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Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011

What Could Laura's Law Have Done?

What Could Laura's Law Have Done?

Some of the most hard-to-reach mentally ill only get treatment after doing damage to themselves or others. What if there were a way to force them into treatment before then? There is, except hardly anyone is using it.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

The Truth About BPA*

The Truth About BPA*

*As best we can figure it out.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011

PG&E Answers

PG&E Answers

4 months into his new job and charged with turning around the gas division of PG&E: that's what Executive Vice President of Gas Operations Nick Stavropoulos signed up for. He sits down for an exclusive one on one with NBC Bay Area's Vicky Nguyen to talk about re-vamping the company's safety culture, and what PG&E needs to do to restore public trust. Follow Vicky on Twitter

Saturday, Oct 29, 2011

City In Trouble? Call This Guy

City In Trouble? Call This Guy

No city in the Bay Area has been hit harder by the bad economy than Vallejo. So, who's the guy getting credit for turning things around?

Monday, Oct 24, 2011

Adoption Delays for Bay Area Family

Adoption Delays for Bay Area Family

A Bay Area family is among dozens struggling to bring home their baby from Ethiopia. They say the U.S. government is to blame. Vicky Nguyen reports.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011

Don't Buy This Car

Don't Buy This Car

Unsafe cars are making their way back onto the road thanks to "curbstoners." NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas shows us who they are, how they work, and what to look out for.

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011

Video: Taser Dangers

Video: Taser Dangers

More and more law enforcement agencies are signing up to use the "less than lethal" devices made by Taser International. But one Bay Area family received a 2.85 million dollar settlement with the company after a loved one suffered permanent brain damage following an incident where he was tased 3 times in the chest. They say Taser hasn't done enough to educate and train officers about the risks associated with Taser devices.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011

Letter Scams

Letter Scams

It appears to be a new twist on an old scam. Spam that used to show up in your inbox is now arriving in your mailbox. And scammers aren't just targeting your money, they're also making money by recruiting unsuspecting workers with enticing "work from home" offers. Here's Vicky Nguyen with the warning signs. Follow Vicky on Twitter: @vickdynguyen

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011

Daily Deal Sites: The Downside

Daily Deal Sites: The Downside

You probably get at least one a day--an email from a deal website offering you deep discounts on everything from dinner to drycleaning. But what happens when you don't get what you paid for? More customers are complaining they end up losing more money than they save.Here's Vicky Nguyen with a look at what you can do to make sure your discount doesn't turn into a disaster.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011

Stray Voltage, What You Need to Know

Stray Voltage, What You Need to Know

It's electricity where it shouldn't be. Stray voltage can deliver a powerful, even deadly shock. It has been the cause of nearly 2 dozen deaths in the U.S. over the past few years. The Power Survey Company came out to scan a Bay Area city to see how bad the problem is here. Vicky Nguyen shows you where the dangers are, and what local utilities promise to do fix the issues.

Top Stories
4 Dead After Small Plane Crashes Into Calif. Neighborhood
4 Dead After Small Plane Crashes Into Calif. Neighborhood

Three people were killed and two were injured when a small plane crashed in a Riverside neighborhood on Monday afternoon, igniting a devastating fire.

SFPD Investigating Bomb Threat
SFPD Investigating Bomb Threat

The Anti-Defamation League in San Francisco has been evacuated due to a bomb threat, police said late Monday.

Historic Flooding in SJ Caused More Than $70M in Damage
Historic Flooding in SJ Caused More Than $70M in Damage

Nearly one week since historic flooding overwhelmed several San Jose neighborhoods and uprooted households, the South Bay city on Monday announced the flooding caused $50 million in private property damage and $23 million in public property damage.

Big Surge for Military in Trump Budget, Big Cuts Elsewhere
Big Surge for Military in Trump Budget, Big Cuts Elsewhere

President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government "do more with less." The Trump blueprint, due in more detail next month, would fulfill the Republican president's campaign pledge to boost Pentagon spending while targeting the budgets of other federal agencies. The "topline" figures emerged Monday, one day before Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress, an opportunity to re-emphasize the economic issues that were a centerpiece of his White House run.

Oakland's First Female Police Chief Takes Office
Oakland's First Female Police Chief Takes Office

Anne Kirkpatrick, the first police chief to be hired in Oakland's history, was sworn in Monday morning.

Woman Hit, Killed by Vehicle as She Walked to Previous Crash
Woman Hit, Killed by Vehicle as She Walked to Previous Crash

A woman walking toward a two-vehicle collision was fatally struck by a third vehicle in Concord on Monday evening, according to police.