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
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.
One of LA’s longest serving District Attorneys leaves office Monday, making way for Jackie Lacey, the first woman and African-American DA in Los Angeles County.
This weekend marks the last opportunity for residents in downtown Los Angeles to vote on a special property tax. It would fund construction of a four-mile electric streetcar in their neighborhood.
Former mayor says he'll now seek support directly from union leaders, but they maintain city employees are already paying plenty into their retirement.
The former Los Angeles mayor was facing intense opposition from union members who actively discouraged people from signing petitions.
Shoppers beware of car burglar thieves and distracted or reckless drivers this holiday shopping weekend to stay safe and victimless.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued a statement Wednesday expressing reservations about a pension reform plan from one of his predecessors, former Mayor Richard Riordan.
Former Mayor Richard Riordan and LA City Council President Herb Wesson got testy over Riordan's pension reform proposal. Union members are working to block the initiative.
Jackie Lacey's chief deputy will be Sharon Matsumoto, who has served in top management positions for both current DA Steve Cooley and former DA Gil Garcetti.
City of Los Angeles union members will try to stop people from gathering signatures for the former mayor's plan to get pension reform on the May ballot.
Four candidates faced off Wednesday in a forum sponsored by the Korean American Coalition. Among the topics was moving new city workers into a 401 (k) style plan.
Carmen Trutanich, the incumbent L.A. City Attorney, faces challenger Assemblyman Mike Feuer in their first debate at Notre Dame High School Wednesday.
The Councilwoman says city workers must pay more into their pension and healthcare plans to help solve the budget deficit.