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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: Calls for Calderon's resignation

Today is Monday, Nov. 4 and headlines include a call for state Sen. Ron Calderon to step down, a look at the superintendent's evaluation, and Nury Martinez on life at City Hall.

Nury Martinez on life at Los Angeles City Hall

The City Councilwoman from the San Fernando Valley is the newest — and the sole female — member of the Los Angeles City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: John Deasy to remain at LAUSD

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 30 and headlines include Superintendent John Deasy's decision to stay until 2016, another filing in Councilman Huizar's harassment lawsuit, and an easter egg on the city website.

LA County votes to keep oil drilling out of Whittier Hills

The Board of Supervisors unanimously opposed a lease between the city of Whittier and an oil company, but the matter will likely be decided by a court.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Superintendent's future with LAUSD

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 29 and headlines include Superintendent John Deasy's performance review, City Hall's top budget official, and Bell's attempt at transparency.

LA's top budget official to stay at City Hall

The decision to leave CAO Miguel Santana in his current position comes as Mayor Eric Garcetti is reviewing all top managers.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti goes to Washington

Today is Monday, Oct. 28 and headlines include the mayor's trip to DC, Wendy Greuel's new job, and rethinking the state's initiative system.

Mayor Garcetti heads to DC seeking public transit, river funding

L.A.'s mayor is in Washington for a couple of days. His agenda includes lobbying for an extensive restoration of the Los Angeles River ecosystems.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Is LAUSD's superintendent out?

Today is Friday, Oct. 25 and headlines include the future of Superintendent John Deasy, fines for two hospitals in LA County, and earthquake safety in LA.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Trouble in the Sheriff's Department

Today is Thursday, Oct. 24 and headlines include allegations from sheriff's deputies, the trial of a former Bell employee, and is City Hall a frat house?

LA city council president wants review of harassment training

With the offices of two city councilmen facing sexual harassment lawsuits from former employees, Herb Wesson wants to examine workplace training for all employees.

LA City Council won't appeal ride-sharing regulations

State rules regulating the alt-taxi industry will not be challenged by the City of Los Angeles after a council vote failed to reach the eight member threshold.

New website opens LA's financial books to the public

A new online tool unveiled Wednesday provides access to the city's revenue, expenditures and audits. But there's no explanation for some of the spending.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Councilman calls affair "huge mistake"

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 23 and headlines include Councilman Jose Huizar on an alleged affair, Villaraigosa joins a PR firm, and LA County revisits a jail plan.

Mayor Garcetti names new Board of Harbor Commissioners

The five-member commission oversees the Port of Los Angeles — one of the busiest in the world — and its $1.1 billion budget.