Consumer Watchdog Urges California Supreme Court to Grant Review in Land Use Approval Corruption Case
Think you’ve heard everything? Under a recent California Court of Appeal decision, if you wanted to drop a dime on suspected corruption over local building permits (as if that’s ever a problem…), you’d have to file your lawsuit...
More Transparency For California Gas Markets
This morning the Los Angeles Times published my commentary on why we need more transparency in California’s gas markets. Let's hope the powers that be in Sacramento and Washington listen. The oped follows: Who profits from Southern California’s high...
Federal Data Privacy Preemption is Not Dead
Congress showed interest in the American Data Privacy and Protection Act last week, and California has sent another letter urging lawmakers to strike state preemption. With Congress still showing interest in a federal data privacy law, there are renewed...
Misnomers In Legislative Debate Over Price Gouging Penalty
When the California Senate Energy Committee took on the price gouging penalty for the first time recently, economists with a track record working for the oil industry tried to muddy the waters on the real issues in the debate. Did oil refiners make...
Advocates from Across the State Testify in Pursuit of Medical Board Reform
At its Quarterly Board meeting last week, multiple members of the state board that regulates doctors for the first time seriously acknowledged activists’ call for the state to respond to complaints of physician negligence by requiring patient interviews...
Consumer Advocate Harry Snyder, Rest In Peace
The consumer advocate, public interest lawyer and Consumer Watchdog Hall of Famer Harry Snyder passed away Friday. Harry was a unique, gentle, kind and generous man, who not only made great changes for the public in the humblest of...
New Financial Data Privacy Bill Gets Endorsement From…Wall Street
Welcome to the latest Truth in Privacy dispatch, Consumer Watchdog's tech and privacy newsletter. There is a new threat to financial data privacy, and it comes in the form of a proposed federal law that only appears to protect...
Consumer Watchdog and Its Volunteer Team of Advocates Fight for Babies’ Rights at the Osteopathic Medical Board
Consumer Watchdog and a volunteer team of advocates attended and participated in last week’s Osteopathic Medical Board Quarterly meeting to testify on issues with the enforcement process, how the board does not provide equal rights for families, and...
Physician Licensing Boards Face Executive Director Leadership Changes at Year End
The Executive Director of the Medical Board of California William Prasifka announced his resignation last week stating that his last day will be December 30, 2022. This announcement came following his performance review which was held during the...
Consumer Watchdog and Its Volunteer Team of Advocates Join Forces at First in Person Medical Board of California Meeting
The Medical Board of California brought their first in-person Quarterly Board meeting, since the pandemic, to Los Angeles this month. Consumer Watchdog and our team of volunteer advocates participated in person and by teleconference line to voice our...
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