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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: Californian of the year

Today is Monday, Dec. 30, 2014 and headlines include 2014 resolutions for elected officials, KPCC's look at Californian of the year, and a deep dive on DWP pay.

LA's mayor solicits your resolutions for the city

Eric Garcetti wants to hear from Angelenos about their wishes for improving neighborhoods around town.

Woman convicted of 'harassing' LA 911 operators (Audio)

Linette Young, 43, was convicted of 12 counts of making harassing 911 calls and 13 counts of making a false emergency report. Listen to one of the calls.

LAUSD vacancy highlights concerns in black community

The recent death of the school board's only African-American member has renewed concerns about the potential loss of representation and political clout.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jose Huizar faces an old allegation

Today is Friday, Dec. 20 and headlines include allegations that a L.A. city councilman harassed a massage therapist, a water district loses millions, and a look at California's water wars.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Evaluating foster parents

Today is Thursday, Dec. 19 and headlines include evaluating foster parents, the hiring of unqualified deputies, and Los Angeles gives a wish list to Santa.

LA City Council makes changes to neighborhood councils

The new guidelines are designed to ensure that outsiders don't exert undue influence in a part of town where they don't reside.

Maven's Morning Coffee: City Hall clashes with DWP union

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 18 and headlines include IBEW Local 18's clash with City Hall, a delay at LAUSD, and Mayor Garcetti wants your input.

Mayor Garcetti calls for more transparency at DWP

The mayor wants an outside review of the utility at the same time the city controller says he's been stonewalled trying to conduct audits of the agency.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Kevin De Leon responds to FPCC

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 17 and headlines include Sen. Kevin De Leon's response to the FPPC, results of the gun buyback program, and an interview with a victim of the LAX shooting.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Study on Expo Line use

Today is Monday, Dec. 16 and headlines include a study on use around the Expo Line, the changing politics of LAUSD, and an app to help you park.

City of LA's deficit growing for next fiscal year

A larger than expected budget deficit next summer is due in part to unanticipated salary and health care costs for city workers.

Los Angeles conducting nationwide search for new fire chief

The department's chiefs going back to the mid-'50s were promoted from within. Mayor Garcetti said Friday his office will cast a wide net to find the next leader.

Maven's Morning Coffee: the high cost of special elections

Today is Friday, Dec. 13 and headlines include the high cost of special elections, policing the sheriff and the state's political dynasties.

LAFD implements, then quickly reverses, new media policy

The fire department announced it would stop releasing details on injuries and fatalities from emergencies, but no one had told the mayor or city attorney offices.