Frank Stoltze Crime and Politics Reporter
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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
L.A. County Sheriff's Captain Daniel Cruz oversaw the Men’s Central Jail for over two years. A colleague claimed he shielded abusive deputies from investigation.
A new law went into effect January 1 giving troubled homeowners some protection when facing foreclosure. It is supposed to make it easier for people to modify mortgages.
The race to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa kicks into high gear now, with the primary election just 64 days away.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s election is a sign blacks continue to hold onto power, despite their decline as a percentage of the population.
The L.A. County Sheriff is under intense pressure to stop what a citizen’s panel called “a persistent pattern of unreasonable force” against jail inmates.
Sheriff Lee Baca is under intense pressure to stop what an independent citizen's panel called "A persistent pattern of unreasonable force," against jail inmates. The FBI is reportedly examining dozens of allegations of abuse by sheriff's deputies, and the federal government could seek a consent decree mandating reforms if Baca fails to reduce violence inside his lockups.
California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. But it could still be affected by President Obama's initiative to examine gun violence.
Controller says the City of L.A. regularly overpays mileage reimbursements to employees who use their own cars.
One of the US's best political advertising minds aims to change the course of the LA mayor’s race. Republican Fred Davis has created a political action committee to support Kevin James.
Police raid uncovers one of California's biggest pot stashes ever. Did growers produce for the streets, medical marijuana dispensaries or a high school horticulture project?
The debate over the nation’s debt hit LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s desk when activists delivered signatures opposing his decision to join "The Campaign to Fix the Debt.”
With endorsements come quibbles over the true Latino candidate in the campaign for L.A. mayor.
Tri Ta is a philosopher, a black belt, and the son of a political refugee. His election represents another step in the maturation of Vietnamese Americans in the US.
All Saints Church has received dozens of e-mails denouncing its decision to host a conference by the Los Angeles-based Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Jackie Lacey was sworn in Monday as L.A. County’s first woman and first black district attorney. She's also the first black woman elected to countywide office.