Correspondent Laurel Erickson revealed in March the huge salary and lavish spending of HACLA's Executive Director, “Rudy” Montiel. That report contributed to his firing and the firing of two commissioners. But SoCal Connected didn’t stop there. Our producers battled HACLA for access to thousands of pages of expense reports and credit card receipts of the executive staff. What did our investigative team find? $100,000 spent on employee incentives and two-thousand dollar dinner tabs. Don't miss this story about how HACLA spent your money.
Also, Val Zavala looks into why perfectly good food from banquet halls, caterers and hotels across Southern California ends up in landfills. It seems simple – get this food to the hungry. Only it’s more complicated than it sounds.