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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
Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) continued its campaign to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday by releasing a study that promotes its economic potential.
Leading GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney is in Southern California Wednesday, but the man many Republicans hope will be their nominee may overshadow him.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that it’s providing more than 400 housing vouchers for homeless veterans in the Los Angeles area – far too few, critics countered, to cover the need.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is retreating from his novel proposal to assign deputies to supervise state parolees who are released under California’s new realignment plan. Some suggest the sheriff may be reading the political writing on the wall.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday making California the first state in the country to add lessons about gays and lesbians to social studies classes in public schools.
Federal authorities said they've dealt a "critical blow" to the Mexican Mafia's operation in Orange County on Wednesday.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca faced stiff resistance from the board of supervisors Tuesday to his plan to supervise ex-offenders returning home from state prison.
Voters go to the polls in a special election today to fill the South Bay congressional seat once held by Jane Harman. They'll be choosing between Democrat Janice Hahn and Republican Craig Huey. About 40,000 mail-in ballots already have been received. Polls are open until 8 tonight.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is vying to take control of state prison inmates released as part of Governor Jerry Brown's realignment plan. Most counties are assigning the responsibility for supervision and rehabilitation of ex-offenders to probation departments, but Baca says he can do a better job.
The mother of Councilwoman Janice Hahn and former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn has died. Ramona Hahn's unexpected death at age 86 was confirmed by her daughter's chief of staff, and comes one day before Janice Hahn competes in a runoff election for the 36th District congressional seat.
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Friday railed against budget cuts to the state’s court system. She said the $350 million hit comes on top of previous budget cuts.
During a debate at KPCC Thursday, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn – a Democratic candidate for Congress – found herself fending off charges she helped a gang member get out of jail.
Carlos Montes, an icon among Chicano and Latino activists, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to illegal gun possession in Los Angeles. He said authorities are using the charges to target him for his political beliefs.
Inspector General Nicole Bershon said she’s leaving her job to become a Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner. In the hierarchy of superior court, its 140 commissioners sit just below judges and decide certain lower level legal matters. She said she’ll leave her current job in the next few weeks.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says federal money may be on the way to help homeless veterans in Southern California.