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Despite Funding Cuts, LAPD Stuck With $10M Electric BMW Pilot ProgramThe "Defund The Police" movement has prompted the city to cut $150 million from the LAPD budget. But what about those expensive electric BMWs that were exposed in several David Goldstein investigations?
Goldstein Investigates: Sheriff's Chief Of Staff Reassigned After Social Media Posts About Andres GuardadoLos Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's chief of staff is being reassigned after comments he made on the CBS Los Angeles Facebook page about Andres Guardado, an 18-year-old shot and killed by sheriff's deputies last month.
GOLDSTEIN INVESTIGATION: Baldwin Hills Man Charged In Massive Luxury Car Lease ScamA Baldwin Hills man was arrested Wednesday on federal allegations he ran a con on dozens of victims in which he convinced them he could find people to take over the leases on their luxury cars.
David Goldstein Investigation: LA County Charter Schools Received Over $78 Million In PPP MoneyWe found nearly $78 million in PPP money going to LA Charter Schools, with over $4.5 million alone going to Palisades Charter High, even though it is receiving all of its public funding.
Civil Grand Jury Releases Scathing Report On LA County Voting MachinesDavid Goldstein reports.
LA County Registrar: 'All Hands On Deck' To Address Voting Machine Issues Before NovemberThe Los Angeles County Registrar's Office is promising changes after a David Goldstein investigation last year criticized their new election machines.
Goldstein Investigates: EDD Phone Worker Says Agents Not Properly TrainedA phone worker for the California Employment Development Department who spoke with CBS Los Angeles on the condition of anonymity said the system was "not working right now."
LA Fire Chief Unsure Why Smoke Shop That Went Up In Flames Was Never InspectedThere are new questions about a building in downtown Los Angeles that burst into flames last weekend in a fire that injured a dozen firefighters.
Goldstein Investigates: Downtown Smoke Shop That Caught Fire, Injuring 12 Firefighters, Was Not LicensedAccording to the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation, there were no commercial license records associated with the location in the 300 block of East Boyd Street, and the Los Angeles Fire Department said it had no records of inspections.
Lawmaker Calls For Action At COVID-Plagued Terminal IslandSan Pedro Congresswoman Nannette Barragan got a firsthand look at the coronavirus-plagued Terminal Island federal prison Tuesday.
Man Blames Terminal Island For 70-Year-Old Dad's DeathThe son of an inmate who died of COVID-19 at Terminal Island Federal Prison blames the prison for his death.

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'Complete Giveaway Of Taxpayer Dollars': LADWP Pays Over 1K Employees To Stay Home During PandemicAfter CBSLA started asking questions, DWP said that all of its crews would be back in the field as of next week, though they noted that could change if COVID numbers continue to rise.
Despite Funding Cuts, LAPD Stuck With $10M Electric BMW Pilot ProgramThe "Defund The Police" movement has prompted the city to cut $150 million from the LAPD budget. But what about those expensive electric BMWs?
Sheriff Villanueva's Chief Of Staff Reassigned After Social Media Posts About Andres GuardadoThe sheriff's department said it has initiated an administrative investigation into John Burcher's online comments.
David Goldstein Investigation: LA County Charter Schools Received Over $78 Million In PPP MoneyWe found nearly $78 million in PPP money going to LA Charter Schools, with over $4.5 million alone going to Palisades Charter High, even though it is receiving all of its public funding.
LA County Registrar: 'All Hands On Deck' To Address Voting Machine Issues Before NovemberThe Los Angeles County Registrar's Office is promising changes after a David Goldstein investigation last year criticized their new election machines.
Goldstein Investigates: EDD Worker Says Phone Agents Lack Training, SupportThe state said because of record unemployment and low staffing, the department has had to bring in almost 5,000 temporary employees to handle the increase in volume, likening the process to building a plane in midair.
2 On Your Side: Turbulence Over Flight RefundsWith thousands of cancelled flights, airlines are strapped for cash - and some passengers are having trouble getting refunds.
LA Fire Chief Unsure Why Smoke Shop That Went Up In Flames Was Never InspectedThere are new questions about a building in downtown Los Angeles that burst into flames last weekend in a fire that injured a dozen firefighters.
2 On Your Side: PPP Loans Slow To Reach Small BusinessesAn Inland Empire business wants to know where their Payroll Protection Program money is after they applied and were approved last month.
Goldstein Investigates: Downtown Smoke Shop That Caught Fire Was Not LicensedInvestigators say they believe the explosion at Smoke Tokes was likely caused by butane hash oil, though it was not immediately clear whether the business was producing the oil — which is illegal in the city — or selling it.
'They Were Screaming': Congresswoman Visits COVID-Plagued Terminal IslandSan Pedro Congresswoman Nannette Barragan got a firsthand look Tuesday at the coronavirus-plagued Terminal Island federal prison.
Families Push For Inmates At Terminal Island To Be Released Due To COVID OutbreakSo far, 644 inmates have tested positive, the second-most of any federal prison in the country.