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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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The U.S. Department of Justice official who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election said he is satisfied with the special counsel’s work. When the...
Facebook users are wondering why they're getting Facebook ads regarding things they talk about but don't type. Is Facebook listening in through people's cellphone microphone? The company says no.
The audio recordings are enough to make a homeowner cringe. For the first time, New Yorkers are hearing the secretly recorded conversations of oil truck drivers, as they plot to steal from unsuspecting customers. Video and audio...
More than 350 firearms have been lost or stolen from local and federal police agencies headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area since 2011, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.