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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The turnout at the polls was so light this morning that our own Insider Phil Matier was the first to vote at his polling place.
Bills that could have a big impact on Bay Area residents have failed this week in the state Senate, including a proposal that would have strengthened the Ellis Act, as it applies to landlords in San Francisco.
A new report by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that California legislators make over $90,000 a year and may still be getting a raise.
Gov. Jerry Brown says California is at “the epicenter” of the effects of a warming planet as the state experiences longer fire seasons and more destructive wildland blazes.
An increase in price during peak morning commute hours doesn’t appear to be stopping people from crossing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is pitching a new spot for filmmaker George Lucas’s art museum. In our column, Matier & Ross, Andrew Ross and I reported on Thursday that Lee thinks a lot across from Piers 30-32 would be a good spot and he’s enlisting several powerful San Francisco figures for support.
Whent was named interim chief last May and has been seen as one of the leading candidates to head the department.
First responders in San Francisco are dealing with a crucial communications breakdown. KPIX 5 has learned the city’s brand new emergency dispatch system is full of glitches.
Joe Montana may be at loggerheads with his former team, the San Francisco 49ers, over the issue of parking.
This comes as according to state Senator Mark Leno, Apple has switched from being opposed to a kill switch measure, to being neutral on the issue.