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
The Department of Water and Power will suspend collections on unpaid bills through the remainder of 2013, according to DWP General Manager Ron Nichols.
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 27 and headlines include L.A. County's attempts to regulate jail violence, a new director for the police union, and emergency planning at LAX.
The mayor marked the start of Hanukkah at City Hall with some Jewish traditions, and a little break dancing. (Huh?)
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 26 and headlines include a judgement against the LAFD, repairs to Getty House, and a concessions agreement at city golf courses.
Today is Monday, Nov. 25 and headlines include a profile of labor leader Maria Elena Durazo, an op-ed from Rep. Hahn, and the architecture of Grand Avenue.
The union's chief calls out the mayor and DWP brass for the utility's problematic billing system. A Garcetti spokesman says "stop the political games."
Today is Friday, Nov. 22 and headlines include Gov. Jerry Brown's fundraising, Sen. Feinstein's possible retirement, and mixed reviews for a city website.
LA councilman Paul Krekorian says thanks, but no thanks. Sheila Kuehl is way in. Wendy Gruel is still waffling. And a WeHo councilman says he's "smiling and dialing."
Today is Thursday, Nov. 21 and headlines include a preliminary coroner's report for the TSA officer killed at LAX, closing arguments in Bell, and the legalization of cats.
A new software system at the Department of Water and Power has left customers with incorrect bills and lengthy wait times for those seeking explanations.
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 20 and headlines include the DWP Commission's frustration with spending, a new parking website, and a special election is too close to call.
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 19 and headlines include a major cost overrun at the Port of LA, the city's plastic bag ban, and capturing the Griffith Park mountain lion.
Today is Monday, Nov. 18 and headlines include the Garcettis move into Getty House, LAPD's investigation into the LAX shooting, and a special election.
An L.A. councilman has a plan that would allow remote testimony from citizens at some meetings. That would save time and money — and hopefully encourage more civic participation.
Even though State Senator Ron Calderon has not been charged, a group of 15 elected officials from Southeast L.A says his conduct has tarnished the office.