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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
California's realignment seems to be going as planned, but the Legislative Analyst's Office cautions that counties lack systems to keep track of their progress.
Redistricting has landed the two incumbent Democrats in the same San Fernando Valley district, touching off one of the hottest Congressional races in the country.
Democratic California U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer endorsed Howard Berman Tuesday over fellow Democrat Brad Sherman as they fight over a new congressional district.
Complicating the race: Both are influential Jewish politicians whose constituencies overlap.
Newt Gingrich says he'll soon be the front-runner again, and that California may play a key role in the battle for the Republican nomination for president.
Philip Browning assumed the role of director of L.A. County's Department of Children and Family Services Tuesday. He'll be the 4th director in less than two years.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been chosen to chair this summer's Democratic National Convention, meaning he'll be a one of the event's featured speakers.
A plan to redraw city council districts in Los Angeles is stirring tension in Koreatown.
One question surrounding the mayor's race remains whether L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will run.
The Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee this week considers a proposal to repeal L.A.’s medical marijuana ordinance.
A Los Angeles police detective was arrested today for allegedly stealing money from a drug bust, according to department officials.
Gov. Jerry Brown plans to take his case for higher taxes to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday night, hoping to garner support.
The battle for political power in L.A. has taken a new turn with the release of new City Council district boundaries. Already there are claims of backroom deals.
The city may have lost out on tens of millions of dollars in federal stimulus money because officials did not apply for grants or did not meet federal deadlines.
The election is more than a year away, but investment banker and L.A. candidate for mayor Austin Beutner is talking up his plan for creating jobs and reviving the economy.