College Students Develop Website To Help Shoppers Find High-Demand ItemsA group of college students has made life during the pandemic easier with the click of a mouse.
Mother Fined $1K For Entering Manhattan Beach Park Closed During Stay-At-Home OrderA mother is speaking out after being fined $1,000 for taking her children to a park that was off-limits due to the coronavirus pandemic. She was later told she would have to pay the fine plus a $1,500 deposit to fight it.
2 On Your Side: Uncertainty Over College Plans For Fall 2020Incoming college freshman are facing some difficult choices due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Summer Camp Received Millions In PPP Loans Before Refusing To Refund Parents, Filing For BankruptcyA popular summer camp that has filed for bankruptcy while refusing to refund parents who paid ahead of time is said to have received millions in federal loans weeks before filing.
Local Lawmakers Campaign To Add Provision For Independent WorkersAs Congress discusses the CARES 2 Act to bring more relief to struggling businesses and workers, two local lawmakers are campaigning to add a provision for independent workers with mixed-income.
Summer Camp Refuses To Refund Parents Who Paid Ahead Of Time, Files For BankruptcyA popular summer camp has filed for bankruptcy and has told parents who paid ahead of time they won't be receiving refunds.
Redlands Man Helps 8 Local Businesses By Paying Rent, Mortgages For At Least 2 MonthsSo far, Garner Holt has "adopted" eight small businesses, paying their rent or mortgages for at least two months.
Facebook Group Helps Get Answers From California Unemployment OfficeThe group tackles dozens of topics from benefits exhausted to penalty weeks and ID verification, but perhaps the most commonly asked question is how to get EDD on the phone.
New EDD Call Center Staffed With Employees Unable To File Claims, Frustrations Grow For Those Waiting For FundsEDD admitted that those who answer on their new number are only able to assist with technical help, password resetting, UI Online questions, and general information.
2 On Your Side: Should Homeowners Consider Mortgage Forbearance During Coronavirus Crisis?More than 3.8 million American mortgages have gone into forbearance due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hair Stylist Warns If Salons Are Not Opened As An Essential Business Stylists Will Beginning Making House CallsA local business owner is campaigning to be labeled "essential" so she, and others in her position, can get back to work.
Car Dealerships Refusing To Take Back Leased Vehicles During Coronavirus PandemicThe automotive industry has slowed massively due to the coronavirus pandemic and as hundreds of thousands of leases are expiring, some drivers are running into problems returning their vehicles.
Independent Contractors Struggle Through Process To Receive Pandemic Unemployment AssistanceCalifornia's self-employed residents have been waiting weeks to tap into the state's unemployment fund and when many went to apply on Tuesday, the process led to frustration instead of relief.
People Waiting On A Stimulus Payment Will Soon Be Able To Contact IRS Agents DirectlyMany Americans are still waiting to receive their stimulus checks from the federal government. Now, the IRS is sending those people letters explaining the hold-up and how to contact agents directly.
LA Restauranteur Receives 1.5M From North Carolina-Based Bank As Other Business Owners Wait For Payroll Protection Program LoanRestauranteur Emil Eyvazoff figured his chances for a loan were slim so he found a small bank based out of North Carolina that only does small business loans.
Small LA Businesses Struggle To Receive Loans As Ruth's Chris, Shake Shack Receive MillionsBusinesses affected by the coronavirus shutdown have been urged to apply for loans, but some small local businesses are not getting as much help as their bigger counterparts.
Number Of Americans Halting Mortgage Payments Jumps Over 1K Percent, Some Banks Expect To Be Repaid QuicklyOver the last month, the number of American mortgages in forbearance — meaning the homeowners have arranged with their bank to stop paying their mortgage — has jumped more than 1000 percent.
Sports Ticket Refund Policies Vary During PandemicFans with tickets to sporting events that now hang in limbo due to the coronavirus pandemic are receiving pushback when asking for refunds.
2 On Your Side: Theme Parks Extend Expiration Dates, Halt Monthly Payments For Ticket HoldersAs theme parks across Southern California remain closed under Gov. Gavin Newsom's orders banning all mass gatherings, many season pass holders are left wondering what happens to the days they have missed out on.
2 On Your Side: LA County Board Approves Relief Fund For Small Businesses Impacted By CoronavirusThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved motion to establish a public-private relief fund for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak. Kristine Lazar reports.
2 On Your Side: Photo Used Without Permission In Facebook Ad, Claims 4 Family Members Died Of COVID-19Eight years ago, the Ancich family had a professional photo taken for their holiday card, but last week that photo showed up again — this time in an ad on Facebook. The ad was for a face mask and stated that all but the youngest son had died of COVID-19.
COVID Nurses Who Asked For Protective Gear On Social Media Placed On Unpaid LeaveNurses who posted about a lack of PPE at their hospital were placed on unpaid leave. Kristine Lazar has more.
Rent Payments Coming Up For Small Businesses Forced To CloseBrilliant Smile, a dental office in Thousand Oaks, is out of business for the first time in 20 years after being forced to shut down two weeks ago. Kristine Lazar reports.
2 On Your Side: Coronavirus Grocery ShoppingA viral video is showing grocery store shoppers how to safely unpack their bags during the coronavirus pandemic.