Facial recognition software is here and already being used around the world by law enforcement and government agencies. It's designed to protect you, but some think it's a serious threat to your privacy. Kristine Lazar talks to the founders of one local company at the forefront of this new technology.
Agoura Hills Pharmacy Accused Of Charging More Than Double For At-Home COVID-19 Test KitsKristine Lazar reports from Agoura Hills where Kramer's Pharmacy has received criticism related to its prices for at-home COVID-19 testing kits after Governor Newsom signed an executive order prohibiting price gouging for the take home tests.
Pharmacy Accused of Price Gouging COVID-19 Test KitsLocal pharmacy accused of charging more than double for at-home COVID-19 testing kits.
2 On Your Side: Moving Company Under Criminal Investigation After Dozens Of Families Lose Their BelongingsKristin Lazar reports on a moving company not licensed to operate in California that is now under criminal investigation after dozens of customers hired the company to take their belongings cross-country, only to find out their items may be in storage and could be auctioned off.
Veteran Voices: Nov. 14In today's Veterans’ voices a push to support veteran entrepreneurs. CBS 2's Suzanne Marques introduces us to a non-profit helping them succeed in the business world.
Parents Seeing Uptick In Stress, Anxiety Levels In Post-COVID WorldMany of us assumed that once the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted, and we could get back to a more normal way of life, our stress levels would get better. However, some parents are reporting that their stress and anxiety levels have gone up now that we have reopened. Kristine Lazar reports.
2 On Your Side: Orange County Sees Spike In E-Bike AccidentsAs they continue to grow in popularity, an Orange County hospital is reporting a 500% increase in electric bike accidents compared to this time last year.
Veterans' VoicesVeterans' Voices-Suzanne Marques reports on what's in store for unhoused veterans on the westside.
Project Roomkey Fell Short Of Expectations In LA County, Experts SayCalifornia’s Project Roomkey was billed as a way to stop the spread of COVID-19 amongst the vulnerable homeless population and find them permanent housing. However, as the program winds down, CBS2’s Kristine Lazar has found that more than 1,200 L.A. County residents who took part in it are still waiting for permanent housing, leading some experts to say the program fell short of its lofty expectations.
2 On Your Side: Workers Seek More Flexibility In Post-Pandemic WorldFrom Zoom meetings to home offices, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed how we do business, and study after study has shown that a majority of American workers don't want to lose that flexibility after the pandemic is over. Kristine Lazar reports.
2 On Your Side: Landlords, Tenants Face Economic Hardship Amid Eviction DebateAbout a half-million L.A. County residents are at risk of eviction when the state's moratorium on eviction expires at the end of September. Kristine Lazar reports.
'The Childcare System Is In Crisis': Childcare Costs Rank As Top Expense for SoCal FamiliesChildcare costs now rank as the number one expense for families in Southern California, and experts say the pandemic has turned an already broken system into a full-blown crisis.
Looking To Buy A Car? You Might Want To WaitIn the market for a new car, but struggling to find a decent deal on a new ride? You're not the only one.
2 On Your Side: Americans On Track To Receive 52 Billion Robocalls This YearFrom automated dialers and recorded messages to spoofing and scammers, the calls are coming in at an incredible rate and, according to recent reports, U.S. consumers are on pace to receive more than 52 billion robocalls this year alone.
2 On Your Side: Latest EDD Scam Targeting Out-Of-State Residents Via TextCalifornia EDD fraudsters have already stolen an estimated $11 billion in unemployment benefits from the state, and now there's a new scam targeting out-of-state residents via text message.
2 On Your Side: International Fraud Ring Steals Billions In EDD Money From CaliforniaMore than $11 billion has been stolen from the state of California through Employment Development Department fraud.
Some Homeowners Say They're Victims Of Eviction Moratorium Rules As LA County Considers ExtensionThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider extending the county's eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of the month on Tuesday, but some homeowners say they have been the unintended victims of the well-intentioned law.
2 On Your Side: City Of Compton Accused Of Squandering Thousands Of Dollars In COVID ReliefThe city of Compton is being accused by activists of squandering COVID-19 relief funding, facing allegations that it wasted food that was meant to go to struggling residents, along with spending tens of thousands of dollars on customized face masks.
2 On Your Side: Tracking Pixels Could Be Collecting Your Data Every Time You Open An EmailTracking pixels are tiny, hidden single-pixel images embedded in emails. And once those images are downloaded by an email client, they send information back to the email's sender.
Childcare Crisis: Pandemic Closures Cause Economic Ripple EffectThe pandemic has been catastrophic for small businesses, and childcare centers are no exception with thousands closing their doors for good since last March.
Inside The Mind Of A Hoarder: 'We Are Isolated. We Are Shunned.'A study done in 2018 found that there is more public stigma for people who hoard than for those who are in jail or those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness like schizophrenia.
2 On Your Side: EDD Overpayment ChargesSome California workers say they have been told they need to pay back thousands of dollars in overpayments to the California Employment Development Department due to an apparent error made by the department.
'I Feel Like I Was Extremely Resilient': Businesses Shuttered By The COVID Pandemic Begin To Reopen, RecoverOne year after the COVID pandemic forced business owners to suddenly shut down, many are getting back on their feet now that some restrictions have been lifted.
Sister Of Woman Living On The Streets With Mental Illness Says Law Prevents Her From Taking ActionA local woman Thursday went public with a very personal and devastating fight in an effort to get her sister — who went from the girl next door to living on the streets — the mental health help she desperately needs.
Los Angeles To Distribute $235M In Rental AssistanceAngelenos struggling to cover their rent because of issues brought on by coronavirus pandemic will soon be able to apply for help through a massive $235 million rental assistance program.