PG&E Announces Policy to Cut Power in Wildfire Threat AreasWarning notices are going out to homeowners in areas at high risk of wildfires. Emily Turner reports. (6-12-18)
S.F. Pacific Heights Home Sells for $1.6 Million Over AskingOver 80 percent of San Francisco homes sold for over asking this year. And, while $1.6 million over asking is a staggering dollar amount, percentage-wise, 20 percent is not so impressive. Julie Watts reports. (6-8-18)
Uber Seeks To Use Artificial Intelligence to ID Drunk RidersUber applied for a patent that would use new technology which could tell drivers when their passengers are behaving unusually and predict when riders are drunk. Betty Yu reports. (6-7-18)
Bay Area Birth Slump Tied to High Housing CostsThe number of babies born across the country is going down and new data from Zillow indicates a correlation to home prices. Julie Watts reports. (6-7-18)
ConsumerWatch: Ancestry.com, Google and DNA PrivacyWhen Ancestry.com customers opt-in to share their DNA information for research, they may not realize they're sharing it with a subsidiary of Alphabet -- which also owns Google. Julie Watts reports. (6-1-18)
ConsumerWatch: Aluminum Tariffs' Hit Local Craft BrewersLocal brewers tell KPIX 5's Julie Watts that the new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will cost the country jobs. (5-31-18)
St. Helena Winery Sues Google Over Bad ReviewThe owners of Charter Oak Winery are suing Google for refusing to take down a bad review that called the winery "a toilet." The owners claim the reviewer never stepped foot onto the winery and therefore violate Google's policies. Emily Turner reports. (5-29-18)
State EDD Forms Put Millions at Risk of ID TheftCalifornia'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. (5-27-18)
Electric Scooter Riders on Bay Bridge Caught on CameraJust as San Francisco begins cracking down on scooters another incident brings negative attention to scooter companies and their customers. Julie Watts reports. (5-25-18)
SF to Pull Scooters Off Streets During Permitting PeriodThe fleets of motorized scooters that sprang forth on the city's sidewalks in the past three months will be gone most of June. Julie Watts reports. (5-24-18)
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. (5-15-18)
Learn Secret Codes To Save Even More Money At CostcoIf you're a Costco shopper, you already know the great deals. Consumerwatch talked to a prosumer who says you may have you been walking past secret codes that could save you money?
ConsumerWatch: Keeping Your Cellphone Number PrivateIt's common to give out your cellphone number but you may want to keep it as private as your social security number, says KPIX consumer reporter Julie Watts. (5-10-18)
Bay Area Employers Struggle to Fill Job OpeningsWith unemployment now at an 17- year low, it's getting harder to find people to hire. Julie Watts reports. (5-4-18)
Prius Power Problems Plague ToyotaProblems for Toyota are piling up as new complaints roll in about the Prius, one of their most popular models. Katie Nielsen explains.
Investigators Used DNA Clues from Public Websites to Track Golden State KillerDetectives say they searched several public genealogy sites that let you upload a file from DNA processed somewhere else and search their site for family matches -- no search warrant required. Julie Watts reports. (4-27-18)
Health Officials Warn Against Eating Romaine Lettuce from Southwest U.S.Federal health officials Friday warned consumers to not eat romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region because a growing E. coli outbreak. Maria Medina reports. (4-20-18)
ConsumerWatch: Lowe's Contractor License Suspended in CaliforniaKPIX 5's Julie Watts found out that Lowe's had its state contractor license suspended almost two weeks ago but the chain kept operating as if nothing was wrong. (4-13-18)
East Bay Teachers to Get Help Buying a HomeA new program will pay half of a down payment on a home -- up to $120,000 -- for teachers in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. It's part of a push to keep and recruit teachers. Da Lin reports. (4-12-18)
Facebook Pulls Out Of Committee Funding Campaign Against California Consumer Privacy ActFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised more transparency and new efforts to protect user privacy, but critics say the company is not putting its money where its mouth is. Julie Watts reports. (4/11/18)
ConsumerWatch: Beware of Navigation App ShortcutsTraffic apps have a mind of their own -- and don't always take drivers on the best route. Julie Watts reports. (4-6-18)
Median San Francisco Home Price Soars to Record $1.6 MillionA new study pushes San Francisco’s median home price to a sky-high record: $1.6 million. Housing prices are up almost 24 percent compared to this time last year. Julie Watts reports. (4-5-18)
ConsumerWatch: Tax Season Brings Out ScammersSpring is a busy time for tax professionals -- and for scammers. Julie Watts reports. (3-30-18)
California Sues Sutter Health for Allegedly Over-Charging PatientsCalifornia is suing Sutter Health, accusing the hospital system of anti-competitive practices that result in higher prices for patients. Emily Turner reports. (3-30-18)

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