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
Citizens Commission on Jail Violence says Baca "failed to remediate overly aggressive deputy behavior as well as lax and untimely discipline of deputy misconduct.”
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to approve AEG’s proposed $1.1 billion downtown football stadium. The vote could lure the NFL back to Los Angeles.
U.S. Attorney's office targets dispensaries that are operating as commercial businesses; crackdown focuses on Eagle Rock and downtown Los Angeles.
The first vote comes Monday, when the Los Angeles City Council’s Ad Hoc Stadium Committee conducts what's expected to be its final meeting.
“It's my position that over-the-counter sales for money of marijuana are illegal,” Lacey said. “Those folks are simple drug dealers,” Jackson said.
Villaraigosa says AEG owner has assured him a buyer will be found for the company who will agree to the terms negotiated with the city for proposed football stadium.
Two debates Wednesday night offer the politically interested a chance to find out more about the candidates for mayor and the new district attorney.
Two men arraigned in Riverside on drug and gun charges are suspected of involvement with a Mexican drug cartel based in Michoacan
The Republican nominee makes his case to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Meanwhile, protestors and local Democratic politicians provide a counterpoint
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Los Angeles to speak to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention.
Under fire for violence inside Los Angeles County jails, Sheriff Lee Baca wrote in a newspaper op-ed Friday that he’s launched a series of measures to curb excessive use of force by deputies.
After a 10-hour meeting Thursday that included nearly 100 speakers, the city's Planning Commission approved the plan for Farmers Field, but a pending lawsuit still threatens the project
Traffic congestion remains a major concern, as the L.A. City Planning Commission considers the environmental impact report on AEG’s proposed downtown football stadium.
California's criminal justice system is seeking to comply with a federal court order to reduce the prison population, but ex-offenders need help leaving the criminal life.
30,000 inmates are expected to fall under the supervision of local authorities as part of California’s prison realignment plan, but police worry about rising crime rates.