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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
Last month’s police killing of an unarmed schizophrenic homeless man in Fullerton has sparked debate about how police deal with mentally ill suspects. Kelly Thomas died after half a dozen police officers tried to subdue him at a bus depot.
Candidates who seek to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have filed their first campaign finance reports.
An immigrant family claimed on Monday that immigration agents roughed up their grandmother during a raid in Norco.
The Los Angeles City Council Friday heard an avalanche of voices in favor of a new downtown football stadium project that's projected to bring thousands of jobs and new tax revenue to L.A. Legendary Los Angeles Rams quarterback Vince Ferragamo, who led the team to the Super Bowl three decades ago, was among the first to testify. The Rams left L.A. in 1994. “When the Rams left, L.A. lost a piece of itself," he said. "It's time to get it back."
Anschutz Entertainment Group and the city are moving closer to a tentative agreement that would allow the company to build a $1.2 billion football stadium next to Staples Center, a project that would change the face of downtown Los Angeles. A proposed, non-binding deal receives its first full city council hearing Friday.
The Los Angeles City Council’s ad hoc committee on the proposed downtown football stadium holds a public hearing tonight. Anschutz Entertainment Group, or AEG, hopes to win preliminary approval of its proposal within weeks.
Jaime Kim, 20, and her parents arrived in Southern California from South Korea a decade ago. Her parents, like so many others, used a limited tourist visa to travel to the U.S. and never returned home.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will let college students who entered the country illegally receive private financial aid.
Boarded-up shops and a nearly empty parking lot provided the backdrop for former Masschusetts' Gov. Mitt Romney’s visit today to a struggling shopping center near the intersection of Victory and Laurel Canyon boulevards.
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.