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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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Aug 27, 2014 Share
New Security Breach at Metcalf Substation

New Security Breach at Metcalf Substation

The electrical substation suffered a sniper attack in April 2013. Now someone has stolen construction equipment from the site. PG&E is asking the public for help. Read More

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Aug 25, 2014 Share
Response to Power Station Attack Criticized

Response to Power Station Attack Criticized

Members of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office who responded to a major attack on San Jose’s Metcalf substation last year are now speaking out about what they call botched decisions in the hours following the incident. They say Read More

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May 22, 2014 Share
Timeline: 49ers' Aldon Smith's Trouble with the Law

Timeline: 49ers' Aldon Smith's Trouble with the Law

Aldon Smith, the talented linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, has had a troubling couple of years. NBC Bay Area has been covering Smith from the beginning. Here's an interactive timeline of our coverage. Read More

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Aug 21, 2014 Share
Military Sexual Assault Bill Becomes Law

Military Sexual Assault Bill Becomes Law

California has just made a major change in the way sexual assault allegations are investigated in the state military department. On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires sexual assault cases to be investigated... Read More

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Aug 21, 2014 Share
Boater Safety Bill Passes

Boater Safety Bill Passes

A bill aimed at improving safety on California waterways passed the state Senate Thursday and is headed to the Governor’s desk. Read More

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