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News Release
4/23/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called for amendments to proposals under consideration in San Francisco and in the California Senate aimed at regulating home sharing platforms like Airbnb, that would ensure privacy and allow occupancy taxes to be...
News Release
4/7/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog said that California legislation being debated today to cut petroleum demand in half will radically reduce the price of fuel in California. The group pointed out that reducing demand for gasoline is a critical...
News Release
3/24/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- At a California State Senate hearing on February gasoline price spikes, Consumer Watchdog issued a report finding that California oil refiners have about half as much gasoline on hand than the rest of America, creating a volatile market that leads...
Blog Post
3/18/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Remember, months ago, when we called out nonprofit Blue Shield for spending policyholder money to buy a luxury skybox at San Francisco 49ers games? State tax collectors have finally revoked the nonprofit health insurance company’s tax exemption following years of...
News Release
3/12/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to “suspend the suicide prevention program until it is fully protective of the rights of all individuals and contains safeguards against abuse,” following a misfire in the...
Blog Post
2/26/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Leave it to Washington DC to hand Americans what is probably the greatest consumer victory from that town in a decade, then to not show them the actual rules. This morning my 8 year old and I listened as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declared "All...
News Release
2/20/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog announced today that spot gas prices in Los Angeles have risen 25 cents since Tuesday when an explosion rocked Exxon’s Torrance refinery, according to the Energy Information Administration. Paired with Tesoro’s...
News Release
1/9/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- Following a Nebraska court’s ruling that the Keystone XL pipeline can be built, the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog said the issue should be moot for the Obama administration, the decision-maker, because the building of the pipeline will raise...
Blog Post
1/8/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

The announcement by Senator Boxer, a true champion of the underdog (watch her Rage for Justice speech), that she will not run for the Senate in 2016 will likely make a lot of other state officials rethink how they do their jobs. It's a lot like the moves you make...
Blog Post
12/16/2014
Posted by Jamie Court

I have been watching oil companies get away with price gouging for so many years that it was refreshing to see California's top political leaders let the oil companies know that they're going to be on the hot seat if they try to undermine California's...