Alice Walton Politics Reporter
Alice Walton is KPCC's online Politics Reporter.
Prior to joining KPCC, Walton created and published TheCityMaven.com, an online news site about Los Angeles city politics. Walton covered local politics and the occasional Hollywood awards ceremony for City News Service from 2005 to 2009.
Walton has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and political science from the University of Southern California. She is a very proud Trojan.
Walton is the 2012 president of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She can be found on Twitter @TheCityMaven.
Stories by Alice Walton
Mayor Eric Garcetti's appointees, who will consider the utility's requests for rate increases, were not particularly challenged during their confirmation hearing.
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 11 and headlines include comments from the new Police Commission president, a change to the Public Records Act, and a couple of tweets.
Some public figures use surrogates for social media, but LA's mayor is personally using Twitter in response to citizen complaints about trash, trees and the DWP.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 10 and headlines include a new estimate on the downtown streetcar, efforts to shut down a Vernon plant, and the ambitions of the new Compton mayor.
Mayor Garcetti's new appointees will join Christina Noonan on the board that oversees the public utility. A full City Council vote is expected Wednesday.
The mayor was waiting to see if he would get on a case, a spokesman said late Monday morning. We've got some suggestions for how he could get dismissed.
Today is Monday, Sept. 9 and headlines include a look at the powerful Board of Supervisors, a push for urban farms in LA, and a recall in San Bernardino.
Hundreds of volunteers, including LA's mayor, spread out across Los Angeles Friday to find high school dropouts and convince them to return to school.
Today is Friday, Sept. 6 and headlines include a union vote, a cancelled presidential trip, and a new job for Antonio Villaraigosa.
Today is Thursday, Sept. 5 and headlines include USC's control of the Coliseum, a chat with LA County's new coroner, and an uncertain football future for LA.
More than a decade after the system was created, L.A. now has 95 Neighborhood Councils that weigh in on hyperlocal and citywide matters.
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 4 and headlines include the success of Republicans in local government, questions on LAUSD funding, and a ride down the L.A. River.
A former spokesman for Antonio Villaraigosa and the chief of staff to Councilman Tom LaBonge filed papers Tuesday to run for city council in 2015.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3 and headlines include the Board of Supervisors' call for penalties against adults who exploit children for sex and Mayor Garcetti's cool relationship with labor.
With crime down, the new members are being told to focus on community relations. "It's just not about arresting people and booking them," says Councilman Bernard Parks, an ex-LAPD chief.