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 Monday, May 20 and headlines include the end of the mayor's race, a hall for Villaraigosa at LAX, and a discussion -- not a debate -- with the city attorney candidates.
It's a political tradition to visit churches the Sunday before Election Day and that's exactly what Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel did across South LA.
The mayoral candidates and their backers started a whirlwind Saturday courting voters who could make a big difference in Tuesday’s election.
Wendy Greuel uses comments by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to counter a video that tries to link her to Prop 187. Meanwhile, Eric Garcetti touts his backing from local newspapers.
With just days to go before the runoff, the candidates are criss-crossing the city to energize their bases.
Today is Thursday, May 16 and headlines include new TV ads that target the Latino community, the preliminary approval of the city budget, and Dennis Zine's reach to Jewish voters.
The city has more than 600 special revenue funds that hold money from grants and dedicated taxes, but leaders don't have a handle on their status.
Today is Wednesday, May 15 and headlines include a lack of women in LA City Hall, the nasty race in CD13, and a discussion on Proposition C.
Los Angeles has gone backwards in how women are represented in municipal government. On July 1, L.A. city government could be run entirely by men.
Today is Tuesday, May 14 and headlines include the results of the latest Pat Brown Institute poll, endorsements for Carmen Trutanich, and confusion over the living wage.
Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti kind of agree on a living wage for hotel workers, but her stance is muddied by unions claiming she will raise the minimum wage.
In their last televised faceoff of the campaign, the mayoral candidates continued to hammer each other on integrity and perceived conflicts of interest.
Today is Monday, May 13 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's support for a higher hotel wage, a debate between the city controller candidates, and money in South LA.
A judge denied a request Friday for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented city attorney candidate Mike Feuer from spending his campaign funds.
The DA's office is investigating whether Mitch O'Farrell's campaign illegally completed ballots for voters. His camp reciprocates the charge against John Choi.