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Feb 27, 2014 Share
Workers Say Hunters Point Dirt Needs Radiation Screening

Workers Say Hunters Point Dirt Needs Radiation Screening

Multiple sources tell the Investigative Unit soil is not being screened for radiological contamination, putting public safety at risk. They say dirt that could be contaminated is heading to Bay Area landfills not intended to accept... Read More

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Feb 26, 2014 Share
Could Gun Tracing Reduce Violent Crime in Oakland?

Could Gun Tracing Reduce Violent Crime in Oakland?

The Investigative Unit reviewed Oakland police data showing every time a gun was confiscated; city leaders say the rate of guns involving crimes far outpaces any other Bay Area city and they need innovative tools to reduce... Read More

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Feb 24, 2014 Share
San Francisco Real Estate Broker Surrenders License

San Francisco Real Estate Broker Surrenders License

Investors accuse him of bilking them out of more than $15-million. California Bureau of Real Estate says Broker committed “severe” acts. Read More

The Crash of Asiana Flight 214
Feb 25, 2014 Share
Asiana Fined For Not Helping SFO Crash Victims' Families

Asiana Fined For Not Helping SFO Crash Victims' Families

The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Tuesday that they have slapped Asiana Airlines with a $500,000 fine for failing to help family members of passengers on a flight that crashed last year at San Read More

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Feb 23, 2014 Share
Phishers Target Online Vacation Renters

Phishers Target Online Vacation Renters

An East Bay property owner warns of fraudsters intercepting communication with prospective renters of high-end vacation homes. Investigative reporter Elyce Kirchner navigates the online vacation rental marketplace in a story... Read More

Investigations
Feb 21, 2014 Share
Housing Authority Travel Records Show Double-Dipping

Housing Authority Travel Records Show Double-Dipping

Travel documents examined by the Investigative Unit show some commissioners from a Bay Area housing authority double-dipping, misusing travel funds and some trips with no explanation. Read More

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Feb 21, 2014 Share
Police Arrest Family of Credit Card Thieves

Police Arrest Family of Credit Card Thieves

The group stole credit card information skimmed from gas station pumps. Read More

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Feb 19, 2014 Share
California Leads in ADA Lawsuits

California Leads in ADA Lawsuits

The Investigative Unit reviewed more than 10,000 federal ADA lawsuits filed since 2005 in the five states with the highest disabled populations. More lawsuits have been filed in California than Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas and New... Read More

Investigations
Feb 19, 2014 Share
ADA Violations are More Common Than You Think

ADA Violations are More Common Than You Think

NBC Bay Area's Vicky Nguyen took a short tour of San Jose with Stevens to see just how easy it is for businesses to violate the Act and risk lawsuit. Read More

Investigations
Feb 17, 2014 Share
Are Sewers Source of Toxic Hot Spots in Mountain View?

Are Sewers Source of Toxic Hot Spots in Mountain View?

Last year, NBC Bay Area first reported that the new toxic ‘hot spots’ were discovered outside of the Moffett Air Field Superfund sites. Now, residents and environmentalists are theorizing that the TCE might be escaping... Read More

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

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“Sysco's Dirty Secret: Hidden Food Sheds Across U.S. and Canada”
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2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winner

Investigative Reporting
"Children in the Fields"

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2013 NorCal Society of Professional Journalists Award

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

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