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, March 20 and headlines include a discussion on who should get credit for LA's drop in crime and LA's decision to end its use of coal.
Today is Tuesday, March 19 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's view on pensions, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's legacy on education, and a claim against the city.
Garcetti picks up key backing in the San Fernando Valley, where Wendy Greuel performed well in the primary. Oh, and she also backed Krekorian's opponent in 2009.
The Los Angeles Police Protective League backed Nury Martinez in the May 21 primary. The winner will fill a vacancy left by Tony Cardenas’ election to Congress.
Today is Monday, March 18 and headlines include the city attorney's stance on neighborhood council funding, a fight over the City Hall pension plan, and the mayor's legacy.
Unlike in previous years when the Budget and Finance Committee met throughout the city, this will be the only public hearing prior to the release of the budget.
The national advocacy group touted Greuel's track record, countering the California chapter of the National Organization for Women's endorsement of Eric Garcetti.
Today is Friday, March 15 and headlines include Eli Broad's interset in the Los Angeles Times, personnel changes at Animal Services, and the future of AEG.
Billionaire Philip Anschutz has pulled AEG off the market, but he says building a downtown football stadium next to L.A. Live remains a priority.
Today is Thursday, March 14 and headlines include LAFD's plans to upgrade 911 dispatch, the closure of county courthouses and Howard Berman becomes a lobbyist.
Today is Wednesday, March 13 and headlines include a recap of the March 5 primary, Democratic endorsements for LA City Council, and the jury is out in the Bell case.
Another major endorsement could be headed for the mayoral candidate. The L.A. County Federation of Labor’s political committee met Tuesday and voted to endorse her.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a man on the move – spending Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and Wednesday in New York. Five other LA lawmakers are in DC for a conference.
Today is Tuesday, March 12 and headlines include a hearing on a proposed storm water clean up fee, a fight over neighborhood council elections, and a new city commissioner.
Warren Furutani's appointment is subject to approval by the Los Angeles City Council. The coveted position pays $127,000 a year.