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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: 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.

Garcetti to join other mayors for White House talks

LA leader will join 15 other mayors Friday to discuss job creation and economic development. It's his second trip to the capitol in recent months.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti heads to DC

Today is Thursday, Dec. 12 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's trip to Washington, D.C., Supervisor Yaroslavsky's reflections of Nelson Mandela, and prisoners giving birth.

LA City Council prepares to regulate boarding homes in 2014

Rules regulating group homes in LA will get a fresh look In January. The impetus stems from killings that occurred a year ago outside a Northridge boarding home.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sheriff Lee Baca's political future

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11 and headlines include the political fallout for Sheriff Lee Baca, the hills of downtown, and lessons of Bell.

Contract between DWP, union gets final approval

With a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles City Council approved a new contract that includes benefit changes for current and future employees.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sheriff's deputies arrested by feds

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 10 and headlines include the arrest of 18 sheriff's deputies, the conviction of a former Bell official, and legalizing marijuana.

LA City Council to take up final vote on DWP contract

The Coalition of L.A. City Unions doesn't like an agreement the city reached with the utility's union. The contract is expected to be up for a vote on Tuesday.