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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: LAPD losing officers

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 4 and headlines include the diminishing ranks of the LAPD, a court appearance for the LAX shooter, and more DWP billing problems.

Council says homes in south, east Los Angeles can have murals

A proposal to allow murals on single-family homes in three districts received preliminary approval Tuesday from the Los Angeles City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Retrofitting LA buildings

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 3 and headlines include a plan to retrofit soft-story buildings, a probe into Sheriff's Department's hiring practices, and elections in Palmdale.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD's challenges

Today is Monday, Dec. 2 and headlines include the long-standing challenges of the LAFD, a look at the Calderon dynasty, and why is LA's rent so high?

DWP explains billing problems to Los Angeles City Council

The Department of Water and Power will suspend collections on unpaid bills through the remainder of 2013, according to DWP General Manager Ron Nichols.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County tackles jail violence

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 27 and headlines include L.A. County's attempts to regulate jail violence, a new director for the police union, and emergency planning at LAX.

Mayor Eric Garcetti dances, celebrates Hanukkah

The mayor marked the start of Hanukkah at City Hall with some Jewish traditions, and a little break dancing. (Huh?)

Maven's Morning Coffee: Settlement for LAFD fire inspector

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 26 and headlines include a judgement against the LAFD, repairs to Getty House, and a concessions agreement at city golf courses.

Maven's Morning Coffee: profile of Maria Elena Durazo

Today is Monday, Nov. 25 and headlines include a profile of labor leader Maria Elena Durazo, an op-ed from Rep. Hahn, and the architecture of Grand Avenue.

DWP union resumes spat with Mayor Garcetti

The union's chief calls out the mayor and DWP brass for the utility's problematic billing system. A Garcetti spokesman says "stop the political games."

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown fundraises

Today is Friday, Nov. 22 and headlines include Gov. Jerry Brown's fundraising, Sen. Feinstein's possible retirement, and mixed reviews for a city website.

Races for LA Board of Supervisors: Who's in, who's out?

LA councilman Paul Krekorian says thanks, but no thanks. Sheila Kuehl is way in. Wendy Gruel is still waffling. And a WeHo councilman says he's "smiling and dialing."

Maven's Morning Coffee: Coroner's preliminary report for TSA officer

Today is Thursday, Nov. 21 and headlines include a preliminary coroner's report for the TSA officer killed at LAX, closing arguments in Bell, and the legalization of cats.

DWP officials working to correct new billing system

A new software system at the Department of Water and Power has left customers with incorrect bills and lengthy wait times for those seeking explanations.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP cuts off funding

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 20 and headlines include the DWP Commission's frustration with spending, a new parking website, and a special election is too close to call.