KPIX 5 Investigates
You may have seen them outside your local grocery store: men and women raising money for disabled and homeless veterans. An American flag and an ammo box are their trademarks.
Officials in Richmond are making a new push to stop trains carrying cargo that they say is a disaster waiting to happen.
It’s called a Stingray: A cellphone surveillance device so top secret, law enforcement agencies don’t even like to admit they have it. But KPIX 5 has confirmed Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose police are using Stingrays to track suspects.
It’s biotech’s dirty little secret: We discovered at least four companies in the Bay Area are testing everything from medicine to chemical products on dogs. Most won’t survive. But for the ones that do, there is a chance at a new life.
A dramatic showdown at a rail yard in Richmond on Thursday as protesters locked themselves to a gate to disrupt operations at the facility.
A verdict has been reached this week in a fraud case against San Francisco’s garbage company, and both sides said they’ve won. A whistleblower brought a lawsuit against Recology, in a story that KPIX 5 first reported earlier this year.
They were called Lacey and Squirt, two professional rodeo horses and beloved pets. But they ended up sold for meat on someone’s dinner plate overseas. In a landmark case, a suspect has been charged with delivering at least one of them to slaughter.
Hundreds of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling ill and many are dying of what’s being called the new “Agent Orange”: open air burn pits.
One vote per person: That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Yet last year, KPIX 5 showed you members of our State Assembly casting votes for other lawmakers. It’s called “ghost voting.” The practice is against the rules, but it’s still going on.
A growing number of women from China and Taiwan are coming to the Bay Area to have their babies and get U.S. Citizenship for their children. So-called “maternity homes” have popped up in Foster City, Fremont, and San Jose.