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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: Fire safety in high-rise buildings

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12 and headlines include fire safety in high-rise buildings, what it takes to open a pot shop, and improving climate change in L.A.

Are digital tablets the future for LA firefighters?

The L.A. Fire Department will continue beta-testing devices to determine whether they can reduce response times and improve medical care.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sheriff's inspector general speaks

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11 and headlines include a presentation from the Sheriff's inspector general, a Calderon wants to be a judge, and DWP gets a new audit.

Congressional race to replace Waxman taking shape

Deputy D.A. Elan Carr jumps in on the GOP side; Wendy Greuel's camp discounts a key endorsement for Ted Lieu; and independent Bill Bloomfield will sit this one out.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD's new 911 system

Today is Monday, Feb. 10 and headlines include an overhaul of LAFD's 911 system, a mayoral aide appointed to DWP trusts, and a new film czar.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Fighting over DWP records

Today is Friday, Feb. 7 and headlines include a growing dispute over DWP financial records, complaints about the Promise Zone grant, and a possible end to the business tax.

City Controller says DWP union's audits don't go far enough

The head of the DWP's union says he's trying to clear the air on how millions of taxpayers dollars have been spent. But Ron Galperin says: we'll see you in court.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Is Mayor Garcetti off to a slow start?

Today is Thursday, Feb. 6 and headlines include the start of the Garcetti Administration, $1 million for a gubernatorial candidate, and how Hollywood could influence a congressional race.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Dangers of cycling to work

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5 and headlines include a first-hand account of cycling in L.A., a technology officer for the city, and retrofitting schools in Sylmar.

Villaraigosa backs Wendy Greuel for Congress

The former mayor didn't take a stand when Greuel ran against Eric Garcetti, but now he says she's "the right choice, right now."

Did LA City Council know it voted to waive millions in police union reimbursement fees?

There is no record of the Executive Employee Relations Committee's vote and no reference to the waiver in the final union contract approved by the full council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: a look at LAPD's contract with City Hall

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 4 and headlines include a close look at the city's contract with the LAPD union, fundraising for the Board of Supervisors, and parking enforcement in Silver Lake.

Wendy Greuel touts congressional endorsements

The Congressional candidate released her first slate of endorsements Monday, doing so on social media — one at a time.

Transient arrested after breaching LA City Hall office

A transient man believed to be under the influence of drugs faces charges after he got past City Hall security and made his way to Councilman Mike Bonin's office Friday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: How much money will it take to win the sheriff's race?

Today is Monday, Feb. 3 and headlines include money for the sheriff's race, a non-partisan run for office, and members of the L.A. City Council get new cars.