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A proposal to rebuild a 60-year-old community building has sparked a passionate debate in one Bay Area town. Some are saying it’s an inappropriate use of taxpayer money for a project with little public purpose. Read More

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May 22, 2014 Share
Timeline: 49ers' Aldon Smith's Trouble with the Law

Timeline: 49ers' Aldon Smith's Trouble with the Law

Aldon Smith, the talented linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, has had a troubling couple of years. NBC Bay Area has been covering Smith from the beginning. Here's an interactive timeline of our coverage. Read More

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Jul 17, 2014 Share
Sysco Fined Millions for Food Safety Violations

Sysco Fined Millions for Food Safety Violations

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties and restitution after an NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered the company’s secret food sheds regulators called illegal... Read More

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Jul 17, 2014 Share
Downed Jet Increased Altitude When It Entered Ukraine

Downed Jet Increased Altitude When It Entered Ukraine

Many airlines, including Malaysia Air, have continued to fly over Ukraine, despite the conflict on the ground. Read More

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Jul 15, 2014 Share
IRS Phone Scam Targeting California

IRS Phone Scam Targeting California

Federal Investigators are calling it the biggest IRS phone scam in the history of phone scams and as the Investigative Unit reports, California is getting hit the hardest, with over a million dollars lost since October. Read More

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Jul 10, 2014 Share
Some Taxi Cab Drivers Face Few Consequences

Some Taxi Cab Drivers Face Few Consequences

The city tests, permits and regulates taxis, but the Investigative Unit easily found drivers with questionable driving records. One SF taxi medallion holder was listed on the state of California’s sex offender registry. Read More

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Jul 10, 2014
Taxi Fatalities in California

Taxi Fatalities in California

The city tests, permits and regulates taxis, but the Investigative Unit easily found drivers with questionable driving records. One SF taxi medallion holder was listed on the state of California’s sex offender registry. Read More

The Crash of Asiana Flight 214
Jun 24, 2014 Share
Asiana Pilots Didn't Understand System: NTSB

Asiana Pilots Didn't Understand System: NTSB

The flight crew of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 "over-relied on automated systems that they did not fully understand" ahead of the plane's deadly crash landing at San Francisco International Airport last summer, a federal... Read More

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Jun 19, 2014 Share
Inspections Reveal Risk of Derailments at VTA

Inspections Reveal Risk of Derailments at VTA

Levi’s Stadium opens in two months and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority says it will be ready to accommodate the anticipated influx of 10,000 additional riders. But state inspection reports uncovered by... Read More

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Jun 12, 2014 Share
Dean in Charge of SJSU

Dean in Charge of SJSU "Justice Studies" Steps Down

The dean who oversees "Justice Studies" at San Jose State University announced that he is stepping down less than a month after the Investigative Unit exposed problems with an internal investigation into inappropriate spending... Read More

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2013 National Press Club Award

Consumer Journalism-Broadcast
“Sysco's Dirty Secret: Hidden Food Sheds Across U.S. and Canada”

2013 Norcal Emmy Awards

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“Asiana Flight 214 Crash Coverage”
Specialty Assignment Report
“Beyond the Crash-Exposing Aviation Safety Issues in Wake of Asiana Flight 214 Crash”
Continuing Coverage
“Toxic Regulation: Failures in the Golden State”
Investigative Report
“Sysco's Dirty Secret: Hidden Food Sheds Across U.S. and Canada”
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Tony Kovaleski
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Mark Villarreal
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Garvin Thomas

2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winner

Investigative Reporting
"Children in the Fields"

2013 Mark Twain Award Winner

Best Investigative Reporting
"Children in the Fields"

2013 NorCal Society of Professional Journalists Award

Investigative Reporting
"The Golden State’s Toxic Secret: Inside the Department of Toxic Substances Control"

2012 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award

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"Guessing Pensions: San Jose's Fuzzy Math"

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