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
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.
A consultant cites a "potential" for "collapse" in a major quake. MWD insists the $100 million building is safe, and says the consultant used outdated computer models.
Guillermo Cespedes' last day in L.A.'s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development is Thursday. His innovative programs contributed to a dramatic drop in crime.
The former spokesman for Governor Pete Wilson and current director of USC’s Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics says he may run as an independent.
One of the Sheriff's department employee facing charges, who claims to be a whistleblower, has hired a prominent former U.S. Attorney as his lawyer.
Fewer than half the defendants have entered pleas in one of the biggest corruption cases ever brought against Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials.
Critics blast the LA County sheriff, who is up for re-election next year. Meanwhile, the U.S. Attorney says his investigation is ongoing.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has chosen William Bratton, who ran the department from 1994-96. In the interim, Bratton ran the LAPD, where his legacy remains intact.
Strategists offer differing views on whether problems with Obamacare will hurt fundraising and voter support for Democratic candidates in next year's elections.
Under a proposed measure for the November ballot, the vehicle license fee would more than double to 1.65 percent of the value of a car.