This site has been created for you by Michael Shames, founder of Utility Consumers’ Action Network and current director of San Diego Consumers’ Action Network. Whereas UCAN is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to monitoring SDG&E, SanDiegoCAN is a nonprofit association whose focus may include SDG&E but expands well beyond that particular utility.

In these pages you’ll be learning about and sharing with others information about all of the necessary service companies that provide service in San Diego County.   In Consumer Column, you’ll find over 150 consumer-advice articles as well as links to over a hundred other useful Net-based resources by which you can address most of your consumer needs.  In Michael’s My Musings you’ll also find fun and informative observations about life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness as well as Chanksgiving.  Most importantly, we aren’t trying to sell you anything save for the notion that an informed consumer largely a happier purchaser. And if you have specific concerns, we respond to inquiries, at no charge, from consumers grappling with some of the following industries:

  • Communications and Internet companies

  • Water utilities

  • Financial & Insurance services companies

  • Food and important retail companies

Keep your eyes glued to these pages and join in the conversations as we explore so many aspects of living and thriving in San Diego County as well as this remarkable country that we (and others) call America. We are your “Capitalist Cops”, providing information that gives consumers a fair shot at spending their money wisely.

For more information about Michael Shames, click here