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Jul 15, 2014 Share
IRS Phone Scam Targeting California

IRS Phone Scam Targeting California

Federal Investigators are calling it the biggest IRS phone scam in the history of phone scams and as the Investigative Unit reports, California is getting hit the hardest, with over a million dollars lost since October. Read More

Investigations
Jul 10, 2014 Share
Some Taxi Cab Drivers Face Few Consequences

Some Taxi Cab Drivers Face Few Consequences

The city tests, permits and regulates taxis, but the Investigative Unit easily found drivers with questionable driving records. One SF taxi medallion holder was listed on the state of California’s sex offender registry. Read More

Investigations
Jul 10, 2014
Taxi Fatalities in California

Taxi Fatalities in California

The city tests, permits and regulates taxis, but the Investigative Unit easily found drivers with questionable driving records. One SF taxi medallion holder was listed on the state of California’s sex offender registry. Read More

The Crash of Asiana Flight 214
Jun 24, 2014 Share
Asiana Pilots Didn't Understand System: NTSB

Asiana Pilots Didn't Understand System: NTSB

The flight crew of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 "over-relied on automated systems that they did not fully understand" ahead of the plane's deadly crash landing at San Francisco International Airport last summer, a federal... Read More

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Jun 19, 2014 Share
Inspections Reveal Risk of Derailments at VTA

Inspections Reveal Risk of Derailments at VTA

Levi’s Stadium opens in two months and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority says it will be ready to accommodate the anticipated influx of 10,000 additional riders. But state inspection reports uncovered by... Read More

Investigations
Jun 12, 2014 Share
Dean in Charge of SJSU

Dean in Charge of SJSU "Justice Studies" Steps Down

The dean who oversees "Justice Studies" at San Jose State University announced that he is stepping down less than a month after the Investigative Unit exposed problems with an internal investigation into inappropriate spending... Read More

Investigations
Jun 10, 2014 Share
Bay Area Police Miss Up to 20 Percent of Traffic Trials

Bay Area Police Miss Up to 20 Percent of Traffic Trials

An NBC Bay Area analysis showed varying levels of follow-through in Bay Area traffic violations. Some Bay Area law enforcement agencies are four times more likely to miss a traffic trial than others. Read More

Investigations
Jun 6, 2014 Share
@HiddenCash Guy Identified: Hidden No More

@HiddenCash Guy Identified: Hidden No More

Who’s the mystery man running the @HiddenCash craze? NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit identifies Jason Buzi, the man behind the money, and his reveals details about his past. Read More

Investigations
Jun 5, 2014 Share
SJSU Justice Studies Dept. to be Audited

SJSU Justice Studies Dept. to be Audited

San Jose State University President Mohammad Qayoumi calls in auditors from the California State University Chancellor’s Office to review contracts and financial transactions in San Jose State University’s Justice... Read More

Investigations
Jun 3, 2014 Share
DA Wants Stricter Rules for Rideshare Companies

DA Wants Stricter Rules for Rideshare Companies

This morning, Gascon’ office filed charges against an UberX driver who allegedly verbally assaulted a passenger last fall. Read More

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“Sysco's Dirty Secret: Hidden Food Sheds Across U.S. and Canada”
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Investigative Reporting
"Children in the Fields"

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

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