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.

  • Phil Matier: Oakland Charter Schools Getting Another Chance to Improve

    January 27, 2015

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Oakland school district officials are giving five underperforming schools more time to come up with plans to turn things around. Mayor Libby Schaaf and Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson held a public meeting to speak about ways to improve the city's schools.sis from around the Bay Area, the state cap
  • Phil Matier: BART Black Friday Protestors Might Be Off The Hook

    January 26, 2015

    The BART Board of Directors is considering whether to press charges against a group of protestors that severely affected service of the agency on Black Friday last November. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says it is unclear what direction the Board will take on this battle between the rights of protestors against the rights of commuters.
  • Phil Matier: Uber, Lyft Face Fight With DMV

    January 24, 2015

    Ride service giants Uber and Lyft may face another tussle with California regulators. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the state DMV issued an order requiring drivers to carry commercial license plates.
  • Phil Matier: Steyer Not Running For U.S. Senate Seat

    January 23, 2015

    The number of candidates to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer just got smaller after billionaire and climate change activist Tom Steyer announced he won’t run. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the other contenders for the Senate seat. They also discuss the deflated footballs used by the New England P
  • Phil Matier: Billionaire Climate Activist Passes on Senate Bid

    January 23, 2015

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris faces a thinning field in the race for retiring Barbara Boxer’s senate seat. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Tom Steyer, a climate activist that poured billions of dollars into the 2014 midterms, is the latest potential candidate to bow out.
  • Phil Matier: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom And UC Regents Demand Higher Standards For Student Athletes

    January 22, 2015

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the bad publicity behind UC schools not graduating enough student athletes and the reasons why Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and UC regents are pushing for stricter standards.
  • Phil Matier: Gov. Brown And UC President Napolitano Will Likely Form Committee of Two

    January 22, 2015

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says a subcommittee of the UC Board of Regents recommended the formation of a committee only consisting of Governor Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano to tackle the university's funding and planned tuition increase.
  • Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Backs Toll Road Plan

    January 21, 2015

    With California needing billions of dollars to maintain highways, bridges, and roads, Governor Jerry Brown has thrown his support behind a bill that will increase the number of toll roads in the state. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that taxpayers, who are already footing the bill for repairs, aren't going to be happy with the legis
  • Phil Matier: Protests and Demonstrations on Martin Luther King Day

    January 20, 2015

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says as people gathered all over the Bay Area, the Martin Luther King holiday has been marked as a day of protests and demonstrations.
  • Phil Matier: Oakland A’s and Raiders May Butt Heads Over New Stadium

    January 19, 2015

    A plan to allow both the Oakland Raiders and A’s to submit their own bids to build a new stadium on the 120-acre Coliseum complex site could lead to the two teams facing off against each other. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the idea and the possible conflicts that could arise.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Mayor Pushing for 2nd Transbay BART Tube

    January 17, 2015

    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is pushing for BART to build a second Transbay Tube that would connect Mission Bay to Oakland. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Lee hopes to win support from politicians in the East Bay.
  • Phil Matier: No Implosion For Candlestick Park

    January 16, 2015

    Candlestick Park will not be imploded as planned. Instead, the park will be taken down with a wrecking ball due to political pressure and health concerns expressed by nearby residents. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the decision and the community activism that took place for this to happen.
  • Phil Matier: BART Issues Protest Warning to Commuters

    January 16, 2015

    Protesters plan to rally in San Francisco tomorrow to protest the officer-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says BART is issuing a warning about the planned gathering at the Montgomery Street station.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Will Offer Affordable Housing Options At The State Of The City Address

    January 15, 2015

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses whether or not Mayor Ed Lee's suggestions for affordable housing will actually work in San Francisco and the great affordable housing conundrum facing the city and Bay Area as a whole.
  • Phil Matier: Is the Raiders’ Future in Oakland?

    January 15, 2015

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the Oakland Raiders hosted a meeting at team headquarters today with representatives from the NFL, the City of Oakland and Alameda County to discuss the team’s future in Oakland.
  • Phil Matier: California’s Debate On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    January 14, 2015

    California Senator Dianne Feinstein remains opposed to the legalization of recreational marijuana, although the majority of her constituents are in favor. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the state’s pot debate.
  • Phil Matier: More Food and Shopping Options Planned for AT&T Park

    January 14, 2015

    The San Francisco Giants will be revamping their parking lot. KPIX, KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the team will be turning part of AT&T Park’s parking lot into a pop-up restaurant and retail spot.
  • Phil Matier: California Attorney General Kamala Harris Formally Announces Her Run For The U.S. Senate

