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
What happened at today's Los Angeles City Council meeting? There was a shoutout to London, then a performance by mariachis. Also, only bring food if it's for the whole Chamber.
Today is Friday, Aug. 24 and headlines include testimony in Councilman Richard Alarcon's preliminary hearing and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's decision to stay out of mayor's race.
After months of speculation, the supervisor announced he will not run because “it’s time for a new generation of leaders to emerge."
Today is Thursday, Aug. 23 and headlines include Supervisor Yaroslavsky's decision not to run for mayor and the city of LA's failure to fine scofflaw banks.
With the clock ticking down to the city’s ban on clinics, the LA City Council asked LAPD to work with federal agents on a closure strategy.
The L.A. City Council asked the City Attorney's office to draft an ordinance regarding the city's matching funds program for political donations.
Controller Wendy Greuel hopes the endorsements of three civic leaders demonstrate will lead to support from their respective communities.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 22 and headlines includes a look at pension reform, a ban on commercially-bred animals, and two new taxes for L.A.
The head of the LA City Council is hoping for “peace, not war” in the ongoing retirement talks, but one union says it is done talking about reform.
Los Angeles budget officials were instructed today to look at increasing the city's parking and documentary transfer taxes. Both could appear on the spring ballot.
A proposal to ban major retailers in the Chinatown area will move forward however, the ordinance comes too late to stop Walmart from moving into the neighborhood.
L.A.'s mayor criticizes the Prop 32 campaign for suggesting that he supports the measure to prohibit labor unions from controlling members' political contributions.
Maribel De La Torre is accused of attacking a former city councilman with whom she was having an affair. She will be back in court on Sept. 20.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 21 and headlines include a look at the LA City Council's Ninth District race, construction of new parklets, and a plea for jailhouse records.
Los Angeles’ elected officials learned a valuable lesson when they told Occupy LA protesters they could remain on the City Hall lawn – freedom ain’t free.