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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After George Lucas ran into a buzzsaw of opposition from his wealthy Marin County neighbors when he tried to expand his Skywalker Ranch studio, the filmmaker might be getting some payback with plans for one of the largest affordable housing projects in the Bay Area.
Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff said a possible move to San Jose is “not worth a nasty battle” over territorial rights with the San Francisco Giants, and is hopeful the city’s new mayor can help them get a new stadium built in Oakland.
A group of San Francisco supervisors has proposed a ban on wild and exotic animals for entertainment purposes. The ban would apply to movie shoots, circus acts and street performers, although domesticated horses are exempt.
San Francisco’s Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.
They can drive, they can work, and now a group of San Francisco city officials, including two supervisors want 16-and 17-year-olds to be eligible to vote.
Nate Miley wants the Raiders to renovate the Coliseum, as he says a new stadium could cost taxpayers $300 million.
Investigators said thieves who are driving stolen cars into businesses are becoming clever at avoiding police and the cameras designed to help catch them.
California Marijuana Legalization Supporters Worry Video From Smokers Promising Hash Bars Will Hurt Campaign
A new online video could shape the early debate over legalizing pot in California, but some supporters fear it could backfire.
A new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found many in the Bay Area want charges upheld against 14 protesters who blocked a BART train on Black Friday, causing major delays. The poll comes amid a push among the protesters and some BART officials to drop the case.
In a political shift that signals change at Oakland City Hall, the mayor and Alameda County appear to be on the same page to allow both the A’s and the Raiders to submit competing proposals for the Coliseum site.