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Oct 3, 2014 Share
New Records Show More Charges in Bonus Points Controversy

New Records Show More Charges in Bonus Points Controversy

New internal documents obtained by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit show the Director of Santa Clara County’s Department of Child Support Services charged more than just travel to his personal credit card to rack up... Read More

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Oct 6, 2014 Share
NBC Bay Area Investigates PG&E

NBC Bay Area Investigates PG&E

Since PG&E gas pipelines burst in 2010, killing eight people and destroying 38 homes, the NBC Investigative Unit has been following the utility closely. Read More

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Oct 3, 2014 Share
5-Year Sentence for Car Dealer Convicted in Ponzi Scheme

5-Year Sentence for Car Dealer Convicted in Ponzi Scheme

South Bay businessman Ron Battistella was sentenced on Friday to five years in state prison in Santa Clara County Court. Battistella is convicted of operating a Ponzi scheme based out of a San Jose car dealership, formerly knows as... Read More

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Oct 3, 2014 Share
New Restaurant Health Score Cards Go Up in Silicon Valley

New Restaurant Health Score Cards Go Up in Silicon Valley

Santa Clara County restaurants started getting window score cards Friday and a new user friendly website makes it easy for curious customers to see their number scores and inspection details; it comes after the NBC Bay... Read More

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Oct 3, 2014
Timeline: How Ron Battistella Wound up in Prison

Timeline: How Ron Battistella Wound up in Prison

When the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit first started reporting on Ron Battistella, it was because of a car deal gone bad. How he's going to prison for five years. Read More

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Oct 3, 2014 Share
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SamTrans Silent on "Inappropriate" Use of Funds

A year after allegations were first raised about a secret reserve of $2.5 million at the San Mateo County Transit District, the agency admits a series of errors and promises to return the money to the general fund. But the board of Read More

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Apr 30, 2014 Share
Legislation Tackles Metal Shredder Industry

Legislation Tackles Metal Shredder Industry

Sen. Jerry Hill’s bill would take away special privileges given to the metal shredder industry by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. The legislation passed through the Environmental Quality Committee on Read More

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Sep 26, 2014 Share
New Tech to Prevent Bird Strikes Lacking at U.S. Airports

New Tech to Prevent Bird Strikes Lacking at U.S. Airports

Bird strikes with airplanes are on the rise at U.S. airports, creating a growing safety hazard for travelers. As a result, members of congress are pressing the Federal Aviation Administration to install an emerging bird... Read More

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Sep 24, 2014 Share
Auditors Find Weaknesses in SJSU Fiscal Controls

Auditors Find Weaknesses in SJSU Fiscal Controls

Auditors from the California State University System find numerous weaknesses in SJSU fiscal and administrative oversight and issue 18 recommendations to address the problems. The report from the CSU Office of the... Read More

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Sep 23, 2014 Share
Former Govt. Powerbrokers Criticize PG&E

Former Govt. Powerbrokers Criticize PG&E

An NBC Bay Area undercover investigation exposed potential security vulnerabilities in Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s protection of the electric grid. Now, a former director of the CIA and a past federal energy regulator conclude... Read More

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