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
Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell gains more endorsements in his run for L.A. County Sheriff including Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
A beating caught on tape is raising concerns about the amount of training CHP officers receive on how to handle suspects who may be suffering from mental illness
The commissioner of the CHP says he was shocked and concerned by video of one of his officers repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of an L.A. freeway.
Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl are locked in hotly contested race that's expected to draw big money from super PACs in the November runoff.
The deal beefs up the overtime budget, but critics say Los Angeles can ill-afford to do so when it can't fill potholes.
Now that Bobby Shriver has accepted spending limits, so-called independent expenditure committees could play a major role in the race.
It's an example of how Los Angeles' mayor reaches outside of government to get help with the city's problems, a change from his predecessor.
Marijuana legalization advocates were hoping to follow Colorado and Washington, which legalized weed last year.
The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles already has raised more than $2 million, with "substantial commitments" for more, according to Garcetti spokesman Jeff Millman.
The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. How will this affect L.A.?
Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka tells a jury he never ordered deputies to hide an FBI informant, but agreed with their actions.
Mental health care in Los Angeles County jails is so inadequate that it's unconstitutional, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
Fernando Guerra is fed up with low voter turnout and pushed a radical proposal to increase turnout: everybody who casts a ballot would be eligible to win a million dollars!
A brother and nephew of suspended State Senator Ron Calderon were both on Tuesday's ballot, but neither fared very well. Ian Calderon denied his uncle's woes affected him.
Many of L.A.'s prospective sheriffs agree on key issues, but there are important differences that voters should consider in the first open race for the position in nearly a century.