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2/18/2015
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The advocacy nonprofit organization Consumer Watchdog is calling for government officials to audit ten California hospitals recently fined for errors that placed their patients in “immediate jeopardy” of serious injury or death, including John F. Kennedy...
News Story
2/18/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

An explosion and fire at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance Wednesday could mean bad news for motorists who may wind up paying a higher price at the pump. The explosion “most likely will contribute to upward pressure on (gas) prices,” Marie Montgomery of...
News Story
2/18/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

An explosion Wednesday morning at the Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery in Torrance is compounding concerns that limited oil refining capacity in California could push up fuel prices. Fire and police officials said a “second-alarm fire explosion” occurred at the...
News Story
2/18/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

The explosion this morning at an ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance came at a bad time for fuel prices. After a benevolent winter of relatively low rates, wholesale gas prices have nearly doubled since mid-January, says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil...
News Story
2/18/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

State officials should send independent inspectors to verify oil company claims that the shutdown of two refineries in California were really necessary, says the group called Consumer Watchdog of Santa Monica. In a letter Wednesday to the governor, the state attorney...
News Story
2/18/2015
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Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project Director claims that public trust in US technology companies will be weakened by reports suggesting that the NSA embedded spyware on computer hard drives around the world. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Public trust in...
News Story
2/17/2015
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America's long holiday at the gas pump has come to an end, with prices finally rising after seven months of steady decline. And in California, they're starting to soar. The state's average cost for a gallon of regular gasoline has jumped 36 cents since the...
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2/13/2015
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  BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — Lead-contaminated soil continues to be removed from the yards of homes near a battery-recycling facility in the wake of an agreement between state regulators and Exide Technologies. As part of the agreement, Exide has pledged $...
News Story
2/8/2015
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Even seated, Mary Haynes' body is perpetually in motion. Her torso lurches side to side when she speaks, while Mike Tossy's body is noticeably still. His eyes dart around, but his head rarely turns.     Both Haynes and Tossy suffer from Parkinson...
News Story
2/6/2015
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A consumer group is urging state officials to investigate Tesoro’s decision to close its refinery in Martinez while steelworkers at the plant participate in a national strike. Liza Tucker, a consumer advocate with Consumer Watchdog, said taking the Golden Eagle...