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
Concerned that a "petty political fight" could jeopardize a money-saving contract at the DWP, the LA City Council tried to broker a compromise Tuesday.
The Los Angeles City Council approved the multimillion dollar settlement, affecting more than 1,000 current and former garbage truck drivers.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 12 and headlines include police Chief Beck's reappointment, Councilman Jose Huizar's campaign funds, and could high-speed rail be California's future?
More than 1,000 trash truck drivers say they were denied proper meal breaks. That violation of state law will likely cost the City of Los Angeles $26 million.
Today is Monday, Aug. 11 and headlines include Kevin James' role within City Hall, the LAUSD special election, and a call for a homeless czar.
Ralph Terrazas is the first Latino to lead the LAFD. Mayor Eric Garcetti has said he wants the chief to focus on technology and diversity within the department.
Today is Friday, Aug. 8 and headlines include a new report on jailhouse abuses, the larger context for a South LA school board race, and criticism for a Street Services audit.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 7 and headlines include the race for the LAUSD Board of Education, a controversial development in West Hollywood, and comparing congressional candidates.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 6 and headlines include the arrest of former aide to Councilman Curren Price, the politics of education in South LA, and a vote on oversight of the Sheriff's Department.
A water district official and a couple he's tied to have been charged with what the L.A. County DA's Office is calling "an elaborate embezzlement scheme."
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 5 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's support for the police chief, the Legislature's consideration of a water bond, and expectations in the LAUSD special election.
The joint that failed last week causing 20 million gallons of water to spill onto the UCLA campus was "poorly engineered," according to Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Today is Monday, Aug. 4 and headlines include the fight for the LAUSD Board of Education, oversight for the Sheriff's Department, and the "Rizzo Tax" in Bell
Today is Friday, Aug. 1 and headlines include a report on favoritism in the fire department, money in the Board of Supervisors race, and the DWP's water main break.
The DWP is encouraging anyone whose property was damaged in Tuesday's flood to file a claim. But getting reimbursed by the utility isn't always that easy.