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

LAPD Chief releases PSA over concern about immimgration rhetoric

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck sought Thursday to assure residents that his officers will not arrest them because of their immigration status.

Los Angeles City Council approves money for Broad Museum

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday unanimously approved another $22 million in redevelopment money for the planned Broad Museum downtown. The move comes as the governor seeks to shift redevelopment dollars to the state.

LA City Council abruptly cancels meeting

Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti canceled the council's regular meeting Tuesday. Too few members showed up.

Villaraigosa hopes to spur Chinese investment in LA

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Monday signed a non-binding agreement with the Investment Promotion Agency of the People’s Republic of China. The mayor, who plans a trip to China later this year, said the memorandum of understanding encourages more economic activity between China and L.A.

LA City Council approves new medical marijuana law

The Los Angeles City Council Friday capped the number of pot shops at 100, with only those that opened on or before September 14, 2007, qualifying to enter a new lottery system that will determine who may continue to operate. The urgency ordinance approved on a 12-0 vote follows a judge's December ruling that struck down L.A.'s old ordinance as arbitrary and capricious.

Long Beach squirrels away redevelopment money

Long Beach is the latest city that seeks to protect its redevelopment money from the state.

AEG's Leiweke pitches football stadium for downtown Los Angeles

The head of Anschutz Entertainment Group made big promises to members of the L.A. City Council Wednesday as he lobbied to build an NFL football stadium downtown.

Feds target longtime LA street gang

Law enforcement authorities Wednesday announced more than two dozen arrests of people allegedly connected to the Lennox 13 street gang.

Student recounts her brush with Gardena High School shooting

Kimberly Quintanilla said the boy whose gun discharged - and wounded two students - entered her classroom after the shooting, but was not threatening.

Los Angeles tries again to get control of pot shops

The Los Angeles City Council last week tried again to get control of pot shops dotting the city.

2 West Los Angeles hit-and-runs prompt request for public help

Two recent fatal hit-and-run accidents in West L.A. have prompted police to ask for help finding the drivers.

Vllaraigosa says Los Angeles hit renewable energy goals

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Thursday said the city reached an historic milestone last year by drawing 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. The future is another question.

Los Angeles moves to privatize city parking structures

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday voted to move forward with a plan to privatize nine city parking structures. The unanimous vote came despite pleas from some business owners who fear the move will push up parking rates and drive away customers.

California State Senate budget chair Leno says deep cuts necessary

A leading Democratic state senator says that he’s willing to go along with Governor Brown’s deep cuts to social services.

Los Angeles city leaders divided over how to address widening budget deficit

The Los Angeles City Council has scheduled what’s expected to be a heated debate Wednesday over the city’s deteriorating finances.