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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

Garcetti and 2020 Commission: At odds over state of the city?

The blue ribbon group issued a major report Wednesday, which the mayor has ignored. City Council President Herb Wesson is left to play the broker.

Taxpayers to finance Huizar's defense in harassment suit

Councilman Jose Huizar was sued for sexual harassment and retaliation by a former staffer. He hired a private lawyer because the City Attorney's office has a conflict of interest.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Profile of former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka

Today is Friday, April 11 and headlines include a profile of Paul Tanaka, a recap of the mayor's State of the City address, and new numbers on the race for secretary of state.

Eric Garcetti delivers his first State of the City address (Updated)

The mayor said there will not be a DWP rate hike this year and announced the new lane on the 405 will open in May — five months ahead of schedule.

LA City Council to consider paying for Jose Huizar's legal fees

The councilman is accused of sexual harassment by his former chief of staff. The City of LA can't defend him because it is also party to the lawsuit.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Release of 2020 Commission's report

Today is Thursday, April 10 and headlines include the release of the 2020 Commission's report, the death of an LAPD officer, and reforms for L.A. County's child welfare system.

2020 Commission issues blunt challenges to City of LA (Updated)

The blue ribbon group of local leaders makes recommendations for addressing problems it earlier identified, but Mayor Eric Garcetti has a terse response.

LA may cut pensions to employees convicted of work-related crimes

The proposal was made after it was reported that a convicted city building inspector can still receive his retirement benefit.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD officer shot inside police station

Today is Tuesday, April 8 and headlines include a shooting in LAPD's West Bureau, a low grade for California's elections, and a Q&A with Eli Broad.

City of LA hopes to establish citywide Internet access

The city abandoned a previous effort, but officials say the climate is better now. They'll seek a private company to help pick up a tab that could reach $5 billion.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayoral election in Long Beach

Today is Monday, April 7 and headlines include the race to be mayor of Long Beach, how politician connections impacted L.A.'s promise zone, and an engagement for a state politician.

LA prepares to get two report cards this week

Mayor Eric Garcetti will give his inaugural State of the City address on Thursday, the day after the 2020 Commission offers solutions to problems it has identified.

Maven's Morning Coffee: South LA tenants forced to move

Today is Friday, April 4 and headlines include the forced relocation of some South L.A. residents, building trust at DWP, and Sen. Ron Calderon takes to Twitter.

Bill Clinton offers practical solutions for urban problems

The former president took over City Hall Thursday to host a day-long meeting on how local governments can improve and finance their infrastructure.

Maven's Morning Coffee: President Clinton visits City Hall

Today is Thursday, April 3 and headlines include President Clinton in L.A., turmoil in the sheriff's deputies' union, and a changing Compton.