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
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke with KPCC's Frank Stoltze about his plans to expand the influence of his office and what issues he intends to focus on in the near future.
South LA residents are split over who is responsible for the death of a toddler in the July 10 standoff between the child's father and police.
"The State of Black Los Angeles" issued by the United Way and Urban League says African Americans in LA earn less and experience more crime than do other demographic groups, but that they participate more in the community.
An autopsy report released Wednesday finds that the bullet that killed an 18-month-old girl during Sunday's standoff in South LA was fired by an LAPD officer.
LAPD Chief William Bratton says his officers are not responsible for the death of a 19-month old girl during a standoff with an armed suspect in South LA.
KPCC's Frank Stoltze talks with LAPD's Counterterrorism chief John Miller about the explosions in London and the local response.
Relatives of Los Angeles filmmaker Cyrus Kar are suing to win his release from a detention facility in Iraq. The US military says Kar was in a taxi carrying a common component used to make explosives.
As Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa gets ready to be inaugurated Friday, his colleagues look back on his career.
Van Nuys Assemblyman Lloyd Levine talks about the bill he authored which would allow doctors to help people end their lives if they were mentally competent and had six or fewer months to live.
The Los Angeles Lakers have rehired Phil Jackson as coach in the hopes that he'll turn the team around after a losing season.
KPCC's Frank Stoltze gathered the sounds as a jury found Michael Jackson not guilty on all charges related to the pop star's child molestation trial.
Local police agencies plan to work with federal agents to catch illegal immigrants. Critics fear the plan will stop immigrants from reporting crimes.
Martin Ludlow will resign his seat on the Los Angeles City Council after being picked by the LA County Federation of Labor to succeed Miguel Contreras.
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor is expected to pick LA City Councilman Martin Ludlow to succeed Miguel Contreras, who died last month.
Cameras go up in the Fashion District, watching as people come and go.