California EDD Stops Printing Full Social Security Numbers On Mailers Following KPIX 5 ReportsThe state's unemployment agency has finally stopped printing full Social Security numbers on the bi-weekly mailings sent out to millions collecting unemployment or paid family leave.
California Governor Considers Landmark Law To Limit Antibiotics In LivestockCalifornia may be about to get another first-of-its kind law that could dramatically change the way farm animals are treated.
Bay Area Site Offering Home Cooked Meals For Sale Amid Objections From Health OfficialsThis isn't your typical takeout. A few times a month, Renee Wash cooks up a feast at her house in Oakland, and then sells the food online though a startup called Josephine.com.
New Website Lets Californians Compare Surgery Prices At HospitalsCalifornia is trying to help patients avoid big medical bills. A new tool lets patients crunch the numbers before going under the knife.
State Employment Development Dept. Puts Millions Of Californians At Risk For Identity TheftConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that one state agency is putting millions of social security numbers at risk despite state laws intended to protect it.
Consumer Group Accuses Oil Refineries Of Manipulating Gas Prices Higher, Urges InvestigationA consumer group is calling on the state attorney general to investigate what it calls a gouging of customers at the gas pump.
Building Inspectors Extra Busy After Deadly Berkeley Deck CollapseBuilding inspectors are extra busy following a deadly deck collapse in Berkeley that sent 13 people plunging to the ground.
California Dog Buyers Have Rights, But Only If They Buy From A 'Breeder'If you buy a dog from a breeder in California, you may have rights if the dog becomes sick in the first 15-days.
California Man's Tax Refund Garnished Over Parking Ticket For Someone Else's CarA California man’s state tax refund was heavily garnished over a parking ticket from a city he’s never been to, for a car he’s never owned.
Starbucks Auto Reload Accounts Become Target For Hackers, Bank Accounts DrainedOne in six Starbucks customers now use mobile pay, many with auto-reload linked to their bank account, which automatically replenishes their Starbucks funds, when they get low. But hackers have managed to drain some customer's account balances, and worse.
Internet Users Unknowingly Connect To Xfinity Public Wi-Fi, Become Vulnerable To HackersKPIX 5 ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that Xfinity public WiFi may automatically connect you to its public network without your knowledge, even at home.
1 In 3 Private Health Insurance Customers Receive Surprise Medical BillsOne in three Americans with private health insurance has been hit with a surprise medical bill, according to a new survey by Consumers Union. The study of 2,200 individuals also found consumers overall are confused when it comes to how to fight a surprise bill.