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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

LA City Council won't appeal ride-sharing regulations

State rules regulating the alt-taxi industry will not be challenged by the City of Los Angeles after a council vote failed to reach the eight member threshold.

New website opens LA's financial books to the public

A new online tool unveiled Wednesday provides access to the city's revenue, expenditures and audits. But there's no explanation for some of the spending.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Councilman calls affair "huge mistake"

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 23 and headlines include Councilman Jose Huizar on an alleged affair, Villaraigosa joins a PR firm, and LA County revisits a jail plan.

Mayor Garcetti names new Board of Harbor Commissioners

The five-member commission oversees the Port of Los Angeles — one of the busiest in the world — and its $1.1 billion budget.

LA City Council, mayor at odds over ride-sharing companies

Between a looming deadline and the threat of a veto from Mayor Garcetti, the City Council may have waited too long to challenge the alternative-taxi industry.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti chats up KPCC

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 22 and headlines include Mayor Eric Garcetti's appearance at KPCC, the increasing cost of a streetcar, and more harassment allegations at City Hall.

Mayor Garcetti at KPCC: Quake safety, federal funding top agenda (Video)

Speaking at the KPCC Crawford Family Forum, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he'd like to see support from Washington for transportation and LA River projects.

Councilman Huizar launches reelection bid in wake of harassment claim

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar kicks off his 2015 campaign Tuesday with a downtown fundraiser and one very important ally.

GM of LA's Housing Dept. leaving to start consulting firm

Mercedes Marquez has led the city department for 18 months. The mayor's office said her departure is unrelated to ongoing performance reviews of general managers.

Will LA pay legal fees for councilman's sexual harassment suit?

Was it a consensual affair? Or harassment? Either way, the City of Los Angeles could pay the price to defend Councilman Jose Huizar in a messy lawsuit.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jury finds Sheriff Baca liable

Today is Friday, Oct. 18 and headlines include Sheriff Lee Baca's liability for inmate abuse, Councilman Jose Huizar's personal problems, and an earthquake czar.

Councilman admits affair, but denies lawsuit charges (Updated)

LA's Jose Huizar says he had “an occasional and consensual relationship” with a former staffer, but says her allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation are baseless.

DWP Commission allows trusts to hire internal auditor

Politicians may finally get some answers on millions of public dollars spent by two trusts run by the DWP and its union. But those answers won't be made public.

Maven's Morning Coffee: In-house audit of DWP trusts

Today is Thursday, Oct. 17 and headlines include a financial accounting of two DWP trusts, an election in Palmdale, and can Compton be the new Brooklyn?

Los Angeles to tackle voter apathy in city elections

After a paltry turnout in this year's municipal election, the president of the City Council wants a commission to consider changes to the way L.A. votes.