“I was saving money with (the) variable rate, but after this, in case this happens again in the future, I'm sticking with the fixed rate.”
By Anastasiya Bolton, KHOU TV-11 Houston, TX
February 23, 2021
By Kyle Arnold, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
February 19, 2021
DALLAS — The deep freeze and snowfall that paralyzed Texas this week could be the costliest weather event in state history as home and auto claims start to pour in, insurance industry officials warn.
By Andrew Sheeler, SACRAMENTO BEE - CAPITOL ALERT
February 17, 2021
California would ban hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, by 2027, under a bill introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday.
By Scott Linesburgh, THE STOCKTON RECORD
February 13, 2021
MANTECA – Sharon Washington-Barnes led a group of more than 40 people on a 1.5-mile march through southwest Manteca, visiting each of the medical facilities they felt failed her late brother, Shawn Washington II.
By Laura S. Diaz, THE STOCKTON RECORD
February 12, 2021
MANTECA — Shawn Washington III was coughing up blood and having difficulty breathing when he sought help at the Kaiser Permanente emergency room in Manteca at about 1 a.m. on April 26, 2019. Less than 7½ hours later, he was pronounced dead.
By Daniel Wilson, LAW360
February 5, 2021
A pair of veterans have hit USAA with a putative class action in California federal court alleging the insurer, which only insures military members, veterans and their families, discriminates against enlisted service members by charging them higher rates than officers.
Medical malpractice insurance premiums increased more quickly in states that enacted caps than in states that did nothing.
People of Color Disproportionately Harmed by Medical Negligence & Limits on Compensation
Op-Ed Commentary by Greer Levin, for HOSPITAL WATCHDOG
January 29, 2021
Governor Newsom appointed Dr. Richard Thorp to the Medical Board of California in July of 2019. His controversial appointment raises a glaring red flag for health care quality across the state.
A new report released by Earthworks, along with allies VISION California and Center for Biological Diversity, reveals that California, often portrayed by the state’s politicians and national media as the nation’s “green” leader, is actually one of the worst states in the U.S. when it comes to regulating the oil and gas industry’s waste.
By Dan Bacher, RED GREEN & BLUE
January 28, 2021
Experts said the move did little to harm the number of permanent jobs coming from the pipeline.
By Mariah Medina, 13 NEWS NOW, ABC TV North Carolina
January 22, 2021
By Debra Kahn, Politico California Pro Newsletter
January 19, 2021
By Max Pringle, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC PRESS
January 13, 2021
This article is part of a project examining ways to use the ballot to hold local government accountable. It was supported by the Solutions Journalism Network’s Renewing Democracy program.
French Laundry debacle, appointment of top aide raise serious questions about who the governor really represents
Op-Ed commentary by Charles Johnson, MERCURY NEWS
December 17, 2020
By Bob Egelko, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
December 10, 2020
HIV/AIDS patients who said they lost access to potentially vital medical information when their health plans started requiring them to obtain their medications from CVS pharmacies can sue for discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
By Brendan Pierson, REUTERS LEGAL
December 9, 2020
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court has revived a proposed class action by California HIV/AIDS patients alleging that pharmacy benefit manager CVS Caremark discriminated against them by requiring them to use its own specialty pharmacy in order to benefit from in-network rates through their employer-sponsored health plans.
Rachel Wagoner will lead California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.
By Megan Smalley, WASTE TODAY
November 30, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Rachel Wagoner as the state’s new director of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).
Rachel Wagoner has much support, may face questions over helping kill wildfire mitigation bills
By Evan Symon, CALIFORNIA GLOBE
November 28, 2020
By Adam Beam, ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 27, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed a new head of the state's troubled recycling agency, who has pledged to overhaul its troubled bottle deposit system that has worsened during the pandemic.
By Janet Wilson, PALM SPRINGS DESERT SUN
November 26, 2020
California oil regulators ignored their own regulations and issued improper permits for hundreds of new wells last year, according to an audit by the state Department of Finance that was finalized this week.
By Alexei Koseff, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
November 23, 2020
SACRAMENTO - When he dined at the French Laundry in Yountville this month, Gov. Gavin Newsom enjoyed not only fine cuisine at a three-star Michelin restaurant, but also the company of several influential figures with regular business before his administration.
By Magda Ibrahim , THE SUN UK
November 19, 2020
EIGHT California lawmakers are facing a furious backlash after flying to Hawaii for a conference despite health officials warning against out-of-state travel amid a spike in coronavirus cases.
KCBS AM, San Francisco, CA
November 18, 2020
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment.
Activist Charles Johnson tells KCBS radio why he is more alarmed than most over Newsom’s French Laundry blunder.
By Lynn Walford, AUTO CONNECTED CAR NEWS
November 15, 2020
The nonprofit, nonpartisan Consumer Watchdog released a video showing how a box it built with the help of technologists could hack into the wireless connection of a Tesla and take over the screen with a “This Tesla’s Been Hacked” message.
By Staff Reporters, KCRW 89.9FM Santa Monica, CA
November 13, 2020
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment: https://consumerwatchdog.org/sites/default/files/2020-11/RADKCRW_11-13-…
Jamie Court with Consumer Watchdog explains how easy it was to hack into a Tesla.
By Marivic Cabural Summers, USA HERALD
November 9, 2020
Zoom Video Communication (NASDAQ: ZM) agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its encryption to secure users’ data on its video conferencing platform.
By Jonathan Greig, TECH REPUBLIC
November 5, 2020
Millions of California voters have backed a controversial amendment to the state's consumer privacy laws, voting in favor of Proposition 24 by a 56%-44% margin.
By Jocelyn Gecker, ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 4, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO — Two years ago, California became the first state to pass a sweeping digital privacy law seen as the strongest of its kind in the United States. Early returns Tuesday showed a measure to refine and expand the law leading with 57% of more than 7 million votes counted.