Consumer Watchdog's president Jamie Court presents testimony to the California Energy Commission on November 29, 2022 about the need for a windfall profits cap, which Governor Newsom has called on the California legislature to enact in a special legislative session starting December 5, 2022.
Over the last two decades, California oil refiners have averaged about 30 cents per gallon in profits, and rarely made more than 50 cents per gallon in profit. Now the oil refiners are raking in more than $1 per gallon in profits. With Governor Newsom's price gouging rebate, the excess profits oil companies make from manipulating the market will go back to California drivers. Oil refiners will have to return to the public whatever profits they make over 50 cents per gallon. [Voiceover by Mike Farrell]
The family members of patients killed by devastating acts of medical negligence, and a woman who survived her medical nightmare but lost all of her limbs, told their stories of how the Medical Board of California failed to protect their families and did not hold the doctors who hurt them accountable. The press conference on February 24th previewed patients’ testimony before legislative hearings investigating reform of the Medical Board of California.
Why does West LA's Assembly Member Richard Bloom not want Nancy to have a place to recycle? 75-year-old West LA resident Nancy Hannickel has thousands of cans in her back yard because she has no place to redeem them. She wants you to oppose Bloom's AB 1454, which allows more grocery stores out of their obligation to take back empty bottles and cans and redeem the CRV deposit.
The Medical Board of California is charged with protecting the public from dangerous doctors, but it is failing that consumer protection mission. Doctors have the majority of seats on the Board, with 8, while the public has only 7 (and two of those are vacant). With doctors in charge, the Medical Board lets negligent doctors continue to practice and harm Californians with no accountability. Too often, patient complaints about physician negligence are dismissed without the patient ever even being interviewed, and with no consequences for the doctors who cause harm.
Artist Chick Bragg discusses his 54 face cards in this special edition deck — original satirical portraits of the players who helped Trump occupy and abuse the most powerful post on earth. Learn their history and how they are connected by visiting the website: trumpsrawdeal.com
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In this short video, the acclaimed artist Chick Bragg talks with Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court about his Trump's Raw Deal Playing Cards. The 54 face cards in this special edition deck are original satirical portraits of the players and plays who helped Trump occupy and abuse the most powerful post on earth. Learn their history and how they are connected by visiting the website: trumpsrawdeal.com
Los Angeles, CA — Consumer Watchdog reported today that a major overhaul of the state’s once-vaunted bottle deposit system is needed to make drink makers responsible for refunding deposits or consumers will continue to lose a greater share of the roughly $1.5 billion a year they pay in nickel and dime deposits. Redemption centers that redeem bottle and can deposits are closing in the face of economic hardship.
As she walked into the hospital on August 1, 2012, Annette Ramirez was nervous. At age 48, she was about to have the first surgery of her life; a hysterectomy. Her husband, Rolando, took her hand and reassured her with the facts the medical providers had given them. This was a common surgery that thousands of women undergo every day, and they had performed it many times with success. There was nothing to worry about.
It was the kind of accident that could happen to any child at anytime.
Like many two year olds, Steven Olsen loved climbing, running and playing. Steven was also a quick thinker like his dad, Scott, who developed software for automotive repair. His parents called Steven “wild thing” because he was very active, playful and imaginative. For his second birthday, they gave him a child’s workbench where he could play at fixing things.