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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A plan to split California into six separate states may have to wait until 2016 to go to voters with the deadline for the November ballot soon approaching.
Many of the fights involving “Google Buses” and tech tax breaks are actually being stoked by the politically powerful Service Employees International Union, which represents thousands of San Francisco city workers. Coincidentally they are also in the midst of negotiations with the city for a new proposed contract.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has a new title after being named President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday, but does it mean he wants to be thrust into the national spotlight?
Drivers in the South Bay hoping for a faster commute may soon be able to buy it.
When people are forced to move they are heavily stressed. That’s the finding in a new report co-authored by the Alameda County Health Department on the possible downsides of new money coming into old neighborhoods.
While PG&E has been claiming it is being accountable for the San Bruno pipeline accident that killed eight people and resulted in federal felony charges being filed against the corporation Monday, the company’s executives have yet to face the media, instead choosing to distribute “video news releases” of edited sound bites for the media to use, in addition to purchasing television advertising.
Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee could have over $600, 000 to spend on his legal bills thanks to the campaign donations he accumulated for his now-defunct run for Secretary of State.
The series of raids across the Bay Area on Wednesday which included the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee may be related to organized crime in the Chinese-American community in San Francisco.
Spring training is winding down, and what’s become a springtime ritual in Oakland is happening again. A group of corporate CEOs are pitching to build a waterfront ballpark in the city, whether the A’s are willing to play there or not.
The billboards are expected to bring in money for an Oakland job-training program, but some argue the bright signs are an eyesore and distraction for drivers.