2 On Your Side: EDD Investigating Possible FraudSince first reporting that dozens and dozens of letters from the California Employment Development Department were arriving at a vacant Los Angeles-area home last week, countless others have started reporting that the same thing is happening to them.
Renters, Landlords Still Facing Hardship Despite Rent Relief EffortsKristine Lazar reports.
2 On Your Side: LA County, City Offering $98M In Grants For Small BusinessesFor those who have been left behind by both federal and state relief efforts, the city and county of Los Angeles have come together to create a $98 million grant program for small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Families Of Children With Special Needs Struggle To Adjust To Distance Learning, Lack Of Health ServicesIt’s a trying time for families with young children, but families of children with special needs feel especially hard hit with both remote learning and most health services online.
Demand For Remote Learning Leaves Chromebooks, Laptops In Short SupplyWith many schools back in session, some parents are scrambling to get their kids the devices they need amid a nationwide shortage of Chromebooks and laptops.
OC Family On The Hook For $4,400 Bill Claiming They Used Equivalent Of 50 Swimming Pools' Worth Of WaterIn March, they got quite the shock when a bill came in the mail charging them more than $4,000 for 760,000 gallons of water usage.
Technical Difficulties, Supply Shortages Among Challenges As LAUSD Launches School Year OnlineParents also said they had challenges finding the proper materials to set up their child's workspace at home. While the "back-to-school" aisle at Target was stocked full of crayons and pencils, furniture and technology is scarce.
College Students Fight To Get Out Of Off-Campus Leases As Classes Stay Remote For FallWith many universities across the country starting the semester completely remote, students who signed leases to rent off-campus apartments are now struggling to get out of them — and the law is not on their side.
Local Renters Call On Gov. Newsom To Extend Eviction MoratoriumCalifornia's eviction moratorium is set to expire soon, and tenant's rights activists and local lawmakers are calling on Gov. Newsom to pass an extension, or risk a "tidal wave of evictions."
Interest Rates Are At Historic Lows, But Can People Whose Home Loans Have Been Put In Forbearance Refinance?Millions of Americans entered into forbearance on their home mortgages at the start of the pandemic, but now many of those homeowners are facing questions of what happens next as forbearance periods end.
Pediatricians Seeing Vaccination Rates Plunge As Moms Wary Of Bringing Infants, Kids To HospitalsAugust may be National Immunization Month, but pediatricians in Southern California say they are seeing alarmingly low vaccination rates since the pandemic.
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.