Julie Watts

Workers with SolarCity install solar panels on the roof of a home. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: San Mateo Solar Firm Looking To Hire Hundreds

A Peninsula solar firm is looking to hire nearly 300 new employees every business quarter.

SolarCity is a home grown Bay Area company

02/20/2013

American Airlines passengers at the ticket counter at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: US Air, American Merger Likely Means Changes For Consumers

A merged American Airlines and US Airways will carry more passengers around the world than any other, but even the biggest airline flying doesn’t need eight hub airports on the ground.

02/14/2013

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Hindu Man Accidentally Served Meat Aboard Flight

A Bay Area Hindu man’s life has been dramatically altered after accidentally being served a sandwich containing meat on an airplane.

02/05/2013

Thanksgiving Dinner (Photo credit by DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch Mommy Blogger Challenge: Thanksgiving Dinner

As if the holidays weren’t hard enough on the pocket book, the staples for your holiday meal are about to get more expensive. Due to the drought, everything from turkey to cider is expected to cost 5-20% more this year.

11/02/2012

plastic bottles

ConsumerWatch: Levi Strauss To Begin Selling Jeans Made With Recycle Plastic

Levi Strauss, San Francisco’s jeans makers, is now making “green” jeans with materials straight from the recycling bin.

10/26/2012

Trader Joe's Peanut Butter (FDA)

ConsumerWatch: List Of Recalled Peanut Butter Products Expands

A New Mexico company has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products.

10/01/2012

A receipt from a Safeway supermarket in Burlingame. (CBS)

Safeway Under Scrutiny For Overcharging Customers

Safeway may be facing civil charges for overcharging its customers at one of its Peninsula supermarkets.

09/28/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Which Produce Items Are Worth Buying Organic?

A lot of us spend our shopping time wondering whether it’s worth spending extra money for organically grown fruits and vegetables. An environmental group is offering advice with a list of products that contin the most and least chemicals.

09/27/2012

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ConsumerWatch: California Updates Flame Retardant Rules Over Toxic Fears

After years of debate, California is finally updating its 1970s Federal Chemical Regulation in order to create new safety standards for flame retardant and toxic chemicals that are used on everyday products.

09/21/2012

Stonestown parking sign

ConsumerWatch: Heeding Posted Signs At SF Mall Results In A Towing

Next time you park in a private lot consider you may be towed even though you’ve abided by the posted signs. Two San Francisco siblings recently learned that the hard way at Stonestown Galleria mall.

09/06/2012

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