Phil Matier

PHIL MATIER

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.”

 
 
 
As The KCBS & San Francisco Chronicle Insider

Breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond. Listen to KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier’s reports LIVE on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM Mondays through Fridays at 7:50am and 5:50pm or listen to the podcasts ANYTIME posted here daily.

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UC President refuses to restrict heated political rhetoric on campuses (CBS)

Napolitano Won’t Restrict Heated Political Rhetoric On UC Campuses

UC President Janet Napolitano on Wednesday said all free speech is welcome on campus, even the recent cases of hate speech used in chalk political messages seen around campus.

04/20/2016

Mayor Ed Lee

Where’s Ed? San Francisco Mayor Lee Keeping Low Public Profile

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been keeping a rather low public profile lately, especially when you compare him to the mayors of San Jose and Oakland.

03/30/2016

Temporary homeless shelter Pier 27/29.

San Francisco’s Pier 80 Homeless Shelter Comes With Staggering Cost

San Francisco is spending well above an average month’s rent to house each homeless person staying inside its Pier 80 shelter.

02/10/2016

(CBS)

Oakland Seeks Help From CHP After Last Weekend’s Massive Sideshow

Oakland city leaders are seeking help from the state after a sideshow involving hundreds of cars last weekend got out of control.

11/18/2015

Artist's rendering of a proposed neighborhood near AT&T Park in San Francisco. (CBS)

Giants Push Ballot Measure Over New Neighborhood Near AT&T Park

While there is no World Series this year for the San Francisco Giants, the team is still in battle mode. Their fight this fall is about land near AT&T park.

10/26/2015

The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

North Bay Lawmaker Demands Opening 3rd Lane For Richmond Bridge Commuters

Assemblymember Marc Levine is demanding Caltrans reopen a third lane to relieve congestion on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

09/02/2015

City Hall Centennial

Former Mayor Willie Brown Basks In Glow Of City Hall Centennial Anniversary

KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider is joined by former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown who played a pivotal role in getting San Francisco’s City Hall in the tip-top shape it’s in today as the building celebrates its 100-year anniversary.

06/19/2015

Doyle Drive / Presidio Parkway tunnels. (CBS)

Computer Glitch Delaying Doyle Drive Project Fixed, Completion Date Still Uncertain

The computer glitch in the safety system that forced the cancellation of the opening of the new Doyle Drive tunnels last week has been fixed.

06/03/2015

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Eliminating Nearly 1,600 Parking Spots To Make Room For Pedestrians, Cyclists And Parklets

San Francisco is scheduled to remove almost 1,600 parking spaces over the next few years for projects ranging from the new Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit line to more parklets

06/01/2015

Jerry Brown Interview

California Democrats And Republicans Could Agree To Hike Gas Tax

California’s $59 billion backlog of roadway maintenance projects has Governor Jerry Brown fed up and seeking to raise the state’s gas tax, which hasn’t been increased since the early ’90s.

05/26/2015

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