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
Beginning with his 1973 victory, he ushered in a new era of multi-racial coalition politics in Los Angeles.
Under Measure D, which voters approved in May, 134 pot shops can operate in the city, but the U.S. Attorney says they are still subject to prosecution.
Ex-cop Christopher Dorner allegedly murdered four people in revenge for his firing, prompting a massive manhunt that ended with his apparent suicide. (You can view the full report here.)
Outgoing Mayor Villaraigosa tells Larry Mantle what's next for him in his career, and he hints at a future run for governor of California.
Most money for summer jobs programs at places like the L.A. Conservation Corp, Urban League and parks departments come from federal dollars. But a lot of that funding is gone.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s detectives arrested a man for murder in the death of his 21-month-old son in Baldwin Park. Social workers had visited the home previously.
Amid new concerns L.A. County fails to protect children from physically abusive parents, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas wants to form a reform commission.
The FBI searched the offices of the senator whose district includes Montebello. Contrary to earlier reports, the Latino Caucus denies its offices were searched.
Law enforcement officials laud US Supreme Court decision that allows the collection of DNA from people arrested – but not yet convicted – of felonies.
Rich Llewellyn was Garcetti's first city council chief of staff and also served as Special Counsel to the mayor-elect's father when he was district attorney
With voters approving Measure D, hundreds of marijuana dispensaries must close in L.A. But a legal challenge is possible.
The three-term City Councilman defeats his former council colleague and present city controller Wendy Greuel by 54 to 46 percent. Greuel conceded Wednesday morning.
Mr. Garcetti, here’s what KPCC's audience told us are their top priorities for you to tackle first.
City law will now only allow 135 pot shops to operate in the city limits, instead of the unlimited number sought by a rival ballot measure.
City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel face one final, frenetic weekend of campaigning in their contest to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.