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CBS2 Investigates: Activists Claim Inoperative Water Treatment Plant Wasted Stimulus Money

A water treatment plant built using more than $3 million of taxpayer money was supposed to remove bacteria from the waters feeding into Santa Monica Bay but it ended up dumping more bacteria into the ocean. CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein spoke to activists who said the facility was a waste of stimulus money. Santa Monica officials, however, insisted they can eventually get the plant operational.

11/01/2012

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CBS2 Investigates: Lawsuit Claims Pastor Squandered $15M Of Church’s Funds

Former members of an Orange County congregation are suing the pastor for allegedly squandering more than $15 million he took after selling church property. CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein spoke to two sisters who claim Pastor Neville McDonald used part of that money to fund a lavish lifestyle.

10/31/2012

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Caltrans Supervisor Resigns Following CBS2 Investigation

A Caltrans supervisor has resigned following a CBS2 investigation that caught some employees using Caltrans trucks rented with taxpayer money for their own personal use.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/26/2012

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CBS2 Investigates Caltrans Employees Who Use Taxpayer-Funded Cars For Personal Use

A CBS2 investigation found some Caltrans employees using Caltrans trucks rented with taxpayer money for their own personal use.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/25/2012

A David Goldstein investigation finds the city is paying upwards of $509,000 for people on paid administrative leave. (credit: CBS)

Goldstein Investigation Finds Some City Employees Are Paid Not To Work

Budget crisis? CBS2 has found at least a half million dollars of your taxpayer money is going to city employees who are being paid not to work.

09/28/2012

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CBS2 Investigates: Water Company Asks For 24 Percent Rate Hike While Refusing To Divulge Spending Reports

A local water company is asking ratepayers for a 24 percent increase in rates next year. CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein asked Golden State Water to show how they’re spending customers’ money.

09/24/2012

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Former LA Neighborhood Commission Head Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

The former head of a Los Angeles city commission pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of distribution of child pornography.

09/14/2012

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CBS2 Investigates: Former LA City Commissioner To Plead Guilty To Child Pornography Charge

The former Los Angles City Commissioner charged with possessing child pornography, initially blaming it on his alleged split personality, is now agreeing to plead guilty to the crime.

09/04/2012

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Chase Targeted In Probe Into Alleged Energy Market Manipulation

One of the nation’s biggest banks is denying allegations of possible energy market manipulation in Southern California and throughout the state.

08/15/2012

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Former Stowers Elementary Principal Blames Demotion On Speaking Out

The ABC Unified School District was unable to reach an agreement on a settlement Tuesday in a case filed by former Stowers Elementary School Principal Eileen Blagden.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2012

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Top Villaraigosa Manager Resigns Following CBS2 Investigation

CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein found the DWP had more than $2.4 million in uncollected funds at the same time the agency seeks a 10 percent hike in power and a 5 percent hike in water rates.

07/13/2012

CBS2 Investigative reporter David Goldstein confronts Maurice Levin who reportedly owes the DWP $56,000 in back rent. (credit: CBS)

DWP Let $2.4 Million Go Uncollected, Now Wants Rate Hike

After failing to collect millions in past-due payments from property owners — including from the husband of one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s top administrators — the DWP wants to raise rates for water and power on all Angelenos,

07/12/2012

The historic Station Fire of 2009 burned through more than 250 square miles of land north of Los Angeles, proving to be the biggest and most deadly in a series of wildfires that summer. (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Budget Cuts Worry SoCal Fire Officials

Officials are warning drought conditions combined with dry vegetation may be setting Southern California up for a fierce fire season.

07/10/2012

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Goldstein Investigation Finds Fully-Able People Using Handicapped Placards To Park Free

Police in downtown Los Angeles are cracking down on parking meter cheats. Specifically they’re targeting people who illegally use disability placards to get away with free parking.

06/22/2012

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Caltrans Begins Process Of Firing 3 Employees Following CBS2 Investigation

Caltrans has started the process to fire two supervisors, who made nearly $100,000 in taxpayer dollars last year, after a CBS2 investigation caught them drinking on the job. A third employee was also facing termination.

05/29/2012