About The Bay: Switching From Bank To Credit Union Not That Easy

KCBS’ Mike Sugerman tried to make the switch himself, during his travels About the Bay, but he found that it’s not nearly as simple as it might seem.



‘Solar Trees’ Popping Up In South Bay Parking Lots

Solar panels on top of several carports will provide shade, electricity and save Santa Clara County millions of dollars.


Solar Panels (AP)

$20M Solar Project Breaks Ground In Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County has broken ground on a major green project that is expected to save the county millions over the next 25 years, while also creating jobs.


A person walking with a cane. (AP)

ConsumerWatch: Virtual Aging Photos May Offer Incentive To Save

Researchers at Stanford say having a clear visual image of how we might look like at retirement age could help us face reality and better plan for it.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/09/2011

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Making Coupons Work For You

Some extreme coupon shoppers share how to get products at a drug store for free, and get store credit simply by using coupons.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/21/2011


ConsumerWatch: Retail Employees Reveal Secret Freebies

They are little secrets giant retailers do not want you to know.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/08/2010