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Apr 29, 2014 Share
Calls for Police Transparency at SJ Council Meeting

Calls for Police Transparency at SJ Council Meeting

Calls for transparency rang from City Hall Tuesday as San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel presented the agency’s Department Initiated Investigations (DII) statistics for 2013. Read More

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Apr 29, 2014 Share
Colored Health Scores Coming to Silicon Valley Restaurants

Colored Health Scores Coming to Silicon Valley Restaurants

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a restaurant scoring and placarding system on Tuesday. It comes over a year after NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit exposed the county’s inspection system’s lack of... Read More

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Apr 28, 2014 Share
State Law Hides Police From Scrutiny

State Law Hides Police From Scrutiny

When compared to other states, Police Departments in California are among the least transparent in the country. When citizens complain about the conduct of sworn police officers, those complaints might go away and are never... Read More

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Apr 28, 2014
Police Transparency: How Does California Stack Up?

Police Transparency: How Does California Stack Up?

In California, a state law called POBOR prevents many records of police internal investigations from being made public. Most states have a version of POBOR, but many make records more open. Here's how California stacks up. Read More

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Apr 24, 2014 Share
Is Uber Keeping Riders Safe?

Is Uber Keeping Riders Safe?

Uber’s policies can leave drivers and passengers in the lurch if there are accidents. And despite administering background checks, Uber still employs drivers with criminal records that include burglary, domestic assault and... Read More

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Apr 24, 2014
Uber's Growth Across The Nation

Uber's Growth Across The Nation

This animated map shows the spread of the ride-sharing service Uber across the United States since it was founded in 2010. Read More

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Apr 23, 2014 Share
Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges SamTrans Ignored Questions of Fraud

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges SamTrans Ignored Questions of Fraud

The San Mateo County Transit District, CEO Mike Scanlon, and a supervisor have been named as defendants in a federal whistleblower lawsuit. Former senior accountant Ling La says transit district managers subjected her to harassment... Read More

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Apr 21, 2014 Share
Health Insurance Complaints Skyrocket in CA

Health Insurance Complaints Skyrocket in CA

Having trouble reaching your health insurance company? You're not alone. State regulators say in January alone, they've seen a 53% jump in complaints, in part because of the influx of calls about Covered California. Read More

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Apr 17, 2014 Share
SJPD Fails to Produce Burglary Response Times

SJPD Fails to Produce Burglary Response Times

During the past decade burglaries rose by 50 percent in San Jose, but how long on average does it take police to respond to burglary 911 calls? The Investigative Unit found that the public won’t know because SJPD doesn’t track it... Read More

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Apr 14, 2014 Share
Arrest Might Have Implications on Aldon Smith's Future

Arrest Might Have Implications on Aldon Smith's Future

Aldon Smith's arrest could have major implications for his playing career. He's already been in trouble with the law. Chief Investigative Reporter Tony Kovaleski explains Smith's future as a result of the false report of bomb threat arrest.

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