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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  • Saturday, December 20th
  • Phil Matier: Caltrans Decides Against Replacing Bolts on Bay Bridge

    KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Caltrans has decided tests reveal a fix to replace the corroded rods and bolts on the new span of the Bay Bridge won’t be necessary.
  • Friday, December 19th
  • Phil Matier: The likeliness Of A Bay Area Olympic Bid?

    U.S. Olympic Committee officials were in Redwood City this week to hear pitches by four cities for the right to host the 2024 Summer Games. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown break down the chances of the bid proposals from Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
  • Phil Matier: CPUC President Bids Farewell

    CPUC President Michael Peevey’s tenure has ended. KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Peevey has been under fire in connection with a series of email exchanges between commission members and PG&E executives following the deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
  • Thursday, December 18th
  • Phil Matier: Oakland Police Say They Had “No Idea” about Undercover CHP Officers At Demonstrations

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the miscommunication between the OPD and CHP after an undercover CHP officer who pulled out a gun at protesters last Wednesday.
  • Phil Matier: What’s Going On With the New BART-Oakland Airport Connector Issues?

    BART officials claim a piece of plastic tarp and rope hindered service on their new $484 million connector service to Oakland International Airport for most of last Friday. Then on Sunday the system went down again for 20 minutes. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier talked with BART officials to see why this is happening.
  • Wednesday, December 17th
  • Phil Matier: Berkeley Demonstrators and Residents Unhappy with Police Riot Tactics

    Berkeley officials and protesters are at odds over how police have handled recent protests. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at why residents are upset and how different Bay Area agencies have handled demonstrators.
  • Tuesday, December 16th
  • Phil Matier: Bay Area Pitching For 2024 Olympic Summer Games In Redwood City

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains reasons why the Bay Area would want the Olympic games, which includes building better public transit and sport complexes, as well as expanding housing.
  • Phil Matier: Police, Politics And Peaceful Protests

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus drew the ire of some within his own department when he joined a peaceful protest recently, holding a sign saying “blacklivesmatter.”
  • Monday, December 15th
  • Phil Matier: California’s Earthquake Warning System Gets $5 Million

    $5 Million in federal funding has been approved for the rollout of an early earthquake warning system in California. However, KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says additional funds will be needed since this will not be an inexpensive project.
  • Saturday, December 13th
  • Phil Matier: Missing SF General Patient’s Family To Receive City Settlement

    The family of a woman who turned up dead in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell has settled with the city. KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the city is willing to pay them nearly $3 million.
  • Friday, December 12th
  • Phil Matier: Expect A Thicker Election Mailer In 2016

    California voters could have more ballot initiatives to consider when they hit the ballot box in 2016. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss why last month’s low voter turnout is a direct cause.
  • Phil Matier: Undercover Highway Patrol Cop Pulls Gun on Marchers in Oakland

    An undercover California Highway Patrol officer pulled a gun on protesters marching in Oakland last night after crowds outed him as a cop. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says CHP officials are defending the officer, despite anger from the community.
  • Thursday, December 11th
  • Phil Matier: Food Service Workers At SFO Go On A 48-Hour-Strike

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that, amid Thursday’s storm and flight cancellations, SFO food service workers are striking due to benefits and job security concerns amidst the storm.
  • Phil Matier: Bay Bridge Lights Project One Step Closer Towards Permanence

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the lights that flickered life into the Bay Bridge in 2013 was originally planned as a two-year art installation. Now it’s a committee vote closer towards becoming permanent.
  • Wednesday, December 10th
  • Phil Matier: The Changing Nature Of Bay Area Protests

    Another freeway was shut down, dumpsters were burned and more stores were looted Tuesday night in Berkeley and Oakland as protests in the Bay Area continue. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the changing nature of protests and how they are being handled by politicians.
  • Phil Matier: Uber Sued by California Prosecutors

    San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys announced a consumer protection and unlawful business practices lawsuit against Uber, based on background check claims and inaccurate fare calculations and fees. KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Lyft has agreed to pay $500,000 in a settlement for similar charges.
  • Tuesday, December 9th
  • Phil Matier: Protests Continue In The East Bay Over Michael Brown And Eric Garner

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier describes the tactics used by protesters against police brutality in Berkeley, which includes blocking highways, Amtrak trains and stopping BART service—and the law enforcement’s difficulty in countering the disruptions.
  • Phil Matier: Protest Spotlight Shifts To Berkeley

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says city officials in Berkeley are hoping things will calm down after peaceful marches turned violent the past two nights with some demonstrators smashing windows and looting stores.
  • Monday, December 8th
  • Phil Matier: ‘Rainbow Girls’ Terrorize High-End Stores In San Francisco’s Union Square

    There has been a “plague” affecting San Francisco’s Union Square recently: shoplifting groups targeting high-end merchandise. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the value of the items makes re-selling an issue, so the stolen merchandise is probably headed overseas.
  • Saturday, December 6th
  • Phil Matier: 2 SFPD Officers Convicted In Federal Corruption Trial

    San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said it was a hard day for his department on Friday. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier reports the jury found two officers guilty on multiple counts, including stealing from suspects during searches, in a federal corruption trial.
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