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Investigations
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"Completely Outdated" Child Care Inspection System Needs Fix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

Investigations
Feb 7, 2014 Share
SJFD Response Times May Be Worse Than Reported

SJFD Response Times May Be Worse Than Reported

The Investigative Unit uncovers internal emails and memos showing the San Jose Fire Department’s response times are worse than the already failing numbers it reported to the public Read More

Pets on Planes
Feb 6, 2014 Share
Airline Pet Handlers Speak Out

Airline Pet Handlers Speak Out

After seeing our previous coverage, two former pet handlers hired by United spoke out on what they describe as animal neglect by the airline. Read More

Pets on Planes
Feb 6, 2014
Emails Document Chronic Neglect in United's PetSafe Program

Emails Document Chronic Neglect in United's PetSafe Program

Emails obtained by NBC's Investigative Unit chronicle multiple disturbing incidents of neglect in United's PetSafe service. The whistleblowers worked for an outside company contracted by United at a major airport bub to handle and... Read More

Investigations
Feb 4, 2014 Share
Prominent South Bay Businessman Arrested

Prominent South Bay Businessman Arrested

Former San Jose used car dealer Ron Battistella was arrested and charged with nine felony counts including securities fraud and grand theft following a series of NBC Bay Area investigations. Read More

Giving Time
Feb 3, 2014 Share
New DA Contract Limits Extra Time Off

New DA Contract Limits Extra Time Off

After an NBC Bay Area Investigation, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on a contract that limits the number of “administrative leave” hours the District Attorney can grant annually. Read More

Investigations
Jan 31, 2014 Share
FDA Unveils Plan to Bring New Oversight of Food Distribution

FDA Unveils Plan to Bring New Oversight of Food Distribution

The FDA has unveiled new rules designed to improve food safety and create uniform federal standards for how human and animal food is transported. The proposal would affect more than 83,000 businesses and is expected to cost... Read More

Investigations
Jan 30, 2014 Share
California Lags Behind in Child Care Oversight

California Lags Behind in Child Care Oversight

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit’s Stephen Stock, Julie Putnam and Felipe Escamilla teamed with The Center for Investigative Reporting to uncover a broken day care inspection system in California, with some of the least frequent... Read More

Investigations
Feb 6, 2014 Share
Hundreds of Pets Die as Payload in the Care of Commercial Airlines

Hundreds of Pets Die as Payload in the Care of Commercial Airlines

An NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit investigation uncovered hundreds of animal deaths in the care of commercial airlines.

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