Study Finds Nail Polish Chemical Ends Up In The BodyA joint study by Duke University and the Environmental Working Group, found what comes out of the nail polish bottle ends up not just on your nails.
Chrysler Changing How It Notifies Owners About RecallsOne of the nation's biggest carmakers is promising to change the way it notifies drivers about recalls, following a KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch investigation.
Car Owners Try to Foil Criminals Who May Be Hacking Key Fob SignalsElectronic key fobs that allow you to open your car door and start the ignition are supposed to be a big convenience. Now some car owners are seeking ways to disable the systems, or reduce or block the strength of those signals, to foil criminals who may be trying to hack their way in.
Is Credit Monitoring Worth Paying For?Consumers spent $1.4 billion on ID protection subscriptions last year. Now, the FTC warns that some of those companies are marketing fear and false promises to get you to pay for services you can likely get for free.
How To Find, Disable iPhone Feature That Tracks All Your MovementsYou may be surprised to know your iPhone has a hidden feature that is likely tracking your every move.
SF Residents Battle Wireless Firms Over Super Bowl Building BoomSuper Bowl 50 is expected to draw a million cellphone-packing visitors to San Francisco. Wireless providers are racing to beef up service and that's coming at the expense of some unhappy residents.
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.