Representatives from major communications companies in California were blasted for their performance and response to the October public safety power shutoffs.
During a power shutoff or disaster, advanced warning is expected, but the patchwork of technology and lack of uniformity causes confusion across the Bay Area, forcing many alerts to be missed, delayed or lost.
Data voluntarily submitted by wireless companies to the Federal Communications Commission shows that more than 700 cell phone towers were down across California on Oct. 28. Brooks Jarosz reports
The awards, handed out by the Society of Professional Journalists of Northern California, are in the investigative, community and explanatory journalism categories.
Wireless companies are not forced to keep you connected during a public safety power shutoff or natural disaster, which recently left thousands cut off -- unable to receive texts, calls, or contact 911.
Fire incident data obtained by 2 Investigates shows PG&E believes its equipment was involved in nearly 2,000 fires in the last five years.
SkyFOX captured video of multiple PG&E trucks and about a dozen workers performing unknown maintenance or repairs on the tower near Kincade and Burned Mountain Roads.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company said its planned power outages from October 9-12 possibly helped prevent 56 fires across northern and central California.
PG&E said its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) from October 9 through 12 possibly help prevent 56 fires.
A few miles up a private road in Geyserville is where an equipment malfunction occurred on a Pacific Gas and Electric transmission tower, just minutes before the Kincade Fire started.
PG&E incident reports obtained by 2 Investigates shows PG&E equipment may have ignited more than 400 fires in California last year.
Organized by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, jail reform advocates are again imploring the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to issue a full, independent audit of the sheriff's office to bring transparency and accountability. The organization has been calling for such an audit for nearly two years.
A big chunk of money spent in the Bay Area's three largest cities aimed at trying to tackle the homeless crisis doesn't actually trickle down to the people seen living on the streets. And 2 Investigates found, that's by design.
Parents tell 2 Investigates that they've come home finding several ticks on their children, and feel the school district isn't doing enough to address the problem. Despite having a pest management program, all families could still be at risk from getting bit across California and even contract Lyme Disease, which is on the rise.
The number of 911 calls in San Francisco are surging, due in part to the homeless crisis, drug addiction and mental health, which is prompting a major strain on ambulance service.
He needed medical help but ended up dead in Hayward police custody. Now his son wants to know why.
Santa Rita Jail based in Dublin, Calif. has the highest number of inmate deaths in the Bay Area, and has an even higher jail death rate than Los Angeles County, which has the largest jail system in the country. 2 Investigates took an unprecedented look at who was dying and why.
Dozens of file boxes packed with private, confidential medical information were dumped at a Bay Area landfill, angering people whose names, addresses, medical history and prescription drug information was on display for anyone to see.
For the first time in California history, certain records involving police misconduct are now publicly available because of a new state law, and 2 Investigates is shining a light on the findings throughout the Bay Area.
The family of an elderly Vallejo veteran has filed a wrongful death claim against the Solano County Sheriff's Office and its jail after, they allege, jail staff made a critical error and caused their father's fatal painful allergic reaction.