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
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Berkeley School District Changes Policy After Elementary Student Forced To Clean Bathrooms As Punishment
11-year-old Ishmael Perry said he was just an innocent bystander when a classmate at LeConte Elementary used bullying language in the afterschool program, but he was threatened with suspension. He instead chose to clean the school’s bathrooms for two weeks.
KCBS, KPIX, and San Francisco Chronicle Insider Phil Matier on California’s teacher tenure ruling and how many state Republicans may use this to their advantage in the upcoming November election.
The battle lines are drawn in a hotly contested Assembly race in the East Bay. With less than one week, two powerful special interest groups are dividing Democrats.
This week the Tea Party took some hits nationally by losing several primary battles against the GOP establishment, but a California Tea Party Republican continues to lead as the Republican candidate for governor.
The technological advances to make San Francisco’s Muni a more efficient public-transportation system are actually working against riders, several of whom are getting fined because of faulty Clipper card readers .
The team said red tape proved to be too much of a hassle when they first offered to refurbish a Little League field at Bushrod Park in North Oakland.
While more than three quarters of Oakland residents said there is not enough police, they are also wary about raising parcel taxes to pay for more officers, according to a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.
California’s top-two primary system is in effect this year for the first time in statewide races and it looks it will be a huge game changer.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is ponying up $500,000 of his own money and launching his first television ads of the campaign.
The team could be adversely affected by the passage of Proposition B, which would limit the height of new buildings on Port of San Francisco property.