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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
The Los Angeles Fire Department’s urban search and rescue team has increased its training for radiation-related disasters, in the wake of what happened at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants. “In light of what happened in Japan with the nuclear reactors, we could theoretically have that happen here,” said Rick Godinez of the fire department’s California Task Force One.
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday sentenced a Rosemead man to 25 years in prison for plotting to smuggle missiles from China.
The Los Angeles Police Department Thursday held its annual memorial for officers who died in the line of duty. Top brass and officers gathered outside police headquarters.
A gay Los Angeles Police officer claims in a lawsuit that his superior harassed him because of his sexual orientation.
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday signed off on a deal with merchants along downtown’s historic Olvera Street.
The tone of political campaigns may divide voters as much as ever, even turn them off. But that hasn’t stopped 16 people from jumping into the special election to replace former Congresswoman Jane Harman, who quit a couple of months after her re-election last year to head a think tank.
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a labor union deal that will require many city workers to contribute more to their retirement healthcare plans.
Los Angeles Police Department officials Wednesday said they’ve cleared a backlog of untested DNA evidence collected in sexual assault cases.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday ordered more than seven weeks of unpaid furlough days for thousands of city workers after they rejected a labor union deal.
The general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is defending his agency’s billing practices.
Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel Tuesday said cash-strapped L.A. is failing to collect millions of dollars in unpaid parking tickets.
The Los Angeles City Council this week begins scrutinizing the mayor’s proposed $7 billion budget.
Mail-in voting’s begun in the campaign to replace Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman of the South Bay and Long Beach.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has released his proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. It calls for furloughing city workers if they don't agree to contribute more to their pension and health care plans. The city faces a projected $460 million deficit for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
Los Angeles County’s chief executive said Monday the county faces a $220 million budget shortfall in the coming fiscal year, as lower tax revenues continue to strain local government coffers.