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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: Hillary Clinton in LA

Today is Monday, Nov. 11 and headlines include the former secretary of state's visit to LA, hopes of an NFL team, and a possible strike at LA County.

Calderon lashes out at call for his resignation

State Sen. Ron Calderon says a call for his resignation makes a "mockery" of the presumption of innocence. This comes as the FBI looks into whether Calderon illegally accepted bribes.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Does LA County need more supervisors?

Today is Friday, Nov. 8 and headlines include the size of the Board of Supervisors, funding for earthquake maps, and legalizing street vendors.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Testimony from former Bell police chief

Today is Thursday, Nov. 7 and headlines include testimony from Bell's former police chief, mapping earthquake faults, and a Ready for Hillary fundraiser in downtown.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Councilman asks to review LAX procedures

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6 and headlines include a review of LAX's emergency communications, a chat with the port director, and a Republican runs for governor.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD officers accused of attacking women

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 5 and headlines include two LAPD officers facing accusations, Mayor Aja Brown's makeover of Compton, and a data-driven City Hall.

Obama appoints Brown, Garcetti to climate change task force

Gov. Jerry Brown and Mayor Eric Garcetti will join a White House task force, helping plan federal assistance to cities and states dealing with climate change.

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.