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Consumer Watchdog: California Drivers Getting Gouged At The Gas Pump

Gas prices may be dipping this week, but California drivers continue to pay much more than the rest of the country, according to a watchdog group.

08/05/2015

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Consumer Watchdog: SoCal Oil Refiners Double Profits While Gas Prices Soar

As gasoline prices have continued to soar in recent weeks, most of the state’s oil refineries have reportedly raked in more profits than ever.

07/22/2015

Nikki Catsouras (center) was killed in 2006 while driving along the 241 Toll Road in Lake Forest. (credit: CBS)

OC Family Pushes For Late Daughter’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Online

The family of an Orange County woman killed in a 2006 car crash is still fighting to keep graphic pictures of her death off the Internet.

07/15/2015

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Report: Californians Spent $1 Billion More On Gas In March Than Rest Of The Nation

Representatives with Consumer Watchdog say California drivers spent $1 billion more on gasoline in March than the rest of the nation.

04/09/2015

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Report: Calif. Drivers Paid $550M More For Gas Than Rest Of US

Remember last month when gas prices were soaring? A new reports says here’s how bad it really got.

03/24/2015

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Watchdog Group Calls For Probe Into Jump In Gas Prices After Torrance Refinery Blast

A Southland consumer advocacy group called for an investigation Friday into alleged price manipulation at the pump after a sharp jump in local gas prices following an explosion at a Torrance refinery.

02/20/2015

A new lawsuit claims former state regulators helped Boeing sidestep plans to clean up nuclear contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. (Photo credit: CBS)

Report: Ex-Calif. Regulators Helped Boeing Derail Santa Susana Cleanup

Former state regulators allegedly helped officials with Boeing derail the cleanup of a partial nuclear meltdown site in Simi Valley, according to a new report.

06/06/2014

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Consumer Advocacy Group Wants Auto Insurance Companies To Stop Granting Professional Discounts

A consumer advocacy group is calling on the California insurance commissioner to stop allowing automobile insurance companies to grant discounts for those who belong to professional organizations.

01/29/2014

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Consumer Group Says Comparison Shopping On Google Can Cost You Plenty

With the start of the holiday shopping season just days away, a consumer group says taking Google along with you to compare prices might end up costing you twice as much.

11/27/2013

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Prop. 103 Author Touts Auto Insurance Success, Targets ‘Obamacare’

The author of Proposition 103, the landmark bill that regulated auto insurance rates in California, said Tuesday he knows how to replicate its success to fix the Affordable Care Act.

11/12/2013

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Some Anthem Blue Cross Members Say Obamacare Is Not As Advertised

Some Anthem Blue Cross members have received letters that their health insurance plans are no longer available due to the Affordable Care Act.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/21/2013

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‘Ghost Voting’ In State Assembly Finds Lawmakers Voting For Others

A voting method in the California State Assembly that some legislators call “common practice” is coming under fire from government watchdogs.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2013

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Ruling Requires Campaigns To Report When They Pay People To Post Political Opinions

A ruling by the California Fair Political Practices Commission Thursday aimed to bring more transparency to online political campaign posts.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/19/2013

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Calif. Appeals Court Rules Public Insurance Must Cover Autism Treatment

A type of treatment for children with autism must be covered by public insurance companies, a California appeals court ruled.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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AAA SoCal Customers To Receive Average 4.1 Percent Rate Reduction

Auto Club of Southern California customers will receive an average 4.1 percent rate reduction on policies, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/22/2013

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