Frank Stoltze Crime and Politics Reporter
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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
The three-term City Councilman defeats his former council colleague and present city controller Wendy Greuel by 54 to 46 percent. Greuel conceded Wednesday morning.
Mr. Garcetti, here’s what KPCC's audience told us are their top priorities for you to tackle first.
City law will now only allow 135 pot shops to operate in the city limits, instead of the unlimited number sought by a rival ballot measure.
City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel face one final, frenetic weekend of campaigning in their contest to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is fighting for his political life. A recent poll showed him down 11 points to his challenger, former State Assemblyman Mike Feuer.
We'll be here in Eagle Rock from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday gathering your thoughts. Come by to chat with political reporter Frank Stoltze and other KPCC staff.
LA County's District Attorney jumps into the battle against the man she defeated last year, citing Trutanich's mailer on prison realignment.
City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Councilman Eric Garcetti both support a living wage for all hotel workers in Los Angeles. But they differ on the details.
As mayoral candidates, City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel say they offer different agendas for Los Angeles. Voters are not so sure.
Los Angeles city voters will choose between three medical marijuana measures on the May 21 ballot. At stake is the fate of hundreds of marijuana dispensaries.
In a heated debate exchange, 13th District city council candidate John Choi accused rival Mitch O’Farrell of attempting to stir xenophobia among voters.
Fighting for his political life, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich turns to his predecessor, Rocky Delgadillo, for help.
One of the biggest challenges facing the next mayor of Los Angeles is the ballooning price of retirement benefits for city employees. Those expenses take from street repairs, paramedics and other services. Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel promise to reduce pension costs, but offer few specifics. KPCC's Frank Stoltze examines the pension problem facing the next leader of LA.
Local governments in California's have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders, California's highest court ruled on Monday.
L.A. faces ballooning pensions costs. Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel bicker over who would be the better negotiator over an issue many people don't understand.