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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

DWP contract talks will come out from behind closed doors

The president of the LA City Council says there will be public hearings on labor talks with the Department of Water and Power.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Failed streets bond moves forward

Today is Thursday, Aug. 8 and headlines include movement on a bond proposal for failed streets, a pay bump in Santa Ana, and is there an active fault in Hollywood?

LA City Council President: No DWP deal by Friday

The DWP's union boss wants a new union contract agreement this week, but Herb Wesson says the city will move at his own pace.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's 911 system fails

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 7 and headlines include the failure of LA's 911 system, DWP's demand for a new contract, and a lawsuit over Whittier city elections.

Garcetti brings Courage Campaign founder onboard

Rick Jacobs, a progressive leader who helped raise $2 million for the mayor during the spring campaign, was named Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.

Councilman describes reaction to Venice hit-and-run

L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander described his colleague Mike Bonin's reaction to news of the crash, which took place during the swearing-in of another member.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral summit at Getty House

Today is Tuesday, August 6 and headlines include Mayor Eric Garcetti's summit at Getty House, a split among San Fernando Valley Democrats, and a plan to expand citizens redistricting.

Wendy Greuel reports more than $500K in campaign debt

The race ended more than two months ago, but only now are she and Eric Garcetti revealing the true cost of running for mayor.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP asks for doctor's note

Today is Thursday, Aug. 1 and headlines include a new sick policy for the DWP, a look at San Bernardino one year after bankruptcy, and an anti-gay rant in Lancaster.

LA City Council: No more parking tickets at broken meters

The city council voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind a policy of ticketing vehicles parked at broken meters but pledged to revisit the decision in six months.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DCFS fires 4 social workers

Today is Wednesday, July 31 and headlines include termination for four social workers after a child's death, a Q&A with Mike Bonin, and mediation for racial profiling in LAPD.

Valley councilman wants to install Wi-Fi citywide

Newly-elected Bob Blumenfield wants to equip the entire city of Los Angeles with free wireless Internet. Former Mayor Villaraigosa tried same thing in 2007.

Former mayoral candidate confirmed to Public Works

Kevin James was questioned about his comments on climate change and immigration Tuesday during a confirmation hearing to the Board of Public Works.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Child welfare commission gets to work

Today is Tuesday, July 30 and headlines include the Asian-American community's recruitment of young talent, the first meeting of the child welfare committee, and the future of bandit taxis.

Maven's Morning Coffee: questions for a new Compton councilman

Today is Monday, July 29 and headlines include residency questions for a Compton councilman, high-profile appointments for a LA councilman, and thoughts on transit policy.