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2 On Your Side: EDD Director Grilled By Lawmakers Over Backlogs, DelaysIn Sacramento, the head of EDD was grilled by both Democratic and Republican lawmakers during an assembly budget subcommittee hearing Thursday.
2 On Your Side: Shoppers Being Shortchanged Amid Coin ShortageCoins have become something of a treasure due to a nationwide shortage caused by the pandemic.
Stage 4 Employees Working In Live Entertainment Concerned About Losing Extra $600 On Unemployment ChecksThe extra weekly $600 dollars millions of Americans are receiving on their unemployment checks are set to expire at the end of the month. Here in California, the extra money stops Saturday, July 25. 
Local Businesses Transform Into 'Learning Pods' For Young StudentsWith many local businesses still unable to operate due to the governor's orders, some have found creative ways to keep their doors open.
2 On Your Side: LAUSD Parents Say Some Students Left Behind During Remote LearningA new study commissioned by the Los Angeles Unified School District found that low-income, Black and Latino students participated in remote learning last spring at lower rates than more advantaged student populations.
2 On Your Side: Parents Grapple With LAUSD Decision To Not Return To CampusWith about one month left until the start of the new school year, some parents are taking extreme measures to avoid remote learning while others are getting creative with childcare.
2 On Your Side: Taxes Are Due, But Beware Of Scams Targeting Last-Minute FilersThe federal income tax deadline is today, after being postponed from its typical April 15 date due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Parents Worry Virtual Learning May Be Unsustainable As New School Year ApproachesAs more school districts across SoCal opt to start the upcoming school year virtually, parents are scrambling to figure out how they'll continue working while also facilitating their child's learning.
LAUSD Students Won't Return To Classrooms In The FallThe superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District announced Monday that students will not return to the classroom when the fall semester begins next month because of the surge in coronavirus cases across the Southland.
LAUSD Teachers Union Wants Campuses To Stay Closed This FallAmid a concerning resurgence of the coronavirus, leadership for the union which represents thousands of teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District is recommending that campuses remain closed to students when the fall semester begins next month.
LA Health Officials Say Students Will Likely Not Return To On-Campus Instruction In AugustIt is still unclear what the upcoming school year will look like, but Los Angeles County Health Director Barbara Ferrer said it is likely students will not return to on-campus instruction in August.
Local Charter Schools Receive Millions In PPP Loans As Area Districts Struggle To Find Money To Reopen SafelyLocal charter schools have received millions in paycheck protection program loans — money traditional public schools were not able to apply for — leaving some parents crying foul.
2 On Your Side: California Lawmaker Calls For Audit Of EDD While Many Wait For BenefitsIn the past three months, the California Employment Development Department has paid out $37.5 billion in unemployment benefits — but a number of people are still waiting, prompting a lawmaker to call for an audit.
Mission Viejo Couple Still Waiting For EDD Unemployment ChecksKristine Lazar reports.
Summer Camps Begin To Reopen With A Much Different LookAs the state starts to shut down again, summer camps are starting to open.
Appointments At LA County, City COVID-19 Testing Sites Nearly Completely Filled UpThose looking to get a free COVID-19 test through Los Angeles County or City testing sites may be out of luck.
LAUSD Superintendant Says District Needs State's Help To Safely Return To CampusThe Los Angeles Unified School District has not yet announced plans for the upcoming school year, but on Monday, Superintendent Austin Beutner said the district needs the state's help to safely return to campus.
Consumers Still Waiting On Refunds For Canceled Trips, Events Months After Coronavirus Shutdowns BeganWhile big corporations have received trillions in taxpayers funded bailouts, some people say they are still waiting on their refunds for canceled trips and events.
Couple Pays Mortgage On Home They Can’t Move Into As Tenant Stays Under Eviction MoratoriumThree months after the Birrueta's purchased their new home, they still can't move in as the previous tenants refuse to leave until the stay-at-home orders are lifted. The Birrueta's continue to pay the mortgage.
Mental Health Expert Discusses Stress Factors Tied To Reopening PlansAs the state reopens, some people are finding the thought of returning to normal harder to cope with than being in lockdown.
LA County COVID Testing Site Glitches As Demand For Tests SkyrocketsCounty officials said the problem was due to the city of L.A. switching its online registration system to a new vendor, reducing the number of testing sites, and blocking out all appointments beyond Wednesday as the change is made.
2 On Your Side: Unemployed Workers Still Waiting For BenefitsCalifornia's unemployment department reported Thursday that it has paid out more than $26 billion in benefits since the pandemic hit, but many say they are still waiting for their money.
LAUSD Surveys Parents On Whether To Allow Children Back In School This Fall Or Stick To Remote LearningThe Los Angeles Unified School District is polling hundreds of thousands of families asking them what they want the school year to look like come August.
GoFundMe Created For 81-Year-Old Dr. Martens Store Owner After Looters Stole Inventory, Building Caught FireA Fairfax District Dr. Martins store, popular with celebrities like Halle Berry and Sylvester Stallone, was gutted by fire, believed to have been set by looters. Now, the 81-year-old immigrant who owns the store is speaking out about why he won't turn in the looters to the police.

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