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 plan to increase the city of LA's sales tax by a half-cent was preliminarily approved for the March 2013 ballot Tuesday in a 10-4 vote of the city council.
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13 and headlines include more money problems for Assessor John Noguez, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's post-election thoughts and Wendy Greuel on a horse.
Serving the city of Los Angeles is apparently good work if you can get it – with 92 people declaring plans to run in the 2013 primary.
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has yet to say whether he will support a sales tax increase -- but in the meantime he wants to see seven financial reforms.
Temporarily hosting a professional football team in Pasadena’s Rose Bowl could be a financial win for the city, even though it will tie up traffic, a report finds.
Today is Monday, Nov. 12 and headlines include the future of the Republican Party in California, Mayor Villaraigosa to South America, and Jan Perry as the pro-business candidate.
LA Mayor Villaraigosa will lead a delegation of airport and port officials on a nine-day trip to Brazil, Colombia and Chile to promote trade and tourism.
A proposal to increase the city of Los Angeles’ sales tax in an effort to close a fiscal deficit was one step closer Friday to making it onto the March 2013 ballot.
Today is Friday, Nov. 9 and headlines include Councilwoman Jan Perry on pensions and healthcare costs, police Chief Beck on layoffs, and a look at the Republican Party in California.
An update on last night's state Assembly races, including Districts 39, 47, 49, 50, 51, 57 and 65. L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon’s political career may be over.
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7 and all of the headlines are a look at last night's ballot returns, from the president to state Legislature to propositions.
Good morning, folks. Let’s get back to where we were with the campaigns at Dodger Stadium -- Props 30, 32 and 34, and Measure J.
Californians have a lot riding on the success or failure of California's 10 state-wide propositions. Stay with us as we tick them off and map them out, and offer thoughts from KPCC reporters.
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 6 and headlines include allegations of misconduct in the Sheriff's Department, a rundown of Congressional races to watch, and Measure V in Orange County.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will campaign for President Barack Obama until the last minute before Election Day, making final stops Monday in Tampa and Miami.