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The CPUC fined PG&E $50,000 on Monday for failure to safely maintain Metcalf Substation in San Jose. Read More
Law enforcement is calling it a historic raid on the bail bonds industry in the Bay Area. So far, 18 bail bondsmen have been arrested and more arrests are expected. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit was first to learn of... Read More
The California Public Utilities Commission remains under multiple criminal investigations. Digging out from scandal, controversy and the loss of credibility is the job of new commission president, Michael Picker. Read More
For more than a decade Richard Clark held one of the agency’s most critical positions in the California Public Utilities Commission. He sheds more light on the public controversy over cozy relationships some CPUC powerbrokers... Read More
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
State assemblymen and environmentalists question standards for hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies benefiting private companies, including Silicon Valley fuel cell maker Bloom Energy. Read More
Since 2007, Bloom Energy received the lions share of ratepayer subsidies for self-generating energy technology despite relying mostly on natural gas as a fuel. Read More
A look into the apparent founders of "Gift a Vet" turned up a history of run-ins with law enforcement and no records that Gift a Vet has helped a single veteran. Read More
The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit found Aldon Smith received no preferential treatment after his latest DUI arrest. Two years ago, Aldon Smith was allowed a short stay in jail and left out the back door. Read More
A Bay Area security expert shows how a popular medical device that regulates IV drips can be hacked and controlled over a wireless network. Read More
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