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
LA City Council President Herb Wesson wants the former Commerce Secretary to head a commission that would help clean up the red ink.
Crime has reached historic lows in Los Angeles during the mayor's two terms in office. What exactly did he do to help?
The mayor’s race is officially non-partisan, but the party traditionally endorses a candidate. Party leaders say the membership was split between two longtime Democrats.
Mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel has what any candidate should love: labor unions willing to spend big on her behalf. But that support is a double-edged sword.
Paul Tanaka, second-in-command at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department who’s been strongly criticized for his handling of County jails, has announced he’ll be retiring.
The mayor and police chief touted Measure A as a way to avoid layoffs that would affect public safety. The public rejected the measure.
Stretching from Hollywood to Echo Park, the district is booming. A flood of candidates are on the ballot to represent the diverse area.
The mayoral candidates go at it over drilling rights on a property located near Beverly Hills High School.
It's a non-partisan contest, but he's hoping his Republican fiscal values will lead to a spot in the likely runoff in May.
A maverick producer and rapper releases a video touting Kevin James and slamming the mayoral front-runners. At least one campaign responds, with a slam.
His credentials are impeccable, but questions remain about whether his search for consensus will work in the city's top job.
The weekly Los Cerritos Community News has become a thorn in the side of the mayoral candidate.
The exchange between the front-runners stretched throughout the debate at Cal State L.A. It was almost a debate within the debate.
The former mayor could help the first-time candidate appeal to white conservative voters, particularly in the Western San Fernando Valley.
Owners of the Mountain Vista Resort say the fugitive had been seen on the property last Friday — across the street from a police command center. One local says law enforcement officials "definitely screwed up."