Stanford Installs Vending Machines Selling ContraceptivesStanford University is taking progressive steps in handling emergency contraception. As Maria Medina tells us it is one of the first college campuses in the country to get a vending machine to dispense it.
Covered California Enrollment Begins Amid Changes From Trump AdministrationFollowing changes by the Trump administration, open enrollment begins this week for the Covered California insurance exchange. Anne Makovec reports. (10/30/17)
Some Bay Area Whole Foods Locations Targeted By HackersWhole Foods is warning customers of several Bay Area locations that they could be victims of a credit card breach involving the chain. Jessica Flores reports. (10/6/17)
AAA Study Finds Drivers Increasingly Distracted By Dashboard TechA new study by AAA finds drivers have become increasingly distracted by infotainment systems in dashboards, which have become much more sophisticated over the years. Jessica Flores reports. (10/5/17)
Better Business Bureau Warning Of Online Puppy ScammersThe Better Business Bureau is warning people about a new scam targeting animal lovers looking to buy a pet on the Internet. Anne Makovec tells us the pets often don't exist.
Card Controls Let You Control Credit Card Security With Your CellphoneA Bay Area company says the key to keeping hackers away from your credit card information may be your cellphone. Kiet Do reports. (9/20/17)
Car Dealers See Big Benefits From Hiring More SaleswomenThe largest car dealership group in the country is working on hiring more women realizing that, if they don't, they'll lose profits. Maria Medina reports. (9-15-17)
CA Lawmaker, ASPCA Team Up To Stop Practice Of Pet LeasingThe ASPCA and California Assemblywoman Anna Caballero have introduced a bill that would make all pet leasing contracts null and void. Consumerwatch reporter tells us more.
ConsumerWatch Weekend RoundupA recap of the week's top consumer news with Julie Watts. (8-26-17)
Soaring Salmon Prices Boost Interest in Sport Fishing ExcursionsSalmon prices are sky-high and, as KPIX 5's Don Ford found out, you can blame the lingering effects of the drought. (8-24-17)
ConsumerWatch: Home Repair Warranty WarningLots of homeowners are buying home warranties but, as ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts explains, they may not be getting the protection they're paying for. (8-24-17)
ConsumerWatch Weekend EditionConsumer reporter Julie Watts gets some back-to-school warnings from Rebecca Harpster from the Better Business Bureau. (8-19-17)
Mobile Homes in East Bay Red-TaggedAn eroding hillside has left residents at a mobile home park in San Pablo hanging. Julie Watts reports. (8-18-17)
Auto Insurance Rates Climb To New HeightsCar insurance rates are on the rise due to more cars on the road and rising health care costs. Julie Watts reports. (8/14/17)
ConsumerWatch: Digging Out of DebtIt's estimated that nearly three-quarters of college graduates are stuck with student debt. Now, a San Francisco startup says it can slash loan payments. Julie Watts reports. (8-10-17)
Reports Of Fidget Spinners Catching FireThis year’s hottest toy may be a little too hot. Consumerwatch reporter Julie Watts reports on cases of fidget spinners catching fire.
Flame Retardant Chemicals Linked To Lower IQs In KidsFlame retardants in sofas and many other consumer products can harm children's intelligence, according to a recent study. Melissa Caen reports. (8-4-17)
At Issue: Flame Retardant ChemicalsFor decades, some of the most common fire retardants have been linked to health concerns. Former state senator Mark Leno (who is now running for S.F. mayor) discusses the state of current legislation around this issue with KPIX consumer reporter Julie Watts. (7-30-17)
ConsumerWatch Weekend RoundupConsumer reporter Julie Watts with a quick wrap of the week's consumer issues and news. (7-29-17)
ConsumerWatch: Don't Get Burned by Expired SunscreenWhen buying sunscreen, many people look first for a high SPF but, it turns out, there's another thing you should be checking as well. As consumer reporter Julie Watts explains, some products offering protection could be worthless. (7-28-17)
ConsumerWatch: Hackers Target Realtors' Email AccountsBay Area home buyers are falling victim to an alarming new scam. As Julie Watts explains, one woman lost a half million dollars. (7-27-17)
International Airlines Slow To Compensate Travelers For Delayed FlightsSome travelers find international airlines are slow to compensate travelers for delayed flights. Julie Watts reports.
California Attorney General Sues To Block Petroleum DealCalifornia's attorney general Xavier Becerra is suing to block a petroleum company's attempt to gain more control over oil, fearing it could further drive up gasoline prices. Melissa Caen reports. (7-20-17)
ConsumerWatch: Net Neutrality ShowdownThe FCC is taking public comment on a proposal to eliminate so-called net neutrality protections and consumer reporter Julie Watts takes a look at what that could mean for the future of the Internet. (7-16-17)