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Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 Share
New CPUC President Says Position 'Most Frustrating Job' He's Had

New CPUC President Says Position 'Most Frustrating Job' He's Had

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

Investigations
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 Share
Former Top CPUC Director

Former Top CPUC Director "Disgusted" by Behavior of Leadership

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

Substation Security
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Share
Internal Memo: PG&E Years Away from Substation Security

Internal Memo: PG&E Years Away from Substation Security

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

Investigations
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 Share
Wrong Pipes Installed at BART Berryessa Station

Wrong Pipes Installed at BART Berryessa Station

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

Investigations
Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 Share
Emails Show PG&E Tried to Control CPUC Commissioner, Critics Say

Emails Show PG&E Tried to Control CPUC Commissioner, Critics Say

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

Michael Peevey's Legacy
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 Share
CPUC President Says Goodbye at Last Meeting

CPUC President Says Goodbye at Last Meeting

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

Investigations
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 Share
Sex Abuse, Drugs Plague Some Group Homes for Kids

Sex Abuse, Drugs Plague Some Group Homes for Kids

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

Investigations
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 Share
Increased Levels of Chemicals in EPA Building

Increased Levels of Chemicals in EPA Building

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

Investigations
Monday, Feb 29, 2016 Share
Eating Disorders in College Sports Ignored at Universities

Eating Disorders in College Sports Ignored at Universities

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

Investigations
Friday, Feb 26, 2016 Share
Enhancements Leave Thousands With Extra-Long Sentences

Enhancements Leave Thousands With Extra-Long Sentences

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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