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: Bracing For More Damages In Oakland

    November 27, 2014

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says Oakland city officials are bracing for yet another night of protests by demonstrators that are unhappy a Ferguson, Missouri police officer will not be facing charges for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
  • Phil Matier: Oakland vs. San Francisco Protests

    November 26, 2014

    There has been a huge difference in the size and destruction associated with the protests in Oakland and San Francisco over the decision to not charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses why he thinks there is such a difference in these protests.
  • 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.
San Jose State University (San Jose State University)

Phil Matier: Bill To Cap Cal State University Salaries Taps Popular Anger

A state senator has proposed capping the pay of California State University campus presidents and holding their salary negotiations in public.

01/05/2012

California High-Speed Rail

Phil Matier: Congress Reviews Rising Costs of Calif. High-Speed Rail

A House committee questioned the head of the California High-Speed Rail Authority on Thursday about the growing cost of building a rail line to connect the state’s major cities.

12/15/2011

The former Phoenix Continuation High School campus in San Francisco, proposed relocation site for Occupy San Francisco's encampment.  (CBS)

Phil Matier: Mayor Lee Wants Occupy SF To Relocate To The Mission

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reportedly wants the city’s Occupy protestors to move to the Mission.

11/23/2011

Occupy Wall Street Protests Continue In Bay Area

East Bay Occupy Encampments Help Define New Trend In Protest

The Occupy Wall Street movement has popularized a new mode of protest that challenges the definition of First Amendment freedom.

11/10/2011

Occupy Oakland protesters run away as the police shoot tear gas canisters near the Oakland City Hall on October 25, 2011. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Dialogue Instead of Tear Gas

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider explains why San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is in no hurry to crackdown on the Occupy SF tents along the Embarcadero.

10/31/2011

Ed Lee, San Francisco Mayor

Phil Matier: Political Fallout From San Francisco Mayoral Ballot Flap

Arguably, an investigation into the matter would take some time. The political fallout, on the other hand, could be near instantaneous.

10/24/2011

1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland’s Quick Rebuilding After Firestorm

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says it’s astounding how quickly Oakland rebuilt 20 years after the firestorm that killed 25 people and destroyed 4,000 homes and apartments.

10/20/2011

MTC

Phil Matier: Questions Raised About Transit Agency’s SF Real Estate Deal

The MTC approved the $93 million purchase of a building on Main St. between Harrison and Folsom streets in mid-October by a vote of 8-to-6. Two members were absent.

10/17/2011

World's Worst Nuclear Accidents

Phil Matier: Repealing The Nuclear Free Berkeley Act

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the longstanding Nuclear Free Berkeley Act.

10/10/2011

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF City Attorney Calls For Investigation Of Contributions To Lee Campaign

One of Mayor Ed Lee’s rivals has called on local, state and federal prosecutors to investigate several questionable donations to his campaign from employees at an airport shuttle company.

10/07/2011

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