Anyone Can Report Unsafe or Defective Products. Here’s How.

Posted on September 23, 2021 by Chris Bjorklund

One of my proudest moments as a consumer news producer was a story that prompted a national recall. A mother of a 20-month-old had called the TV station where I worked to report that she discovered her toddler had been playing with a dangerous toy. The stuffed bear had a wire protruding from its belly, and luckily, the mom noticed it before the child injured himself. She couldn’t believe the toy manufacturer could get away with selling unsafe stuffed bears nationwide at big retail outlets. Read more

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How to Use the 2021 Diamond Certified Directory

Posted on April 20, 2021 by Matt Solis

Each profile in the 2021 Diamond Certified Directory lists everything you need to make a smart choice. Photo: American Ratings Corporation ©2021

Since the beginning of April, the 2021 Diamond Certified Directory has been arriving at the homes and businesses of consumers throughout the Greater Bay Area. We mailed more than 800,000 directories and we’ve been thrilled with the response! (If you didn’t get your FREE copy, click here.) Read more

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Specialty Spotlight: Built-In Bookshelves

Posted on February 16, 2021 by Suzanne Carroll

Whether it’s for work, for school or for socializing, the video call is a communication tool that’s here to stay. Over the last year, these calls have given us glimpses into each other’s homes, and one trend that has consequently developed is the presence of a well-curated bookshelf in the background. Celebrities, political leaders, and regular folks alike are using their bookshelves to display meaningful objects and titles. Built-in bookshelves are not only functional and attractive, they can also be a site for self-expression. If your video chats have you thinking about installing a built-in bookshelf, here are some things to consider before you get started. Read more

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Firescaping Your Property

Posted on September 08, 2020 by Suzanne Carroll

The Bay Area has already seen numerous destructive wildfires in 2020, and there are still several weeks of hot, dry weather ahead of us. As wildfires become an increasingly common threat to the region, many homeowners are turning to “firescaping,” which is the coordinated use of fire-resistant plants and building materials around the home. With the right plants and hardscaping features, you can make it harder for wildfire to take hold and spread. Firescaping is a type of landscaping, which means you still have many options to create a garden that reflects your personal style. Aside from improving safety and adding beauty, firescaping can increase the value of your home. Read more

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Cabinet Refacing: A Budget-Friendly Option for Kitchen Remodeling

Posted on August 18, 2020 by James Florence

Replacing cabinetry is often the most expensive part of a kitchen remodeling project. If you’re on a tight budget or you simply don’t want to spend a lot of money, a good alternative to consider is having your cabinets refaced. By adding new doors and drawer fronts over your cabinets’ existing structure, you can give your kitchen a fresh look for a fraction of the cost. Read more

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Diamond Certified TV Commercial Wins a 2020 Telly Award!

Posted on July 27, 2020 by Matt Solis

We’re excited to announce that Diamond Certified recently won a Telly Award for “Best Local TV Commercial.” Our CEO, Greg Louie, spearheaded the creation of three compelling Diamond Certified TV spots, which you can view below. Greg worked with the talented folks at Mnemonic Agency to create these effective commercials last year, which have since run thousands of times on 22 cable networks, KTVU and YouTube.

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Top Projects for Spring and Summer

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Matt Solis

The COVID-19 “Shelter in Place” mandates will soon be lifted, which means you’ll be able to take advantage of the warm weather and finish those outdoor projects you’ve been putting off. Here are some ideas to get the ball rolling.

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