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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
SF Limits Airbnb Users to Just 60 Days of Hosting Per Year

SF Limits Airbnb Users to Just 60 Days of Hosting Per Year

San Francisco lawmakers voted on Tuesday to limit how often residents can rent out their homes on short-term rental websites like Airbnb or Home Away. Residents who would like to rent out their home to visitors on a short-term... Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Airbnb and SF Meet Privately to Settle Bitter Lawsuit

Airbnb and SF Meet Privately to Settle Bitter Lawsuit

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has learned representatives from Airbnb and the city of San Francisco met privately in federal court Tuesday in hopes of settling a bitter lawsuit that has gone on for months. Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
New Penalty Proposed for Parolees Who Disable GPS Trackers

New Penalty Proposed for Parolees Who Disable GPS Trackers

The Investigative Unit reviewed records from January 2015 to September 2016 and found more than 2,200 instances of a parolee disabling a GPS tracking device, and 500 parolees found guilty of doing it more than once. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
Dozens of Wells Fargo Workers Filed Whistleblower Complaints

Dozens of Wells Fargo Workers Filed Whistleblower Complaints

Employees raised their hands when they noticed something wasn’t right at Wells Fargo, and say the company fired them because of it. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has learned dozens of Wells Fargo employees filed retaliation... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Nov 21, 2016
Bay Area Families Going into Debt to Pay Jail Phone Fees

Bay Area Families Going into Debt to Pay Jail Phone Fees

Four Bay Area Counties face lawsuits over phone fees charged to inmate families claiming the charges are "unfair and excessive." Research shows one in three families goes into debt to maintain contact with a loved one behind bars. Read More

Investigations
Monday, Nov 21, 2016
EPA Administrator Defends Plan for Drinking Water

EPA Administrator Defends Plan for Drinking Water

After NBC Bay Area reported last week that an EPA emergency action plan would accept levels of radiation in water that are thousands of times higher than current limits, the head of the EPA, Gina McCarthy, says the proposal... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
Santa Clara Mayor Wants Answers on Levi's Stadium Lights

Santa Clara Mayor Wants Answers on Levi's Stadium Lights

In the midst of a fiery dispute between Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor and the San Francisco 49ers over the management of Levi’s Stadium, NBC Bay Area has uncovered yet another incident where the arena’s lights and bright... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
Judge Orders SF to Hold Off on Airbnb Fines and Penalties

Judge Orders SF to Hold Off on Airbnb Fines and Penalties

A federal judge has ordered San Francisco to hold off on issuing any fines or criminal penalties to home-sharing companies, including Airbnb. The decision came during a hearing Thursday morning and stems from an ongoing lawsuit... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
Workers' Comp Doctors Feel Targeted in Fight Against Fraud

Workers' Comp Doctors Feel Targeted in Fight Against Fraud

The estimated cost of fraud in California's workers' comp system is bigger than some countries' budgets. With the help of insurance companies, law enforcement is stepping up its attack on cheaters. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Major Changes Could Impact 'Tech Bus' Riders

Major Changes Could Impact 'Tech Bus' Riders

Roughly 8,500 people in San Francisco catch a ride to work on one of those so-called “tech buses” – private commuter shuttles that transport employees to work daily. If you’re among them, get ready – your commute could soon... Read More

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