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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

Los Angeles' mural moratorium could be overturned

A decade-long ban on public murals could be reversed Wednesday when the L.A. City Council votes on an ordinance regulating public art.

Maven's Morning Coffee: President Obama heads back to LA

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 27 and headlines include another SoCal visit from the president, a state of emergency for film production, and a settlement for DWP.

Maven's Morning Coffee: EPA to study So Cal freeways

Today is Monday, Aug. 26 and headlines include the EPA's study of freeway pollution, non-citizens on California juries, and a critique of Mayor Garcetti.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jail workers charged for alleged cover-up

Today is Friday, Aug. 23 and headlines include fallout from the DWP contract, the arrest of two jail workers, and an uncertain future for Sutter Brown's Twitter.

Maven's Morning Coffee: City reaches deal with DWP union

Today is Thursday, Aug. 22 and headlines include a deal between the city and IBEW, opposition to the Echo Park gang injunction, and a campaign in the Inland Empire.

LA's City Hall reaches agreement with DWP's union

The details of a contract between the DWP and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will be announced Thursday morning by the mayor and the council president.

City councilman wants to raise legal age to buy cigarettes

LA Councilman Paul Koretz wants to set the age at 21, though it's unclear whether the city has the authority to approve such a law.

LA City Council seeks answers to city's failing streets

The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to study a $3 billion bond proposal that could ultimately repair thousands of miles of failed streets in the city.

Maven's Morning Coffee: A change in how Sacramento fundraises?

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21 and headlines include new details on the DWP contract, a push to change fundraising rules in Sacramento, and more staffing for Probation.

Metropolitan Water District OKs new ethics policy

The district’s ethics officer will now evaluate all complaints, which one director said will create a process "that is free of political influence."

New details emerge in city's negotiations with DWP union

City Council president Herb Wesson says a deal is near that will reflect a partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has been critical of the union's proposal.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Acting assessor to be appointed

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20 and headlines include a new acting assessor, Mayor Eric Garcetti's first 50 days in office, and a Q&A with a councilman.

Subcommittee approves ethics policy changes at MWD

A policy to streamline the way ethics complaints are handled at the agency responsible for supplying water to 19 million people in Southern California was approved by a subcommittee on Monday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Conflict of interest at LAX?

Today is Monday, Aug. 19 and headlines include questions about a conflict at LAX, a new ethics policy at the Metropolitan Water District, and big data at City Hall.

Metropolitan Water District considers stronger ethics policy

The multibillion-dollar agency that oversees water for 19 million people in Southern California will consider a proposal to change the way ethics complaints are handled.