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
The Riverside DA's office has filed murder and attempted murder charges against Christopher Dorner. LAPD Chief Beck said the department continues to investigate tips.
Christopher Dorner may be familiar with the Big Bear area in San Bernardino Co. Records show his mother owns a two-acre parcel of land there.
A cop named in Christopher Dorner's manifesto describes life under police protection. He sleeps with his gun and plans to take his family out of state for a while.
Amid the thousands of pages of priest abuse files released by the LA Catholic Archdiocese, you find one name over and over: Cardinal Roger Mahoney. The man who led the nation's largest archdiocese for more than two decades repeatedly acknowledges abuse, but he never alerted law enforcement.
The three men vying for the city's top legal post, incumbent Carmen Trutanich and challengers Mike Feuer and Greg Smith, take the gloves off.
Southern California residents had various reactions to revelations contained in the release of thousands of pages of Catholic archdiocese files relating to allegations of sexual abuse by priests.
The Archdiocese of L.A. Thursday released the personnel files of 124 Catholic priests as part of a 2007 clergy abuse settlement. Archbishop Mahony will “no longer have any administrative or public duties." Reactions range from "painful reading" to "shameful."
President Obama's Cabinet has no Latinos, which means LA's mayor could possibly get serious consideration to succeed Ray LaHood.
After several rounds of voting, the executive board is expected to meet next week to decide if the union will endorse a candidate.
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Kevin James gets big help from the nation's largest GOP donor, and one of the party's best known ad men creates some foxes.
The first televised debate featured no zingers, and some in the audience even considered the candidates lackluster. The primary election is March 5th.
The Monday night forum, broadcast live from UCLA's Royce Hall, provides an opportunity for candidates who won't have a lot of TV advertising money to get exposure on TV.
Los Angeles City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana Friday sent a letter to the mayor and city council outlining recent credit reports from bong ratings agencies.
The L.A. mayor's office doesn't have near the sway of other big cities, but whoever gets elected later this year will hardly be a figurehead.
A City Hall gadfly wanted to mark the mayor's 60th birthday, but he was traveling from the East Coast — and Charlie Sheen wasn't available either.