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Phil Matier

Phil Matier

Phil Matier


KCBS & Chronicle Insider Phil Matier offers breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond. On air: weekdays at 7:50am and 5:50pm.

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks with reporters after the Board of Supervisors voted to reinstate him, October 9, 2012. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Mirkarimi Keeps Job As Sheriff, Is SF Back to Normal?

Things at San Francisco’s City Hall may be spicing up a bit after four on the Board of Supervisors sided with Ross Mirkarimi to reinstate him as sheriff.

10/10/2012

71-year-old Sutchi Hui, was struck at the intersection of Market and Castro streets shortly before 8:10 a.m. on March 29. He died days later. (CBS)

San Francisco Cyclist Faces Manslaughter Charges In Elderly Man’s Death

The San Francisco District Attorney has issued an arrest warrant for the bicyclist accused of fatally striking an elderly pedestrian in the Castro District earlier this year.

06/13/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Phil Matier: Report Slams Oakland Mayor Quan’s ‘100 Blocks’ Plan

A new report by the non-profit Urban Strategies Council is highly critical of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s so-called “100 Blocks” plan to cut crime.

06/11/2012

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Phil Matier: SF Tenderloin Laundromat Offers Online Gambling While You Wait

You could win money or a carton of cigarettes at a Tenderloin laundromat that offers online gambling while you wait for the wash to dry.

05/30/2012

California Supreme Court chambers

Phil Matier: Emergency CA Supreme Court Meeting Over New Budget Plan

Gov. Brown’s proposed budget cuts to the court system will likely go through, which is cause for an emergency meeting by the state Supreme Court.

05/17/2012

Picketers at the Larkspur Ferry terminal during a ferry workers' strike, May 1, 2012. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Why Transit, City Workers Are Willing To Strike

The labor movement and Occupy have teamed up for some powerful protests this May Day, but unions were apprehensive of initial plans to “shut down” the Golden Gate Bridge.

05/01/2012

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivers the State of the City address at City Hall on February 8, 2012. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Poll Shows Low Approval Rating For Oakland Mayor Quan

A new poll finds that three out of four Oakland voters think Mayor Jean Quan is doing a poor or only fair job. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they want her to be recalled.

04/30/2012

Paramedics bring in stretchers to the area where at least two people were killed and a number injured in multiple shootings at a private religious college April 2, 2012 in Oakland. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Rookie Dispatcher Handled Oakland Mass Shooting Call

The dispatcher on duty during Monday’s mass shootings that killed seven people at Oikos University in Oakland handled herself quite well for having only been on the job for about a year.

04/03/2012

(Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Conflict Of Interest Over Oakland Coliseum Contract?

Some questions are being raised about a potential conflict-of-interest in the awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to run the Oakland Coliseum involving City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente, and former State Senator Don Perata.

03/28/2012

An Oracle Racing AC45 practices in the San Francisco Bay on February 21, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Tune-Up May Shift From SF To New York

Exhibition races this summer ahead of the America’s Cup regatta next year may taken place in New York rather than San Francisco.

03/09/2012

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