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Nov 6, 2014 Share
Pot Farmers Steal Water Amid Epic Drought

Pot Farmers Steal Water Amid Epic Drought

In the midst of California’s epic drought, NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has uncovered trespassing marijuana farmers stealing massive amounts of water meant for public lands. Read More

Investigations
Nov 4, 2014 Share
Election Websites Go Down in CA Counties

Election Websites Go Down in CA Counties

Contra Costa County's elections website was down Tuesday due to a problem with a web hosting company that is affecting a number of counties nationwide. Read More

Investigations
Nov 3, 2014 Share
Humanitarian Crisis: Refugees Escape to Bay Area

Humanitarian Crisis: Refugees Escape to Bay Area

A spike in immigration from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras is creating a humanitarian crisis at the border. Read More

Investigations
Jun 2, 2014 Share
Election Day Tip Line

Election Day Tip Line

On this Election Day, voting problems aren't a matter of if, but when. Read More

Investigations
Oct 30, 2014 Share
Unused Flu Vaccines Cost CA Millions

Unused Flu Vaccines Cost CA Millions

Some California Counties waste thousands of flu vaccine. Weak state oversight lets it continue. Read More

Investigations
Oct 27, 2014 Share
Highly Educated Foreign Workers Treated Like Indentured Servants

Highly Educated Foreign Workers Treated Like Indentured Servants

A year-long investigation by NBC Bay Area and The Center for Investigative Reporting uncovers misuse of H-1B Visas meant to recruit foreign workers at Silicon Valley tech firms, leaving some without jobs or income and trapped while... Read More

Investigations
Oct 24, 2014 Share
Mayor's Fuzzy Math Claims San Jose Gang Crime Down

Mayor's Fuzzy Math Claims San Jose Gang Crime Down

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed says gang related crimes have dropped 70 percent this year, but what he's not telling the public: he's just comparing two months of the year. Read More

Investigations
Oct 21, 2014 Share
County Department Director Fired After NBC Investigation

County Department Director Fired After NBC Investigation

A Santa Clara County department director has been removed from his position after the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit exposed that he charged more than $160,000 on personal rewards credit cards to get travel perks, while still... Read More

Investigations
Oct 20, 2014 Share
Is Bloom Energy Greenwashing the Public?

Is Bloom Energy Greenwashing the Public?

Claims by critics, information from public agencies and a data analysis by the Investigative Unit show that fuel cells made by Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy may not be performing as well as promised, sparking questions about... Read More

Investigations
Oct 20, 2014
I Unit Investigates: San Jose Fire Response Times

I Unit Investigates: San Jose Fire Response Times

A new audit of San Jose Fire Department reveals some reasons why firefighters are not meeting 911 response time goals. It comes after NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit exposed SJFD for reporting inaccurate data. Read More

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