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The former foster mother of a medically fragile girl in the Santa Clara County foster system is questioning why the child was removed from her care and placed in a transitional home for men with her father, where she was found dead... Read More
Prime real estate or toxic mess? Hunters Point in San Francisco is one of the largest redevelopment projects in the Bay Area. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit first revealed, Tetra Tech, the government contractor cleaning up the... Read More
A year after an NBC Bay Area investigation prompted Santa Clara authorities to pursue a man accused racking up tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills using his brother’s identity, a judge sentenced Gary Wayne Bogle to... Read More
Michael Picker, the new president of the California Public Utilities Commission, sat down with NBC Bay Area for his first in-depth television interview. Read More
The former Director of Consumer Protection in the CPUC speaks out to the Investigative Unit for the first time since retiring last fall. Read More
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
The Valley Transportation Authority is overseeing the BART extension from the East Bay to San Jose but the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has learned about an underground mistake. Crews installed 1400 feet of cast iron pipe... Read More
California Public Utilities Commissioner Mike Florio has apologized for becoming too cozy with PG&E. But new internal PG&E emails obtained by the Investigative Unit show Florio has been tangled in the company’s web for years. These Read More
Colleagues compared Michael Peevey to President Franklin Roosevelt and the Pope in their farewell addresses to the longest serving president in CPUC history. Chief Investigative Reporter Tony Kovaleski continues his series... Read More
Some of the most vulnerable children in California have been forced into living conditions that threaten their health and safety. An NBC Bay Area investigation reveals dreadful violations at some of California’s group homes, which... Read More
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