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Phil Matier

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Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.

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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.

To schedule an appearance for KPIX 5 on-air reporters/anchors, please contact Akilah Bolden-Monifa, Director of Communications. Please provide the date, time, location of the event, number of attendees expected, and name of sponsoring organization.

Commuters board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: BART Commuters Dealing With Increasingly Packed Trains

Increased ridership, shorter trains, and an aging fleet are part of the reason BART commuters are being packed into cars like sardines many days.

09/10/2014

Artist rendering of the Grand Hall of the new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. This will replace the current bus terminal at First and Mission Streets with a multi-model transit center serving eleven transportation systems. (transbaycenter.org)

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.

09/09/2014

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Phil Matier: San Francisco Uses Private Ambulances Amid Major Shortages

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.

09/08/2014

A noose was found hanging on an Oakland Public Works truck used by African-American workers. (CBS)

Noose Found On Oakland Public Works Truck Used By African-American Employees

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.

08/27/2014

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With The Seismic Uncertainty Of San Francisco’s Piers 30-32, What Does The Future Hold?

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.

08/19/2014

Former Beatles member Paul McCartney performs on stage during the 56th Grammy Awards (Photo credit FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Preparations Underway For Sir Paul McCartney Concert, Final Event At Candlestick Park

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.

08/13/2014

Muni Riders Wait

Phil Matier: SF Muni Sickout Didn’t Stop Some Employees From Picking Up Paychecks

An investigation has found that dozens of operators picked up their paycheck from Muni headquarters on days they called in sick.

08/13/2014

Fans of the Oakland Raiders look on against the New England Patriots during an NFL game on December 14, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Planners Have Ambitious Ideas For Possible New Raiders Stadium In Oakland

Even with Raiders owner Mark Davis’ recent visit to San Antonio, planners are working on a new stadium for the team in Oakland, though there are plenty of moving parts to be worked out.

07/30/2014

The San Francisco Police Department logo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Spike In Violent Crime Puts San Francisco Bayview Cops On Edge

A spike in violent crime has San Francisco police on their toes, and put community members on edge in one neighborhood.

07/23/2014

The Oakland Coliseum. (CBS)

Phil Matier: A’s Agree To 10-Year-Lease Extension To Keep Playing In Oakland

The A’s have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to keep them playing ball in Oakland, but it really only requires them to play at the Coliseum for two.

07/22/2014

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