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Disaster Preparedness
Feb 2, 2015 Share
Will California's Levees Hold up in an Earthquake?

Will California's Levees Hold up in an Earthquake?

California’s levee system delivers clean drinking water to the Bay Area and Southern California, but would it hold up in a major earthquake? NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit discovered many of the state’s levees are known to have... Read More

Disaster Preparedness
Feb 1, 2015 Share
Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

The hacks of Sony Pictures, Target and Home Depot have made headlines around the world. But experts warn of a bigger cyber threat to our gas pipelines, electric substations, water supplies and transit networks. Read More

Investigations
Jan 30, 2015 Share
Principal Accused of Stealing Student Money

Principal Accused of Stealing Student Money

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit exposes that a former San Jose High School principal opened an unauthorized bank account tied to the school’s PTSA, and an audit found she made thousands of dollars in purchases without receipts... Read More

Investigations
Jan 30, 2015 Share
PG&E Releases Emails With State Regulators

PG&E Releases Emails With State Regulators

Pacific Gas & Electric has released tens of thousands of new emails between utility employees and state regulators amid investigations into alleged back-channel dealings. Read More

Investigations
Jan 9, 2015 Share
Drone Close Calls in California

Drone Close Calls in California

California pilots had more "close calls" with drones than any other state. Read More

Investigations
Jan 8, 2015 Share
These Donors May Miss Senator Boxer the Most

These Donors May Miss Senator Boxer the Most

When Senator Barbara Boxer leaves office next year, these are the donors who may miss her the most. Read More

Investigations
Jan 6, 2015 Share
Petco, PetSmart Pull Chinese Dog Treats

Petco, PetSmart Pull Chinese Dog Treats

Retail pet giants Petco and PetSmart will no longer sell chicken jerky treats made in China. Petco first said in May of 2014 it would begin removing the products and they are now out of the chain’s more than 1,300 locations. Read More

Investigations
Dec 22, 2014 Share
More PG&E Emails Suggest Violation of Rules

More PG&E Emails Suggest Violation of Rules

PG&E on Monday released 12 email chains that company representatives say could reflect past violations of rules governing communications to and from the California Public Utilities Commission. This comes after a release of... Read More

Investigations
Dec 22, 2014 Share
Big Changes for California Day Care Oversight

Big Changes for California Day Care Oversight

In response to a joint investigation between the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit and the Center for Investigative Reporting which exposed CA’s weak system for day care inspections, state lawmakers have enacted major reforms... Read More

Investigations
Dec 18, 2014
CPUC President Exits in Controversy

CPUC President Exits in Controversy

California Public Utilities President Michael Peevey leaves office today amid controversy over his relationship with PG&E, the major utility the PUC regulates. Read More

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