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
Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra concedes to challenger Patty Lopez. The Democrat vs. Democrat contest turned into one of the hottest races in California.
President Obama has selected Edward R. Roybal to receive the nation's highest civilian honor. Roybal, who died in 2005, was a role mode in Latino politics.
L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey has said diverting more mentally ill people from jail into treatment is a top priority. Her report suggests a new strategy.
Jim McDonnell will take the helm of a massive agency facing multiple federal investigations. We take a look at the greatest challenges he faces as he takes office next month.
Democrats won outright or were poised to win highly contested Southern California seats. Still, retirements and redistricting mean a flotilla of freshmen are headed to Capitol Hill.
Labor unions helped retired state legislator Sheila Kuehl best Bobby Shriver to win a seat on the powerful Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.
Election 2014: At Encino debate, Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver discuss accountability on the powerful L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Two political ads by Bobby Shriver deserve a closer look. One could easily mislead readers. The other overstates Sheila Kuehl's role in the state Legislature.
Election 2014: During a weekend forum, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell reiterated his support for a Sheriff's oversight panel. Paul Tanaka did not attend.
The August 11 shooting of Ezell Ford in South LA triggered numerous protests and comparisons to the police killing of Michael Brown in Missouri.
The increase in use of force by LA County deputies against inmates comes as the agency seeks to transform itself amid multiple federal investigations into corruption and civil rights violations.
Both Board of Supervisors candidates say CEQA can be too onerous for developers, but Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver give different views when asked about one big project.
Labor unions are coming to the aid of Sheila Kuehl in the race for L.A. County Supervisor against the well-connected Bobby Shriver, who is supported by business groups and wealthy individuals.
Mentally ill jail inmates in Los Angeles face poor living conditions and inadequate health care, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Most voters ignore the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, even though it is the single most powerful group of elected officials in the region.