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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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Sep 19, 2014 Share
Long After Attack, PG&E Security Still Lacking

Long After Attack, PG&E Security Still Lacking

NBC Bay Area drove 1,600 miles and made 14 unannounced visits to nine of PG&E’s largest and most critical substations to put the corporation’s promise of enhanced security to the test. Chief Investigative Reporter Tony... Read More

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Sep 18, 2014 Share
Gov. Signs Boater Safety Bill

Gov. Signs Boater Safety Bill

Today Governor Jerry Brown signs into law SB 941, a bill that would increase the safety of California waterways by requiring boaters to pass a safety course and obtain a vessel operator card. Read More

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Sep 16, 2014 Share
Military Vets Targeted by Sophisticated Job Scheme

Military Vets Targeted by Sophisticated Job Scheme

Air Force veteran Mark Blum went through weeks of training and face to face interviews for a promising job opportunity, but instead of getting a paycheck, he was left on the brink of bankruptcy. NBC Bay Area’s Vicky Nguyen reports... Read More

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Sep 16, 2014 Share
Dept. Head's Travel Bonuses Spark Review by State Agency

Dept. Head's Travel Bonuses Spark Review by State Agency

Two weeks after the Investigative Unit exposed a Santa Clara County department head gaining reward points from over $55,000 in county travel for 30+ employees, the Fair Political Practices Commission has decided to review the case... Read More

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Sep 9, 2014 Share
Dept. Head Got Travel Perks, Now Put on Leave

Dept. Head Got Travel Perks, Now Put on Leave

Santa Clara County has placed one department head on paid administrative leave following an NBC Bay Area investigation into his travel spending. The public official was racking up travel rewards points on the county’s dime Read More

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Sep 4, 2014 Share
County Official Earns Travel Rewards with Public Money

County Official Earns Travel Rewards with Public Money

John Vartanian is racking up travel and credit card benefits using public money. Now, the county is investigating Vartanian’s travel records. Read More

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Aug 19, 2014 Share
Some Restaurants Still Confused About Law

Some Restaurants Still Confused About Law

After the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit exposed a broken restaurant inspection system last year, the county has revamped its website and passed a new scoring system. Yet some Silicon Valley restaurants are still confused... Read More

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Feb 5, 2013 Share
Silicon Valley Restaurants: No Grades, No Accountability

Silicon Valley Restaurants: No Grades, No Accountability

NBC Bay Area Investigative reporter Jenna Susko exposes how Santa Clara County’s restaurant inspection system is leaving customers in the dark. The Investigative Unit goes undercover to show restaurants violating a state law... Read More

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