the 2016-17 season, after the franchise was not selected by the NFL to relocate to Los Angeles and their lease at the Coliseum in Oakland expired. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the hard political stance Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has been able to uphold throughout the negotiations for a new stadium.  
  • Thursday, January 14th
  • Phil Matier: Congestion in Super Bowl City

    The City of San Francisco plans to close streets in parts of the Financial District for the Super Bowl. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says drivers are in for a world of hurt.  
  • Phil Matier: Many BART Cameras Don’t Work

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains many of the BART cameras are decoys and the reasons for having them in the first place.
  • Wednesday, January 13th
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Voices Support for Police Chief Greg Suhr

    Mayor Ed Lee has issued his first public comments of support for San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, after protestors interrupted Lee’s inauguration Friday calling for Suhr to be fired. KCBS , KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains what’s to come for Mayor Lee and the SFPD.
  • Phil Matier: Oakland’s Next Step

    As local fans of the Silver and Black celebrate the NFL not approving a stadium plan that would have sent the Raiders down south, city and team officials are left asking “What’s next?” KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says any potential stadium deal in Oakland hinges on team owner Mark Davis taking on a partner.
  • Tuesday, January 12th
  • Phil Matier: What’s Next for the Oakland Raiders

    NFL owners have approved a plan for the Rams to move to LA with the Chargers, over the Raiders. KCBS, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains what this could mean not just for the Raiders but also the city of Oakland.
  • Phil Matier: What Will Be The Fate For The Oakland Raiders?

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the upcoming vote on proposals for NFL teams moving to Los Angeles, and Oakland Raiders’ chances of a move there or staying.
  • Monday, January 11th
  • Phil Matier: Golden Gate Bridge Officials Look to Curb Vista Point Traffic

    Sightseers at Vista Point near the Golden Gate Bridge caused traffic backups for over an hour over during the holidays. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says bridge officials are looking for ways to remedy the congestion.  
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Gets Ready for Super Bowl 50

    The Super Bowl 50 party in San Francisco will be large and it will impact the entire city. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses what we should expect to see.
  • Friday, January 8th
  • Phil Matier: Protestors Disrupt Swearing-In of San Francisco’s Mayor

    Protestors gathered at San Francisco's City Hall for a message for Mayor Ed Lee, who was being sworn in. They want Police Chief Greg Suhr out. This all stems from the fatal shooting of a man armed with a knife by San Francisco police officers. The incident was captured on video that went viral. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses what the chances are of Suhr getting fired.
  • Phil Matier: The Financials of Super Bowl 50

    City officials say the financial gain San Francisco stands to gain from the festivities leading up to Super Bowl 50 next month far out-weigh the expected $4 million price tag. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss how the Big Game differs from other large events that have happened in the region.
  • Thursday, January 7th
  • Phil Matier: Super Bowl to Cost City of San Francisco up to $4 Million

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the money is going to beef up public transportation, police patrols and clean-up crews.  
  • Phil Matier: Previewing The California Budget

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains what to expect with the unveiling of the California budget by Governor Jerry Brown.
  • Wednesday, January 6th
  • Phil Matier: No Super Bowl Badges for the San Francisco Fire Department

    The NFL has commissioned special commemorative badges for law enforcement officials who are working on Super Bowl 50, but San Francisco’s Fire Chief has banned her firefighters from buying them. KCBS, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explores her rationale behind the ban, and the reaction from the force.
  • Phil Matier: California to Ante Up on Online Poker?

    A proposed measure to license Internet poker in California will be considered in Sacramento today. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains how fantasy sports is playing a major role in a move towards passage.
  • Tuesday, January 5th
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco’s City Attorney Pushes for Firing of Police Involved in Texting Scandal

    A judge ruled last month that the city of San Francisco waited too long to take action against police officers who sent racist texts. KCBS, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the city attorney is appealing the decision.  
  • Phil Matier: Oakland’s Auto Row Posed For Development

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the history of Auto Row in Oakland and the type of housing developments in the works.
  • Monday, January 4th
  • Phil Matier: Super Bowl 50 Might Cause Some Problems for Ferry Riders

    The Bay Area is gearing up to host this year's Superbowl next month. Plans for the big game include a Super Bowl city at the foot of San Francisco's Market Street, which might cause some super headaches for people who regularly commute by ferry. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the issue.
  • Phil Matier: 49ers Look for New Head Coach

    The San Francisco 49ers are on the hunt for a new head coach. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the team’s problems aren't just on the field.  
  • Thursday, December 24th, 2015
  • Phil Matier: Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown Talks End of Year Politics

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and Former Mayor Willie Brown discusses Trump’s run for the presidency, Aaron Peskin and Governor Jerry Brown.
  • Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
  • Phil Matier: Flywheel to Bring More Tech to Taxis

    Redwood City-based Flywheel has won approval from state regulators to install new metering technology in cabs. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says while taxis are attempting to keep up with services such as Uber and Lyft, the jury is still out if this move will level the playing field.
  • Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
  • Phil Matier: Housing Affordability in the East Bay

    Homes in the East Bay were once affordable. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that’s no longer the case.  
  • Phil Matier: California’s Green Carpool Stickers Sell Out

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the difference between the sold out green carpool stickers versus the available white carpool stickers.
  • Monday, December 21st, 2015
  • Phil Matier: Statute of Limitations Protects San Francisco Cops Who Wrote Bigoted Texts

    A Superior Court judge ruled that the San Francisco police officers who exchanged racist and homophobic text messages three years ago will keep their jobs and avoid discipline. That’s because the case goes past the one-year statute of limitations set by California’s Peace Officer Bill of Rights for any personal investigation. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that doesn’t mean the San Francisco Police Department hasn’t been severely tainted by this scandal.
  • Phil Matier: Jerry Brown Living in the Governor’s Mansion

    Governor Brown is the first governor since Ronald Reagan to live in the governor’s mansion. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier has more.
  • Friday, December 18th, 2015
  • Phil Matier: Clean Energy Customers Will Soon Pay More

    State regulators have increased the amount that PG&E customers pay to the utility if they choose to get their electricity from a clean energy supplier. Critics say the fifteen dollar a month fee could make it expensive enough to discourage consumers from making the switch. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses what the money is for and what’s behind the California Public Utility Commission’s decision.
  • Phil Matier: Is It Time for a Second Bridge to SF?

    As highlighted by this morning’s paint spill and ensuing snarled traffic, the Bay Bridge can be a headache-inducing commute for San Francisco workers. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the possibility of building a second Bay Bridge to help ease the congestion.
  • Thursday, December 17th, 2015
  • Phil Matier: New Report Maps Worst Commutes in Bay Area

    The Bay Area is dealing with one of the side effects of a booming economy – congestion on the highways. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier breaks down a new report that pinpoints the worst commutes in the Bay Area.  

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