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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner finds the poor pay more for the necessities of life than the middle class or wealthy; food, insurance, financial services, and housing costs more in poverty areas, June 18 - 21, 1989.
  • The Home equity Scheme

    KCBS-TV (Los Angeles) exposes a Los Angeles company coaxing elderly people into signing over the deeds to their homes as collateral on small loans; utilizes computer-accessed reports to verify claims, Nov. 26 - 29, 1989.
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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner publishes a 160-story series about lax ethics and conflicts of interest in Los Angeles city government; finds mayor Tom Bradley accepted funds from businesses the city worked with and failed to report $238,000 in personal finances, March - November 1989.
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    Los Angeles Times reports on a former U.S. Olympic bicycle competitor who details her five-year experience as an amateur rider; discusses excessive drug use by Olympic cyclists and how the stress of competition nearly took her life, May 23, 1989.
  • How Sick is That Doggy in the Window?

    Los Angeles Times Magazine examines the business of breeding, raising and selling animals to pet stores; documents abuses in "puppy mills" and the growing practice of selling unhealthy, infectious animals to unsuspecting owners, Dec. 3, 1989.
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    Los Angeles TIme Magazine reports on the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and his battle to fight the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremist groups, Dec. 3, 1989.
  • L.A. Gangs

    CBS News 60 Minutes tells how Los Angeles street gangs have evolved into drug gangs that traffic cocaine to cities in the West and Midwest; finds crack cocaine has turned the gangs into major drug dealers, May 21, 1988.
  • ZZZZ Best restoration Scams

    KCBS-TV (Los Angeles) documents how a 21 - year - old man tricked banks and his auditors into believing his company had obtained million-dollar contracts to restore water-damaged buildings, but neither the contracts nor the buildings existed, Jan. 13, 1988.
  • Yuppie Panhandlers

    KCBS-TV (Los Angeles) describes how a young couple scammed people in supermarket parking lots; shows how the couple claimed the woman was pregnant and they were far from home and asked for money and made about $200 each day for about 2 hours of panhandling, Aug. 23, 1988.

    KCOP-TV (Los Angeles) looks at health problems among workers at the Lockheed complex where the Stealth jet fighters are made; finds the illnesses are related to the manufacture of composite plastic material in unsafe working conditions, Sept. 19 - 20, 1988.