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Valley district earns “unsatisfactory” rating in annual school bus inspection

THERMAL, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol visited the Coachella Valley Unified School District the same day News Channel 3’s special report Left Behind aired, and the district essentially failed its annual terminal inspection. Documents obtained by News Channel 3 show the inspection was conducted between June 25-28 and earned the district an “unsatisfactory rating.” Failure to make the

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Left Behind: The I-Team exposes local school districts without child check systems

After another child was left behind on a local school vehicle, Brooke Beare discovered not all Valley school districts are following the law. “They’re transporting little people, so we need to make sure these vehicles are in safe operating condition,” explained California Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Specialist Karen Brown. Brown confirmed child check compliance isn’t just

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I-Team digs into complaints at skilled nursing facilities around the Coachella Valley

After a number of complaints about the quality of care at local skilled nursing facilities, I-Team Investigator Karen Devine started asking questions and digging deeper to uncover the kinds of complaints and incidents reported to the State. There are 10 Valley facilities, regulated by the California Department of Public Health or CDPH. Many people utilize

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I-Team: CVWD Sex Scandal

“I’m asking if you would like to f*** her.” That’s the opening line meter reader Alfonso Cruz says a supervisor used in October 2016 about his own wife.  The woman was a fellow employee and senior human resources specialist at the Coachella Valley Water District. A lawsuit filed in March in Riverside Co. Superior Court

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