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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
The court fight over the audit is the latest chapter in an ongoing battle between the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the LA County Department of Public Health.
Pete Peterson is a Republican with moderate views on social issues who says he wants to be California's "Chief Engagement Officer." Read his five-point plan to improve state government.
A protest organized by the ANSWER Coalition began at City Hall and moved on to other sites downtown, while Occupy LA planned a "bike bloc" in Leimert Park. No unrest has been reported.
Mayor Eric Garcetti says Martin case "will not ignite this city." Chief Beck says more police will be on the streets and South L.A. activists plan to monitor Crenshaw Boulevard Tuesday night.
The forum set for 10 a.m. Monday is entitled “Gun Violence, Mental Health and Community Recovery." The congressman held a similar one after the Newtown shootings.
The city's Hire LA's Youth Program has plenty of success stories, but now offers a third as many jobs as it did four years ago.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he wants to look beyond simple labels like black, white, Latino and Asian-Pacific Islander in filling hundreds of city positions.
Each L.A. city manager must submit a memo to the new mayor outlining their accomplishments and goals. Some won't survive the process.
The vanquished mayoral candidate is contemplating a run for Los Angeles county supervisor or State Controller.
Tom Bradley's election ushered in a new era of African-American political power in LA. Forty years later, changing demographics demand new strategies from black leaders.
Beginning with his 1973 victory, he ushered in a new era of multi-racial coalition politics in Los Angeles.
Under Measure D, which voters approved in May, 134 pot shops can operate in the city, but the U.S. Attorney says they are still subject to prosecution.
Ex-cop Christopher Dorner allegedly murdered four people in revenge for his firing, prompting a massive manhunt that ended with his apparent suicide. (You can view the full report here.)
Outgoing Mayor Villaraigosa tells Larry Mantle what's next for him in his career, and he hints at a future run for governor of California.
Most money for summer jobs programs at places like the L.A. Conservation Corp, Urban League and parks departments come from federal dollars. But a lot of that funding is gone.