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 CBS 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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The Assembly Committee on Public Safety was tasked with considering a proposal to require ammunition vendors to be authorized dealers and to get identification from buyers. A hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m.
Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday that could pay him as much as $3 million this year.
The study by the National Council on Teacher Quality recommends several improvements for attracting and retaining teachers.
This weekend Oakland’s Police Department is changing its strategy per the recommendation of consultant team on fighting crime by shrinking police districts. Critics say it doesn’t add more police.
While low approval ratings plague Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, it doesn’t appear she’ll be going anywhere. Meanwhile, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is leading his city in a period of rapid expansion.
The embattled head of San Francisco’s Housing Authority, who is on paid medical leave, is apparently opening a restaurant in Berkeley with his wife. And, that’s not sitting well with at least one San Francisco lawmaker.
Drivers parking near AT&T Park in San Francisco now have to feed their meter into the evening hours, the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency is reminder motorists.
A newly-released KPIX poll finds that while a majority of residents in San Francisco and San Jose think their communities are fairing pretty well, those who live in Oakland have a negative view of the city in which they reside and its leadership.
61 percent of those polled said they oppose the proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport after Harvey Milk.
An effort to water down one of California’s landmark environmental laws is moving forward in Sacramento.