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Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Experts Fear Automated PG&E Technology in North Bay Fires

Experts Fear Automated PG&E Technology in North Bay Fires

A common outage-prevention technology that has been blamed for fueling wildfires worldwide may have helped spark the North Bay firestorm, experts say. Read More

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Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Sidewalk Clash in Castro Valley

Sidewalk Clash in Castro Valley

Castro Valley, the Bay Area’s largest unincorporated area, was once a rural ranching community that has grown into a suburban area that 61,000 people now call home. Fewer than half the streets in Castro Valley have sidewalks,... Read More

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Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
PG&E Timeline: North Bay Fires-Related Incident Reports

PG&E Timeline: North Bay Fires-Related Incident Reports

Winds gusting between 40 mph and 67 mph drove uprooted trees and snapped branches into PG&E power lines as far as 80 feet away, according to the details of 18 separate North Bay fire-related regulatory reports released Tuesday. Read More

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Monday, Oct 30, 2017
PG&E Lines At-Risk of Failing, Causing Fires: Consultants

PG&E Lines At-Risk of Failing, Causing Fires: Consultants

PG&E has tens of thousands of miles of aging power lines that can pose a “serious safety risk” of remaining live and triggering wildfires, according to an electrical distribution system risk analysis done by an outside consultant... Read More

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Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
Police Training Drill May Be Causing Unnecessary Deaths

Police Training Drill May Be Causing Unnecessary Deaths

An NBC Bay Area Investigation into the number of police officer deaths at the hands of suspects wielding knives or other sharp objects is raising serious questions about police training. Critics say a training drill, called... Read More

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Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Northern California Wildfires: A Breakdown of the Damage

Northern California Wildfires: A Breakdown of the Damage

Cal Fire Officials report more than 8,000 structures were destroyed by the six fires that swept across Northern California starting on Sunday, October 8. As damage assessment is underway, CAL Fire released new information on... Read More

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Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Northern California Red Cross Responds to Criticism

Northern California Red Cross Responds to Criticism

As donations top $7 million to help people affected by the deadly Northern California firestorm, the CEO of the Red Cross Northern California region details how the money will be spent, and the changes the organization made... Read More

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Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Schools Split on Whether to Educate Teachers on Trans Issues

Schools Split on Whether to Educate Teachers on Trans Issues

A survey of the 20 largest school districts in the Bay Area reveals a wide disparity in the level and frequency of teacher training relating to transgender issues, according to an NBC Bay Area Investigation. Investigative reporter Read More

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Friday, Oct 20, 2017
Audit Finds PG&E Repair Job Backlog in Sonoma, Santa Rosa

Audit Finds PG&E Repair Job Backlog in Sonoma, Santa Rosa

The state’s last regulatory audit of the PG&E division ravaged by the North Bay firestorm warned the utility that it was late in fixing more than 3,500 known electrical problems in Santa Rosa and Sonoma alone, records reviewed... Read More

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Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Small Communities Need Help Solving Toxic Water Problems

Small Communities Need Help Solving Toxic Water Problems

Five years ago California became the first state in the nation to recognize access to safe, clean drinking water as a human right. Five years later, the reality for hundreds of communities throughout the state is they have... Read More

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