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Aug 4, 2014 Share
Oakland Housing Authority May See Stricter Travel Rules

Oakland Housing Authority May See Stricter Travel Rules

The Oakland Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners may vote on a budget Monday that would include new limits on commissioners’ travel funds; it comes after the Investigative Unit exposed double-dipping and unexplained... Read More

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Jul 30, 2014 Share
South Bay Businessman Pleads No Contest to Felony Charges

South Bay Businessman Pleads No Contest to Felony Charges

South Bay auto dealer Ron Battistella could face 5 to 16 years in a California prison after pleading no contest yesterday to nine felony counts of grand theft, securities fraud and for selling unqualified securities. Read More

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Aug 21, 2014 Share
Timeline: How A South Bay Car Dealer Went to Jail

Timeline: How A South Bay Car Dealer Went to Jail

NBC Bay Area has been covering Ron Battistella for two years. What started out as an investigation into a questionable sale turned out to be a much bigger story. Read More

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Jul 29, 2014 Share
Navy Finds Radiation in Treasure Island Home

Navy Finds Radiation in Treasure Island Home

For years the Navy has denied the presence of radiological contaminants on the former naval shipyard and only recently acknowledged that parts of Treasure Island are “radiologically impacted.” Read More

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Jul 24, 2014 Share
Bay Area Tax Dollars For Private Clubhouse?

Bay Area Tax Dollars For Private Clubhouse?

A proposal to rebuild a 60-year-old community building has sparked a passionate debate in one Bay Area town. Some are saying it’s an inappropriate use of taxpayer money for a project with little public purpose. Read More

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Jul 17, 2014 Share
Sysco Fined Millions for Food Safety Violations

Sysco Fined Millions for Food Safety Violations

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties and restitution after an NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered the company’s secret food sheds regulators called illegal... Read More

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Jul 17, 2014 Share
Downed Jet Increased Altitude When It Entered Ukraine

Downed Jet Increased Altitude When It Entered Ukraine

Many airlines, including Malaysia Air, have continued to fly over Ukraine, despite the conflict on the ground. Read More

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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

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2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winner

Investigative Reporting
“Sysco's Dirty Secret: Hidden Food Sheds Across U.S. and Canada”

2014 National Press Club Award

Consumer Journalism-Broadcast
“Sysco's Dirty Secret: Hidden Food Sheds Across U.S. and Canada”

2013 Norcal Emmy Awards

Breaking News
“Asiana Flight 214 Crash Coverage”
Specialty Assignment Report
“Beyond the Crash-Exposing Aviation Safety Issues in Wake of Asiana Flight 214 Crash”
Continuing Coverage
“Toxic Regulation: Failures in the Golden State”
Investigative Report
“Sysco's Dirty Secret: Hidden Food Sheds Across U.S. and Canada”
On-Camera Talent-News Reporter
Tony Kovaleski
Photographer-News
Mark Villarreal
Video Journalist
Garvin Thomas

2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winner

Investigative Reporting
"Children in the Fields"

2013 Mark Twain Award Winner

Best Investigative Reporting
"Children in the Fields"

2013 NorCal Society of Professional Journalists Award

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

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