Phil Matier

California Highway Patrol officers confront protesters who were blocking interstate 80 during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: The New Normal For Bay Area Protests

Another freeway was shut down, dumpsters were burned and more stores were looted Tuesday night in Berkeley and Oakland as protests in the Bay Area continue. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the changing nature of protests and how they are being handled by politicians.

12/10/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey Says Twitter Headquartered In San Francisco’s ‘Dirtiest’ Commercial Corridor

The four-block stretch of San Francisco’s Market Street from 7th to 11th streets is the dirtiest commercial corridor according to a new survey by city controller’s office.

11/24/2014

The Olympic rings are seen at Tower Bridge as part of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Bid On Hosting The 2024 Summer Olympics

San Francisco is one of four finalist cities being considered for a U.S. bid to host the Olympic Games.

11/20/2014

A worker removes seats in the upper deck of Candlestick Park, November 17, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: The End Begins For Candlestick Park

The demolition of Candlestick Park—the former home of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers—has begun.

11/18/2014

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San Francisco Disabled Parking Placards Cost City $22.7 Million Last Year

A new report finds the use and abuse of disabled parking placards in San Francisco cost the city $22.7 million in lost meter money last year.

11/17/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Shares Her Vision For ‘The Coolest Place On The Planet’

Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf plans to end crime, fix the schools and keep both the A’s and Raiders in town. That’s what she told KCBS In Depth co-hosts Doug Sovern and Phil Matier when asked about her vision for Oakland’s future.

11/17/2014

Artist rendition of an attached bike path on the western portion of the Bay  Bridge. (Caltrans)

Toll Authority Votes To Spend $10 Million On Another Study Of Bay Bridge Bike Path To San Francisco

A $1.3 million study in 2011 showed that a bike path on western portion of the Bay Bridge would cost tens of millions of dollars. Now the Bay Area Toll Authority has voted unanimously to spend $10 million to commission another study on how to build that bike path.

11/12/2014

Democratic National Convention: Day 2

Phil Matier: Will Dianne Feinstein Back SF’s Mayor Lee In His Re-Election Bid?

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may not be able to count Senator Dianne Feinstein among his backers for his re-election campaign.

11/10/2014

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Phil Matier: California’s Election Day Races With Nationwide Interest

Phil Matier says educators nationwide are keeping an eye on California’s state schools superintendent race because of the candidate the teacher’s union has decided to endorse.

11/04/2014

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

Phil Matier: 40 Percent Of California Voters Polled Unaware Gov. Brown Seeking Re-Election

A new poll of likely voters suggests four out of 10 Californians don’t even know that Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking re-election this Tuesday.

11/03/2014

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