Soda industry representatives persuaded grocers to appear in ads that re-branded the proposed soda tax as a "grocery tax." Now, many of the grocers say they don't agree with the message in the ads. Read More
The number of guns stolen from gun shops in California nearly doubled between 2013 and 2015. Last year, more than 400 guns were reported stolen from California gun stores, according to ATF data. And those are just a fraction of all... Read More
Personal trainer David Wolfsmith was taken back to jail Thursday, after a judge granted a Santa Clara County prosecutor’s request to increase his bail. Wolfsmith now faces additional sexual assault related charges and more... Read More
A specific type of fishing gear, known as a drift gillnet, has helped fishermen catch swordfish since the 1970s. The nets, however, have historically reeled in more than just fish. As a result, some states have banned the use... Read More
Federal prosecutors charged 61 individuals and entities across the world Thursday in connection to a transnational call center operation that investigators say scammed United States residents out of millions. Read More
Three Napa wineries may finally get some of their wine back after James Allen Hall was arrested Friday in Wichita, Kansas. Hall faces charges of fraud and illegally purchasing, selling and distributing alcohol without a license. Read More
A former OSHA whistleblower investigator says in 2010, the government received complaints from two Bay Area Wells Fargo employees. Darrell Whitman claims instead of investigating the complaints, his agency mishandled the cases. Read More
The owners of the Millennium Tower units have suffered no real damage other than bad publicity and are partly responsible for their own troubles, the city of San Francisco alleges in its defense to an owners’ lawsuit. Read More
MediMarts, a medicinal marijuana shop in San Jose, is offering the city $1.3 million to settle a bitter legal battle over unpaid taxes. The deal, however, has strings attached that are raising concerns among city leaders. Read More
David Wolfsmith is accused of unwanted sexual contact by clients at his gym. City officials shut down his business in Morgan Hill, but the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has learned he hasn’t gone away. Read More
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