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
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a man on the move – spending Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and Wednesday in New York. Five other LA lawmakers are in DC for a conference.
Today is Tuesday, March 12 and headlines include a hearing on a proposed storm water clean up fee, a fight over neighborhood council elections, and a new city commissioner.
Warren Furutani's appointment is subject to approval by the Los Angeles City Council. The coveted position pays $127,000 a year.
Carmen Trutanich added details Monday to his complaint that a political rival inappropriately withheld payment to his consultant.
Today is Monday, March 11 and headlines include tough questions for the mayoral candidates, bail for the county assessor, and the 2014 midterm elections.
Despite a reduction in pension costs and signs the city’s revenues are improving, closing a multimillion-dollar deficit remains “a daunting challenge."
Both Perry and James tell KPCC they have not decided whether to endorse Wendy Greuel or Eric Garcetti in the runoff. Their support could help with key voters.
Today is Friday, March 8 and headlines include a possible endorsement from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and approval of a rail project in Wilmington.
The Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University examines how the mayoral candidates performed among ethnic groups and age categories.
He adds the backing of a trio of Latino political players, while she got a boost from an iconic African-American religious figure.
Today is Thursday, March 7 and headlines include low voter turnout, the consequences of Measure A's failure, and new international gates at LAX.
Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have been vague on what each would do to close the city's projected deficit that next year exceeds $100 million.
The races to succeed Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry will be settled on May 21, but the fate of the District 1 contest won't be final until outstanding ballots are counted.
Two politicians who once served together as leaders on the Los Angeles City Council will face one another in the May runoff for mayor; City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is in a runoff to remain in office. Voter turnout was 16 percent.
Today is Tuesday, March 5 and headlines include the Los Angeles municipal election, a forced resignation on Animal Services, and a hold on NFL hopes.