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
Today is Monday, July 29 and headlines include residency questions for a Compton councilman, high-profile appointments for a LA councilman, and thoughts on transit policy.
Newly-elected Nury Martinez is the only woman on the 15-member City Council. President Herb Wesson tells her she'll be in charge of Women’s Day.
The agency, which is part of a federal investigation into State Senator Ron Calderon, alleges $867,000 in over-billing from Pasadena-based Pacifica Services.
Today is Friday, July 26 and headlines include multimillion-dollar payouts for DWP sick days, voting rights in Palmdale, and a plan to eliminate sidewalk fees.
According to an L.A. Superior Court, the city violates state law by continuing to hold at-large elections that disenfranchise African-Americans and Latinos.
Today is Thursday, July 25 and headlines include an interview with Controller Ron Galperin, a look at low voter turnout in CD 6, and the Metro chief in DC.
The political consultant made campaign donations to board members who approved his contracts. It's not illegal, but some observers say it doesn't look good.
The Los Angeles City Council voted to name Martinez chief deputy of the San Fernando Valley's Sixth District, pending certification of her win over Cindy Montañez.
Today is Wednesday, July 24 and headlines include the election of a L.A. city councilwoman, pay raises for sheriff's deputies, and a Q&A with the city attorney.
Today is Tuesday, July 23 and headlines include Election Day for the LA City Council, immigration talk from the archbishop and upheaval in Cudahy.
Today is Monday, July 22 and headlines include questions about pensions in Orange County, LA politicians as art subjects, Jay Leno's preview of the CHP's new car.
Today is Friday, July 19 and headlines include integrated voter engagement in South LA, Mayor Bob Foster's decision to leave office, and a chat with LAUSD.
One of the perks that comes with being the mayor of Los Angeles is a seat on the Metro Board of Directors -- and another three appointments to the transit agency.
Today is Thursday, July 18 and headlines include a profile of Compton Mayor Aja Brown, an Assemblyman's proposed boycott of Florida, and LA's voter apathy.
Fewer than one in four Angelenos participated in the city's most recent election. Concerned parties are looking at how to boost voter interest.