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 special election to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Los Angeles City Council will be held on May 21, 2013. The incumbent, Tony Cardenas, is leaving for Congress.
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 21 and headlines include the LAFD's plans to speed up response times, DWP's clean up in the Owens Valley, and taxes for a downtown streetcar.
Work on the market at Cesar Chavez and Grand avenues can proceed, though opponents are awaiting another ruling from the city's zoning administrator.
If approved by voters, the half-cent tax hike could effectively erase an anticipated $216 million deficit. Mayoral candidates Garcetti and Greuel opposed the measure.
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20 and headlines include Tony Cardenas' move to Washington, D.C.. and the Rose Bowl as a temporary venue for the NFL.
A final vote to place a half-cent sales tax on the city's spring ballot is scheduled for Tuesday, but the top mayoral candidates already oppose it.
Today is Monday, Nov. 19 and headlines include the DWP in the Owens Valley, Mayor Villaraigosa at LA Magazine, and the numbers on pension reform.
A union representing city workers has joined the top mayoral candidates in opposing a plan to increase the sales tax by a half percent.
Council members have joined thousands of other “Movember” participants to grow mustaches this month in an effort to draw awareness to prostate cancer.
Today is Friday, Nov. 16 and headlines include three recalls in San Fernando, a look at the supermajority in Sacramento, and a plan to block pension reform.
A judge refused to lower bail for LA County Assessor John Noguez. Bail was lowered to $1.1 million but Noguez' lawyer said he's unable to post bail.
Today is Thursday, Nov. 15 and headlines include an analysis of LAFD response times, Democrats win a supermajority, and mayoral candidates debate finances.
A special election to fill the vacancy that will be left by Councilman Tony Cardenas’ move to Congress will cost the city of Los Angeles about $400,000.
A proposal to change how private haulers collect garbage from businesses and apartment buildings was endorsed Wednesday.
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14 and headlines include California's money troubles, an editorial on LA's sales tax, and preparations for a debate between city attorney candidates.