Phil Matier

Path in Transbay Transit Center garden
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KCBS Radio Morning News
April 24, 2019 - 6:48 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- Another headache for the Transbay Transit Center: the path that runs through the rooftop garden needs to be replaced. The garden remains inaccessible to the public while repairs are made in cracked steel beams in the massive transit hub below. The pathway, made of...
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Yerba Buena Gardens - San Francisco
(Photo credit: Minyun Zhou)
Phil Matier
July 02, 2018 - 10:57 am
The streets of San Francisco are dangerous enough to drive a major medical association from holding its annual conference in the city. With the city becoming more dangerous, who is next to abandon the city? KCBS Radio, KPIX 5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains what exactly people are...
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The stone breaker wall on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay (Photo credit: Troy Sappington)
Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay (Photo credit: Troy Sappington)
Phil Matier
June 25, 2018 - 4:07 pm
Insider Phil Matier explains the possible plans and how this will affect commuters...
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Salesforce Tower - San Francisco
Salesforce Tower - San Francisco (Photo credit: Svetlana Day)
KCBS Radio Morning News
May 22, 2018 - 6:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- Five years of construction work is over--and San Francisco's newest landmark officially opens Tuesday. The Salesforce Tower is over a thousand feet tall, making it the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. It's also 200 feet taller than the Transamerica...
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Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis attends her nomination hearing to be the next ambassador to the Republic of Hungary on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on November 18, 2009. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT/Sipa USA)
Eleni Kounalakis (Photo credit: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT/Sipa USA)
Phil Matier
May 16, 2018 - 1:58 pm
The Lieutenant Governor’s race is becoming more popular than the governor’s race. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the competition will be highly based on image.
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2/7/2018 - File photo dated 06/06/13 of billionaire investor George Soros who has handed £400,000 to a campaign arguing against Brexit. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA) *** US Rights Only ***
George Soros (Photo credit: PA Images/Sipa USA)
Phil Matier
May 10, 2018 - 9:53 am
KCBS Radio, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier describes the liberal DA candidates across California, which George Soros is supporting with campaign contributions.
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Medical Marijuana Testing
Medical Marijuana Testing (Photo credit: Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/MCT/Sipa USA)
Phil Matier
May 09, 2018 - 2:20 pm
Pot sales has not brought in the money that it was expected to. According to the state, $34 million in taxes on legal pot sales came in during the first quarter of 2018. Well short of the $175 million that was anticipated. KCBS Radio, KPIX 5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains how pot sales...
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Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa
Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa (Photo credit: Drew Altizer/AdMedia /Sipa USA)
May 08, 2018 - 12:39 pm
KCBS Radio, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier describes the top candidates for California governor from the Democratic and Republican parties.
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Rudy Giuliani and President Donald Trump
Rudy Giuliani and President Donald Trump (Photo credit: PA/Sipa USA)
Phil Matier
May 04, 2018 - 5:01 pm
Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown talk about what this could mean for his case, and how legal proceedings may be affected.
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Motorized Scooters
Motorized Scooters (Photo credit: Rochelle Del Rosario/KCBS Radio)
Doug Sovern
May 02, 2018 - 10:35 am
Those dockless e-scooter companies whose machines are scattered all around San Francisco are going to have to start following some rules. KCBS Radio Reporter Doug Sovern says the City's transit officials voted to require the companies to obtain permits, for a one-year trial run.
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