Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.
In addition to his work with KPIX 5, Matier and fellow journalist Andy Ross co-write a news column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Their column, Matier & Ross, runs Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, offering scoops and insights about one of the most fascinating and trend setting regions in the country. Matier can also be heard on KCBS Radio during morning and afternoon drive time.
“I’ve long said the Bay Area was put here to give the rest of the country something to talk about,” says Matier. “And we don’t let them down.”
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The implementation of these new high-tech security scanners in other major cities has raised questions about whether BART stations across the Bay Area will implement similar scanners.
The brand new $2 billion transit center is big and bold and is a new landmark in the city, but it will require a lot of funding for upkeep and operational costs.
While BART’s 4,000 electronic eyes couldn’t prevent the killing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson by a knife wielding attacker, they were key to the suspect’s arrest.
Look out, Silicon Valley. The Tri-Valley is a new tech hot spot, home to over 450 tech companies and backed by $4 billion in investments.
Bay Area Rapid Transit’s fleet of the future is spending less time on the tracks and more time in the repair shop as mechanics continue to work out glitches.
In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on union fees Wednesday, California Governor Jerry Brown had already signed bills that tightened up the rules for people opting out of union plans.
San Francisco’s mayoral race took a nasty turn over the weekend during a candidate forum which was disrupted by protesters hurling racial slurs.
Big bucks are being spent on California’s Lieutenant Governor’s race.
The city of Oakland is expanding its Tuff Shed program for the homeless.
San Francisco’s newest park, Transbay Park in the Financial District, is going to be a world-class attraction. And it is likely to attract the city’s many homeless individuals as well.
New ads are hitting the airwaves and some are targeting California gubernatorial front-runner Gavin Newsom.
A UC survey found that over half of Californians support President Trump’s Muslim travel ban and favor deporting undocumented immigrants.
While BART police Monday afternoon thanked a bystander for his quick action to subdue a stabbing suspect in a scary weekend incident, some wondered if the attack should elevate concerns about security on the transit system.
San Francisco Bay Area commuters have a lot of transit options available, yet the number of cars on the road just keeps rising.
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein went to Silicon Valley to talk about the need to protect user data online.
On a day where students were staging walkouts across the country to protest gun violence and call for legislative action, there was a teach-in for Oakland educators. The lesson plan was all about dealing with an active shooter.
Teachers and police working in Oakland public schools say having teachers armed with guns would actually make things more dangerous.
New hospital beds for San Francisco’s mentally ill and homeless are in a locked facility, renewing a debate on California’s commitment laws.
For a lot of BART commuters, a second transbay tube couldn’t come soon enough. Now, BART is taking serious steps in that direction.
BART is making a clean sweep at some of its filthiest stations.
A new ad claims there was dirty back room dealing in the selection of San Francisco’s new interim mayor.
The feds laid out new guidelines for arresting undocumented immigrants and KPIX 5 has obtained the new directive from ICE.
“To me that is too much power in one person’s hand. There needs to be checks and balances,” San Francisco Interim Mayor Mark Farrell said.
San Francisco’s police officer union is running radio ads blasting the SFPD for pulling out of FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Berkeley Police Department is having serious staffing issues.
California is moving closer to charging drivers for every mile they drive.
The death of a Bay Bridge toll taker over the weekend after a truck smashed into her toll booth has prompted new calls to finally do away with cash tolls on the bridge.
While the Oakland Police Department has come under fire from some City Council members who wants police to stop helping federal ICE agents, a new poll indicates many residents don’t agree with that idea when it comes to dangerous criminals.
A key vote is looming Monday evening that could potentially block the sale of a street and sidewalk in a wealthy San Francisco neighborhood.
The main question comes into focus. Was the 2015 shooting of Kate Steinle — on a San Francisco pier — a deliberate act or an accident?
While some politicians applauded the enacting of a new gas tax in California and the money it will bring for road and transit repairs, others are already preparing a repeal effort.
Experts say many parts of the Bay Area are vulnerable to the same type of catastrophe that struck the North Bay.
In San Francisco, red tape is getting in the way of new projects in three corners of the city.
A new plan proposes surge parking prices in San Francisco.
San Francisco city leaders are looking to lessons from protests in Boston as they brace for a rally by a far-right group on Saturday by bringing in the entire police force in to work that day.
Fear of a violent confrontation was simmering Wednesday ahead of a rally planned in San Francisco’s Crissy Field in late August as local leaders called for reconsideration.
New questions were emerging Wednesday as to how one of the most exclusive streets in San Francisco was sold in a tax auction.
Anti-abortion activists, armed with chalk, scribbled slogans of protest outside the home of a San Francisco Planning commissioner.
It appears ongoing construction delays will keep San Francisco’s Central Subway from being completed in time for the opening of the Warriors’ new arena.
BART is facing a shortage of police officers as ridership and concerns around crime grow.