Frank Stoltze Crime and Politics Reporter
Frank Stoltze was born and raised in Santa Barbara, where his father taught him how to body surf and golf and his mother showed him how to tell a good story.
Frank graduated from Southern Methodist University with Doak Walker and started his radio career in San Luis Obispo, cutting his teeth covering Diablo Canyon and the Monarch Butterfly grove. He went to work for KLON (now KKJZ) in Long Beach in 1991 and covered the riots before becoming news director at KPFK, where he learned who Noam Chomsky is.
Frank joined KPCC in 2000 and loves its downtown bureau, a stone's throw from Central Market tortas.
Stories by Frank Stoltze
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has chosen William Bratton, who ran the department from 1994-96. In the interim, Bratton ran the LAPD, where his legacy remains intact.
Strategists offer differing views on whether problems with Obamacare will hurt fundraising and voter support for Democratic candidates in next year's elections.
Under a proposed measure for the November ballot, the vehicle license fee would more than double to 1.65 percent of the value of a car.
For the first time, UC Berkeley scientists are meeting with LA city officials about releasing a list of concrete buildings that could collapse in a big quake.
A federal judge has ordered the government to respond to allegations by state Sen. Calderon that the FBI retaliated against him for not cooperating in a sting. Read the order here.
State Senator Ron Calderon's allegations come in a federal complaint, which accuses the FBI of retaliating against him for his refusal to participate in a sting.
Even though State Senator Ron Calderon has not been charged, a group of 15 elected officials from Southeast L.A says his conduct has tarnished the office.
The vicious typhoon that raged through the center of the Philippines appears to have killed hundreds, if not thousands of people, and officials were reportedly struggling Sunday to distribute aid to survivors left homeless and destitute.
Clinton touts her long ties to Latinos at a Mexican American Leadership Initiative event. The group honors Clinton for strengthening US-Mexico relations.
Kash Delano Register was released from L.A.'s Twin Towers Correctional Facility Friday evening. Prosecutors said they would decide by next month whether to appeal the judge's decision or retry him.
Young Lee, who is no longer affiliated with Pinkberry, repeatedly struck a homeless man with a tire iron, according to prosecutors.
Under a law passed after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, the California Geological Survey set out to map every active fault in the state. But the program fell victim to budget cuts – with hundreds of faults left unmapped.
The federal affidavit alleges Calderon accepted almost $60,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent. The FBI, meanwhile, is investigating the leak of a document.
The city of Los Angeles formally requested from a list of potentially unsafe buildings in LA from UC Berkeley earthquake researchers Thursday.
It's rare for a top law enforcement official to be held personally liable in an excessive use of force case. Attorneys for the plaintiff say Sheriff Baca will pay $100,000.