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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: 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.

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.