    January 13, 2015

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses what Kamala Harris’ chances are for running for the U.S. Senate seat just after being recently elected as the California Attorney General and why she is running early.
  • Phil Matier: State AG Kamala Harris Plans To Announce Run for U.S. Senate

    January 13, 2015

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris plans to run for Senator Barbara Boxer's seat when she vacates her position in 2016. The announcement comes just hours after Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom posted on Facebook that he wouldn’t be running.
  • Phil Matier: Las Vegas Eyes California High-Speed Rail Extension

    January 12, 2015

    Casino owners in Las Vegas reportedly have plans to propose an extension to California’s High Speed-Rail project that would connect them to the Los Angeles area. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the idea and where the money could come from.
  • Phil Matier: Gov. Brown’s New Budget Draws Fire from UC Officials

    January 10, 2015

    California Governor Jerry Brown has released this year’s state budget, which does not include the $100 million that University of California officials say they need to avoid tuition hikes. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says UC President Janet Napolitano is pushing for more negotiations to adequately fund the system.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Falls Short In 2024 Olympic Bid Effort

    January 9, 2015

    The United State Olympic Committee chose Boston as the country’s candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown say San Francisco was in the running until the end, but that more of the infrastructure needed to host the games is already in place in the Massachusetts c
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Falls Short in 2024 Olympic Bid

    January 9, 2015

    San Francisco has missed its chance to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, narrowly losing out to Boston as the U.S. candidate city for the games. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says city officials are congratulating Boston and turning their sights to other upcoming events, including Super Bowl 50.
  • Phil Matier: The Bay Area’s Chance On Getting Picked to Host The 2024 Summer Olympics

    January 8, 2015

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the San Francisco Bay Area’s chances of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics compared to Boston, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles—as well as the possibility of building a new stadium in Oakland that could help the Raiders stay.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco May Host the 2024 Olympics

    January 8, 2015

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to decide Thursday if San Francisco will be the country's candidate to host the 2024 Olympics, but Los Angeles could be a strong contender.
California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Brown Criticizes Rival California Tax Proposals

Governor Jerry Brown is speaking out against two tax proposals that would likely compete with his tax measure on the November ballot.

03/07/2012

Daniel Richards, mountain lion, Fish and Game Commission

Phil Matier: Lawmakers Spar Over Fish & Game Commission Chief In Mountain Lion Flap

The California Assembly could vote as early as next week on a resolution to oust the California Fish and Game Commission president photographed with a dead mountain lion during a hunt in Idaho.

03/01/2012

Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer (Lockyer Campaign/Facebook)

Man At Center Of Lockyer Sex & Drug Scandal Hints At Larger Story

The man at the center of the sex and substance abuse scandal engulfing the wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has spoken publicly about the case for the first time.

02/29/2012

Oakland Children's Hospital

Phil Matier: Rebuilding Children’s Hospital of Oakland

Children’s Hospital of Oakland is launching a campaign to rebuild and retrofit its facilities. When the hospital tried to renovate in 2008 it was disastrous, which has leaders looking at this work as not so much rebuilding this northern California icon, but also some redemption for the ’08 mess, complete with an image reboot.

02/23/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Brown’s Tax Initiative Winning Polls

The Brown administration will release a set of polls on Wednesday showing voter feelings over a number of tax measures on the November ballot.

02/22/2012

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

Phil Matier: State AG Decides To Negotiate On Foreclosure Settlement

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has decided to reconsider a settlement with some of the country’s biggest banks over the foreclosure crisis.

02/07/2012

Occupy Oakland demonstrators at the start of a march in Oakland, Saturday, January 28, 2012.

Phil Matier: Oakland Police Gear Up For Weekend Occupy Protest

Oakland police are gearing up for another busy weekend as Occupy protesters have vowed to take to the streets Saturday night.

02/03/2012

(CBS)

Phil Matier: California Teachers Association Reluctantly Backs Gov. Brown’s Tax Plan

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says the CTA is backing Gov. Brown’s tax plan, but they do have some reservations.

01/31/2012

D.J. Ware #28 of the New York Giants is tackled by NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: 49ers A Game Away From Super Bowl Glory

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says you can expect a lot of fanfare around the city leading up to this Sunday’s 49ers game at Candlestick Park.

01/16/2012

Planning Commission President Christina Olague was selected to fill the District 5 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (SF Planning Commission)

Phil Matier: Co-Chair Of ‘Run, Ed, Run’ Campaign Appointed SF Supervisor

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider speculates why San Francisco’s mayor picked a left-leaning appointee to the Board of Supervisors.

01/09/2012

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