Longtime Customers Mourn Loss of Historic S.F. Department Store Gump's on Its Final DayFor 157 years, Gump's department store has been an institution and, for generations of San Franciscans, it was part of a beloved holiday tradition. On Sunday, the institution and the tradition came to an end. Devin Fehely reports. (12-23-2018)
Dangerous Surf To Blame For Bay Area Holiday Crab ShortageDungeness crab may not make it to Bay Area holiday dinner tables this year. As Betty Yu tells us, dangerous surf is keeping crab fisherman from going out to sea.
ConsumerWatch Weekend: Beware of Puppy ScamsAre you looking to add a furry friend to your family this holiday season? Buyer beware 'tis the season for puppy scams! Julie Watts talks with Lori Wilson, from the Better Business Bureau. (12-22-18)
Tobacco Giant Altria Buys $12.8 Billion Stake in S.F-Based JuulThe market value of San Francisco-based Juul, which sells more than 70 percent of the cartridge-based e-cigarettes in the United States, took a major jump Thursday after the nation’s largest cigarette company bought a 35 percent share of the company. Julie Watts reports. (12-20-18)
ConsumerWatch Weekend: Free Trial ScamsYou've seen them online -- ads featuring too-good-to-be-true claims to help you lose weight, combat wrinkles or whiten teeth. As Lori Wilson with the Better Business Bureau tells Julie Watts, these are often fraudulent operations. (12-15-18)
California Becomes First State to Require Solar Power for New HomesCalifornia became the first state in the nation to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered, following a vote by the Building Standards Commission. Julie Watts reports. (12-6-18)
Target Pays $7.4 Million To Settle California Hazardous Waste SuitTarget has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle a lawsuit that accuses the retail giant of improperly disposing hazardous waste from its stores. (12/6/18)
Homeowners Get Advice On Preventing 'Porch Pirate' TheftsFront porches have become easy targets for crooks, especially as we get closer to Christmas. Julie Watts reports on the tips being offered to protect your packages. (12/5/18)
Silicon Valley Company Builds Hands-On Toys to Stimulate Science LearningOne Silicon Valley toy company focuses on creating physical toys that make kids smarter. Julie Watts reports. (11-23-18)
ConsumerWatch: Marijuana for MenopauseKPIX 5's Julie Watts talks with Sherri Matteo of Ellementa Marin about the benefits of medical marijuana for women in the later years of their life. (11-17-18)
Monster WIldfires to Send Homeowner Insurance Rates HigherCalifornia's raging wildfires are creating another problem -- it's getting harder to get homeowners insurance in high-risk areas. Melissa Caen reports. (11-15-18)
Face Masks Provide Little Protection from Wildfire SmokeWith the air quality so poor a lot people were wearing masks in the Bay Area on Friday but some experts recommend against using any masks at all. Julie Watts reports. (11-9-18)
S.F. City Leaders Mount Effort to End Marriott StrikeMarriott hotel workers crowded into a special meeting of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors called by supervisor Ronen to discuss ways to resolve the ongoing walkout. Julie Watts reports. (11-2-18)
State, Federal Agencies Cool to Firefighting 'Miracle Water'An update on a new, environmentally friendly way to fight wildfires. KPIX previously reported about a company that says its product can put out fires in record time. But, as Julie Watts explains, the company is getting some pushback from state and federal agencies. (11-1-18)
Prop. 6 Supporters Consider Legal Action Over Ballot WordingSupporters of Proposition 6, which would repeal the recent gas tax hike for road repairs, plan to take legal action over how the measure is worded on the ballot. Jackie Ward reports. (10/29/18)
Republican John Cox, Prop. 6 Supporters Bring Campaign To South BayWith two weeks to go until Election Day, Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox brought his fight to repeal the recently enacted hike in gas taxes to the Bay Area on Monday. Anne Makovec reports. (10/22/18)
SF Shoe Startup Struggles to Meet Demand After Megan Markle Seen Wearing Their WaresMegan Markle and Prince Harry are on their first royal tour and eco-friendly shoes (made by a San Francisco company) worn by the duchess have sparked a fashion frenzy. Julie Watts reports. (10-19-18)
KPIX at 70: Official Rules for Organic Food LabelsSixteen years ago, "organic" became official when the USDA instituted new rules governing what foods could and could not, carry the label. The system remains in place today. Looking back to 2002, consumer reporter Sue Kwon showed how it worked.
City Releases Test Results Showing Sunset District Water Safe to DrinkThe San Francisco Water Department showed off new test results, it says prove the water is safe to drink, with no signs of pesticides, as some residents had claimed. Julie Watts reports. (10-18-18)
At Issue: Living With CancerLiving with cancer -- or loved ones with cancer -- is increasingly common. Julie Watts speaks with author and illustrator Nicole Skibola, a cancer survivor herself, about Skibola's new book "Wakeful Night: A Structured Reflection on Loss and Illumination" (10-13-18)
2 Arrested After Several Gas Pump Credit Card Skimmers Found at Bay Area StationsDeputies pulled a total of five credit card skimmers from a pair of neighboring gas stations in Sonoma on Thursday and another popped up Friday morning at a World gas station in Sunnyvale. Now, a pair of arrests has been made. Julie Watts reports. (10-12-18)
Analysis Shows High Levels of Toxic Metal in Jewelry Sold by Popular RetailersPopular stores including Ross, which sold most of the tainted items, and Nordstrom Rack were found to be selling jewelry that contained worrisome levels of cadmium. Betty Yur reports. (10-11-18)
S.F. PUC Steps Up Effort to Assure Sunset District Residents Water is SafeThe city says their water is safe to drink but some folks in the Sunset District aren't so sure. Julie Watts reports. (10-11-18)
ConsumerWatch Weekend: Airline Passenger RightsCongress approved airline legislation that reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration for five years. Julie Watts talks about what's in this legislation with Joe Rideout. (10-7-18)

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