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 measure that would increase the city of Los Angeles’ sales tax by 0.5 percent was endorsed Thursday by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
The one-time representative from District 13 endorsed Matt Szabo for the council seat that stretches from Echo Park to Hollywood to Atwater Village.
Ten years ago, the actress and the mayoral candidate were part of a group learning about global warming. He impressed her and now she's backing his campaign.
Today is Thursday, Jan. 31 and headlines include a high for governor's approval rating, a look at the mayor's history on transit, and money talks in city races.
The mayoral candiate's campaign released the names of 200 actors, producers and writers who are supporting him for the city’s top billing.
Support from UFLAC Local 112 could mean more money and exposure for the candidate. The union has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in past mayoral elections.
A proposal to regulate group homes in the city of Los Angeles is subject to more study after neighborhood and social service groups voiced concerns.
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30 and headlines include a city council race in the San Fernando Valley, no endorsement from SEIU, and a look at the city attorney.
Wendy Greuel's new television ad says that as controller, she's found $160 million in fraud and waste. That doesn't match the figure from the controller's office.
An estimated 800 to 1,000 dispensaries operate in the city of Los Angeles. The proposed measure would reduce that to about 130. It would also increase clinics' taxes.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will step down form his cabinet position. So, could this be Antonio Villaraigosa’s big moment?
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29 and headlines include a mayoral debate at UCLA, convictions in extortion cases, and a delay in LAX PR contracts.
David Silva, 62, pleaded guilty to extortion and bribery back in August. He will spend one year in federal prison for accepting a $5,000 bribe.
Today is Monday, Jan. 28 and headlines includes more updates in the mayoral race and a look at the changes coming to the Los Angeles City Council.
Five bullets hit Jose De La Trinidad of Culver City in the back. Two more, also from behind, struck his hip and forearm. His family wants an FBI investigation.