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

LA city voters could dramatically reduce access to medical marijuana

Los Angeles city voters will choose between three medical marijuana measures on the May 21 ballot. At stake is the fate of hundreds of marijuana dispensaries.

CD13 race: charges of xenophobic attacks

In a heated debate exchange, 13th District city council candidate John Choi accused rival Mitch O’Farrell of attempting to stir xenophobia among voters.

LA City Attorney race: Rocky backs Trutanich

Fighting for his political life, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich turns to his predecessor, Rocky Delgadillo, for help.

The city pension problem facing the next LA mayor

One of the biggest challenges facing the next mayor of Los Angeles is the ballooning price of retirement benefits for city employees. Those expenses take from street repairs, paramedics and other services. Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel promise to reduce pension costs, but offer few specifics. KPCC's Frank Stoltze examines the pension problem facing the next leader of LA.

MAP: California Supreme Court rules cities can ban pot dispensaries (PDF)

Local governments in California's have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders, California's highest court ruled on Monday.

LA Mayor’s Race: Candidates face city pension problem

L.A. faces ballooning pensions costs. Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel bicker over who would be the better negotiator over an issue many people don't understand.

Ethics complaint alleges Greuel misused city email account

The City Controller and mayoral hopeful concedes she used her city email account to send messages to campaign consultants, "but city resources were not impacted."

LA mayor’s race: How do the candidates stand on the issues that matter to you?

You told us what's important to you over the past couple of weeks. Here's how Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel stand on those issues. (And hear them debate tonight on 89.3 KPCC!)

Poll: Garcetti widens lead over Greuel in LA mayor's race

For the first time, a major poll indicates a double-digit lead for the the city councilman over the city controller in the race to succeed Antonio Villaraigosa.

#DearMayor: What should the next mayor do first?

We're wrapping up our #DearMayor chat for today. We heard quite a lot from area residents, which we'll be reading over in the coming weeks as we approach the April 22nd mayoral debate.

L.A. Mayor’s Race: Greuel presents budget proposals

L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel presented her ideas to save money and generate new revenue. None are novel, and many mirror her opponent's proposals.

Garcetti, Greuel throw jabs in their first LA mayoral debate

The two candidates seeking to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were relatively polite to each other in their first face-to-face encounter, after criticizing each other for weeks.

#DearMayor Live from NoHo: What should the next mayor do first?

Parking, arts education, transportation and the film industry were among the concerns those in NoHo had for L.A.'s next mayor during Wednesday's "DearMayor cafe town hall.

Villaraigosa's final State of the City speech: The mayor issues a new challenge (video)

The outgoing L.A. Mayor called on the candidates vying to replace him to take up education issues in a serious way. Watch his full speech here.

Will President's absence from LA mayor’s race hurt Garcetti?

Despite the mayoral candidate's support in 2008 and 2012, the White House won't get formally involved in a race with two Democrats.