Frank Stoltze

Public Safety Correspondent

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Southern California has a long and troubled history when it comes to policing. I explore a continuing disconnect between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve, look at when reforms have worked and where and why tensions remain. I'm always examining whether justice is being served.

Stories by Frank Stoltze

Millennium Towers: Opponents sue to stop Hollywood project (PDF)

Area residents argue the city and private developer ignored earthquake concerns and failed to accurately analyze traffic and air quality impacts. Read the lawsuit here.

Garcetti names USC dean to head Office of Immigrant Affairs

Mayor taps Linda Lopez, Associate Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at USC’s Dornslife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Purple Heart recipient sentenced in Medicare fraud case

Estill Mitts recruited Skid Row transients for hospital procedures they didn’t need. "He was the ringleader," said prosecutors.

Governor Brown considers allowing 3.4M non-citizens to serve on juries

Under a bill approved by the legislature, legal permanent residents would be allowed to serve on juries. Opponents warn it would hurt the jury system.

FAQ: What you need to know about the proposed DWP deal

Here's the lowdown about the contract agreement Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says shifts the balance of power at the DWP "to the people."

Garcetti approves of tentative deal with DWP labor union

The mayor had been critical of an agreement pushed by city officials, but he apparently won some late concessions related to work rules.

Judge awards $3 million to family of man killed by DEA agent

Zachary Champommier, 18, was shot after he struck an undercover LA County Sheriff's deputy with his car. The ruling against a federal officer is rare.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry loving California GOP again

The possible 2016 presidential contender will be the featured speaker at the state GOP convention in Anaheim.

Garcetti names LA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer

Matt Petersen, CEO of the national environmental advocacy group Global Green USA, is tasked with making the city greener.

Nury Martinez: City Council’s lack of women ‘embarrassing’

The new 6th district representative calls on her all-male colleagues to do more to get women in politics. She is the only elected woman in LA city government.

Garcetti promises tough negotiations with DWP labor union

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is promising to hold down salaries at the Department of Water and Power during labor contract talks now under way.

LADWP changes sick day policy, requires doctor’s note

The general manager of the Department of Water and Power says a medical note will be required for workers who are off the job for more than two days.

Asian-American academy seeks to develop new political leaders

As Asian-Americans seek to exercise more political power in Southern California, one group is working to find new young leaders who might run for office or serve in government.

LA City Council approves Millennium Hollywood skyscraper project

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to green light the proposed Millennium Tower project in Hollywood, despite a slew of last minute concerns about the seismic safety of the project.

Immigration rhetoric worries some California Republicans

As comprehensive immigration reform stalls in the U.S. House of Representatives, some Golden State Republicans back home are wringing their hands over the rhetoric they're hearing.