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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: 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.

Garcetti aide to join DWP as city's fight with union continues

For the past year, Mayor Eric Garcetti has tried to bring reform to the Department of Water and Power. Now, one of his longtime aides will move over to the utility as the new chief of staff.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Problems policing Metro

Today is Monday, July 21 and headlines include problems policing Metro, the plan to split up California, and setting up the state's "most interesting political duel."

Judge gives Mayor Garcetti a win in fight with DWP union

A Los Angeles judge said Friday that Mayor Eric Garcetti's picks to two DWP-operated nonprofits must be seated. It wasn't immediately clear what the utility union's next action would be.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Hilda Solis faces new questions

Today is Thursday, July 17 and headlines include questions for Hilda Solis, an uptick in water usage and the effort to split up California.

Splitting up California: 6 times they've tried to break it up

There have been at least 220 efforts to hack California up into smaller states, with at least five just since 2000. Here's a short list, plus some maps showing how the state could have been split.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD gets new chief

Today is Wednesday, July 16 and headlines include the fire department's new chief, the end of the marijuana farmers market, and a decision to shelter undocumented children in LA.

Ralph Terrazas named new LA Fire Department chief

Terrazas was named by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday afternoon. If the appointment is approved by the L.A. City Council, he'll be the city's first Latino fire chief.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's minimum wage

Today is Tuesday, July 15 and headlines include a proposal to increase LA's minimum wage, the challenges facing Long Beach, and did Mayor Garcetti lose a tablet?

Activists submit ballot proposal for $15/hour wages in LA

A proposed ballot measure would raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15/hour. If passed it would put L.A among the highest minimum wage cities in the country.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Garcetti speaks to teachers' conference

Today is Monday, July 14 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's speech to teachers, the police union's rejection of a contract, and the race for the Board of Supervisors.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sacramento stalls on ethics reforms

Today is Friday, July 11 and headlines include extending the Metro Gold Line, protecting the voting rights of disabled adults, and reforming Sacramento politics.

Complaint alleges thousands of disabled adults denied voting rights

An advocacy group says L.A. Superior Court routinely denies adults with developmental disabilities the right to vote. The Department of Justice will review the complaint.

Maven's Morning Coffee: What a strike at the port means for consumers

Today is Thursday, July 10 and headlines include strikes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, efforts to reform the Sheriff's Department, and more fighting between the DWP and City Hall.

Controller Galperin to withhold payment to DWP trusts

Controller Ron Galperin said he would not sign off on $4 million to the DWP's two nonprofits because the trustees have repeatedly refused to cooperate with an audit of the funds.