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
A new report says while higher wage earners and men are faring better, California's slow recovery is "not providing the jobs needed "for a robust economic rebound."
Area residents argue the city and private developer ignored earthquake concerns and failed to accurately analyze traffic and air quality impacts. Read the lawsuit here.
Mayor taps Linda Lopez, Associate Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at USC’s Dornslife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Estill Mitts recruited Skid Row transients for hospital procedures they didn’t need. "He was the ringleader," said prosecutors.
Under a bill approved by the legislature, legal permanent residents would be allowed to serve on juries. Opponents warn it would hurt the jury system.
Here's the lowdown about the contract agreement Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says shifts the balance of power at the DWP "to the people."
The mayor had been critical of an agreement pushed by city officials, but he apparently won some late concessions related to work rules.
Zachary Champommier, 18, was shot after he struck an undercover LA County Sheriff's deputy with his car. The ruling against a federal officer is rare.
The possible 2016 presidential contender will be the featured speaker at the state GOP convention in Anaheim.
Matt Petersen, CEO of the national environmental advocacy group Global Green USA, is tasked with making the city greener.
The new 6th district representative calls on her all-male colleagues to do more to get women in politics. She is the only elected woman in LA city government.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is promising to hold down salaries at the Department of Water and Power during labor contract talks now under way.
The general manager of the Department of Water and Power says a medical note will be required for workers who are off the job for more than two days.
As Asian-Americans seek to exercise more political power in Southern California, one group is working to find new young leaders who might run for office or serve in government.
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to green light the proposed Millennium Tower project in Hollywood, despite a slew of last minute concerns about the seismic safety of the project.