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
Hotel employee are some of the lowest-paid workers in Los Angeles, according to a city study. A proposal to raise their minimum wage sets off intense debate.
A divided federal appeals court has struck down California's concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
City law exempts pre-1974 high-rise residences from having sprinklers. Fire officials say this is bad policy. The condo industry says the cost doesn't match the risk.
As dozens lined up for more coffee on Sunday, a local legal expert says it may not be easy to force it to close. And L.A. city leaders did not seem too concerned about it.
Many in Southern California's Russian speaking community – some of whom lived in the old Soviet Union – are watching the games with great interest.
Two more sheriff’s deputies are accused of beating an inmate in a 2009 incident that a jail chaplain says he witnessed. Thirteen other deputies were indicted in December.
For a half-century, the county's official seal included a religious cross. In 2004, the Board of Supervisors voted to remove. Now, its return is being challenged.
Most candidates have only begun to raise money in the first competitive race for LA County Sheriff since 1998, when Lee Baca beat Sherman Block.
Known for high profile and sometimes confrontative hearings, the retiring LA Congressman leaves a legacy of big legislative wins.
KPCC's Frank Stoltze: "You know, you could be a little mean at times." Sheriff's PIO Steve Whitmore: "That's very true, and I apologize for that."
Scott pledged to address some of the problems that have led to recent scandals within one of the country's largest law enforcement agencies. He is expected to start on Thursday.
Scott retired from the LA County Sheriff's Department, where he rose through the ranks to run the jails. He pledges that the reforms that are underway to clean up the troubled department will continue.
L.A. County Sheriffs have come from within the department for the past century. Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell wants to change history.
The 25-year department veteran, one of four assistant sheriffs, says he is best suited to implement reforms at the troubled agency.
The list does not specifically identify buildings at risk but rather the types of buildings that could be vulnerable.