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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: Why don't more women run for office?

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 28 and headlines include a look at why more women don't run for office, how hackers are using L.A.'s data, and a supervisor responds to criticism.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti's budget proposal

Today is Monday, Jan. 27 and headlines include Mayor Eric Garceti's plan to phase out the business tax, funding for Homeboy Industries, and parklets throughout L.A.

Web company helps SoCal cities make financial data accessible

Municipalities are making it easier for the average citizen to find out how their tax dollars are being spent thanks to a move toward digital democracy.

Metro moves forward on options to connect LAX to rail

Metro board members agreed Thursday to launch draft environmental impact studies on four different options to connect light rail to Los Angeles International Airport.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Report on jail abuses

Today is Friday, Jan. 24 and headlines include a report on jail abuses, a proposal to increase Metro fares, and the future of the Republican Party.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Profile of Long Beach police chief

Today is Thursday, Jan. 23 and headlines include a profile of the Long Beach chief of police, a response to State of the State, and Schwarzenegger talks regret.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown delivers State of the State

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22 and headlines include the governor's annual address, the LAUSD superintendent's visit to City Hall, and a supervisor's response to controversy.

LA Councilman responds to allegations of sexual harassment

Jose Huizar has already denied a former staffer's allegations of sexual harassment, but now he's done so formally in a new court filing.

Bobby Shriver announces run for LA Board of Supervisors

The former Santa Monica councilman and mayor will run for the seat being vacated by Zev Yaroslavsky. The Kennedy family member says he's a political outsider.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Bobby Shriver jumps into supes race

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21 and headlines include Bobby Shriver's run for the Board of Supervisors, a Republican's potential run for governor and the 2015 L.A. City Council races.

LA controller, DWP union head to court over financial disclosures (Updated)

The fight will continue Tuesday over documents that may show how more than $40 million in taxpayer money was spent by two training institutes.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Gov. Brown to declare drought

Today is Friday, Jan. 17 and headlines include the governor's declaration of a drought, a profile of Rep. Waxman's opponent and Valentine's Day at the Zoo.

Abel Maldonado drops out of California governor's race

The Republican former lieutenant governor ended his campaign Thursday, telling supporters in Santa Maria "now is not my time."

Maven's Morning Coffee: Rep. McKeon to retire

Today is Thursday, Jan. 16 and headlines include Rep. Buck McKeon's decision to retire, body cameras for LAPD officers, and the future of light rail to LAX.

$575K for woman who says she was sexually assaulted by LAPD officers

The Los Angeles City Council signed off on the settlement Wednesday for a woman who was a drug informant for the department.