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
Bobby Shriver, Sheila Kuehl and John Duran — all Democrats in the race to represent the 3rd district — all argued during a debate that their resume makes them best qualified.
During one of the last debates of the campaign, Paul Tanaka's rivals accused the former second in command of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department of allowing misconduct. Is it just politics?
Closing arguments came Tuesday in the case of an L.A. County sheriff's deputy who says he was acting on the orders of higher-ups, including former Sheriff Lee Baca.
With deputies on trial for jail inmate abuse, allegations of racist policing and bad hiring practices, a community group proposes a solution.
The candidates for LA County Supervisor debated the value of considering alternatives to the controversial plan to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School.
Herb Wesson says he'd like to see L.A.'s top officials — the mayor, city attorney and city controller — make more of an effort to negotiate with the powerful union.
The venerable civil rights organization held its annual dinner Thursday night. It originally was to include an honor for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
This may be the only time that State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly and investment banker Neel Kashkari face each other before the June primary election.
Officials say the Metropolitan Water District's 12-story downtown LA building is safe, but may not be functional after a major earthquake.
Metropolitan Water District staff say the agency needs to spend more than $90 million to have its headquarters meet code requirements for an "essential facility."
Some question honoring District Attorney Paul Zellerbach, who faces a rocky re-election bid next month after allegedly tampering with his opponent's campaign signs.
To another competition of sorts...for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's spot. One of the seven candidates running is currently an assistant sheriff. Todd Rogers says he's frustrated by the problems he sees -- and he's the man to fix them.
He's spent nearly three decades with the department, rising to assistant sheriff last year. Todd Rogers says he knows the bad apples at the troubled agency.
In Sunday night's debate, two former colleagues had a tense exchange over who was responsible for violence in the jails.
A wildfire near Rancho Cucamonga that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes is now only smoldering, and crews expect to make significant progress as winds ease.