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Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 at 10:21 AM PST

Bucket of Hot Diarrhea Poured on Calif. Woman in Random Attack

Bucket of Hot Diarrhea Poured on Calif. Woman in Random Attack

A night near the Hollywood Walk of Fame would change a woman's life, as she was getting into her car and a homeless man sprinted across Hollywood Boulevard toward her. Heidi Van Tassel was parked in Hollywood...

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 06:22 PM PDT

Power Line Started Destructive Fire in Greater Los Angeles

Power Line Started Destructive Fire in Greater Los Angeles

Power lines strung alongside Sepulveda Boulevard near the Getty Center sparked the Getty Fire that's burned through 656 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains west of the 405 freeway and has destroyed a dozen...

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 02:29 PM PDT

TSA Employees Vent About Managers, Passengers in Private Facebook Group

TSA Employees Vent About Managers, Passengers in Private Facebook Group

A private Facebook page with more than 18,000 current or former employees of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration includes comments critical of passengers and managers, some with racist, violent or...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 06:10 PM PDT

An Old Pipe Caused a Massive Blast. Then Came the Acid Leak

An Old Pipe Caused a Massive Blast. Then Came the Acid Leak

Thousands of pounds of deadly hydrofluoric acid escaped into the atmosphere following the massive June 21 blast at the now-shuttered gas refinery in South Philadelphia, according to a new federal report.

Monday, Oct 14, 2019 at 09:36 PM PDT

PG&E Ordered to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

PG&E Ordered to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

The head of the state’s Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts.

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Top Investigative Stories

  • BART 'DERAILED': The Good, the Weird and the Dangerous

    Most people in the San Francisco Bay Area seem to have a BART story, whether it's good, bad, or weird. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit spent months recording on BART trains across the Bay Area, at all...

  • Who Owns Silicon Valley?

    An analysis of 500,000 property records from Santa Clara’s Property Assessor’s office from 2018 shows which organizations and corporations own the most land and control the most property value in Silicon...

  • The Struggle to Protect Students From Predatory Colleges

    In a national collaboration with NBC stations around the country, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has been looking into federal student loans, the nation’s fastest growing form of consumer debt, and found...

  • Stolen Phone Pipeline Ran From Hayward Cell Shop, Police Say

    Fremont Police say they just shut down the largest Bay Area fencing operation trafficking in stolen electronics. Detectives say a Hayward cell shop was the beginning of an international stolen cell phone...

  • 8 PG&E Towers Passed Pre-Camp Fire Inspections, Failed After

    An NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit analysis of newly obtained inspection records reveals that eight towers on the aging PG&E transmission system blamed in the Camp Fire had passed inspections just days before...

  • 2 Tech Titans' Takes on Silicon Valley's Housing Crisis

    With the proposed development of downtown San Jose, one giant tech company takes a different approach compared to the recent development of the “Spaceship” campus down the road. Even so, thousands of current...

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