KPIX 5 Investigates
‘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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn’t slowed down.
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.