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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On a day where students were staging walkouts across the country to protest gun violence and call for legislative action, there was a teach-in for Oakland educators. The lesson plan was all about dealing with an active shooter.
Teachers and police working in Oakland public schools say having teachers armed with guns would actually make things more dangerous.
New hospital beds for San Francisco’s mentally ill and homeless are in a locked facility, renewing a debate on California’s commitment laws.
For a lot of BART commuters, a second transbay tube couldn’t come soon enough. Now, BART is taking serious steps in that direction.
BART is making a clean sweep at some of its filthiest stations.
A new ad claims there was dirty back room dealing in the selection of San Francisco’s new interim mayor.
The feds laid out new guidelines for arresting undocumented immigrants and KPIX 5 has obtained the new directive from ICE.
“To me that is too much power in one person’s hand. There needs to be checks and balances,” San Francisco Interim Mayor Mark Farrell said.
San Francisco’s police officer union is running radio ads blasting the SFPD for pulling out of FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Berkeley Police Department is having serious staffing issues.