Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.
In addition to his work with KPIX 5, Matier and fellow journalist Andy Ross co-write a news column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Their column, Matier & Ross, runs Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, offering scoops and insights about one of the most fascinating and trend setting regions in the country. Matier can also be heard on KCBS Radio during morning and afternoon drive time.
“I’ve long said the Bay Area was put here to give the rest of the country something to talk about,” says Matier. “And we don’t let them down.”
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Jean Quan’s 10,000 resident plan, part of her re-election campaign, would include thousands of new housing units in the city.
Governor Brown seems fairly confident about the safety of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, some might say too confident given the unanswered questions about all the problems we’ve had with the new bridge.
The clock appears to be ticking for State Sen. Ron Calderon as his democratic colleagues are giving him just one week to resign—or risk being suspended—after he was indicted on multiple federal corruption charges.
Phil Matier looks at the shift in politics on both sides of the aisle where large amounts of money are coming in from individuals with very specific agendas, but asks— is this Democracy?
A new co-working space has opened in Oakland, as there are continued concerns about the crime rate and increasing rent costs throughout the city.
Three former California governors announced a proposed ballot initiative Thursday designed to speed up the state’s lengthy death penalty process.
There is another move to improve San Francisco and a $50 million plan to fill the Geary Boulevard underpass is starting to get some serious consideration from city officials.
Questions remain on what can be done by city leaders, transit officials and the police department to decrease the number of fatalities on San Francisco streets.
The liability, which has been building for years, is at least $71 billion.
Could San Francisco’s chance to host the next America’s Cup be sailing away? That’s what one of the race organizers recently said, indicating that they were looking at other venues like Hawaii and San Diego.