Phil Matier

Phil Matier

Phil Matier

CATEGORY: News
Breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond. Listen to KCBS Radio and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier’s reports LIVE on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM Mondays through Fridays at 7:50 AM and 5:50 PM or listen to the podcasts ANYTIME posted here daily.
  1. January 01, 1970
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    Phil Matier: New study shows nearly half of suspects released before trial don't show up to San Francisco court
    A new study shows that almost half of the suspects released from jail in San Francisco before trial didn't bother to show up for court. And the report goes on to show that more than 1 in 6 were accused of commi…
  2. September 29, 2022
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    Expert: What will OPD's chief thinks will help curb Oakland violence
    As we've been reporting, six people have been injured following a shooting near a campus that houses several schools in East Oakland.It's the latest in a string of shootings that has the city's police chief cal…
  3. September 28, 2022
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    Responsibility ambiguities challenge SF's treatment of homeless people
    San Francisco is being sued by a group unhoused people along with the Coalition on Homelessness, who say the city is enforcing policies that are violating homeless people when they clear them out of open spaces…
  4. September 27, 2022
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    California Department of Education delays release of spring academic tests results
    California's department of education seems reluctant to release the results of last spring's academic tests.For more on this, KCBS Radio news anchor Melissa Culross spoke with KCBS Radio Insider Phil Matier.
  5. September 27, 2022
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    Oakland is facing an audit for the $70 Million homeless fund
    A new audit shows that while Oakland spent 69 MILLION dollars to try to get homeless people off the street officials failed to track those they were helping.For more, KCBS Radio Anchor's Patti Reising and Bret…
  6. September 23, 2022
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    Oakland mayoral race heats up as Bay Area mayors give endorsements
    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed and several other Bay Area Mayors in endorsing Council Member Loren Taylor to succeed her as she terms out. For more, KCBS Radio news ancho…
  7. September 23, 2022
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    Battle on the ballot: What SF Mayor plans to do about homelessness
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed has come out against a ballot measure backed by the Supervisors which would create a commission overseeing the City department that deals with the homeless. For more KCBS Radio…
  8. September 22, 2022
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    Potential impact CA inflation relief checks could have on midterm elections
    Many Californians will be receiving an inflation relief check in the next several weeks, those checks will come out of the state's $97.5 billion surplus. For more, KCBS Radio news anchor Melissa Culross spoke w…
  9. September 22, 2022
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    CA State Attorney General launching Office of Gun Violence Prevention
    The State Attorney General is launching a first of its kind Office of Gun Violence Prevention. The move follows a particularly violent stretch in Oakland, which saw four people fatally shot and five others woun…
  10. September 21, 2022
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    Oakland A's lack funds for waterfront ballpark, in need of much more
    The negotiations continue when it comes to the proposed A's waterfront ballpark.Oakland officials say they are in the process of securing $320M in federal and state funds for infrastructure upgrades, with the h…
  11. September 21, 2022
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    Highly anticipated San Francisco Central Subway has an opening date
    The opening date for San Francisco's long-delayed Central Subway finally is available to the public. Officials say the line will partially open for weekend service starting in mid-November with free rides throu…
  12. September 20, 2022
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    What will happen if the GOP passes a nationwide abortion ban?
    California voters will soon get to weigh in on a state constitutional right to abortion, but if the GOP passes a nationwide ban, which policy would survive?For more, KCBS Radio news anchor Melissa Culross spoke…
  13. September 20, 2022
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    Phil Matier: The Dreamforce conference returns to San Francisco
    Dreamforce returns to San Francisco with more than 40,000 people expected to attend the tech convention which kicks off at Moscone Center Tuesday. For more KCBS Radio news anchors Bret Burkhart and Patti Reisin…
  14. September 19, 2022
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    Newsom on offense, challenging governors and candidates to live debates
    Governor Newsom seems ready to hop into the debate ring. Not only has he challenged Florida governor Ron DeSantis to a televised debate, but Newsom also says he'll get into it with the Republican candidate for…
  15. September 16, 2022
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    Newsom denounces Texas and Florida's interstate migrant drop off
    The governors of Texas and Florida have been sending buses and planes with undocumented immigrants to cities in the northeastern part of the country, and now Governor Newsom is calling them out, saying this mov…
  16. September 16, 2022
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    Governor Gavin Newsom could be coasting into a second term as governor
    There is a new poll that suggests Governor Gavin Newsom seems to be coasting into his second term as governor, and he may have the failed recall to thank. For more, KCBS Radio's Patti Reising and Bret Burkhart…
  17. September 15, 2022
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    Why California politicians probably won’t take part in live debates ahead of Election Day
    As we get closer and closer to Election Day in November, the likelihood of seeing California democrats in a televised debate with their Republican opponents is pretty slim.For more on why this is,  KCBS Radio's…
  18. September 15, 2022
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    Traffic ticket late fees being waived throughout CA
    The San Francisco Superior Court is wiping out 50 MILLION dollars in late fees charged to traffic scofflaws in the City.KCBS Radio's Phil Matier, Patti Reising, and Bret Burkhart discuss.
  19. September 14, 2022
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    SFUSD votes on fixing newest $14M system causing issues in payroll
    A $14M payroll system the San Francisco school district began using at the beginning of the year needs a costly fix after months of errors in paying staff.For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Melissa Culross and E…
  20. September 13, 2022
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    Bay Area ferry ridership struggles to return to pre-pandemic numbers
    Experts say the iconic San Francisco ferries that shuffle commuters through the Bay are essentially on life support with the Bay Area News Group reporting that per-person costs to the ferry agencies during the…

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