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
When LA Councilman Bill Rosendahl found out he had cancer, he went public with the news. That's not always the case with the city's elected officials, who sometimes wait weeks or months.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 16 and headlines include more fallout at the Coliseum, $105 million for the homeless, and calls for pension reform.
Former Mayor Richard Riordan and members of the business community are calling for an overhaul of the Los Angeles pension system to prevent financial ruin.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 15 and headlines include plans for some medical marijuana clinics to remain open, plus there's a new lactation room at City Hall.
With the 2012 Olympics in the rearview mirror, LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge wants to bring the competition back to the city that hosted Games in 1932 and 1984.
It has been two months since a male chimpanzee killed an infant at the Los Angeles Zoo, and officials are still baffled as to what prompted the attack.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 14 and headlines include a plan to move 500 LA County inmates to Kern County, a look at mayoral finances, and the removal of parking meters in San Pedro.
Today is Monday, Aug. 13 and headlines include Rep. Howard Berman's fight for reelection, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's call for reflection, and Walmart's move into Chinatown.
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon's preliminary hearing on charges of voter fraud and perjury got underway today in a downtown courtroom.
Today is Friday, Aug. 10 and headlines include LA City Councilman Richard Alarcon's preliminary hearing, Controller Wendy Greuels' support in the Valley, and a plan to stop scalpers.
An aide to an L.A. city councilman was accused today of campaigning for the elected official while on city time – something the councilman’s office strongly denied.
The city of Los Angeles receives $85 million a year in taxes from parking lot operators, but an audit released today finds the city could be entitled to more funds.
City swimming pools that were scheduled to close next Monday to coincide with the start of the school year will remain open through Labor Day.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 9 and headlines include Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's thoughts on vice presidential picks, Occupy LA at Art Walk, and financial problems at MOCA.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 8 and headlines include a debate between candidates for district attorney, a plan to shut down city pools, and Measure R goes on the ballot.