Call Kurtis Investigates: Cities Not Enforcing Their Own Rules for Short-Term RentalsIn several cities and counties, property owners have to register their homes to use it as a short-term rental so they can track any problems.
Call Kurtis Investigates: CBS13 Uncovers Tax Agency Flaw Wrongfully Fleecing CaliforniansThe state knows where Jay lives because he filed taxes from the same address, but we learned the agency sent his warning letters to an address he hasn't used in more than three years.
Call Kurtis Investigates: Planned Park In Roseville Neighborhood Still A Promise Years LaterInstead, homes surround a field of weeds. A large sign in front of the weeds in the Primrose development still states “future neighborhood park.”
Call Kurtis Investigates: A Veteran's Journey From Homelessness To HopeWe first met Keith Bell a year ago. His dad just died. He could no longer pay the bills, and his stress was mounting. He was fearful he'd end up on the streets.
Which Animal Shelters Take In Research Animals?It's something that weighed on the mind of one of our viewers after her dog had to be put down because of rampant cancer, so we went looking for answers.
Call Kurtis: Is Your Rescue Dog A Research Animal?Lab research on dogs is legal, but heavily regulated. Federal records show 37 facilities in California perform some sort of research on dogs.
Animal Research Facilities' Responses To Our Questions About Dog ResearchThere are six facilities in the area whose research involved nearly 2,000 dogs in 2015 alone, including UC Davis and Cosumnes River College.
How To Tell If Your Pet Was A Research SubjectIt's something that weighed on the mind of one of our viewers after her dog had to be put down because of rampant cancer, so we went looking for answers.
Call Kurtis: Cruise Line's Mistake Keeps Military Family From Their VacationAfter flying the family down to Los Angeles and driving to the port in Long Beach, Carnival refused to let them board.
Call Kurtis: New Ways Technology Can Help Find Your PetWe can hit a button to find our lost phone on a map. Now there is technology that can help us recover our lost dogs and cats.
Call Kurtis Investigates: Complaints of Bogus Ride-share Cleanup FeesUber says it is aware of the complaints and is investing in additional resources to investigate cleaning fee claims. According to Uber, if their drivers are caught submitting fraudulent cleaning fees they can terminate business with any driver.
Call Kurtis Investigates: Are You Wasting Your Money On Product WarrantiesWhen it was time to buy a new vacuum at Walmart, she paid extra money for the peace of mind protection plan.
Call Kurtis Investigates: How Can A Contractor With Suspended License File Lien On A Home?Construction attorney Ken Grossbart says it is actually easy to file a mechanics' lien, and it is not always on the level.
Call Kurtis Investigates: Why Is Dad's Headstone On The Wrong Grave?A family found a monumental mistake at a Sacramento cemetery when a loved one's headstone was placed on the wrong grave.
Call Kurtis Investigates: The Fine Line Between Selling and Flipping a CarOur investigation found that flipping a car for profit is not illegal. We have learned, in most cases, it can be done legitimately.
Call Kurtis Investigates: Is Golden 1 Center Allowing People To Smoke Pot?A teen's birthday went bust when they were forced to leave a Tool concert at the Golden 1 Center after being overcome by marijuana smoke.
Call Kurtis: How To Police Noise From AirbnbsShe says there was a constant rotation of strangers and it was not what she signed up for when leasing the Victorian apartment.
Call Kurtis: Kitchen Counter Saga Finally EndsA Stockton woman was upset after spending thousands of dollars for new kitchen countertops that she says didn't perform as expected.
Call Kurtis: Granite Bay Grandma Can’t Open Kaiser’s New Pill BottlesAt 80 years old, Elaine Pardee says a pill bottle design change is making it tough for her to take her blood pressure medicine.
Call Kurtis Investigates: Fidget Spinners Sparking FiresA girl from Fair Oaks says smoke started coming from her fidget spinner and there are similar reports across the country.
Call Kurtis Investigates: CBS13 Tests Accuracy of DNA Heritage Companies With QuadrupletsWe collected samples from each of the kids and sent them to AncestryDNA and 23andMe.
Call Kurtis Investigates: How To Collect A Judgment When Someone DiesWith their house gutted, and deadlines missed, Sacramento couple Celia and Daniel Green say they were forced to fire the contractor.
Call Kurtis: The Case Of Stained Kitchen Countertops Goes Before A JudgeA Stockton woman was upset after spending thousands of dollars for new kitchen countertops that she says didn't perform as expected.
Call Kurtis Investigates: Are Carfax Reports Accurate?Gene Knowles says Carfax didn't include an accident on his used Corvette. But then it popped up on the report after he bought it.
Call Kurtis: Veteran Gets Parking Ticket From VA Hospital DismissedEarlier this year we were contacted by Air Force veteran Mark Blum, who said that the accessible parking spots at Mather Veteran Hospital were not clearly marked.
Call Kurtis Investigates: Adoption on Hold After Legal Document Service Leaves Family HangingViewers say a company called Quality Law for Less took their money and left them hanging.
Call Kurtis: Unlocking the Secrets of Medical Costs Before ProceduresDavid Vivero's team translates the codes of the constantly updating data into easy to understand information you can search for free through Amino.com.
Call Kurtis: Startup Will Scan Your Medical Bills for Mistakes When Taylor Rippee wrapped her car around a tree in the Capay Valley, she was raced to the closest emergency room with a broken leg. The 17-year-old had insurance, but her family ended up receiving a $31,000 bill by mistake. That bill could put the family in financial ruin. “We have medical coverage,” Taylor's mother Michelle said. “I pay for medical coverage for a reason; so that my family's taken care of.”
Call Kurtis Investigates: CA Raiding Bank Accounts and Intercepting Tax Refunds By MistakeSome Californians say they feel like the State of California robbed them, taking their money without notice.
Call Kurtis: Sounding the Alarm on Security System Scam ArtistsCBS13 has heard of a variety of dirty high-pressure sales tactics like claiming burglaries are up in your neighborhood, that your current company is out of business, and they have rock bottom prices, but you must act that day to get the deal.