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I-Team Report Prompts DMV Sting Operation

I-Team Report Prompts DMV Sting Operation

In a gesture intended to put parking cheaters on notice, DMV agents ticketed dozens of drivers accused of using disabled placards to snag prime parking spaces, even though the placards were not issued to them or anyone in the car. Read More

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    The NBC4 I-Team obtained and analyzed a list of all unpaid tickets in the city of LA. We found there are 123,319 vehicles with five or more unpaid tickets. That's more than $21 million owed to the city by parking ticket deadbeats.

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    'Airbnb Ruined Our Summer Vacation'

    Thousands of travelers are staying in rentals this summer booked on the popular site Airbnb, but the NBC4 I-Team found evidence of problems that some say spoiled their vacations.

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  • DMV Efforts to Stop Placard Abuse Falls Short

    DMV Efforts to Stop Placard Abuse Falls Short

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles is failing to prevent widespread illegal misuse of disabled placards in certain Southern California neighborhoods where parking spots are hard to find, the NBC4 I-Team has learned.

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    Condo Looms, Spells Doom for Neighbor's Garden

    A Costa Mesa man says he's had enough after waiting two years for a home builder to mend fences for damage to his property.

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Monday, Aug 25, 2014
Cheaters Pose as "Disabled" for Prime Parking

Cheaters Pose as "Disabled" for Prime Parking

Able-bodied drivers are illegally using disabled placards issued to their friends and relatives -- including children and the deceased -- to get free and easy parking meant for people with disabilities, an NBC4 I-Team investigation... Read More

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Runyon Canyon Parking Cheaters

Runyon Canyon Parking Cheaters

The NBC4 I-Team spotted disabled placard abuse at a Runyon Canyon parking lot.

Monday, Aug 25, 2014
The High Cost of Disabled Parking Abuse

The High Cost of Disabled Parking Abuse

Disabled people who can't find parking places because of placard abuse aren't the only ones who are fed up. Read More

Monday, Aug 25, 2014
Trying to Change Parking One Placard at a Time

Trying to Change Parking One Placard at a Time

Mike Birdsall is one of his grandfather’s caregivers, which means driving him around on errands and to various appointments. Read More

Monday, Aug 25, 2014
How to Report Suspected Disabled Parking Placard Abuse

How to Report Suspected Disabled Parking Placard Abuse

Before you report suspected abuse of a disabled parking placard, remember that disabilities don’t always show. Read More

Monday, Aug 25, 2014
Know the ABCs of DPPs

Know the ABCs of DPPs

What to know about California's different types of Disabled Person Placards. Read More

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