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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: Police union knocks Garcetti

Today is Friday, Nov. 14 and headlines include the LAPPL's criticism of Mayor Garcetti, a new role for Rep. Cardenas, and how smart are American voters?

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's street resurfacing

Today is Thursday, Nov. 13 and headlines include LA's road repairs, Sheila Kuehl's victory, and fallout from Proposition 47.

How did DWP nonprofits spend $20 million?

Questions over how millions of dollars in DWP funds were spent by two nonprofits may finally be answered under a settlement approved Wednesday by the L.A. City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Long Beach's new police chief

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 12 and headlines include Long Beach's new police chief, a supervisorial race in Orange County, and confusion over LA's fracking ban.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County's mentally ill inmates

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 11 and headlines include L.A. County's mentally ill inmates, taxpayers' bill for Made in America, and a new police chief in Long Beach.

Maven's Morning Coffee: How much water are LA politicians using?

Today is Monday, Nov. 10 and headlines include L.A. councilmembers' water usage, new districts in Anaheim, and women in Congress.

Election 2014: Kashkari reflects on loss to Brown

It didn’t take long for Republican Neel Kashkari to reflect on his. He started before Election Day. That’s according to a 12-page document Kashkari released Wednesday.

Election 2014: Kuehl wins LA Supervisors Race (and other local election results)

Labor unions helped retired state legislator Sheila Kuehl best Bobby Shriver to win a seat on the powerful Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Board of Supervisors gets shakeup

Today is Friday, Oct. 31 and headlines include changes at the Board of Supervisors, more cops at LAUSD, and a jail sentence for a former state senator.

Garcetti announces goals to end LA's housing crisis

Garcetti, who is tackling poverty by increasing the minimum wage in LA, announced housing policies this week. He didn't say how - or when - he'd implement them.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Departure at county Fed

Today is Thursday, Oct. 30 and headlines include Maria Elena Durazo's departure from county Fed, an endorsement from Supervisor Antonovich, and an ethics measure in Orange County.

Powerful union boss leaving Los Angeles post

The head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, widely considered to be one of the most powerful figures in city and county politics, will leave her post.

Key committee adds more members for minimum wage debate

In an unusual move, Council President Herb Wesson appointed himself and another member to a key committee as it debates the city's minimum wage.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Impact of minimum wage proposal

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 29 and headlines include the impact of an increase to the minimum wage, a debate over development in Malibu, and LAUSD's suspension of all travel.

Minimum wage: For this mom, it means constantly telling the kids 'No'

As the city of Los Angeles considers an increase to the minimum wage, KPCC talked to one woman about what life is really like at $9 an hour.