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February 2020

Happy Presidents' Day 2020

Presidents’ Day is a good day to think about government and what you can do as a citizen to be involved and help it work as effectively as possible. For decades, I’ve been a member of the League of Women Voters, an organization who’s purpose is to educate citizens so that they can become informed participants in government. Read more →

Harbor Breeze Santa Ana ceiling fans are being recalled by Fanim Industries due to injury hazard

Fanim Industries is recalling about 70,000 Harbor Breeze Santa Ana ceiling fans. The fan’s blade holders can break allowing the blade to be ejected from the fan, posing an injury hazard to consumers. The firm has received 210 reports of the fan blade breaking or ejecting from the fan. Read more →

Watch out for phony florists when you order flowers for Valentine’s Day

If you’re ordering flowers for Valentine’s Day, be careful you don’t fall for a scam as a last-minute shopper. The Better Business Bureau has received numerous reports from shoppers who turned to online florists for last-minute orders. Read more →

Watch out: Romance scams rising sharply

Consumers reported losing $201 million to romance scams in 2019 – up nearly 40 percent since 2018. Romance scammers prey on consumers who are looking for love, converting what feels like a budding relationship into an ask for money to help the scammer get out of some manufactured crisis. Read more →

Chrysler recalls nearly a quarter-million 2014-2019 Ram ProMaster vans for shifter cable issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling about 222,207 model year 2014-2019 Ram ProMasters vans equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. The transmission shifter cable could separate, disconnecting the transmission shifter from the transmission, which could result in the inability of the driver to shift the transmission. Read more →