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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Democratic State Senator Ron Calderon has not been charged with anything yet, but he is trouble with the law as Al Jazeera America has reported that he is being investigated for taking thousands of dollars in bribes from federal investigators, including an undercover FBI agent.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to introduce a ballot measure that would put a tax on sugary drinks. Under his proposal, money from the tax would fund health, nutrition and activity programs for the city’s young people.
Bay Area Rapid Transit trains were running Tuesday with limited service as a tentative agreement was reached between the transit agency’s management and unions. But what was the deal and how did it all go down?
The tragic accident that claimed the lives of two men on BART train tracks on Saturday has brought a somber air to the transit labor negotiations.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is leading an effort to put an initiative before voters allowing cities to renegotiate pensions for existing public employees—as well as new hires. Meanwhile, State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer from Orinda, is pushing an initiative preventing transit employees from striking in the future.
San Francisco police say they’re going to start going after recycling pirates who have been raiding residents bins.
The investigation into the fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan near AT&T park last week has prompted a divide between police and the district attorney’s office in San Francisco.
I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of Larry Ellison and Oracle, but they’re the ones who put a lot on the line. Ellison brought it to the city and it was even timed to line up with his annual Oracle World Conference. It could have been a really embarrassing loss for him, but things worked out.
Another political battle could heat up at San Francisco City Hall stemming from a new residential high rise proposal on the waterfront.
Bicycling advocates have been dreaming of extending the bike and pedestrian path on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the western span. Next month that dream could inch slightly forward to reality.