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
Gone are the days when a janitor or teacher could be elected. Today, seven of the 15 members are straight out of Sacramento.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 24 and headlines include the independence of city commissions, a public hearing at LAX, and a special election in the Inland Empire.
Today is Monday, Sept. 23 and headlines include federal oversight of LA county jails, a look at Mayor Eric Garcetti's appointments, and a ghost in a city council office.
Mayor Eric Garcetti spent Friday morning meeting with Angelenos in a temporary office erected in two parking spots in Boyle Heights. Really.
Today is Friday, Sept. 20 and headlines include questionable spending at the DWP, new rules for political bloggers, and the future of Public Health in LA.
Today is Thursday, Sept. 19 and headlines include Sheriff Lee Baca's comments on jail violence, the closure of the Boeing plant, and support for the Olympics.
A senior aide to Rep. Brad Sherman and a writer who has authored books on the US Constitution will face off in a Nov. 19 runoff.
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18 and headlines include LA County's plan to reduce jail crowding, Anaheim's search for a police chief, and a walk down memory lane with Gov. Brown.
Hit-and-run carries a less severe penalty than DUI; the council wants state lawmakers to change that.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17 and headlines include special elections, questions about functionality of LAUSD Board, retirements at Sheriff's Department.
The elections will bolster Senate Democrats' supermajority while Assembly Democrats continue hovering near the two-thirds margin.
Today is Monday, Sept. 16 and headlines include the mayor's lunch with labor, trash pickup in Newport Beach, and the first lady's trip to LA.
The council confirmed four new members to the Board of Fire Commission Friday, including Mayor Eric Garcetti's former physician.
Today is Friday, Sept. 13 and headlines include a look at creating a new district for the Board of Supervisors, a new fire station in the Valley, and a ban on wild animals in West Hollywood.
Today is Thursday, Sept. 12 and headlines include the mayor's speech to labor, rejection of a challenge to LAX's runway plan, and Tom Hanks' jury service.