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.

Caltrain

Phil Matier: Struggling Caltrain Reports Record Ridership

Caltrain ridership is actually up despite the struggling transit service threatening to cut service earlier this year.

10/06/2011

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Nurse Salaries Under Microscope Amid Labor Battle

The public has gotten a snapshot of the pay of executives at Sutter Health and its hospital nurses in the midst of a California labor dispute.

10/05/2011

San Francisco City Hall

Phil Matier: Overtime Costs Soar For Some SF City Employees

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the year-end tally of city labor costs including some astronomical overtime figures being doled out.

10/03/2011

Jerry Brown

Phil Matier: Brown Hasn’t Ended Double-Dipping By Appointees

SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – Several officials Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed to state boards and commissions simultaneously collect a salary and a public pension, despite the governor’s campaign promise to end so-called double dipping. Those political […]

09/29/2011

(AP)

Phil Matier: Fisherman’s Wharf Murder Suspect Hunger Strike Sparks Debate

A man accused of a double killing near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has staged a hunger strike for the last month, and it’s sparked a battle of ethics in the city.

09/28/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland Police Accused Of Drawing Guns Too Often On Black Suspects

Oakland police officers are often too quick to draw their guns, especially when confronting African-American suspects, according to a federal court monitor.

09/21/2011

Barack Obama lifts a solar panel with Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet (R) as Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering Ben Bierman looks on during a tour of Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, May 26, 2010 in Fremont.  (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Solyndra Received State Tax Break Last Year

The Department of Energy is not the only government agency that invested heavily in Solyndra, the Fremont-based solar manufacturing company that recently filed for bankruptcy.

09/20/2011

California's Great America

SF Group To Buy Great America Amusement Park; 49ers Stadium Plan To Benefit

The San Francisco-based real estate investment firm will partner with the 49ers to integrate the theme park with the team’s new planned stadium in Santa Clara.

09/19/2011

Artist rendering of the Chinatown subway station indicating stair/escalator and elevator access. (SFMTA)

Phil Matier: MTA Will Pay Chinatown Group To Expedite SF Subway

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee is about to decide the fate of a deal that would relocate dozens of Chinatown residents to make room for the new Central Subway project.

09/14/2011

A protestor holds up a picture of Charles Hill during a demonstration at the Civic Center BART station on July 11, 2011. The group “No Justice, No BART” is protesting July 3, 2011 shooting death of Hill by BART Police officers. (CBS)

BART Considers Legal Action Against Demonstrators

The transit agency was contemplating seeking restraining orders against people arrested at multiple events.

09/13/2011

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