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: Ferguson Grand Jury Ruling Sparks Oakland Protests

    November 26, 2014

    KCBS, KPIX, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says even though the grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown sparked protests in Oakland, that the city has had a history where demonstrations often turn violent. New Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf has called for an end to looting and violence or else face arrest
  • Phil Matier: Ferguson Protest In Downtown Oakland

    November 25, 2014

    Oakland residents and business owners woke up Tuesday morning to shattered windows and vandalized stores after protesters objected to a Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier was at the protest Monday night in downtown Oakland and discuss
  • Phil Matier: Bracing For The Reaction To Ferguson

    November 25, 2014

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says prosecutors in Ferguson, Missouri are expected to announce whether a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, African-American teenager will be facing any charges. Meanwhile, officials in Oakland and San Francisco are bracing for potential violence to the grand jury’s decision.
  • Phil Matier: The Stench In San Francisco’s Mid-Market Area

    November 24, 2014

    San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood may be home to some of the biggest movers and shakers on the tech scene, including Twitter, but KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said despite the influx of money, the area ranked at the top of the city’s neighborhoods for the filthiest streets.
  • Phil Matier: BART Cuts the Ribbon on Oakland Airport Rail

    November 22, 2014

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that BART has finally put the finishing touches on a rail connection to Oakland International Airport. But will it be worth the price and the four years it took to construct?
  • Phil Matier: Republicans Plan Next Step In Immigration Reform

    November 21, 2014

    President Obama’s executive order on Immigration reform has sent shockwaves through political circles and has the Republican Party weighing a response. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss the President’s action—and what could come next.
  • Phil Matier: University of California approves tuition hike

    November 21, 2014

    The U-C Board of Regents has approved increases in tuition that could add up to five percent per year. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says U-C officials could reduce the fee hikes, but only if the legislature boosts the university’s budget.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Hurdles Toward The 2024 Summer Olympics

    November 20, 2014

    The city of San Francisco is considering beach volleyball at City Hall and a pop-up track stadium on a landfill near Candlestick Park. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier describes how the costs and competition of hosting the summer games.
  • Phil Matier: UC Tuition Just Got Even More Expensive

    November 20, 2014

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says a UC Regents committee voted 7-to-2 approving a five-percent tuition increase-a-year for students. One of those no votes came from Governor Jerry Brown who faced-off against current UC President Janet Napolitano over the increase.
  • Phil Matier: Higher Costs Arise With MTA's Move From Oakland To San Francisco

    November 19, 2014

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the reasons why the Metropolitan Transportation Agency's move from Oakland to San Francisco is costing more than expected.
  • Phil Matier: The End Begins For Candlestick Park

    November 18, 2014

    Construction workers at Candlestick Park used sledgehammers to begin deconstructing the 64-year-old stadium on Monday. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier was there and describes the scene.
  • Phil Matier: Tearing Down Candlestick Park

    November 18, 2014

    Construction workers at Candlestick Park used sledgehammers to begin deconstructing the 64-year-old stadium on Monday. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier was there and describes the scene.
  • Phil Matier: Governor Jerry Brown for President?

    November 18, 2014

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Governor Jerry Brown is holding a reception in Sacramento asking for a donation of $5,000 per person. This raises the question: is he considering a run for the White House?
  • Phil Matier: The High Cost Of Disabled Placard Fraud

    November 17, 2014

    According to a new report, the city of San Francisco loses almost $23 million in potential meter funds because of the use and abuse of disabled parking placards. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains how the program works and why lost revenue is eventually passed down to all city parkers.
  • Phil Matier: Poll Examines GOP Surge

    November 15, 2014

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says a new Field Poll sheds more light on Republican success in November's midterm elections - both statewide and nationally.
  • Phil Matier: Pelosi Defends Her Post

    November 14, 2014

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t taking questions as to whether or not she’ll be stepping down from duty lightly. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss what she’s accomplished in her position and say she won’t be leaving anytime soon.
  • Phil Matier: Could Pay Raise for CSU Executives Stir Controversy?

    November 14, 2014

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the budget approved today by California State University trustees, which calls for pay raises for executives, could prove controversial among students.
  • Phil Matier: Drones Are Just One Element of Increased Police Surveillance

    November 13, 2014

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the many surveillance technologies police departments now use to monitor track motorists, monitor crime zones and keep tabs on suspects.
  • Phil Matier: Could The Bay Bridge Bike Path Be Extended On The Cheap?

    November 13, 2014

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says officials are looking for a cheaper way to extend the Bay Bridge bike path, to eventually give cyclists a way from Oakland to San Francisco.
  • Phil Matier: Jails Release Nonviolent Inmates After Approval of California Proposition 47

    November 12, 2014

    Many inmates have been released from jails all over the state after the approval of California Proposition 47. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the effects of reducing penalties for “non-serious, nonviolent crimes” for the future.
  • Phil Matier: Who Will Lead SF Board of Supervisors?

    November 12, 2014

    SF Supervisor David Chiu is heading to Sacramento after a competitive race against fellow supervisor David Campos for the Assembly. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the behind-the-scenes machinations both to fill Chiu's seat, and replace find a new board president.
  • Phil Matier: Alameda Still Waiting For Mayoral Race Results

    November 11, 2014

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier talks about why the results for Alameda's mayoral race are taking so long, which includes absentee ballots that were turned in last minute.
  • Phil Matier: Prop. 47 Sets Many Low-Level Drug Offenders Free From Prisons

    November 11, 2014

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says it's been less than a week since California voters passed Proposition 47, which reduces the charges for certain, non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Since then, hundreds of inmates have already been released.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Not Guaranteed Re-Election Support From Sen. Feinstein

    November 10, 2014

    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has announced his intention to seek re-election next year, but he may not have the support of a top California Democrat on the campaign trail. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Sen. Diane Feinstein is concerned about the direction the city is taking.
  • Phil Matier: What's Next for Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris?

    November 8, 2014

    Although Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris both won decisively on election night, KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says their ambitions may clash in the future.
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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