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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.

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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Phil Matier: State Assembly To Tackle Teacher Pension Fund Shortfall

The liability, which has been building for years, is at least $71 billion.

01/31/2014

America's Cup - Finals Races 5 & 6

Phil Matier: SF’s Chances Of Hosting America’s Cup Sailing Away?

Could San Francisco’s chance to host the next America’s Cup be sailing away? That’s what one of the race organizers recently said, indicating that they were looking at other venues like Hawaii and San Diego.

01/30/2014

The new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower and the old eastern span of the bridge peek through fog. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Cost Growing As Old Bay Bridge Demolition Is Delayed

The Bay Bridge saga continues as the $239 million takedown of the old eastern span has fallen six months behind schedule.

01/29/2014

Tom Perkins (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Phil Matier: Tom Perkins’ Apology And The Perception Of Class Warfare

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tom Perkins has responded to the criticism directed at him in the wake of controversial remarks he recently penned for a Wall Street Journal editorial comparing today’s treatment of wealthy Americans to the persecutions of Jews in Nazi Germany.

01/28/2014

Uber

Phil Matier: Wrongful Death Suit Could Change How Uber Does Business

A wrongful-death lawsuit involving Uber and one of its drivers who struck a 6-year-old girl, could be instrumental in changing the way ridesharing companies are regulated.

01/27/2014

Carquinez Bridge

Phil Matier: Carquinez Bolt Problems Foreshadowed Bay Bridge Mess

Caltrans is already facing tough questions raised in the wake of a highly critical report and a state senate committee hearing on engineers’ alerting agency managers about cracked welds on the Bay Bridge’s eastern span.

01/27/2014

Aerial view of The Presidio and the San Francisco Bay (Presidio Trust)

Phil Matier: Lucas Downsizes Presidio Museum Proposal, But Is It Enough?

The Presidio Trust is looking at plans for highly-sought after land in Crissy Field. One proposal is backed by filmmaker George Lucas.

01/25/2014

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Phil Matier: SF Mayor Lee Calls For End To Metered Sunday Parking

The city started charging for Sunday street parking last January and far exceeded the projected amount of money it was expecting to bring in.

01/15/2014

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ballot Wording Could Be Key To SJ Mayor’s Pension Reform Measure

State officials say proponents of a pension reform measure backed by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed can start collecting signatures to put it on the ballot.

01/08/2014

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Phil Matier: California Conservatives Target New Transgender Student Law

Social conservative groups are pushing for a ballot measure to overturn a law, signed into law by Gov. Brown, last August that protects the rights of transgender students and they expect to have a better idea about whether the issue will go before voters this fall.

01/06/2014

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