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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

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.

Councilwoman-elect makes first appearance at LA City Hall

Newly-elected Nury Martinez is the only woman on the 15-member City Council. President Herb Wesson tells her she'll be in charge of Women’s Day.

Central Basin Water District sues its engineering firm

The agency, which is part of a federal investigation into State Senator Ron Calderon, alleges $867,000 in over-billing from Pasadena-based Pacifica Services.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP gets costly sick days

Today is Friday, July 26 and headlines include multimillion-dollar payouts for DWP sick days, voting rights in Palmdale, and a plan to eliminate sidewalk fees.

Court finds Palmdale's elections violate Voting Rights Act

According to an L.A. Superior Court, the city violates state law by continuing to hold at-large elections that disenfranchise African-Americans and Latinos.

Maven's Morning Coffee: How will LA use big data sets?

Today is Thursday, July 25 and headlines include an interview with Controller Ron Galperin, a look at low voter turnout in CD 6, and the Metro chief in DC.

The money flow between water district and Tom Calderon

The political consultant made campaign donations to board members who approved his contracts. It's not illegal, but some observers say it doesn't look good.

LA City Councilwoman-elect named caretaker for district

The Los Angeles City Council voted to name Martinez chief deputy of the San Fernando Valley's Sixth District, pending certification of her win over Cindy Montañez.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Nury Martinez elected to CD 6

Today is Wednesday, July 24 and headlines include the election of a L.A. city councilwoman, pay raises for sheriff's deputies, and a Q&A with the city attorney.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Election Day in CD 6

Today is Tuesday, July 23 and headlines include Election Day for the LA City Council, immigration talk from the archbishop and upheaval in Cudahy.

Maven's Morning Coffee: questions on pensions in Orange County

Today is Monday, July 22 and headlines include questions about pensions in Orange County, LA politicians as art subjects, Jay Leno's preview of the CHP's new car.

Maven's Morning Coffee: recruiting South LA voters

Today is Friday, July 19 and headlines include integrated voter engagement in South LA, Mayor Bob Foster's decision to leave office, and a chat with LAUSD.