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Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
New CPUC President opens up to the NBC Bay Area

New CPUC President opens up to the NBC Bay Area

The California Public Utilities Commission remains under multiple criminal investigations. Digging out from scandal, controversy and the loss of credibility is the job of new commission president, Michael Picker. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
Former Top CPUC Director

Former Top CPUC Director "Disgusted" by Behavior of Leadership

For more than a decade Richard Clark held one of the agency’s most critical positions in the California Public Utilities Commission. He sheds more light on the public controversy over cozy relationships some CPUC powerbrokers... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
Internal Memo: PG&E 'Years' From Security Upgrades

Internal Memo: PG&E 'Years' From Security Upgrades

Publicly, PG&E has worked to build confidence in its commitment to safety and security, especially when it comes to securing the power grid. But an internal PG&E memo obtained by the Investigative Unit reveals contradictions... Read More

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Monday, Aug 24, 2015 Share
Lawmakers Criticize Low Bar for Green Energy Subsidy

Lawmakers Criticize Low Bar for Green Energy Subsidy

State assemblymen and environmentalists question standards for hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies benefiting private companies, including Silicon Valley fuel cell maker Bloom Energy. Read More

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Monday, Aug 24, 2015 Share
Who Gets the Most Clean Energy Subsidies?

Who Gets the Most Clean Energy Subsidies?

Since 2007, Bloom Energy received the lions share of ratepayer subsidies for self-generating energy technology despite relying mostly on natural gas as a fuel. Read More

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Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 Share
Gift a Vet Can't Back Up Donation Claims

Gift a Vet Can't Back Up Donation Claims

A look into the apparent founders of "Gift a Vet" turned up a history of run-ins with law enforcement and no records that Gift a Vet has helped a single veteran. Read More

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Friday, Aug 7, 2015 Share
No Preferential Treatment for Smith in Latest Arrest

No Preferential Treatment for Smith in Latest Arrest

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit found Aldon Smith received no preferential treatment after his latest DUI arrest. Two years ago, Aldon Smith was allowed a short stay in jail and left out the back door. Read More

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Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 Share
FDA Warns Hospitals to Stop Using Hackable Medical Device

FDA Warns Hospitals to Stop Using Hackable Medical Device

A Bay Area security expert shows how a popular medical device that regulates IV drips can be hacked and controlled over a wireless network. Read More

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Friday, Jul 31, 2015 Share
Passengers File New Lawsuit Related to Asiana 214 Crash

Passengers File New Lawsuit Related to Asiana 214 Crash

A new lawsuit involving the crash of Asiana Flight 214 has been filed in Federal Court in San Francisco. The suit targets Boeing, not Asiana, and cites the plane's auto-pilot system. Read More

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Monday, Jul 20, 2015 Share
Surgeons' Performances Scored for the First Time

Surgeons' Performances Scored for the First Time

NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit explores unprecedented surgeon performance data published and analyzed by ProPublica and what it means for the medical community. Read More

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