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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 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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP lawsuit tossed out

Today is Friday, May 3 and headlines include the dismissal of a DWP lawsuit, endorsements from the Daily News, and a councilman's cancer in remission.

Bill Rosendahl announces cancer in remission

The Westside LA City Councilman was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer last summer but now he is officially in remission, he announced Thursday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP salaries skyrocket past other utilities

Today is Thursday, May 2 and headlines include an analysis of DWP salaries from 2011, the discovery of money for raises at City Hall, and a fight in CD 13.

New TV ad highlights Bill Clinton's support for Wendy Greuel

The former president's backing has made its way into a television commercial from an independent committee supporting her campaign.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Multibillion-dollar LAX plan approved

Today is Wednesday, May 1 and headlines include the city council's approval of a $4 billion upgrade at LAX and the former undersheriff's takedown of Sheriff Lee Baca.

#DearMayor: LA voters look for relief from city's pot holes

What do Angelenos want the next mayor to focus on? Transportation issues. Specifically, the sorry condition of the city's roads.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel campaign returns contribution

Today is Tuesday, April 30 and headlines include a returned contribution from the Greuel campaign, support for local control of Ontario Airport, and an endorsement in CD 13.

Cabinet options for Villaraigosa finally seem closed

LA's mayor was in Washington for the past few days for various events and White House meetings, but apparently not for a job interview.

Maven's Morning Coffee: the high price of public safety

Today is Monday, April 29 and headlines include questions on the cost of maintaining LAPD, endorsements in the runoff, and a look at how candidates mix family and politics.

Sheila Kuehl makes her run for county supervisor official

After informally announcing her run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in January, the former state legislator has formally launched her campaign.