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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 Attorney's office goes after illegal pot shops

More than 40 medical marijuana clinics have voluntarily closed since the city's new pot shop regulations took effect in July, according to City Attorney Mike Feuer.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Fire Chief out at LAFD

Today is Friday, Oct. 11 and headlines include the firing of Fire Chief Brian Cummings, Mural Day in Los Angeles, and a makeover for the LA River.

LA fire chief Brian Cummings to resign, mayor's office says (updated)

Cummings will officially retire in February, and former LAFD captain James Featherstone will serve as acting chief effective Nov. 1, the mayor's office said.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Federal shutdown in So Cal

Today is Thursday, Oct. 10 and headlines include the impact of the government shutdown, a look at Mayor Garcetti's appointment process, and a new seat for the Board of Supervisors?

Assembly Speaker announces run for state controller

John Pérez announced Wednesday he will seek the statewide office next year when he is termed out of his current job.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Board of Supervisors approve jail funding

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9 and headlines include funding to prevent inmate abuses, Assembly Speaker John Perez's appearance in LA and a push for drinking fountains.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti's cultural literacy

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 8 and headlines include a New York Times profile of the mayor, personnel complaints at LAUSD, and patient dumping on Skid Row.

Are Southern Californians tuning out the government shutdown?

It’s been about a week of federal government closures. While it’s the talk of D.C., here in L.A., it seems to be far from the minds of many residents.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses California GOP in Anaheim

In a speech to California Republicans, Perry spoke to the virtue of conservative politics at the state level and how its policies can be applied at the national level.

Does tiny Maywood need three private water companies?

After years of complaints about Maywood's water, a bill on the governor's desk could provide money to clean up the city’s water – and water politics.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti and the business community

Today is Thursday, Oct. 3 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's relationship with the business community, Gov. Brown's bill signing, and LAUSD's iPad problem.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD gets private donations for body cameras

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 2 and headlines include private donations for LAPD's body cameras, an audit of DWP finances, and a critique of Grand Avenue's Parcel Q.

New DWP Commission demands documents on spending

The Board of Water and Power commissioners told the DWP's top brass Tuesday they want to see a full accounting for two training institutes funded by the utility.

LA City Council redefines neighborhood council guidelines

The city is trying to limit participation by outsiders who try to improperly influence votes on the 95 neighborhood councils.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA sues over health proposal

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1 and headlines include a legal fight over a ballot proposal, a special election set for December, and the sheriff's side gig.