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
Incumbent Jim Hahn and LA mayoral challenger Antonio Villaraigosa traded charges in a debate at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park.
Leaders of LA's Central American community hold a news conference to protest the Los Angeles Police Department's plan to start enforcing federal immigration laws.
Hollywood celebrities, civil rights activists and former clients gathered at the West Los Angeles Cathedral for the funeral of Johnnie Cochran. The defense attorney died March 29 at the age of 67.
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo says his office has settled most of the lawsuits and claims filed by victims of the Rampart police corruption scandal.
Healthy food is harder to find in poor and mostly minority neighborhoods than in more affluent white neighborhoods, according to a study published in the American Journal of Health. USC Professor David Sloane participated in the report.
Just weeks after the LAPD approves a new policy on firing at moving vehicles, a 20-year-old robbery suspect is shot by officers after he backs a car toward them at the end of a pursuit. LAPD Sgt. Catherine Plows talks about the incident.
LA Mayor Jim Hahn and challenger Antonio Villaraigosa confront each other on ethics and leadership in their first one-on-one debate since the primary.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is endorsing Antonio Villaraigosa in the LA mayoral runoff election over incumbent Jim Hahn. Waters supported Hahn in 2001.
15-year old Deliesh Allen remains in a coma after being shot in the head outside Locke High School in South LA. Allen's aunt spoke out for the first time about the tragedy.
The California NAACP holds a hearing on police abuse of African Americans in the wake of several high profile incidents, including the violent arrest of Stanley Miller and the Devin Brown shooting.
In a move that was highly expected, State Treasurer Phil Angelides announces he'll challenge Governor Schwarzenegger in next year's gubernatorial election.
Supporters of incumbent Jim Hahn were anxious as they awaited the results of the LA mayoral primary. Early returns showed Hahn with a comfortable lead over former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg.
Mayor Jim Hahn faces four key challengers in his battle for re-election to a second term. Hahn is in danger of being the first LA mayor to be voted out of office in 30 years.
Following an LA mayoral debate, the candidates react to the new LA Times poll.
The latest record storm to hit Southern California is making already saturated hillsides more unstable. In Silver Lake, a mudslide over the weekend brought down a house and forced evacuations.