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
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.
Known for high profile and sometimes confrontative hearings, the retiring LA Congressman leaves a legacy of big legislative wins.
KPCC's Frank Stoltze: "You know, you could be a little mean at times." Sheriff's PIO Steve Whitmore: "That's very true, and I apologize for that."
Scott pledged to address some of the problems that have led to recent scandals within one of the country's largest law enforcement agencies. He is expected to start on Thursday.
Scott retired from the LA County Sheriff's Department, where he rose through the ranks to run the jails. He pledges that the reforms that are underway to clean up the troubled department will continue.
L.A. County Sheriffs have come from within the department for the past century. Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell wants to change history.
The 25-year department veteran, one of four assistant sheriffs, says he is best suited to implement reforms at the troubled agency.
The list does not specifically identify buildings at risk but rather the types of buildings that could be vulnerable.
McDonnell joins five other declared candidates in the race to replace Sheriff Lee Baca, who is retiring at the end of January amid a myriad of problems at the department.
With Wendy Greuel deciding against a run, the battle could be between two Westside liberals, Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl, for the LA County supervisor seat.
You'd think Paul Tanaka's chances to become sheriff would improve, now that his one-time boss is no longer running for re-election. That's not necessarily true.
With the L.A. County Sheriff's sudden decision to retire, declared candidates prep for the fight while others consider a run in the June primary.
Embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his plans to retire at the end of the month at a press conference Tuesday morning.
Commentator Marc Haefele considers Sheriff Baca's odd and sudden departure, and we look at other colorful sheriffs in LA County's past.