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
On the occasion of the California Highway Patrol's 75th anniversary, we ride along with a CHP officer patrolling LA's freeways.
After steady improvement in recent years, statewide standardized test scores in English and Math have flattened out or declined.
A report on the debate between incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer and her challenger, Republican Bill Jones.
A march to "take back the streets" from street thugs in Boyle Heights turns somber at the spot where a drive-by murder happened hours before.
How would the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach handle a terrorist attack? They've planned a "dirty bomb" drill to find out.
Joe Gunn, executive director of Governor Schwarzenegger's Independent Prison Review Panel, discusses the commission's more than 200 recommendations for changes in the system.
An ACLU lawyer discusses the various problems afflicting the LA County's Men's Central Jail.
Pinned on Bill Bratton is not only the badge of the LA's 54th chief of police, but also the hopes of millions, anxious for a department-wide turnaround: one that will produce Hurculean repercussions across the city. KPCC's Frank Stoltze reports.