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 Tuesday, Oct. 2 and headlines include private donations for LAPD's body cameras, an audit of DWP finances, and a critique of Grand Avenue's Parcel Q.
The Board of Water and Power commissioners told the DWP's top brass Tuesday they want to see a full accounting for two training institutes funded by the utility.
The city is trying to limit participation by outsiders who try to improperly influence votes on the 95 neighborhood councils.
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1 and headlines include a legal fight over a ballot proposal, a special election set for December, and the sheriff's side gig.
The parcel is the last undeveloped property along a cultural corridor that includes the Music Center, Disney Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The commission plays a key role in the approval process for major building projects and real estate developments in the city.
Today is Monday, Sept. 30 and headlines include a protest by LA County workers, a city councilwoman's fight against prostitution, and a possible government shutdown.
Today is Friday, Sept. 27 and headlines include Councilman Price's decision to hire a lobbyist, Mayor Eric Garcetti's film czar, and the newest state senator.
Today is Thursday, Sept. 26 and headlines include a system for tracking city services, millions of DWP dollars spent on nonprofits, and a new poll on marijuana.
The utility's union chief says the two training institutes were established because the DWP's training and safety programs were "inefficient" and "expensive."
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 25 and headlines include questions on DWP spending, an influx of state lawmakers to LA, and an extension on reducing the prison population.
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.