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Jun 8, 2017

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May 20, 2019

'Mystery Charge' on Receipt Points to New Law

'Mystery Charge' on Receipt Points to New Law

When an NBC Bay Area viewer asked us about an unexplained charge on his furniture purchase receipt, we investigated -- and learned about a relatively new law intended to help reduce a big source of waste...

May 16, 2019

Fire Prompts $1 Million Dispute With Airbnb

Fire Prompts $1 Million Dispute With Airbnb

After a fire destroyed their Wine Country getaway home while it was occupied by Airbnb guests, a San Francisco couple turned to NBC Bay Area for help redeeming the vacation rental booker's $1 million property...

May 13, 2019

Couple Stuck With Connecting Flight Fee on Round Trip Ticket

Couple Stuck With Connecting Flight Fee on Round Trip Ticket

NBC Bay Area responds to a North Bay couple whose round-trip flight to the Philippines nearly left them stranded and cost them more than they budgeted. They were forced to pay an extra $380 for a connecting...

May 9, 2019

Man Challenges Discrepancy on SJ Airport Parking Fee

Man Challenges Discrepancy on SJ Airport Parking Fee

NBC Bay Area responds to a South Bay man who spotted a problem with a parking spot. Mineta San Jose International Airport's hotline quoted $22 a day for long-term parking, but when he exited the SJC lot, he had...

May 7, 2019

Six Burn Victims Sue Over Exploding Cans of Cooking Spray

Six Burn Victims Sue Over Exploding Cans of Cooking Spray

A New York City woman is suing over an explosion she blames on a can of household cooking spray that ignited her hair and left her horribly burned. Five similar lawsuits involving plaintiffs across the...

May 14, 2019

Not All Safes Created Equal: Putting 'Fireproof' to the Test

Not All Safes Created Equal: Putting 'Fireproof' to the Test

After an NBC Bay Area investigation revealed many "fireproof" safes will melt in a fire, one major U.S. safe manufacturer says it's dropping the term from its marketing. Chris Chmura traveled to the FireKing...

May 6, 2019

Gilroy Couple Gets Brush-Off When Seeking Gym Refund

Gilroy Couple Gets Brush-Off When Seeking Gym Refund

NBC Bay Area responds to a Gilroy couple who canceled their membership at Fit Republic when the gym closed its pool. But when they sought a refund on their prepaid plan, they were brushed off.

May 5, 2019

Average US Price of Gas Spikes 5 Cents Per Gallon to $2.97

Average US Price of Gas Spikes 5 Cents Per Gallon to $2.97

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 5 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.97.

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BART Considers Fare Gate Changes to Stop Fare Evaders
BART Considers Fare Gate Changes to Stop Fare Evaders

The BART Board of Directors is mulling over options to replace or modify the existing fare gates throughout the system in order to stop people from stealing rides.

Ghost Ship Fire Investigator Says No Evidence of Explosives
Ghost Ship Fire Investigator Says No Evidence of Explosives

A former top Oakland fire official said for the third straight day on Thursday that investigators didn't find any evidence that Molotov cocktails or other explosives were thrown into the Ghost Ship warehouse at...

Hackers Steal Millions in Bay Area by Targeting Cellphones
Hackers Steal Millions in Bay Area by Targeting Cellphones

A new wave of young hackers, some as young as 15-years-old, have ripped off more than 800 victims to the tune of $50 million since early 2018. Authorities say the Bay Area has been hit particularly hard.

The Best Mattress For Your Sleep Style
The Best Mattress For Your Sleep Style

When it comes to mattresses, one type does not fit all. From side sleepers to back sleepers, simple tips on what type of mattress will work for you

'American Taliban' Lindh Freed After 17 Years in Prison
'American Taliban' Lindh Freed After 17 Years in Prison

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by invading U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight...

Dead Gray Whale Washes Ashore at Point Reyes
Dead Gray Whale Washes Ashore at Point Reyes

Another whale has been found washed ashore in the Bay Area.