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Oroville Dam Safety Prompts Lawsuit

Oroville Dam Safety Prompts Lawsuit

An NBC Bay Area investigation into the safety of the Oroville Dam has now prompted the City of Oroville itself to sue the state of California. Read More

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Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018
Kicked Out: Investigation into Wrongful Evictions

Kicked Out: Investigation into Wrongful Evictions

Hundreds of San Francisco residents may have been wrongfully evicted from their homes, according to an NBC Bay Area investigation. The series of reports prompted government hearings, new laws, and one of the city’s largest housing... Read More

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Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
Millennium Tower Ordered to Adjust Handicapped Ramps

Millennium Tower Ordered to Adjust Handicapped Ramps

The sinking and tilting Millennium Tower must adjust its now illegally steep handicapped access ramps within 30 days or face an abatement order issued by the city, NBC Bay Area has learned. Read More

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Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018
SF Firefighters Being Probed for Alleged Drunken Party

SF Firefighters Being Probed for Alleged Drunken Party

NBC Bay Area has learned that San Franciscoc is investigating complaints of a drunken party at a San Francisco fire station that may have left the station’s only on-duty paramedic incapacitated. Read More

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Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015
We Investigate: Surviving the Drought

We Investigate: Surviving the Drought

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit traveled halfway around the world to investigate solutions to California’s water crisis. Sr. Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock found that in Israel they faced a similar crisis eight years ago,... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018
Overview: NBC Bay Area’s Investigations Into Airports

Overview: NBC Bay Area’s Investigations Into Airports

NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has been investigating safety issues involving close calls between airplanes since 2012. In 2014 our team found a rising number of aborted landings also known as “go arounds” at SFO both an... Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018
Millennium Tower HOA Responds to City's Violation Notice

Millennium Tower HOA Responds to City's Violation Notice

The Millennium Tower Homeowners Association issued a strongly worded statement to residents Tuesday that blames a “problem owner” whose “shifting demands” led to delays and the recent fire safety violation notice against the... Read More

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Monday, Jan 8, 2018
City Orders Millennium Tower to Respond on Fire Hazard Fears

City Orders Millennium Tower to Respond on Fire Hazard Fears

A San Francisco Department of Building Inspection report issued Monday sets a Jan. 15 deadline for Millennium Tower officials to assess the fire safety hazard first exposed by NBC Bay Area. Read More

Investigations
Friday, Jan 5, 2018
Systemic Failures Caused Oroville Dam Incident: Report

Systemic Failures Caused Oroville Dam Incident: Report

Independent forensic investigators released a final report Friday morning, citing “long-term systemic failure” at the California Department of Water of Resources as the cause to the Lake Oroville spillway scare last February. Read More

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Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018
PG&E Wildfire Response Questioned

PG&E Wildfire Response Questioned

Pacific Gas and Electric officials now say that before the North Bay firestorm, the company only shut down 38 of the several thousand automated devices that some experts believe started the wildfires. Read More

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