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. 4 and headlines include the success of Republicans in local government, questions on LAUSD funding, and a ride down the L.A. River.
A former spokesman for Antonio Villaraigosa and the chief of staff to Councilman Tom LaBonge filed papers Tuesday to run for city council in 2015.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3 and headlines include the Board of Supervisors' call for penalties against adults who exploit children for sex and Mayor Garcetti's cool relationship with labor.
With crime down, the new members are being told to focus on community relations. "It's just not about arresting people and booking them," says Councilman Bernard Parks, an ex-LAPD chief.
Today is Friday, Aug. 30 and headlines include Rolling Stone's interview with Gov. Jerry Brown, an audit in Vernon and a look at where LA's racial groups live.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 29 and headlines include the trial of Robert Rizzo, San Bernardino's bankruptcy, and a rejection of the governor's prison plan.
After nearly a decade, new public artworks may once again be commissioned in what was once considered "the mural capital of the world."
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 28 and headlines include a multimillion-dollar plan to reduce the state's prison population, LA's Office of Immigrant Affairs, and a fresh look at CEQA.
A decade-long ban on public murals could be reversed Wednesday when the L.A. City Council votes on an ordinance regulating public art.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 27 and headlines include another SoCal visit from the president, a state of emergency for film production, and a settlement for DWP.
Today is Monday, Aug. 26 and headlines include the EPA's study of freeway pollution, non-citizens on California juries, and a critique of Mayor Garcetti.
Today is Friday, Aug. 23 and headlines include fallout from the DWP contract, the arrest of two jail workers, and an uncertain future for Sutter Brown's Twitter.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 22 and headlines include a deal between the city and IBEW, opposition to the Echo Park gang injunction, and a campaign in the Inland Empire.
The details of a contract between the DWP and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will be announced Thursday morning by the mayor and the council president.
LA Councilman Paul Koretz wants to set the age at 21, though it's unclear whether the city has the authority to approve such a law.