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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
The latest indoor air quality tests at the EPA headquarters in San Francisco show the levels of two potentially dangerous chemicals, formaldehyde and caprolactam, are going higher on some floors, not lower. Read More
For many young athletes, making it onto a college sports team is a dream come true. But medical experts caution that student-athletes are among those most likely to develop bone fractures and organ failures associated with... Read More
An investigation into California’s criminal sentencing structure by NBC Bay Area discovered tens of thousands of convicted criminals serving time in prison longer than the sentence for their original, underlying crime, all because... Read More
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