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 latest record storm to hit Southern California is making already saturated hillsides more unstable. In Silver Lake, a mudslide over the weekend brought down a house and forced evacuations.
Los Angeles Police Commission members came to an impasse over the wording of a new policy which would limit when officers can fire at moving vehicles.
The officer-involved shooting of 13-year old Devin Brown has produced an array of reactions from African Americans in Leimert Park.
The LA County Council voted against putting a measure on the May ballot that would hike the city's sales tax by a half cent to fund more police officers.
About 75 residents and community leaders voiced their anger at a meeting of the LA Police Commission over the officer-involved shooting of 13-year old Devin Brown.
The LA County District Attorney's office has decided to not pursue charges against John Hatfield, the Los Angeles police officer who was videotaped hitting a black suspect with a flashlight.
A new sonar system will help the Coast Guard prevent the possibility of terrorists hiding underwater.
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo says an injunction will target three of South LA's most notorious gangs.
Workers at the nearby Atwater Village Costco store were the first to notify authorities of the deadly train derailment in which 11 people were killed.
Eleven people die and 180 are injured in a train crash involving two Metrolink commuter trains and an idle freight locomotive. Police arrest a man who allegedly left his SUV on the tracks in an aborted suicide attempt.
The FBI, LAPD, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and other agencies have formed a task force in Southern California to fight the growing problem of human trafficking.
Firefighters respond to mudslides, flooding, traffic accidents, and other emergencies caused by the recent storms.
There are over 30,000 Thai immigrants living in Southern California. The community is keeping a close watch on the relief efforts in south Asia following the deadly tsunami.
Members of Code Pink, a women's peace group, join a delegation traveling to the Mideast. The group will donate medical supplies to Iraqi refugees.
The five candidates for Los Angeles mayor mix it up over environmental issues in the second debate.