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
The Police Protective League opts to sit out the primary, even though it supported incumbent Carmen Trutanich win the office in 2009.
The powerful Police Protective League is known to make large, independent expenditures on behalf of its favored candidates.
It's cold! But there's no chill on optimism for Southern California who think they may escape crop damage from the frigid weather of the last few days.
The record lows haven't done too much damage to local crops. But for the homeless on LA’s Skid Row, the chilly nights have been even more difficult.
Shooting outside a Hollywood nightclub leaves one man dead and a woman wounded. LAPD detectives are looking for suspects.
You know its election season when the vacant space in your local strip mall becomes a campaign headquarters.
The fundraising race is on in the campaign for Los Angeles City Attorney - and the incumbent brings up the rear
The city controller is being accused of using her office staff for events related to her mayoral campaign, which would violate election rules.
There's no love lost between the mayor and incumbent Carmen Trutanich, but it's unclear how much Villaraigosa's support will help the challenger.
There is widespread speculation that outgoing U.S. Labor Secretary will run to replace LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina when she is termed out next year.
It was a long night at the United Teachers Los Angeles building where Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Jan Perry and their minions worked a meeting of the LA County Democratic Party Central Committee.
His campaign goes after the City Controller after she issued subpoenas for city cell phone bills. The two are virtually tied in the polls.
Five candidates to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa discussed their views on transportation and other issues facing the city Thursday night.
Pleitez, a Stanford graduate from East L.A., says he’s raised about $210,000 for his longshot bid to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
One measure would allow almost all medical marijuana dispensaries to stay open, as long as they follow certain guidelines. The other would allow about 100 pot shops.