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Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
CPUC Launches PG&E Probe in Wake of North Bay Firestorm

CPUC Launches PG&E Probe in Wake of North Bay Firestorm

The state’s Public Utilities Commission has launched a probe into PG&E’S vegetation management and maintenance practices in the wake of the deadly firestorm in the North Bay. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Why Sonoma County Officials Decided Not to Send Mass Alert

Why Sonoma County Officials Decided Not to Send Mass Alert

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit asks why Sonoma County never activated a mass cellphone alert that could have warned hundreds of thousands of people throughout the community to evacuate their homes during Monday’s deadly fires.... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
Wine Country Fires: A Timeline of Fire Dispatch Calls

Wine Country Fires: A Timeline of Fire Dispatch Calls

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit dug through fire dispatch records in search of clues about what caused the fires that broke out in Sonoma and Napa counties on Sunday, Oct. 8. The recordings reveal numerous reports of downed... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
Woman Says Massage Therapist Battered Her, Kept Practicing

Woman Says Massage Therapist Battered Her, Kept Practicing

A Greenbrae woman says her massage therapist touched her inappropriately, and despite her complaints to the California Massage Therapy council, he remained certified and working for two years before another woman’s complaint led to... Read More

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Friday, Oct 6, 2017
Judge Finds 'Egregious' Safety Lapses in BART Worker Deaths

Judge Finds 'Egregious' Safety Lapses in BART Worker Deaths

A state regulatory judge wants BART fined and put on safety probation for “serious and egregious” safety lapses in the deaths of two track workers in Walnut Creek back in October 2013. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Thousands of Sharks Dead in San Francisco Bay, Brains Eaten

Thousands of Sharks Dead in San Francisco Bay, Brains Eaten

As many as 2,000 sharks have mysteriously died in the San Francisco Bay and scientists believe whatever killed them is now spreading to other marine life. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says determining the cause is... Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Labor Department Orders Wells Fargo to Rehire Whistleblower

Labor Department Orders Wells Fargo to Rehire Whistleblower

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday demanded the ouster the top Wells Fargo executive a year after revelations surfaced that Wells Fargo employees fraudulently opened millions of bank accounts to meet sales goals. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Records Raise Safety Questions Surrounding Oroville Dam

Records Raise Safety Questions Surrounding Oroville Dam

A six-month investigation by NBC Bay Area that reviewed two decades’ worth of safety documents uncovers questions about the dam’s safety beyond the spillway that failed in February Read More

Investigations
Friday, Sep 29, 2017
How Often Are Tasers Used By Officers?

How Often Are Tasers Used By Officers?

The use of Tasers by law enforcement has both harsh critics and staunch supporters. But how often are Tasers used and what's the likelihood of the situation turning deadly? NBC Bay Area Investigative Reporter Bigad Shaban reports in a video that first aired on Sept. 29, 2017.

Investigations
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
An Inside Look at the Antifa Movement

An Inside Look at the Antifa Movement

NBC Bay Area speaks to activists with Antifa, the “anti-fascist” political movement mobilizing across America to investigate their sometimes violent tactics and question their mission. Senior investigative reporter Vicky Nguyen... 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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