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
In countywide races where voters don't know the candidates, endorsements can help. But organizational backing with money is more valuable.
Six of the seven candidates to replace Lee Baca came together for their first public debate Wednesday night, and they were quick to go on the attack.
It's one of the key political contests in the region this year, as voters choose who'll lead the largest — and most troubled — law enforcement agency in LA County.
Once a personal assistant and driver for former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, Hellmold says he has the experience to turn the troubled department around.
The Montebello Democrat appeared in court Monday afternoon and pleaded not guilty; senate leader gives him a week to resign or take a leave of absence.
State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom are accused in a bribery case that sent shockwaves through California politics and resonated from southeast L.A. County to Sacramento.
State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom were indicted Friday on public corruption charges in connection with suspected bribery and other allegations.
Hotel employee are some of the lowest-paid workers in Los Angeles, according to a city study. A proposal to raise their minimum wage sets off intense debate.
A divided federal appeals court has struck down California's concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
City law exempts pre-1974 high-rise residences from having sprinklers. Fire officials say this is bad policy. The condo industry says the cost doesn't match the risk.
As dozens lined up for more coffee on Sunday, a local legal expert says it may not be easy to force it to close. And L.A. city leaders did not seem too concerned about it.
Many in Southern California's Russian speaking community – some of whom lived in the old Soviet Union – are watching the games with great interest.
Two more sheriff’s deputies are accused of beating an inmate in a 2009 incident that a jail chaplain says he witnessed. Thirteen other deputies were indicted in December.
For a half-century, the county's official seal included a religious cross. In 2004, the Board of Supervisors voted to remove. Now, its return is being challenged.
Most candidates have only begun to raise money in the first competitive race for LA County Sheriff since 1998, when Lee Baca beat Sherman Block.