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Feb 21, 2014 Share
Police Arrest Family of Credit Card Thieves

Police Arrest Family of Credit Card Thieves

The group stole credit card information skimmed from gas station pumps. Read More

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Feb 19, 2014 Share
California Leads in ADA Lawsuits

California Leads in ADA Lawsuits

The Investigative Unit reviewed more than 10,000 federal ADA lawsuits filed since 2005 in the five states with the highest disabled populations. More lawsuits have been filed in California than Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas and New... Read More

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Feb 19, 2014 Share
ADA Violations are More Common Than You Think

ADA Violations are More Common Than You Think

NBC Bay Area's Vicky Nguyen took a short tour of San Jose with Stevens to see just how easy it is for businesses to violate the Act and risk lawsuit. Read More

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Feb 17, 2014 Share
Are Sewers Source of Toxic Hot Spots in Mountain View?

Are Sewers Source of Toxic Hot Spots in Mountain View?

Last year, NBC Bay Area first reported that the new toxic ‘hot spots’ were discovered outside of the Moffett Air Field Superfund sites. Now, residents and environmentalists are theorizing that the TCE might be escaping... Read More

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Feb 14, 2014 Share
Frequent SFO Go-Arounds Point to Safety Concerns

Frequent SFO Go-Arounds Point to Safety Concerns

NBC Bay Area analyzed nearly five years of FAA aviation data for airplanes landing at San Francisco International Airport and found an increase in the number and rate of “go-arounds” year after Read More

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Feb 13, 2014 Share
County Asks Rural Metro to Help SJ Fire Times

County Asks Rural Metro to Help SJ Fire Times

Santa Clara County is asking an outside ambulance company for help in getting San Jose's fire response times up to speed. The call for help comes after an NBC Bay Area investigation showed that the department's response times were... Read More

Investigations
Feb 12, 2014 Share
The Law Can’t Keep Up with Synthetic Drugs

The Law Can’t Keep Up with Synthetic Drugs

While they have become all the rage among teen age high school students and young college students, synthetically produced drugs also pose safety risks to those who take them. And federal drug agents say the drug manufacturers stay... Read More

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Feb 11, 2014 Share
SamTrans Accused of Hiding Millions of Public Dollars

SamTrans Accused of Hiding Millions of Public Dollars

SamTrans leaders decline to answer questions after insiders disclose a “second set of books” used to track how millions in public dollars were spent at the transit district. Vicky Nguyen reports in a story that aired February... Read More

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Feb 11, 2014 Share

"Completely Outdated" Child Care Inspection System Needs Fix

State lawmakers discussed possible solutions to infrequent check-ups and the lack of publicly available inspection information for California’s daycares and senior care centers in a joint legislative hearing in Sacramento, Tuesday.... Read More

Ski Safety
Feb 9, 2014 Share
Ski Resorts Fail to Make Safety Stats Readily Available

Ski Resorts Fail to Make Safety Stats Readily Available

NBC Bay Area hidden cameras visited seven Tahoe area ski resorts and asked to see their safety plan, detailing the resorts’ accident prevention measures. According to the California Ski Industry Association, this information... Read More

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