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: Bay Area Eyes Santa Clara Super Bow

    January 31, 2015

    With Super Bowl Sunday coming up this weekend, many Bay Area officials are thinking about next year’s game, which will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says San Francisco is jostling with some cities in the South Bay over who will get to host the pre-game festivities.
  • Phil Matier: Who’s Watching the Henhouse? $1.3 Million In Bond Money Goes Missing

    January 30, 2015

    The $1.3 million that was earmarked for public parks and street maintenance in San Francisco has gone missing and the spotlight is on a senior official at the Association of Bay Area Governments. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss how this can happen.
  • Phil Matier: Oakland Officials Lead Investment and Development Tour

    January 30, 2015

    Could Oakland be the Bay Area’s next boom town? KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says city officials are trying to make it happen, teaming up with the Bay Area Council to lead investors and developers on a tour of the city Wendesday.
  • Phil Matier: State Investigators Seize Computers, Smart Phones And Other Data-Storage Devices From Fired PG&E Executive And Former Head Of The PUC

    January 29, 2015

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the judicial proceedings that will follow after going through the evidence against fired PG&E vice president Brian Cherry and the former head of the California PUC Michael Peevey over a judge-shopping controversy.
  • Phil Matier: SF Public Defender Arrested While Defending Client

    January 29, 2015

    KPIX, KCBS, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released a video, showing one of his attorneys being taken into police custody outside of a courtroom. According to him, the attorney was simply trying to do her job of representing her client. Police say she was interfering with an officer and resisting arrest.
  • Phil Matier: New Bay Bridge Repairs Expected to Finish in June

    January 28, 2015

    Officials say work may not be completed on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge until June. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at some of the challenges crews are facing.
  • Phil Matier: San Francisco Creates Transit Only Lanes

    January 28, 2015

    San Francisco is becoming more commuter-friendly, and less hospitable to drivers. KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the Metropolitan Transit Agency is painting transit only lanes red to let drivers know to stay out.
  • Phil Matier: New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred And Mayor Libby Schaaf Working To Keep The A's In Oakland

    January 27, 2015

    KCBS, KPIX-5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier highlights the ways the A's can stay in Oakland, if they use similar tactics that have made the Giants Stadium fully utilized and successful.
  • 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.
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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