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8/10/2016
View on YouTube In a new report, Consumer Watchdog listed twenty-six companies with business before the state of California that donated $9.8 million to Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Democratic Party over the last eight years — and those donations were often made within days or weeks of winning favors.
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8/6/2016
Consumer Watchdog said the high profits from the state refiners that report them helps to explain the odd, extreme current gap between retail and wholesale gasoline prices in the state.
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8/6/2016
View on YouTube Consumer Watchdog says California drivers are being taken for a ride by Big Oil, because wholesale oil prices are among the lowest in the nation, but our retail gas prices are among the highest in the nation.
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8/4/2016
View on YouTube On NPR, Consumer Watchdog's Executive Director Carmen Balber discusses the risks of patient information being exploited by tech firms.
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8/4/2016
  Consumer Watchdog provided increased evidence of gas price manipulation in California. While California wholesale gas prices are the least in the nation, street prices are the highest. Advocates also played the recording of an investor call, where an oil refiner CEO mused that ExxonMobil may have decided to keep their California refinery...
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7/27/2016
Consumer Watchdog's executive director Carmen Balber discusses the current state of health insurance in California, touching on the proposed mega-mergers and why they're bad for consumers, as well as Covered California's announced rate hikes and why they can't be stopped currently.
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7/18/2016
Consumer groups are calling for the testing of autonomous technology with live humans on the road using the Tesla Autopilot to be stopped after the death of Joshua Brown.
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7/18/2016
As automakers race to create cars that can drive themselves, a growing chorus of consumer advocates is demanding that the companies — and their federal regulators — slow down.
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7/18/2016
Consumer Watchdog has written a letter to President Obama urging his administration to stop attempts allowing autonomous vehicle technology on the roads in the wake of reports of a fatal crash involving Tesla’s autonomous system.
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7/9/2016
John M. Simpson explains to FOX LA why Consumer Watchdog is urging Tesla to disable autopilot in their cars after the recent crash.