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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

Maven's Morning Coffee: Report on LAFD nepotism

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.

How will the DWP handle liability following the UCLA flood?

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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Gubernatorial candidate lives on the streets

Today is Thursday, July 31 and headlines include Neel Kashkari's latest video, continued clean up in Westwood, and problems with LA's road repairs.

UCLA flood: DWP now says 20M gallons of water lost (updated)

Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD officers protest for raises

Today is Wednesday, July 30 and headlines include LAPD officers' calls for raises, DWP's search for a new lobbyist, UCLA's clean up from Tuesday's water main break.

LAPD officers pack City Hall to call for new contract

About 200 off-duty LAPD officers attended Tuesday's city council meeting to support a call for raises. Their union rejected a one-year City Hall contract offer.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County tries to help mentally ill inmates

Today is Tuesday, July 29 and headlines include a $20 million plan to help mentally ill inmates, a blow to LA's new pension system, and thousands apply to LAFD.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown visits Mexico

Today is Monday, July 28 and headlines include Gov. Brown's trip to Mexico, Congress' push to get the Dodgers on TV, and former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka's final paycheck.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Metro Purple Line gets contractor

Today is Friday, July 25 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's chairmanship of Metro, a contractor for the Purple Line, and LAPD officers consider a new contract.

Alarcon's fall from respected leader to convicted felon

Once considered a groundbreaking political leader in the San Fernando Valley, how did Richard Alarcon find himself on the wrong side of the law?

Mayor turns to YouTube to talk about LAPD contract dispute

After the union blocked a live appearance at roll call, Mayor Garcetti turned to YouTube to speak to LAPD officers who rejected a one-year contract with the city.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Former Councilman Alarcon found guilty

Today is Thursday, July 24 and headlines include a former councilman's conviction, ongoing negotiations with the teachers' union, and the history of freeways in LA.

Alarcon, wife found guilty of voter fraud and perjury

Former LA City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, accused of not living in the district he represented, have been found guilty of multiple felony charges.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LADOT's new general manager

Today is Wednesday, July 23 and headlines include leadership at the Department of Transportation, an endorsement for Sheila Kuehl, and a trial delay for Ron Calderon.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Obama headed back to LA

Today is Tuesday, July 22 and headlines include a possible presidential purchase in Rancho Mirage, an LAUSD employee gets honored at the White House, and a survey looks at Latino voters.