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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: 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.

LA's $13.25 minimum wage proposal tabled for economic study

The city's Economic Development Committee ordered an economic study of the LA Mayor's proposal to increase minimum wage to $13.25 an hour, slowing down the measure.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jim McDonnell's style in Long Beach

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 28 and headlines include a look at Jim McDonnell's leadership style, ballot measures in Irvine, and new plants at Getty House.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown has a new ad

Today is Monday, Oct. 27 and highlights include Gov. Brown's new campaign ad, the future of elections in Anaheim and spending in a state Senate race.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD's response times

Today is Friday, Oct. 24 and headlines include the LAFD's response times, a supervisorial race in Orange County and control of the Greek Theatre.

Live Nation wins key battle to run Greek Theatre

L.A.'s Recreation and Parks Commission voted Thursday to give Live Nation a 20-year contract to operate the theater. But it still has to clear another commission and the full city council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Profile of LA's registrar-recorder

Today is Thursday, Oct. 23 and headlines include a profile of Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan, the money race for state propositions, and free concert tickets at City Hall.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County's voting system

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22 and headlines include L.A. County's voting system, probation for a deputy city attorney, and the U.S. education secretary's visit to L.A.

5 councilmen want to slow down LA's minimum wage proposal

Five L.A. City council members are calling for an economic study on how the regional economy could be affected by an increase to the minimum wage.