Bloggers begin easing into fall after summer fun

In the Seattle area, we’ve had record rains Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That follows the last three months where only about 0.13 inches of rain fell. I went out Sunday when the fain stopped and checked my garden. I picked the last cucumbers and saw that a few zucchini are still growing. Read more →


Dog bowls are being recalled by PetSmart due to risk of cuts and scratches

PetSmart is recalling about 100,300 Top Paw Double Diner dog bowls. The gasket on the bottom of the dog bowls can come off, leaving an unfinished edge, posing a risk of cuts and scratches. PetSmart has received three reports of cuts and scratches to consumers’ hands. Read more →


USDA takes a step to reduce Salmonella infections in poultry, but more is needed, consumer group says

A new “key performance indicator” aimed at reducing Salmonella infections in poultry is being introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Consumer advocates have criticized federal meat and poultry inspection rules, saying they’re weak. Read more →


Wells Fargo fined $25 million for failing to pay back customers

Wells Fargo has been fined $250 million by the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, which said the bank didn’t pay back customers who were charged excessive or improper fees. “Wells Fargo has not met the requirements of the OCC’s 2018 action against the bank,” said Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu. Read more →