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

Will Villaraigosa's traffic track record pass White House muster?

President Obama's Cabinet has no Latinos, which means LA's mayor could possibly get serious consideration to succeed Ray LaHood.

Garcetti, Greuel battle for key SEIU union endorsement

After several rounds of voting, the executive board is expected to meet next week to decide if the union will endorse a candidate.

VIDEO: LA mayoral candidate Kevin James and his billionaire benefactor

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Kevin James gets big help from the nation's largest GOP donor, and one of the party's best known ad men creates some foxes.

LA mayoral candidates cautious during live TV debate

The first televised debate featured no zingers, and some in the audience even considered the candidates lackluster. The primary election is March 5th.

Stakes high for candidates in televised LA mayoral debate

The Monday night forum, broadcast live from UCLA's Royce Hall, provides an opportunity for candidates who won't have a lot of TV advertising money to get exposure on TV.

Bond rating agencies eye LA city finances

Los Angeles City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana Friday sent a letter to the mayor and city council outlining recent credit reports from bong ratings agencies.

How much power comes with being LA's mayor?

The L.A. mayor's office doesn't have near the sway of other big cities, but whoever gets elected later this year will hardly be a figurehead.

Let him eat cake: Happy Birthday, Mayor Villaraigosa

A City Hall gadfly wanted to mark the mayor's 60th birthday, but he was traveling from the East Coast — and Charlie Sheen wasn't available either.

LA city attorney candidates trade jabs at Hollywood debate

LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, who is seeking a second four-year term, blasted his challengers during a debate in Hollywood Thursday night.

LAPD union sitting out city attorney race ... for now

The Police Protective League opts to sit out the primary, even though it supported incumbent Carmen Trutanich win the office in 2009.

LAPD union endorses Wendy Greuel for mayor

The powerful Police Protective League is known to make large, independent expenditures on behalf of its favored candidates.

Cold snap has Southland farmers crossing fingers

It's cold! But there's no chill on optimism for Southern California who think they may escape crop damage from the frigid weather of the last few days.

Another bone-chilling night ahead for Southern California

The record lows haven't done too much damage to local crops. But for the homeless on LA’s Skid Row, the chilly nights have been even more difficult.

Unusual shooting outside Hollywood nightclub leaves 1 dead

Shooting outside a Hollywood nightclub leaves one man dead and a woman wounded. LAPD detectives are looking for suspects.

LA sees new campaign offices sprout up

You know its election season when the vacant space in your local strip mall becomes a campaign headquarters.