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 Thursday, April 17 and headlines include sentencing for Bell's Robert Rizzo, fixing sidewalks in South LA, and shutting off power to DWP customers.
The mayor and the pop culture impresario announced the two-day festival, slated for Labor Day weekend. Concerns remain over the effect on downtown residents and businesses.
Today is Wednesday, April 16 and headlines include a profile of Bobby Shriver, the race to replace Rep. Henry Waxman, and a change of policy for the Sheriff's Department.
The announcement comes even though the City Council has yet to approve a festival permit and one councilman has raised concerns about street closures and crowd control.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti signs law that will divide the city into zones for apartment buildings and businesses to be served exclusively by approved haulers.
Today is Tuesday, April 15 and headlines include budgets for Los Angeles County and city, an endorsement in the sheriff's face, and the loss of rent-controlled apartments.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's first budget proposal seeks to reduce the tax by almost $1 in 2018, while boosting services like road repairs and library hours.
Today is Monday, April 14 and headlines include reforming L.A. County's campaign finance laws, giving seismic safety grades to buildings, and mapping the city's bike crashes.
The blue ribbon group issued a major report Wednesday, which the mayor has ignored. City Council President Herb Wesson is left to play the broker.
Councilman Jose Huizar was sued for sexual harassment and retaliation by a former staffer. He hired a private lawyer because the City Attorney's office has a conflict of interest.
Today is Friday, April 11 and headlines include a profile of Paul Tanaka, a recap of the mayor's State of the City address, and new numbers on the race for secretary of state.
The mayor said there will not be a DWP rate hike this year and announced the new lane on the 405 will open in May — five months ahead of schedule.
The councilman is accused of sexual harassment by his former chief of staff. The City of LA can't defend him because it is also party to the lawsuit.
Today is Thursday, April 10 and headlines include the release of the 2020 Commission's report, the death of an LAPD officer, and reforms for L.A. County's child welfare system.
The blue ribbon group of local leaders makes recommendations for addressing problems it earlier identified, but Mayor Eric Garcetti has a terse response.