PG&E Prepared to Cut Power in High Fire-Risk ConditionsWith a red flag warning in effect this weekend for the North Bay mountains and East Bay hills, PG&E is prepared to cut power if extreme fire-weather conditions develop.
Why California Continues To Put Millions At Risk Of ID Theft: The EDD RespondsCalifornia's Employment Development Department says it will continue to print Social Security numbers on many documents it mails and admits it doesn’t know how many people have been compromised by those mailings.
California EDD Finally Removes Social Security Numbers From Some Mailed Documents Following KPIX 5 InvestigationOne of the nation’s largest state agencies says it's finally removing Social Security Numbers from a document mailed every two weeks to millions of Californians, three years after it told KPIX 5 and lawmakers it had already removed the numbers.
Dairy Processors Differ When Setting Milk Shelf LifeIs the date on that carton of milk in your refrigerator sell-by or best-by? As KPIX consumer reporter Julie Watts found out, there's no single, standard way to rate milk shelf life.
Silicon Valley Billionaire Defends Blocking Beach Access, Vows To Fight OnA Silicon Valley billionaire is speaking out for the first time and defending himself over the beach battle that's made national headlines.
Real Estate Startups Streamline Sales, Cut Closing CostsWith Bay Area home sale prices routinely running to seven figures, sellers are looking to trim the commissions they pay realtors and a slew of Silicon Valley startups are vying to do just that.
Retailers' Efforts to Stop Gift Card Scams Often Fall ShortGift cards are worth billions to retailers yet they are a common tool for scammers. Now some question whether stores that profit from gift card-related scams should be doing more to stop them.
Survey: Fake Sales Abound Among Major RetailersWhen you hear or see something is on sale, you probably assume it's a limited-time deal. But it may be anything but that.
ConsumerWatch: 5G Cellphone Towers Signal Renewed Concerns Over Impacts on HealthWireless carriers are installing millions of towers across the country to enable the new, faster 5G cellphone technology. KPIX asks the question: Are there legitimate health concerns?
East Bay Homeowners On The Hook For Costly Repairs To County Storm DrainsHomeowners in Contra Costa County were shocked to learn they are responsible for leaking sewage pipes under or near their property. The repairs can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Amazon Echo 'Drop In' Feature Prompts Fears Of Easy EavesdroppingAs voice-based "personal assistants" are becoming ubiquitous in modern, connected American homes, so is the feeling they might be listening in on people when they least expect it or want it.
Change-Of-Address Fraud: Easy For Crooks, Hard For Consumers To FixKPIX has learned the problem of mail change-of-address fraud may be much bigger than the U.S. Postal Service has been willing to admit.