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

Wesson confronts Riordan over LA pension reform plan

Former Mayor Richard Riordan and LA City Council President Herb Wesson got testy over Riordan's pension reform proposal. Union members are working to block the initiative.

2 women to lead LA District Attorney office under new DA

Jackie Lacey's chief deputy will be Sharon Matsumoto, who has served in top management positions for both current DA Steve Cooley and former DA Gil Garcetti.

LA unions launch campaign to stop Riordan pension proposal

City of Los Angeles union members will try to stop people from gathering signatures for the former mayor's plan to get pension reform on the May ballot.

LA mayors race: Four candidates take part in Koreatown forum

Four candidates faced off Wednesday in a forum sponsored by the Korean American Coalition. Among the topics was moving new city workers into a 401 (k) style plan.

LA politics: Trutanich, Feuer hold first debate

Carmen Trutanich, the incumbent L.A. City Attorney, faces challenger Assemblyman Mike Feuer in their first debate at Notre Dame High School Wednesday.

Perry seeks to play fiscal conservative in LA Mayors race

The Councilwoman says city workers must pay more into their pension and healthcare plans to help solve the budget deficit.

Lacey faces reporters for first time as LA DA-elect

The longtime protegé of current District Attorney Steve Cooley says she's ready to make her own mark.

Brad Sherman easily defeats Howard Berman

Brad Sherman defeats Howard Berman in new 30th Congressional District. It's the end of an era for a southern California political icon.

More per-voter spending on OC measure

Making Costa Mesa a charter city could remove it from pension obligations for public workers. That's the issue at the heart of Measure V.

LA district attorney race features differing philosophies

The contest features Jackie Lacey, a woman who would be the first female and first African American D.A., against Alan Jackson, a star prosecutor.

UPDATE: Deal reached on proposed LA NFL stadium project

The Play Fair at Farmers Field Coalition and AEG Thursday announced an agreement resolving concerns over the proposed Farmers Field project.

Surfing son seeks to extend LA political dynasty

Ian Calderon, 27, hopes to inherit his father's seat in the State Assembly. His Republican opponent, Noel Jaimes, says the newcomer is still wet behind the ears.

Federal pot raids, key court ruling mark marijuana news

Feds stage dispensary raids while a SD judge says buying medical marijuana is OK: Making sense of the day's pot news.

Live from Inglewood: What's your issue this election season?

KPCC's Frank Stoltze chatted with diners at Inglewood restaurant The Serving Spoon Tuesday morning about the issues that are most important to them.

Live from Carolyn's Cafe in Redlands: What's your issue?

KPCC spoke with cafe-goers at Carolyn's Cafe in Redlands this morning, to find out what issues will matter to them this election season.