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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
Fighting for his political life, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich turns to his predecessor, Rocky Delgadillo, for help.
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.
Local governments in California's have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders, California's highest court ruled on Monday.
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.
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."
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!)
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.
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. City Controller Wendy Greuel presented her ideas to save money and generate new revenue. None are novel, and many mirror her opponent's proposals.
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.
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.
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.
Despite the mayoral candidate's support in 2008 and 2012, the White House won't get formally involved in a race with two Democrats.
Parks Save co-founder Steve Soboroff says LA's 400-plus parks have taken the brunt of budget cuts over the past few years, and it's time to start finding new ways to fund them.
John Melvin Walker was considered one of the biggest operators of storefront medical marijuana operations in Southern California.