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
A year ago, L.A. officials were talking about layoffs, the fiscal cliff and the need to pass a sales tax hike. But the city now ends the year on an up note.
Dignitaries (Bill Clinton) and celebrities (Ryan Seacrest) will gather at Grand Park Friday, but one city union is upset at the use of public funds.
Today is Monday, June 3 and headlines include a mayoral election in Compton, a chat with the outgoing members of the LA City Council, and advice for the mayor-elect.
When the city's new regime takes office on July 1, Los Angeles will have three openly gay elected officials, including the first to hold a citywide post.
Labor and the mayor's race, the end of Mike Feuer's legal problem, and a party for Villaraigosa.
AEG has promised to build a new wing as part of the proposed Farmers Field, but without an NFL team in sight, city leaders are looking for a Plan B.
Today is Thursday, May 30 and headlines include an extra $50 million for LA County, an environmental challenge at LAX, and a look at Eric Garcetti's religion.
Today is Wednesday, May 29 and headlines include an op-ed and interview with Wendy Greuel's political consultant and Bob Hertzberg's move back into politics.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation says LA County's Public Health Department, which handles the ctiy's needs, has become too big and ineffective.
Today is Tuesday, May 28 and headlines include a look what why the Wendy Greuel campaign failed, what happens to electeds who leave City Hall, and a profile of Jerry Brown.
A $7.7 billion spending plan for the city of Los Angeles was unanimously approved Thursday by the city council. The fiscal year starts on July 1.
The current mayor and the man who will succeed him met Thursday for breakfast and a talk on leading the country's second-largest city.
The Mayor-elect was mobbed by reporters and supporters Wednesday in Echo Park during his first availability since defeating Wendy Greuel for the city's top job.
Speaking to reporters at her campaign office in Van Nuys, Greuel said she may not have been able to break the glass ceiling, but she helped crack it.
The three-term City Councilman defeats his former council colleague and present city controller Wendy Greuel by 54 to 46 percent. Greuel conceded Wednesday morning.