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Monday, Sep 25, 2017
SF Leads Nation in US Immigration Court Calendar Delays

SF Leads Nation in US Immigration Court Calendar Delays

Those waiting to have their asylum cases heard find the reality that there currently aren’t enough judges and staff to handle the demand leaving some applicants forced to wait for years while their witnesses and key evidence... Read More

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Friday, Sep 22, 2017
Emails Show PG&E Urged to Tell San Bruno to 'Take a Hike'

Emails Show PG&E Urged to Tell San Bruno to 'Take a Hike'

NBC Bay Area has learned that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has turned over emails showing that one commissioner urged the utility to balk during secret settlement talks over the San Bruno pipeline blast. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Politicians Accept Thousands From Donors With Extremist Ties

Politicians Accept Thousands From Donors With Extremist Ties

Candidates elected to the offices of president, governor, and senator accepted more than $250,000 in campaign donations from leaders of fringe groups. Senior investigative reporter Vicky Nguyen reports in a story that first... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Coast Guardsman Faces Court-Martial After Toddler's Death

Coast Guardsman Faces Court-Martial After Toddler's Death

Petty officer Jimmy Barlow, 31, awaits trial on four counts of child endangerment in connection to the homicide death of his daughter, 3 year old Eden Lynch. Senior investigative reporter Vicky Nguyen reports in a story that first... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
'We're Going to Get Better': Officials on Heatwave Response

'We're Going to Get Better': Officials on Heatwave Response

San Francisco public health officials admitted at a hearing Wednesday that they could have done a better job handling the city’s record Labor Day heat wave. Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
CA's Earthquake Early Detection System Only Halfway Complete

CA's Earthquake Early Detection System Only Halfway Complete

California, Oregon, and Washington have been working on an early warning detection system for earthquakes since 2006, but the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has learned the system is still only about 50 percent complete. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Lead Design Engineer For Troubled Millennium Subpoenaed

Lead Design Engineer For Troubled Millennium Subpoenaed

The lead design engineer of the now sinking and tilting Millennium Tower will face a subpoena to testify about the building’s troubles next month before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Major Quake Expected to Rattle Bay Area Within Next 30 Years

Major Quake Expected to Rattle Bay Area Within Next 30 Years

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey believe there is a 98 percent chance a 6.0 earthquake or larger will rattle the Bay Area sometime between now and the next 30 years. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Lawmakers Pass Bill to Renew Medical Watchdog Agency

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Renew Medical Watchdog Agency

Patient advocates looking to reform the maligned Medical Board of California were dealt a blow this week as the legislature passed a bill to renew the watchdog agency for four more years without significant change. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Suspect in Stolen Police Gun Murder Was Being Tracked By ICE

Suspect in Stolen Police Gun Murder Was Being Tracked By ICE

NBC Bay Area has learned that one of the three men charged with carrying out a murder with a police officer's off-duty revolver was wearing an electronic monitor issued by United States immigration officials. 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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