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Sunday, Dec 4, 2016
Family of Woman Who Owns Oakland Warehouse Sends Condolences

Family of Woman Who Owns Oakland Warehouse Sends Condolences

The family of Chor Ng, the property owner of Oakland’s Ghost Ship, sounded tired and overwhelmed Saturday afternoon after learning early that morning about the fatal fire that killed at least 24 people. Read More

Investigations
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016
Oakland Venue Was Under Investigation Before Deadly Fire

Oakland Venue Was Under Investigation Before Deadly Fire

The scene of a late-night dance party in Oakland, that went up in flames Friday night, was already under investigation for structural problems before the fire claimed the lives of at least nine people overnight, according... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Dec 2, 2016
San Bernardino Shooting Survivors Seek Medical Treatment

San Bernardino Shooting Survivors Seek Medical Treatment

Some survivors of last year’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino are fighting for care after the county’s workers’ compensation program denied medical and mental health treatments. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit first exposed... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Airbnb's New Rules Abroad Could Impact San Francisco

Airbnb's New Rules Abroad Could Impact San Francisco

The popular home-sharing website Airbnb announced new enforcement measures on Thursday for some of its European users, which could impact consumers in the U.S., including those in the Bay Area. Airbnb promised to institute tighter... Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
San Jose Ends Rocky Relationship with Workers' Comp Company

San Jose Ends Rocky Relationship with Workers' Comp Company

Injured on the job but denied care. That’s the reality for dozens of firefighters in San Jose. The Investigative Unit first uncovered this summer that the City had to step in when the company handling injury claims denied... Read More

Investigations
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

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