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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

Public hearings set for Los Angeles city elections

Los Angeles city officials will hold public hearings next month to discuss whether municipal elections should coincide with state and federal races.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Garcetti talks economics in the Valley

Today is Thursday, Sept. 18 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's economic talk, the giant water slide in downtown, and the LA Times' support for the LAUSD superintendent.

LA Report: Change election day to boost voter participation

A report released by LA's top budget official recommends moving municipal elections to coincide with more high profile state and federal races.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Shriver, Kuehl debate

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16 and headlines include a supervisorial debate, peak demand for DWP's energy, and Rod Wright's resignation.

LA County officials launch mobile-friendly election website

The new online resource allows users to register to vote, check voter status and view sample ballots - just in time for the November 4 midterm election.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Hidden cost of construction ban

Today is Monday, Sept. 15 and headlines include a new poll on Prop 46, the hidden costs of construction restrictions, and a jail sentence for a state senator.

Are LAPD contract talks deadlocked? Union declares impasse

The standoff is over more than pay, according to union leaders who've complained of bias in the disciplinary system - an accusation rejected by Chief Charlie Beck.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Police union declares impasse

Today is Friday, Sept. 12 and headlines include negotiations with the police union, a business tax proposal from the mayor, and damage claims from the UCLA flood.

DWP begins paying damage claims from UCLA water main break

LA's water utility has received 190 claims for vehicles damaged or destroyed by an underground rupture that sent 20 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Increasing wages in Southern California

Today is Thursday, Sept. 11 and headlines include increasing the minimum wage, an endorsement for the state superintendent, and a look inside the Hall of Justice.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD's backlog of fingerprints

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 10 and headlines include LAPD's backlog of fingerprints, downtown's housing stock, and possible jail time for Richard Alarcon.

Cheaper to pay flood damages than replace LA's water system

Over five years, the DWP paid $9.4 million to cover damages from broken water mains. But that's just a fraction of the cost to replace L.A.'s aging water system.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Does LA need a homeless czar?

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 9 and headlines include a call for a homeless czar, lessons from the LAPD, and confusion over the city's mural ordinance.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Gloria Molina to run for city council

Today is Monday, Sept. 8 and headlines include Gloria Molina's run for L.A. City Council, Debra Bowen's struggle with depression, and the lack of Republicans in L.A.

Supervisor Gloria Molina to run for LA City Council

Supervisor Gloria Molina said Friday she will run for the city council when her term is up on the Board of Supervisors. Molina was a councilwoman from 1987 to 1991.