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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

City Hall veteran appointed to run Convention Center

The LA City Council confirmed Robert "Bud" Ovrom's appointment as executive director, even as it considers turning over the center to a private operator.

Maven's Morning Coffee: dispute between DWP board, ratepayer advocate

Today is Friday, June 21 and headlines include a disagreement between the ratepayer advocate and DWP, one pop star's problems in Calabasas, and some stolen bikes in Santa Monica.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Tom Calderon speaks on FBI raid

Today is Thursday, June 20 and headlines include Tom Calderon on the FBI investigation, a public health measure on the 2014 ballot, and the life of Bill Rosendahl.

Maven's Morning Coffee: plastic bag ban approved in LA

Today is Wednesday, June 19 and headlines include LA's plastic bag ban, a new city manager in Burbank, and new gates on Metro lines.

South LA wetlands named in honor of Jan Perry

After 12 years in office, the councilwoman was celebrated by her colleagues in a ceremony that included naming a beloved South L.A. project in her honor.

Maven's Morning Coffee: public records restricted in California?

Today is Tuesday, June 18 and headlines include a peek at Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti's style, a proposed restriction on public records, and a lawsuit at the port.

Eric Garcetti names longtime aide as chief of staff

The mayor-elect taps Ana Guerrero in the first major personnel announcement of his administration.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Governor seeks end to enterprise zones

Today is Monday, June 17 and headlines incude the possible end of enterprise zones, Eric Garcetti's preparations for office, and the Calderons' fundraising efforts.

Feds subpoenaed records from water district after Calderon raid

Documents are sought from the Central Basin Municipal Water District just days after the offices of State Senator Ron Calderon were raided by FBI agents.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Eric Garcetti tours LA

Today is Friday, June 14 and headlines include Eric Garcetti's victory lap around LA, a dip into the murky water districts, and a bridge for WIllie Brown.

Maven's Morning Coffee: feds target medical marijuana

Today is Thursday, June 13 and headlines include a federal crackdown on pot shops, a blue ribbon panel on child abuse, and a lack of reform in Anaheim.

Maven's Morning Coffee: police chief won't run for sheriff

Today is Wednesday, June 12 and headlines include the Long Beach police chief's decision not to challenge Sheriff Baca and calls for changes in LA's campaign finance rules.

Labor leader says she doesn't regret Greuel endorsement

Speaking at Town Hall Los Angeles, Maria Elena Durazo defended the Federation of Labor's endorsements and said it's now time to talk about policies.

Maven's Morning Coffee: protest over Convention Center contract

Today is Tuesday, June 11 and headlines include Mayor Villaraigosa's private meeting with billboard executives, a dispute over the Convention Center, and endorsements.

Fewer than 1 in 4 LA voters cast a ballot in May election

The turnout was significantly worse than its been for other competitive mayoral runoffs. Of the 459,412 total ballots, 45 percent were vote-by-mail ballots.