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
One of the perks that comes with being the mayor of Los Angeles is a seat on the Metro Board of Directors -- and another three appointments to the transit agency.
Today is Thursday, July 18 and headlines include a profile of Compton Mayor Aja Brown, an Assemblyman's proposed boycott of Florida, and LA's voter apathy.
Fewer than one in four Angelenos participated in the city's most recent election. Concerned parties are looking at how to boost voter interest.
Today is Wednesday, July 17 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's first test, a new job for Antonio Villaraigosa, and a new jail for LA County.
A peaceful protest turned ugly when about 150 protesters marched south on Crenshaw, with some vandalizing stores and cars. LAPD declared it an "unlawful assembly," dispersed the crowd and made arrests.
Today is Tuesday, July 16 and headlines include arrests following an otherwise peaceful protest in South LA, Gavin Newsom's life as lt. governor, and candidates for Homeland Security Secretary.
Mayor Eric Garcetti has cut short an East Coast trip following weekend protests related to the verdict in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case.
Today is Monday, July 15 and headlines include severance packages for department heads in LA County, a special election in CD 6, and a gun forum in Santa Monica.
A former mayoral candidate and a longtime aide to Antonio Villaraigosa will be appointed to the Board of Public Works, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Friday.
Today is Friday, July 12 and headlines include Janet Napolitano to lead the UC system, funding for public arts education, and a vote on a beach bonfire ban.
Today is Thursday, July 11 and headlines include the impact of at-large districts in Whittier, Malibu's building regulations, and ice cream trucks in Long Beach.
Today is Wednesday, July 10 and headlines include a new approach to diversity, conflicts with LAFD's Dodger deal, and a new candidate for Board of Supes.
Today is Tuesday, July 9 and headlines include a hearing on Anaheim's at-large districts, a delay for state Sen. Roderick Wright, and pension details made public.
The Valley Industry and Commerce Association's top priorities include public transportation, commission appointments and economic development.
Today is Monday, July 8 and headlines include bad blood between the LAUSD superintendent and school board president and a new executive director for the FPPC.