CBS 5 Investigates

The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Fix Used Abroad Could Thwart Bay Area Smartphone Thieves

It’s a growing crime wave: people getting robbed and beaten for their smartphones. A potential fix is being used abroad, but are America’s wireless companies willing to try it?



County Pressures Hayward Landlord To Clean Up Contaminated Well Water

Contaminated well water, cockroach infestations: Horror stories from tenants abound concerning one of the Bay Area’s most notorious landlords. Tenants told us they felt helpless against Richard Thomas. But as a result of a CBS5 investigation earlier this year some have gotten relief.


California Nursing Home Evictions On The Rise

Nursing homes are supposed to be safe havens for the elderly and the disabled. But a growing number are giving some residents the boot.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/01/2011

San Francisco Muni

Two Accused Of Counterfeiting SF Muni Transfer Tickets

Following a CBS 5 investigation, two suspects are charged with orchestrating a counterfeiting operation that was costing the SFMTA thousands of dollars a week.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/21/2011

California Hospitals Sue Over Reporting Infections

Despite a 3-year-old law, infections that happen during surgery are still not reported by California’s hospitals. Now a lawsuit threatens to stall the whole process.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/20/2011

A 5-Fulton Muni bus. (CBS)

Black Market Selling Illegal Muni Transfer Tickets

Street sellers run a brisk business at commuter hubs all over San Francisco, a black market that sells Muni tickets for half the regular $2 fare.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/24/2011

Nate Silin said he moved his family out of this Oakland apartment because his landlord would not fix an infestation of cockroaches. (CBS)

Ex-Tenant: Bay Area Landlord Didn’t Fix Roach Problem

As a controversial Bay Area landlord is being investigated over providing tenants tainted water; another former tenant has come forward with his horror story.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/22/2011

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DA Investigates Hayward Landlord Over Contaminated Water

Following a CBS 5 report, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office is investigating a Hayward landlord accused of providing his tenants contaminated water.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/09/2011

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Hayward Landlord Accused Of Providing Tainted Water

When you turn on the tap, you assume that water comes from a trusted source. But several Hayward families said they had no idea what they were drinking.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/01/2011

Image from body scanner at Manchester Airport, Manchester, England (AP)

Airport Body Scan Radiation Concerns UCSF Researchers

The public outcry over those new and revealing full body scans at the nation’s airports seems to have died down. But some scientists are voicing new concerns.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/10/2011