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

Sarah Palin rallies for Republicans in Anaheim

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin urged Republican conservatives in California to go the polls during a rally Saturday in Anaheim.

Brown, Whitman spar over capital gains tax cut

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown Thursday warned that Republican Meg Whitman’s plan to eliminate capital gains taxes would require deep cuts in education.

Meg Whitman campaigns at Philippe's Restaurant

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman stopped by Philippe's Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday for what’s known in politics as some retail campaigning. It also provided a good photo opportunity of Whitman shaking hands with voters. Not all were enamored.

Whitman, Brown clash in feisty, freewheeling debate

Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown Tuesday night faced off in their final face-to-face confrontation before voters decide who should be the next governor November 2. The exchange highlighted their political differences, and provided a forum for more nasty jabs that have often dominated the campaign.

LA County extends program to screen inmates' immigration status

Over the objections of immigrant rights activists, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to extend a program where sheriff’s officials screen the immigration status of jail inmates.

Final Brown-Whitman debate takes place tonight

The final debate between the two major party candidates for governor is tonight. You can hear that debate this evening at 6:30 on 89.3 KPCC and at

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani visits Orange County

Big political names visit Orange County this week.

Whitman, Brown prep for final debate

California’s two major party candidates for governor face off in their third and final debate tomorrow night.

Whitman criticizes Brown over voicemail

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is criticizing a voicemail by her Democratic opponent Jerry Brown. In it, a Brown aide calls Whitman a 'whore' for allegedly promising to protect police pensions in exchange for a police union’s endorsement.

National Republicans spend more to oust Boxer

The national Republican Party is spending another $1 million in its campaign to oust U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and elect Carly Fiorina.

Fiorina says Boxer trading earmarks for campaign donations

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina claims Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer is exchanging earmarks for campaign cash.

LA Sheriff Baca touts increase in deportations

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday that his department’s played a major role in the increase in deportations of undocumented immigrants from the United States.

Whitman's former housekeeper says she's no pawn

The former housekeeper of Meg Whitman said Tuesday she is not a pawn of Jerry Brown’s campaign as Whitman has charged. Republican Whitman and Democrat Brown are locked in a tight race for governor.

Cooley, Harris clash in race for California attorney general

Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley and San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris faced off in their one and only scheduled debate in their contest for California attorney general. They offered starkly different views on a variety of issues.

Vote by mail starts for the November general election

County registrars have begun sending ballots to voters who want to vote by mail in November.