KPIX 5 Investigates

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Serial Squatter Evicted For 8th Time In 6 Years

A family accused of defrauding landlords appears to be at it again. Last year, KPIX 5 was there when they were evicted from an apartment in San Bruno. This week, they were found squatting in Daly City.

05/20/2015

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

California Beagle Owners Push For Stricter Rules On Animal Testing

Beagles and their owners have been regular visitors to the state capitol in Sacramento to support AB147, a bill that would require publicly funded labs using dogs and cats for research to put healthy ones like Riley up for adoption rather than put them to sleep once the research is over.

05/11/2015

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‘Cyber Attack’ On California Common Core Testing Shuts Down Access For Hours, State Denies Deliberate Tampering

“It was a deliberate attack. Not just a malfunction,” educators said after hundreds of thousands of California students were blocked from logging on to take mandatory Common Core tests Thursday.

05/01/2015

Salaries of some workers at the Alameda County Water District. (CBS)

$100,000+ Salaries For Meter Readers, Customer Service Reps At Water Agency That Keeps Raising Rates

A small East Bay water district is paying more than 200 of their employees, including meter readers and customer service representatives, wages and benefits worth well over $100,000, while raising customers’ rates 16 years in a row.

04/29/2015

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16 Years Of Hiking Fees While Water District Pays Meter Readers $100,000 Salaries

Bay Area residents are facing steep water rate hikes as California’s drought stretches into a fourth year. In one small East Bay water district, a resident said it’s the lavish spending habits of an old boy’s network that is making their bill go up.

04/29/2015

International Technological University (ITU) campus in San Jose. (CBS)

Immigrants Get Student Visas From Colleges But Never Attend Class

If you want to come to the United States and get a job, it’s a well-known secret that a student visa is the easy ticket in, and all you need is $20,000 to enroll in the right university.

04/24/2015

City of Clearlake. (CBS)

Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban

The town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.

03/18/2015

420 MD medical marijuana clinic. (CBS)

Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clinics Allegedly Run By Organized Criminal Enterprise Still Running

Seven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn’t slowed down.

03/17/2015

A man seeks donations for National Paradigm, a charity that claims to help veterans. (CBS)

Is Money Raised By Bay Area Charity Really Going To Help Homeless Veterans?

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.

02/04/2015

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Makes New Push To Stop Crude-By-Rail Deliveries Amid Concerns Over Derailments

Officials in Richmond are making a new push to stop trains carrying cargo that they say is a disaster waiting to happen.

11/18/2014

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