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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.

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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 Bolden-Monifa, Director of Communications. Please provide the date, time, location of the event, number of attendees expected, and name of sponsoring organization.

Leland Yee (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Phil Matier: State Sen. Leland Yee’s Campaign Funds Available For His Legal Defense

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.

03/31/2014

FBI agents search a home on the 600 block of 42nd Ave. in San Mateo, part of a number of raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: FBI Raids Stem From Longstanding Investigation With Possible Gang Ties

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.

03/26/2014

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics hits a walk off home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on August 19, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Who Pays The Price To Move The Oakland A’s?

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.

03/20/2014

Existing billboards near the Bay Bridge. (Scenic East Bay)

Phil Matier: Bay Bridge Billboards Stir Debate In Oakland

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.

03/19/2014

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Phil Matier: Asian-American Lawmakers Pull Support For Affirmative Action Push

A push to change California’s affirmative action law at public universities is losing steam in the State legislature after several Asian-American lawmakers pulled their support for the bill.

03/17/2014

UC Berkeley, Cal

Phil Matier: Cal Reconsidering Hands-Off Policy With Student Co-Op After Overdose Settlement

A UC Berkeley student cooperative is reconsidering a permissive drug policy after a near million-dollar settlement with the family of Josh Gibson, a student, who needs around-the-clock care since he suffered an overdose at Cloyne Court in 2010.

03/13/2014

Chopper 5 over a fire at a construction site at 4th Street and China Basin in San Francisco on March 11, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Mission Bay Fire Scars San Francisco’s Burgeoning Mini-City

Tuesday’s massive fire in Mission Bay could be a big blow for one of San Francisco’s emerging neighborhoods. There are questions about what will become of the retail development along Fourth Street.

03/12/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Oakland Mayor Touts Plan To Bring In New Residents

Jean Quan’s 10,000 resident plan, part of her re-election campaign, would include thousands of new housing units in the city.

03/06/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Overly Confident New Bay Bridge’s Problems Solved

Governor Brown seems fairly confident about the safety of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, some might say too confident given the unanswered questions about all the problems we’ve had with the new bridge.

02/27/2014

California State Senator Ron Calderon, D-Los Angeles County. (California State Senate)

Phil Matier: Time Running Out For State Sen. Ron Calderon

The clock appears to be ticking for State Sen. Ron Calderon as his democratic colleagues are giving him just one week to resign—or risk being suspended—after he was indicted on multiple federal corruption charges.

02/25/2014

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