Julie Watts

Water meter

Bay Area Startup MeterHero Makes Saving Water Pay; Firm Offers Rebates For Conserving

A Bay Area based company is trying to convince Californians to get serious about saving water by handing out cash.

04/03/2015

Water Heater. (CBS)

New Federal Water Heater Regulations Present Tough Choices For Consumers

New federal regulations for water heaters will go into effect in a few weeks. They are designed to make them more efficient but many people are running out to buy the older remaining water heaters.

04/02/2015

TSA Screen Check

4 Steps to Navigating TSA Rules With A Toddler

In exchange for a little extra testing/searching, TSA allows parents traveling with small children to carry on liquids in excess of the 3-1-1 rule (i.e. more than 3.4 oz of water, formula, food, etc.)

04/01/2015

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Startups Challenge Traditional Flower Delivery Services For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there’s a new crop of flower companies vying for your order. Each say they offer better service and better prices than the big online flower delivery companies by cutting out the middlemen.

02/11/2015

Infants eating (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Is There Arsenic In That Rice Cereal You’re Feeding Your Baby?

Generations of moms in my family have sworn by mixing a tablespoon of rice cereal into a baby’s breast milk before bed to…

02/11/2015

Credit Credit Freeze (credit: CBS)

Why My Toddler Has A Credit Card

Over the years, I’ve interviewed identity theft victims, security experts, and even convicted ID thieves for far too many news stories on the topic…

02/10/2015

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Upcoming NewsMom Reviews & Blogs

KPIX 5 Reporter and NewsMom, Julie Watts plans to cover the following topics and a whole lot more…

02/10/2015

NewsMom Bio

About ‘NewsMom’

Journalists tend to ask questions that others might not. We also have an ethical obligation to investigate both sides of any story. So, when I found out that I was…

02/10/2015

TurboTax

Mountain View Software Maker Intuit Resumes Processing TurboTax State Returns After Suspension Due To Reports Of Fraud

TurboTax, the country’s most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, halted processing state tax returns for about 24 hours because of a spike in fraudulent filings.

02/06/2015

GeriJoy Virtual Pet

ConsumerWatch: Seniors Get Help From Virtual Animated Pets Backed By Human Caregivers

A Bay Area startup has developed an elder-care computer system that features an adorable animated avatar masking a real live human caretaker.

01/30/2015

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