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
A proposed ballot measure would raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15/hour. If passed it would put L.A among the highest minimum wage cities in the country.
Today is Monday, July 14 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's speech to teachers, the police union's rejection of a contract, and the race for the Board of Supervisors.
Today is Friday, July 11 and headlines include extending the Metro Gold Line, protecting the voting rights of disabled adults, and reforming Sacramento politics.
An advocacy group says L.A. Superior Court routinely denies adults with developmental disabilities the right to vote. The Department of Justice will review the complaint.
Today is Thursday, July 10 and headlines include strikes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, efforts to reform the Sheriff's Department, and more fighting between the DWP and City Hall.
Controller Ron Galperin said he would not sign off on $4 million to the DWP's two nonprofits because the trustees have repeatedly refused to cooperate with an audit of the funds.
Today is Wednesday, July 9 and headlines include testimony in the trial of Richard Alarcon, support for the striking port truck drivers, and the possible closure of Santa Monica airport.
An estimated 10,000 L.A. residents started work this week through the Hire L.A. program, which places teenagers and young adults in summer jobs.
Today is Tuesday, July 8 and headlines include an app that highlights money in politics, Mayor Garcetti's thoughts on his first year, and another sentencing delay for a state senator.
The new mayor achieved some of his goals, but earned mixed results on many of them. Here's what he still has to do to make good on his campaign promises.
Today is Thursday, July 3 and headlines include a contract for the police union, state Sen. Steinberg's political future, and a plan to fix sidewalks.
Los Angeles City Hall officials want to put together a comprehensive plan to fix sidewalks in the city. Until now, city leaders have done repairs in a piecemeal fashion.
Today is Wednesday, July 2 and headlines include a minimum wage proposal for LA, a new leader for Assembly Republicans, and possibly a new chief for LAFD.
Today is Tuesday, July 1 and headlines include a resiliency officer for LA, another fundraising trip for Obama, and a mental health crisis on Skid Row.
Today is Monday, June 30 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's first year in office, LAPD's misleading murder statistics, and a final tally for controller.