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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.
  • Thursday, January 29th
  • Phil Matier: Oakland Officials Lead Investment and Development Tour

    Could Oakland be the Bay Area’s next boom town? KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says city officials are trying to make it happen, teaming up with the Bay Area Council to lead investors and developers on a tour of the city Wendesday.
  • Thursday, January 29th
  • Phil Matier: State Investigators Seize Computers, Smart Phones And Other Data-Storage Devices From Fired PG&E Executive And Former Head Of The PUC

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the judicial proceedings that will follow after going through the evidence against fired PG&E vice president Brian Cherry and the former head of the California PUC Michael Peevey over a judge-shopping controversy.
  • Phil Matier: SF Public Defender Arrested While Defending Client

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released a video, showing one of his attorneys being taken into police custody outside of a courtroom. According to him, the attorney was simply trying to do her job of representing her client. Police say she was interfering with an officer and resisting arrest.
  • Wednesday, January 28th
  • Phil Matier: New Bay Bridge Repairs Expected to Finish in June

    Officials say work may not be completed on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge until June. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at some of the challenges crews are facing.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Creates Transit Only Lanes

    San Francisco is becoming more commuter-friendly, and less hospitable to drivers. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the Metropolitan Transit Agency is painting transit only lanes red to let drivers know to stay out.
  • Tuesday, January 27th
  • Phil Matier: New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred And Mayor Libby Schaaf Working To Keep The A's In Oakland

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier highlights the ways the A's can stay in Oakland, if they use similar tactics that have made the Giants Stadium fully utilized and successful.
  • Phil Matier: Oakland Charter Schools Getting Another Chance to Improve

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Oakland school district officials are giving five underperforming schools more time to come up with plans to turn things around. Mayor Libby Schaaf and Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson held a public meeting to speak about ways to improve the city's schools.sis from around the Bay Area, the state capital and beyond.
  • Monday, January 26th
  • Phil Matier: BART Black Friday Protestors Might Be Off The Hook

    The BART Board of Directors is considering whether to press charges against a group of protestors that severely affected service of the agency on Black Friday last November. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says it is unclear what direction the Board will take on this battle between the rights of protestors against the rights of commuters.
  • Friday, January 23rd
  • Phil Matier: Uber, Lyft Face Fight With DMV

    Ride service giants Uber and Lyft may face another tussle with California regulators. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the state DMV issued an order requiring drivers to carry commercial license plates.
  • Friday, January 23rd
  • Phil Matier: Steyer Not Running For U.S. Senate Seat

    The number of candidates to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer just got smaller after billionaire and climate change activist Tom Steyer announced he won’t run. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the other contenders for the Senate seat. They also discuss the deflated footballs used by the New England Patriots.
  • Phil Matier: Billionaire Climate Activist Passes on Senate Bid

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris faces a thinning field in the race for retiring Barbara Boxer’s senate seat. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Tom Steyer, a climate activist that poured billions of dollars into the 2014 midterms, is the latest potential candidate to bow out.
  • Thursday, January 22nd
  • Phil Matier: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom And UC Regents Demand Higher Standards For Student Athletes

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the bad publicity behind UC schools not graduating enough student athletes and the reasons why Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and UC regents are pushing for stricter standards.
  • Phil Matier: Gov. Brown And UC President Napolitano Will Likely Form Committee of Two

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says a subcommittee of the UC Board of Regents recommended the formation of a committee only consisting of Governor Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano to tackle the university's funding and planned tuition increase.
  • Tuesday, January 20th
  • Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Backs Toll Road Plan

    With California needing billions of dollars to maintain highways, bridges, and roads, Governor Jerry Brown has thrown his support behind a bill that will increase the number of toll roads in the state. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that taxpayers, who are already footing the bill for repairs, aren't going to be happy with the legislation.
  • Monday, January 19th
  • Phil Matier: Protests and Demonstrations on Martin Luther King Day

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says as people gathered all over the Bay Area, the Martin Luther King holiday has been marked as a day of protests and demonstrations.
  • Monday, January 19th
  • Phil Matier: Oakland A’s and Raiders May Butt Heads Over New Stadium

    A plan to allow both the Oakland Raiders and A’s to submit their own bids to build a new stadium on the 120-acre Coliseum complex site could lead to the two teams facing off against each other. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the idea and the possible conflicts that could arise.
  • Friday, January 16th
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Mayor Pushing for 2nd Transbay BART Tube

    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is pushing for BART to build a second Transbay Tube that would connect Mission Bay to Oakland. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Lee hopes to win support from politicians in the East Bay.
  • Friday, January 16th
  • Phil Matier: No Implosion For Candlestick Park

    Candlestick Park will not be imploded as planned. Instead, the park will be taken down with a wrecking ball due to political pressure and health concerns expressed by nearby residents. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the decision and the community activism that took place for this to happen.
  • Phil Matier: BART Issues Protest Warning to Commuters

    Protesters plan to rally in San Francisco tomorrow to protest the officer-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says BART is issuing a warning about the planned gathering at the Montgomery Street station.
  • Thursday, January 15th
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Will Offer Affordable Housing Options At The State Of The City Address

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses whether or not Mayor Ed Lee's suggestions for affordable housing will actually work in San Francisco and the great affordable housing conundrum facing the city and Bay Area as a whole.
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