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 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.
Mayor Eric Garcetti's appointees, who will consider the utility's requests for rate increases, were not particularly challenged during their confirmation hearing.
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 11 and headlines include comments from the new Police Commission president, a change to the Public Records Act, and a couple of tweets.
Some public figures use surrogates for social media, but LA's mayor is personally using Twitter in response to citizen complaints about trash, trees and the DWP.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 10 and headlines include a new estimate on the downtown streetcar, efforts to shut down a Vernon plant, and the ambitions of the new Compton mayor.
Mayor Garcetti's new appointees will join Christina Noonan on the board that oversees the public utility. A full City Council vote is expected Wednesday.
The mayor was waiting to see if he would get on a case, a spokesman said late Monday morning. We've got some suggestions for how he could get dismissed.
Today is Monday, Sept. 9 and headlines include a look at the powerful Board of Supervisors, a push for urban farms in LA, and a recall in San Bernardino.