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.

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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.

To schedule an appearance for KPIX 5 on-air reporters/anchors, please contact Akilah Monifa, Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Please provide the date, time, location of the event, number of attendees expected, and name of sponsoring organization.

Baseball field at Bushrod Park in Oakland, California. (Wikimedia Commons)

Phil Matier: Oakland A’s Offer Second Chance For City To Refurbish Baseball Field

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.

05/14/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 Poll: Oakland Residents Say Not Enough Officers But Oppose Higher Parcel Taxes For Police

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.

05/07/2014

(Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Top-Two Primary Voting System Could Shake Up California Politics

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.

05/06/2014

Neel Kashkari. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Kashkari Spends $500,000 Out of Pocket for Campaign Ads

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is ponying up $500,000 of his own money and launching his first television ads of the campaign.

05/05/2014

Artist rendering of proposed park in the Mission Rock area across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Cordish Companies)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Giants Development Plans Face Roadblock In Waterfront Politics

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.

04/30/2014

Bill To Require EpiPens In Public Schools Faces Opposition From Teachers Union

A California Senate bill would require public schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on campus in the event a student experiences a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, but those in the medical field are getting push back from the teachers union.

04/28/2014

O.co Coliseum on April 4, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Oakland A’s Reject Lease Extension To Play At Coliseum

The team rejected a deal to play at the Coliseum, after being offered a 10-year lease extension by the Oakland Coliseum Authority.

04/23/2014

Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors - Game Four

Phil Matier: What Happens To Oracle Arena When Warriors Move To San Francisco?

Oakland’s fight to keep the Golden State Warriors appears to have ended with the team announcing that it’s inked a deal to buy a plot of land in San Francisco’s Mission Bay, but what happens to Oracle Arena?

04/22/2014

A rendering of the prvious arena plan (credit: AECOM - official architecture team)

Warriors Reportedly Buying Mission Bay Site For New Arena

The Warriors have reportedly abandoned their plans for a new arena along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, opting instead to build in the burgeoning Mission Bay neighborhood.

04/21/2014

Modoc and Siskiyou Counties in far Northern California are looking to secede and create their own state called Jefferson. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Plan To Separate California Into 6 States May Be On Hold Until 2016

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.

04/18/2014

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