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
Two measures that would shift the timing of local elections received more than 76 percent voter approval on Tuesday night.
Under Charter Amendments 1 and 2, Los Angeles city elections would shift to even-numbered years, to coincide with state and national elections.
Four candidates are vying to replace L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks, who has represented the area for 12 years. All agree the area needs economic investment.
The death of Omar Abrego - and that of Ezell Ford a week later and just a few blocks away - sparked angry protests outside LAPD headquarters.
Organizing group is split on subpoena power for the LA Sheriff's oversight commission. The sheriff and the deputies' union oppose it. State law complicates it.
County Board of Supervisors agrees to pay $1.5 million to the family of a man slain by LA deputy in 2012. The deputy was accused of planting a gun in another case.
Two unarmed men died in the last year during stops by officers from LAPD's Newton Division. The chief has sent a new captain. Can one man make a difference?
Eileen Decker will lead one of the largest U.S. Attorneys offices in the country. She will become one of the nation's top federal prosecutors.
Amid increased scrutiny of how L.A. County handles child abuse cases, the Board of Supervisors agrees to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by two parents.
LAPD Officer Sharlton Wampler has patrolled the neighborhoods of South LA since at least 2008. He and another officer fatally shot the unarmed Ezell Ford in August.
The LAPD's SAR program is a national model for reporting suspicious activity related to terrorism. But critics say it sweeps up innocent people.
The LAPD Inspector General reviewed a series of shootings over a 30 month period and identified common characteristics in apparent suicide-by-cop cases.
A study commissioned by the mayor is critical of the Los Angeles Fire Department's recruiting process. The agency is half white and nearly entirely male.
A panel of law enforcement leaders and activists produces tension, but also some ideas on how to solve strained relations between police and some minority communities.
Five people directly involved with community policing in Los Angeles offer their views on how far the LAPD has come. Despite improved relations, deadly encounters with unarmed civilians continue.