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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Phil Matier: Is Senator Feinstein Putting San Francisco’s Mayor Lee On The Hot Seat Over Airbnb Legislation?
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has some strong words about proposed Airbnb legislation under consideration by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and doesn’t want anything getting pushed through too soon.
With little over two weeks to go until the upcoming election, Governor Jerry Brown appears to be doing very little to put much of a dent into the $23 million he’s raised to campaign for re-election.
Organizations representing rank-and-file firefighters in San Francisco are calling on the Mayor Ed Lee to replace Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White and get some new ideas in the department to deal with a crisis in public safety.
Thousands of drivers heading from the Bay Bridge to Downtown San Francisco use the Folsom Street off-ramp each day. But the ramp will close for the next few months, not only to make it safer, but to make way for construction.
Increased ridership, shorter trains, and an aging fleet are part of the reason BART commuters are being packed into cars like sardines many days.
Phil Matier: San Francisco Developers Renege On Paying Special Tax For Transbay Terminal, Caltrain Extension
The San Francisco Board Of Supervisors are meeting Tuesday to create a special tax district around the Transbay Terminal to cover the cost of its reconstruction including the Caltrain extension. Downtown developers had earlier promised to pay in, they are now lobbying, and threatening a lawsuit claiming the amounts are too excessive due to soaring property values.
Inundated with calls and facing over one hour response times, San Francisco officials had to turn to private ambulances to help cover the city during the Saturday night of the recent Labor Day weekend.
Oakland police say they are investigating reports that a noose was found placed on a city Public Works truck used by African American employees, and the workers union says they have no doubt it the move was rooted in racism.
After many failed proposal the future of Piers 30 to 32 in San Francisco is sinking and it’s going to take a massive life saver to rescue it.
Crews were busy setting up Wednesday for Thursday’s final event at Candlestick Park, a concert by Sir Paul McCartney. Around 49,000 fans are coming to say hello again to McCartney, and goodbye forever to the ballpark.