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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

Mayoral candidates seek to clarify stances on living wage

Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti kind of agree on a living wage for hotel workers, but her stance is muddied by unions claiming she will raise the minimum wage.

He said, she said: Garcetti, Greuel bicker in final TV debate

In their last televised faceoff of the campaign, the mayoral candidates continued to hammer each other on integrity and perceived conflicts of interest.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Wendy Greuel supports higher hotel wages

Today is Monday, May 13 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's support for a higher hotel wage, a debate between the city controller candidates, and money in South LA.

Judge rejects restraining order on Feuer's campaign funds

A judge denied a request Friday for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented city attorney candidate Mike Feuer from spending his campaign funds.

DA investigates complaint in Hollywood council race

The DA's office is investigating whether Mitch O'Farrell's campaign illegally completed ballots for voters. His camp reciprocates the charge against John Choi.

Maven's Morning Coffee: the lifestyles of Greuel and Garcetti

Today is Friday, May 10 and headlines include the different upbringings of Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, alleged voter fraud in CD 13, and medical marijuana measures.

Poll: Wendy Greuel leads Eric Garcetti in mayor's race

A new survey from Cal State LA's Pat Brown Institute finds her ahead by one point, a dramatic contrast from a different poll published less than three weeks ago.

Maven's Morning Coffee: funding LA city parks

Today is Thursday, May 9 and headlines include the challenges of funding LA parks, a new ad in the mayor's race, and the possible comeback of Carmen Trutanich.

Is there money trouble in Wendy Greuel's campaign?

The mayoral candidate pulled TV ads from her own campaign, but independent committees working on her behalf continue to spend heavily.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel campaign suspends TV ads

Today is Wednesday, May 8 and headlines include the suspension of TV ads for Wendy Greuel, San Bernardino's LAX lawsuit, and Mayor Villaraigosa's trip to China.

LA City Council votes to restore LAFD to full staffing

The fire chief had moved firefighters to ambulance duty. LAFD will get another $1.5 million to fund both services through June. Next year's funding is still in play.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Councilman seated in San Gabriel

Today is Tuesday, May 7 and headlines include the swearing-in of Chin-Ho Liao, a loan in the mayor's race, and it's Roz Wyman Day in LA.

LA city unions insist scheduled pay raises should be honored

The Coalition of L.A. City Unions told a city council committee that the mayor's budget, which calls for postponing the pay hikes, is "dishonest."

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral candidates find common ground

Today is Monday, May 6 and headlines include the latest debate between Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, Rick Caruso's thoughts on the city budget, and more endorsements.

Tension mounts in San Gabriel council dispute

Several Southern California politicians gathered Friday to call on San Gabriel city leaders who have blocked the swearing-in of a new councilman.