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...

Nov 15, 2011

The Truth About BPA*

The Truth About BPA*

*As best we can figure it out.

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...

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?

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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Suspect Was Hospitalized Day Before Stabbing

Suspect Was Hospitalized Day Before Stabbing

Sheriff's officials say William "Billy" Schultz, arrested for stabbing a 9-year-old boy Sunday, was briefly hospitalized on Saturday after his family requested an evaluation of his mental health status.

Calif. Man Turned Back From Climbing Everest Before Avalanche

Calif. Man Turned Back From Climbing Everest Before Avalanche

A Santa Rosa man says he stayed behind from Everest the day Nepal’s monster earthquake sparked deadly avalanches. He’s grateful that the cold he caught made him turn back to the camp and now he’s unhurt...

Bicyclist Dies in Sunnyvale Collision

Bicyclist Dies in Sunnyvale Collision

A bicyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle in Sunnyvale Monday morning, public safety officials said.

Heald College, Part of Corinthian Network, Shuts Down

Heald College, Part of Corinthian Network, Shuts Down

Roughly 16,000 students enrolled in a chain of troubled for-profit colleges are no longer able to take classes after the schools' parent company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., announced Sunday it is ceasing all of...

"Last Resort": Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Baltimore

"Last Resort": Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Baltimore

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard after rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police Monday, injuring fifteen officers.

Exec Killed in Avalanche, Google Commits $1M to Response Efforts

Exec Killed in Avalanche, Google Commits $1M to Response Efforts

Google executive Dan Fredinburg was confirmed dead in an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by a massive 7.8 earthquake in Nepal Saturday that claimed nearly 2,800 lives.