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 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.
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.
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.
Jean Quan’s 10,000 resident plan, part of her re-election campaign, would include thousands of new housing units in the city.
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.
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.
Phil Matier looks at the shift in politics on both sides of the aisle where large amounts of money are coming in from individuals with very specific agendas, but asks— is this Democracy?
A new co-working space has opened in Oakland, as there are continued concerns about the crime rate and increasing rent costs throughout the city.
Three former California governors announced a proposed ballot initiative Thursday designed to speed up the state’s lengthy death penalty process.
There is another move to improve San Francisco and a $50 million plan to fill the Geary Boulevard underpass is starting to get some serious consideration from city officials.