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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: Another Mistake Found In BART Deal With Union

A smaller BART union has been notified of a typo in the contract they have approved.

12/18/2013

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Phil Matier: Group Reveals Plan To Build A’s Stadium On Oakland Waterfront

A group trying to keep the A’s in Oakland has been lobbying for a stadium on the waterfront, saying it is taking the next steps toward making that dream a reality.

12/16/2013

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Phil Matier: Sugary Beverages Cost SF Millions In Health Care Expenses

A new report from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Legislative Analyst has found that the consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages costs San Francisco residents millions in health care expenses.

12/12/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Tense BART Talks Set To Resume Over Family Leave

Negotiators with Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two largest unions are set to restart negotiations on Thursday, with many hard feelings remaining on both sides of the table.

12/11/2013

After Failing To Reform, Oakland PD To Fall Under Court Appointed Director

Phil Matier: Few Recruits For Oakland Police Lateral Academy

The Oakland Police Department started a new lateral academy Tuesday designed to help rebuild its understaffed force. While city officials had hoped between eight and 15 recruits would sign up, only four officers have enrolled.

12/10/2013

Levi's Stadium under construction in Santa Clara. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Lack Of Parking Means No Monday Night Football At Levi’s Stadium

There will be no high-profile, prime time weeknight football games – neither Monday nor Thursday night – played at the new Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers inaugural season and possibly beyond.

12/09/2013

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Phil Matier: BART Riders May Experience Sticker Shock Soon

BART fares are set to go up more than five percent starting in January. The transit agency’s Board of Directors is also considering a plan to charge even more during peak hours or at its busiest stations.

12/06/2013

The self-anchored suspension (SAS) tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Emeryville, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest SAS tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: New Bay Bridge Span Getting $2M Worth In Lights

Caltrans seems to think the Bay Bridge isn’t spectacular enough, and the new eastern span is already getting a makeover as crews are installing thousands of lights to illuminate the span.

12/05/2013

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Lawmakers Get A Pay Raise

California state lawmakers are receiving more in their pay checks, as a raise went into effect on Monday. The California Citizens Compensation Commission approved the increase of more than five percent back in June.

12/02/2013

Caltrain Diridon station, San Jose

Phil Matier: High-Speed Rail Ruling Threatens To Derail Future Of Caltrain, Other Agencies

This week’s court decision putting California’s high-speed train project on hold could have an undesired impact on the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco—not to mention a number of transit projects all through Northern California.

11/27/2013

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