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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: Local cities cancel elections

Today is Friday, Dec. 19 and headlines include the cancellation of city elections, an environmental report on the Anaheim street car and L.A.'s year in review.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Will LA legalize street vending?

Today is Thursday, Dec. 18 and headlines include LA's efforts to legalize street vending, UTLA's negotiations with LAUSD, and a special election in Long Beach.

Taxi Commission: Can LA cabs learn from Uber, Lyft?

The Board of Taxicab Commissioners will meet Thursday to discuss how traditional cab companies can be more competitive with Uber and Lyft.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Internal emails on LA's hotel wage law

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17 and headlines include internal emails on LA's hotel wage law, protests from Inland Empire nurses, and body cameras for cops.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA wants to better regulate cabs

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 16 and headlines include L.A.'s regulation of taxi cabs, an audit of bond money in Riverside, and LAFD's plea for witnesses.

LA City Election: 5 races to watch in 2015

Next year's municipal elections could bring greater diversity to the L.A. City Council. Asian-Americans and female candidates are vying for a handful of seats.

Maven's Morning Coffee: California to get money for earthquake warning system

Today is Monday, Dec. 15 and headlines include negotiations between L.A. and Ontario Airport, the end to the state Senate's oversight office, and funds for an earthquake system.

LA voters will be asked to move municipal elections

Language for two ballot measures to move L.A. elections to coincide with state and federal races was approved by the city council on Friday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Rain soaks Southern California

Today is Friday, Dec. 12 and headlines include a major rainstorm through Southern California, back pay for Long Beach employees, and a switch on the Metro Board of Directors.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Setback for LA County's foster care reform

Today is Thursday, Dec. 11 and headlines include problems finding LA County's foster care czar, a new Civic Center in Long Beach, and a change in ambulances for Orange County.

Frustrated LA officials crack down on Uber, AirBnB

L.A. sued Uber and is sending letters to AirBnB hosts reminding them to pay occupancy taxes - signs of frustration by public officials about how to regulate the sharing economy.

Downtown LA fire: Nearby building badly damaged, ATF joins investigation

The California Highway Patrol announced the remaining three northbound lanes opened shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Culver City to take on affordable housing, rent control

The mere thought of rent control turned a routine vote by the Culver City City Council into a three and a half hour debate Monday evening.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's 2015 election

Today is Friday, Dec. 5 and headlines include the 2015 election, urban design in Southern California and pay raises in Sacramento.

Ready for another election? LA's 2015 ballot shaping up

Have you recovered from the midterm election? Good, because the city of Los Angeles is hosting another election in just four months. Here are the candidates.