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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, March 27th
  • Phil Matier: It’s the End of an Era for the San Francisco newspaper industry.

    Nan McEvoy, the last surviving member of the founding family to run the San Francisco Chronicle has passed away. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says she held the paper together through tough times.
  • Friday, March 27th
  • Phil Matier: Imates Claim SF Sheriff Deputies Forced Them To Fight

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and Former Mayor Willie Brown discuss public defender Jeff Adachi outing San Francisco sheriff’s deputies over inmates’ claims they were forced to fight as entertainment and that an outside investigator needs to take over.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputies Allegedly Staged Fights between Inmates

    San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi held a press conference today where he revealed that Sheriff's deputies were staging fights between inmates locked up at the Hall of Justice. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle insider Phil Matier says Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s department is under fire.
  • Thursday, March 26th
  • Phil Matier: State Senate Approved Drought Relief Package Has Half The Money Going To Flood Control

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier breaks down the different components to the drought relief package, including why there is money for flood control and why drought relief isn't being implemented quick enough.
  • Phil Matier: Will Kamala Harris Ask Courts To Block State’s ‘Kill The Gays’ Initiative?

    A California lawyer has filed paperwork on a proposed ballot initiative that would legalize the killing of gays and lesbians. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Kamala Harris will take the unusual step of asking a court to block the measure.
  • Wednesday, March 25th
  • Phil Matier: Raiders Have Not Yet Approved Coliseum City Plan

    The Alameda Board of Supervisors has signed off on a six-month negotiating deal with the City of Oakland and its development partner for the Coliseum City project. But KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the Raiders have not yet signed off on the plan.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Police Chief Under Fire After Officer-Involved Shootings

    San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr has been holding town hall meetings with the public to communicate with the public on officer-involved shootings. But KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says protesters are using those events to criticize the department.
  • Monday, March 23rd
  • Phil Matier: Standoff Between San Francisco Restaurant and Port Officials

    The waterfront restaurant Sinbad is facing off with Port of San Francisco officials. Their lease officially expired on Saturday and they were ordered to leave so ferry service could be expanded, but Sinbad stayed open for lunch today. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says it’s a battle between the new and old San Francisco.
  • Monday, March 23rd
  • Phil Matier: Mayor Ed Lee Speaks Out About St. Mary’s Cathedral’s Sprinklers

    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said St. Mary’s Cathedral should have called the police to stop homeless people from sleeping in the church’s alcoves instead of using their sprinklers. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses why it is not so easy to call the police over this type of incident.
  • Friday, March 20th
  • Phil Matier: Should Californians Be Able To Add Any Ballot Proposition?

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown talk about if they are for or against ballot propositions that can be added to the ballot for only $200.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Sheriff’s Wife to Put on Play about Domestic Violence

    Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s wife Eliana Lopez has decided to put on a play based on a domestic violence incident involving the couple that grabbed headlines back in 2012. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at how this may affect the upcoming election.
  • Thursday, March 19th
  • Phil Matier: Saint Mary's Cathedral Addresses Sprinkler System Controversy

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier is surprised by Saint Mary's Cathedral's use of a sprinkler system to dissuade the homeless from sleeping outside, but he isn't surprised that the cathedral wants to stop the homeless from using drugs and defecating outside their place of worship.
  • Phil Matier: Saint Mary's Cathedral Addresses Sprinkler System Controversy

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier is surprised by Saint Mary's Cathedral's use of a sprinker system to dissuade the homeless from sleeping outside, but he isn't surprised that the cathedral wants to stop the homeless from using drugs and defecating outside their place of worship.
  • Phil Matier: Saint Mary's Cathedral Addresses Sprinker System Controversy

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier is surprised by Saint Mary's Cathedral's use of a sprinker system to dissuade the homeless from sleeping outside, but he isn't surprised that the cathedral wants to stop the homeless from using drugs and defecating outside their place of worship.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Archdiocese Faces Criticism in Homeless Scandal

    The Archdiocese of San Francisco says it dismantled a sprinkler system at St. Mary’s Cathedral that was intended to prevent homeless from camping in its doorways. KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the church is not alone in efforts to repel the homeless.
  • Wednesday, March 18th
  • Phil Matier: California’s Water Conservation Endeavor

    As the drought in California continues, more restrictions on water usage have been imposed by the State Water Board. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier debates whether these rules are put in place to gain attention or to actually contribute to the conservation efforts.
  • Phil Matier: SFPD Investigation Into Offensive Texts Expanding

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that the San Francisco Police Department is now looking into racist and homophobic text messages sent by at least ten additional officers.
  • Tuesday, March 17th
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Could Lower The Voting Age To 16

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier talks about City Supervisor John Avalos introducing a measure to lower the voting age to 16 in San Francisco, which he says could cater to more progressives at the polls.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco D.A. Plans Investigation of Texts

    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon says he wants his department to look into every investigation involving four San Francisco police officers accused of sending a series of racist and homophobic texts. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Mater says it’s the the latest fallout in the corruption conviction of a former officer.
  • Monday, March 16th
  • Phil Matier: Three Democrats Face-Off in Special Election Tomorrow

    Three California Democrats will square off Tuesday in a special election for a state Senate seat representing the East Bay’s Seventh District. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses why unions don’t want one of the candidates, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer, to win.