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Friday, Apr 7, 2017
Perk for Piedmont Residents Causing Injuries on the Job

Perk for Piedmont Residents Causing Injuries on the Job

A garbage war is brewing in the East Bay. Sanitation workers running routes in Piedmont say their pleas to fix unsafe conditions have gone unanswered for years. They turned to the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit to expose... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017
Justice for Sexually Abused Girl After DA Lost Her File

Justice for Sexually Abused Girl After DA Lost Her File

Justice was delayed but not denied for a young woman who suffered from years of sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather starting when she was just 7 years old. Read More

Investigations
Monday, Apr 3, 2017
SF Considers New Eviction Laws Following NBC Investigation

SF Considers New Eviction Laws Following NBC Investigation

Two separate pieces of legislation, scheduled to be introduced during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, call for major changes to the city’s housing laws that would impact renters and landlords citywide. Read More

Investigations
Friday, Apr 24, 2015
472 Bay Area Bridges: "Structurally Deficient"

472 Bay Area Bridges: "Structurally Deficient"

NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit breaks down the bridge inspection data from the Department of Transportation and uncovers hundreds of well-used overpasses in need of major repairs. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
70% of IRS Phone Tax Scams Involve iTunes Cards: Feds

70% of IRS Phone Tax Scams Involve iTunes Cards: Feds

As the April 18 filing deadline quickly approaches, many tax payers are looking forward to the end of tax season. But for state and federal investigators, tax fraud has quickly grown into a year-round problem with consequences for... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
Tesla Factory Workers Threaten to Shred Coworker into Pieces

Tesla Factory Workers Threaten to Shred Coworker into Pieces

An East Bay man says his employer, Tesla, failed to take action after learning that factory workers at the company’s Fremont manufacturing plant made a threatening video at work. He says the video is proof of the harassment... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
San Jose Homes to Remain Vulnerable to Floods for Years

San Jose Homes to Remain Vulnerable to Floods for Years

Plans to better protect San Jose neighborhoods from flooding date back nearly 20 years and have cost tax payers millions of dollars, but not a single project has been constructed. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
Oakland Hired Pricey PR Agency after Deadly Warehouse Fire

Oakland Hired Pricey PR Agency after Deadly Warehouse Fire

The City of Oakland hired a public relations firm, in a deal worth up to $90,000, to serve as official media consultants and spokespeople following the city’s deadly warehouse fire. Read More

Investigations
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
More Bad News for San Francisco's Troubled Millennium Tower

More Bad News for San Francisco's Troubled Millennium Tower

NBC Bay Area has learned earthquake safety assurances at the Millennium Tower did not account for a seismic vulnerability hidden inside the walls of the already sinking and tilting 58-story structure. Jaxon Van Derbeken reports.

Investigations
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
More Bad News for Troubled Millennium Tower

More Bad News for Troubled Millennium Tower

NBC Bay Area has learned earthquake safety assurances at the Millennium Tower did not account for a seismic vulnerability hidden inside the walls of the already sinking and tilting 58-story structure. Read More

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  • Sonoma Co. Toxic Clean Up May Not Finish Until Early 2018

    Sonoma Co. Toxic Clean Up May Not Finish Until Early 2018

    FEMA announced Thursday the North Bay Fires rank 4th on their list of disasters in terms of the amount of destruction and the number of lives taken in a single incident. The urban wildfires have killed at least 42 people and...

  • Emergency Alerts Unable to Reach Millions in Bay Area

    Emergency Alerts Unable to Reach Millions in Bay Area

    U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris delivered a scathing letter to the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday, criticizing the agency for its failure to develop an effective cell phone emergency alert system.

  • PG&E Identifies 8 Electrical Failures in North Bay Firestorm

    PG&E Identifies 8 Electrical Failures in North Bay Firestorm

    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials revealed Monday that they have officially notified state regulators of eight separate electric equipment failures in the recent North Bay firestorm – but declined to detail what triggered...

  • How to Scrutinize Fake Business Reviews Online

    How to Scrutinize Fake Business Reviews Online

    More than 80 percent of people sometimes check reviews for businesses, but half wonder if they can be trusted, according to the Pew Research Center -- and they have good reason to, according to experts in online reviews.

  • Workers Continue to Harvest Grapes Despite Unhealthy Air

    Workers Continue to Harvest Grapes Despite Unhealthy Air

    The state’s worker safety agency issued a worker safety advisory late Friday after NBC Bay Area took video of workers harvesting grapes at The Robert Mondavi vineyard in the fire-torn Napa Valley, some without any protection...

  • Bosses Recorded, Shared Airport Worker Sex Videos: Lawsuit

    Bosses Recorded, Shared Airport Worker Sex Videos: Lawsuit

    A female former security supervisor for the company that protects John F. Kennedy International Airport has filed a federal complaint alleging the outfit was "overrun with misogyny, racism and harassment.” LaDonna Powell...

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