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Feb 13, 2014 Share
County Asks Rural Metro to Help SJ Fire Times

County Asks Rural Metro to Help SJ Fire Times

Santa Clara County is asking an outside ambulance company for help in getting San Jose's fire response times up to speed. The call for help comes after an NBC Bay Area investigation showed that the department's response times were... Read More

Investigations
Feb 12, 2014 Share
The Law Can’t Keep Up with Synthetic Drugs

The Law Can’t Keep Up with Synthetic Drugs

While they have become all the rage among teen age high school students and young college students, synthetically produced drugs also pose safety risks to those who take them. And federal drug agents say the drug manufacturers stay... Read More

Investigations
Feb 11, 2014 Share
SamTrans Accused of Hiding Millions of Public Dollars

SamTrans Accused of Hiding Millions of Public Dollars

SamTrans leaders decline to answer questions after insiders disclose a “second set of books” used to track how millions in public dollars were spent at the transit district. Vicky Nguyen reports in a story that aired February... Read More

Investigations
Feb 11, 2014 Share

"Completely Outdated" Child Care Inspection System Needs Fix

State lawmakers discussed possible solutions to infrequent check-ups and the lack of publicly available inspection information for California’s daycares and senior care centers in a joint legislative hearing in Sacramento, Tuesday.... Read More

Ski Safety
Feb 9, 2014 Share
Ski Resorts Fail to Make Safety Stats Readily Available

Ski Resorts Fail to Make Safety Stats Readily Available

NBC Bay Area hidden cameras visited seven Tahoe area ski resorts and asked to see their safety plan, detailing the resorts’ accident prevention measures. According to the California Ski Industry Association, this information... Read More

Investigations
Feb 7, 2014 Share
SJFD Response Times May Be Worse Than Reported

SJFD Response Times May Be Worse Than Reported

The Investigative Unit uncovers internal emails and memos showing the San Jose Fire Department’s response times are worse than the already failing numbers it reported to the public Read More

Pets on Planes
Feb 6, 2014 Share
Airline Pet Handlers Speak Out

Airline Pet Handlers Speak Out

After seeing our previous coverage, two former pet handlers hired by United spoke out on what they describe as animal neglect by the airline. Read More

Pets on Planes
Feb 6, 2014
Emails Document Chronic Neglect in United's PetSafe Program

Emails Document Chronic Neglect in United's PetSafe Program

Emails obtained by NBC's Investigative Unit chronicle multiple disturbing incidents of neglect in United's PetSafe service. The whistleblowers worked for an outside company contracted by United at a major airport bub to handle and... Read More

Investigations
Feb 4, 2014 Share
Prominent South Bay Businessman Arrested

Prominent South Bay Businessman Arrested

Former San Jose used car dealer Ron Battistella was arrested and charged with nine felony counts including securities fraud and grand theft following a series of NBC Bay Area investigations. Read More

Giving Time
Feb 3, 2014 Share
New DA Contract Limits Extra Time Off

New DA Contract Limits Extra Time Off

After an NBC Bay Area Investigation, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on a contract that limits the number of “administrative leave” hours the District Attorney can grant annually. Read More

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