Reality Check

Reality Check

Vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 08:10 PM PDT

Can NBA Force Sterling to Sell?

Can NBA Force Sterling to Sell?

Can a business owner who has committed no crime in the eyes of the government and faces no charges, be forced to sell his own property?

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 07:40 PM PDT

Dems Using Bay Area As Piggy Bank?

Dems Using Bay Area As Piggy Bank?

It’s a common perception in blue-leaning California that politicians love to swoop in for some quick cash, particularly those of the Democratic variety, and then leave just as speedily. President Obama is...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 09:30 AM PDT

San Jose 2nd Safest U.S. Driving City

San Jose 2nd Safest U.S. Driving City

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock goes behind the numbers to fact-check the claim San Jose is one of the safest big cities in the country.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 07:35 PM PDT

Crime and Pot in the Mile High City?

Crime and Pot in the Mile High City?

Virtually since its passage in the fall of 2012, the Colorado voter-approved law legalizing recreational marijuana has inspired debate from both all walks of the political spectrum and all areas of the country.

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 07:25 PM PDT

Reality Check: Bay Area Housing

Reality Check: Bay Area Housing

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines why the Bay Area is bucking the trend of a slowing housing market nationwide.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 03:55 AM PDT

Reality Check: Impact of Ending Affirmative Action in CA

Reality Check: Impact of Ending Affirmative Action in CA

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the claims and facts behind the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 06:20 AM PDT

Ad Claims Gun Accidents Happen "All the Time"

Ad Claims Gun Accidents Happen "All the Time"

Pushing back against a gun lobby that has long ruled the landscape of firearm regulations in this country, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a new web-based ad this week -- and

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 06:58 PM PDT

Are Bay Area Rental Prices At All-Time Highs?

Are Bay Area Rental Prices At All-Time Highs?

Rental prices have been rising in virtually every part of the Bay Area. The oft-repeated, off-the-cuff comment about the Bay Area, and San Francisco in particular, is that it’s among the costliest places to live...

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 09:25 PM PDT

Tax Deadline Approaches — Do You Feel Lucky?

Tax Deadline Approaches — Do You Feel Lucky?

As we approach the April 15th tax deadline, many of us [procrastinators] will feel ambivalence upon pressing the ‘submit’ button on our e-file forms or dropping the 1040 papers into the mailbox.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 07:05 PM PDT

Reality Check: CA Climate Credit

Reality Check: CA Climate Credit

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock explains why some people are getting money back, and if the PG&E rebate program will actually work.

ABOUT REALITY CHECK

Using a combination of interviewing, analysis and investigative research – Reality Check vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy. Sam Brock’s approach to reporting is to take no claim as fact without substantiating its accuracy and let the numbers do the talking.
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