A deer mouse. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Renter Gets Slow Response To Mouse Problem

A Bay Area company that purchases foreclosed homes and then rents them out has said it is improving the way it responds to tenants complaints, after a renter said a rodent problem was not addressed for months.


traffic, generic, highway

ConsumerWatch: Dangers Of Faulty Windshield Installations

The see-through barrier we all use every time we get in a vehicle could have an invisible danger. One industry expert says as many as 70-85 percent of windshields are not installed properly.


A PG&E crew at the scene of a Concord gas leak (CBS)

Concord Streets Reopened After Ruptured Gas Line Capped

Some streets in Concord were shut down Tuesday morning because of a gas leak, which has also prompted the closure of state Highway 4 off-ramps, police and the California Highway Patrol said.

CBS San Francisco–08/30/2011

Passengers board a cable car in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

All San Francisco Cable Car Lines Shut Down For Repairs

All San Francisco cable car lines will be shut down for continued maintenance Wednesday through Sunday, a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman said.

CBS San Francisco–06/01/2011

Cable Car Climbs Hyde Street

San Francisco Cable Car Line To Be Shut Down For Repairs

One of San Francisco’s cable car lines will be partially shut down starting Monday as part of an ongoing rehabilitation and maintenance project.

CBS San Francisco–04/24/2011

A firefighter is seen running as a massive fire roars through a San Bruno neighborhood. (AP)

San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Followed PG&E Repair Snafu

A repair project at Pacific Gas and Electric’s Milpitas facility went awry just before the San Bruno pipeline explosion last September, according to federal documents.


A sales associate stands near a washer and dryer at a Sears store. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Woman’s Washer Snags Her Clothes

When Ann Wiggins bought a brand new stainless steel Kenmore washer at Sears, she was thrilled. But after a few washes Wiggins said she noticed threads dangling on a few clothing pieces.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/24/2010

Highway 92 - San Mateo-Hayward Bridge (CBS)

San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Work Disrupts Morning Commute

Bay Area traffic patterns were somewhat disrupted Thursday as Caltrans crews worked on a section of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge to repair a crack that was discovered during an inspection Wednesday.