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
The races to succeed Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry will be settled on May 21, but the fate of the District 1 contest won't be final until outstanding ballots are counted.
Two politicians who once served together as leaders on the Los Angeles City Council will face one another in the May runoff for mayor; City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is in a runoff to remain in office. Voter turnout was 16 percent.
Today is Tuesday, March 5 and headlines include the Los Angeles municipal election, a forced resignation on Animal Services, and a hold on NFL hopes.
Is Eric Garcetti a Republican? Did the LA County Democratic Party back Wendy Greuel? The answer to both questions is no, but you wouldn't know it from these brochures.
Two surveys released in as many days differ on which candidate leads in the mayoral primary but both polls agree – it’s close.
Today is Monday, March 4 and headlines include the race for the LA City Council's Thirteenth District, a dead heat in the mayor's race, and a new Republican chair.
Candidates pay thousands of dollars to appear in fliers that imply they've been endorsed by political parties, law enforcement or labor groups.
The TV spot from an independent group calls out the mayoral candidate for wasteful spending, which his campaign refutes.
Today is Friday, March 1 and headlines include mudslinging in the mayor's race, the influence of independent expenditures, and a new fight over billboards.
There's a crowded race for the LA's Ninth District. Up and down Central Avenue, residents note the changes that need to take place.
Today is Thursday, Feb. 28 and headlines include the mayoral candidates on LAUSD, a profile of Kevin James, and a look at the mayor's dating life.
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27 and headlines include $4 million in independent expenditures for next week's race and a look at Eric Garcetti's green record.
The increase would make LA's sales tax higher than in New York City and Chicago. L.A. city leaders pitched Measure A as a way to close the city’s deficit.
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26 and headlines include a debate with the candidates for city attorney, profiles of mayoral candidates, and LA Times endorsements.
LA municipal elections are known for low voter turnout, but this year’s mayoral candidates are hoping a small increase in participation may lead them to victory.