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
Spanish-language radio is taking on something new these days - politics. Latino DJ's recently played a key role in drawing hundreds of thousands of people out to protest an immigration reform bill before Congress.
The National Conference of Mayors sponsored a gang summit in downtown LA. Three-dozen mayors heard from gang experts, and wrestled with how to control a growing problem in cities around the country.
Organizers of last Saturday's massive immigrant rights demonstration in downtown LA are planning a one-day boycott.
The University of California has joined a growing number of US colleges that have pulled their investments out of Sudan, where ethnic violence has left at least 100,000 people dead.
Four members of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang are on trial in Santa Ana, accused of orchestrating the murders or attempted murders of 15 inmates over the past three decades.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced $50 million in funding for affordable housing projects across the city. It's the largest one-time commitment from the city's Affordable Housing Fund.
LA Police Chief Bill Bratton and others in the department are pushing to put cameras in police cars, but cost could be a stumbling block.
The Venice Family Clinic provides therapy and psychiatric help to the poor, who often have trouble finding good mental health care.
Family and friends remembered former Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler as a giant in journalism at a memorial service in Pasadena. Chandler died last week at the age of 78.
A group of farmers have until Tuesday to get off a 14-acre plot of land that has served as one of the nation's largest urban farms. The developer who owns the land wants to build a warehouse.
A federal grand jury has indicted a group of rogue cops and others in a string of home invasion robberies.
Cardinal Roger Mahony jumped into the center of the immigration debate on Ash Wednesday. He's speaking out against pending legislation he fears would require priests to ask immigrants for legal documentation before providing assistance.
LAPD officials say there's been a spate of unprovoked shootings at cops and they're asking the public for help in catching the shooters.
LA County Federation of Labor chief Martin Ludlow stepped down yesterday in response to allegations that he he knowingly took illegal political donations during his successful run for City Council in 2003.
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor head Martin Ludlow is reportedly facing criminal charges and may step down.