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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

They're lining up, already, for 2015 LA City Council race

A former spokesman for Antonio Villaraigosa and the chief of staff to Councilman Tom LaBonge filed papers Tuesday to run for city council in 2015.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County considers penalties for sex offenders

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3 and headlines include the Board of Supervisors' call for penalties against adults who exploit children for sex and Mayor Garcetti's cool relationship with labor.

New police commissioners asked to focus on LA communities

With crime down, the new members are being told to focus on community relations. "It's just not about arresting people and booking them," says Councilman Bernard Parks, an ex-LAPD chief.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown's legacy

Today is Friday, Aug. 30 and headlines include Rolling Stone's interview with Gov. Jerry Brown, an audit in Vernon and a look at where LA's racial groups live.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Bell's Robert Rizzo stays in LA County

Today is Thursday, Aug. 29 and headlines include the trial of Robert Rizzo, San Bernardino's bankruptcy, and a rejection of the governor's prison plan.

Los Angeles' mural moratorium overturned by city council

After nearly a decade, new public artworks may once again be commissioned in what was once considered "the mural capital of the world."

Maven's Morning Coffee: Gov. Brown tackles prison reform

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 28 and headlines include a multimillion-dollar plan to reduce the state's prison population, LA's Office of Immigrant Affairs, and a fresh look at CEQA.

Los Angeles' mural moratorium could be overturned

A decade-long ban on public murals could be reversed Wednesday when the L.A. City Council votes on an ordinance regulating public art.

Maven's Morning Coffee: President Obama heads back to LA

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 27 and headlines include another SoCal visit from the president, a state of emergency for film production, and a settlement for DWP.

Maven's Morning Coffee: EPA to study So Cal freeways

Today is Monday, Aug. 26 and headlines include the EPA's study of freeway pollution, non-citizens on California juries, and a critique of Mayor Garcetti.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jail workers charged for alleged cover-up

Today is Friday, Aug. 23 and headlines include fallout from the DWP contract, the arrest of two jail workers, and an uncertain future for Sutter Brown's Twitter.

Maven's Morning Coffee: City reaches deal with DWP union

Today is Thursday, Aug. 22 and headlines include a deal between the city and IBEW, opposition to the Echo Park gang injunction, and a campaign in the Inland Empire.

LA's City Hall reaches agreement with DWP's union

The details of a contract between the DWP and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will be announced Thursday morning by the mayor and the council president.

City councilman wants to raise legal age to buy cigarettes

LA Councilman Paul Koretz wants to set the age at 21, though it's unclear whether the city has the authority to approve such a law.

LA City Council seeks answers to city's failing streets

The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to study a $3 billion bond proposal that could ultimately repair thousands of miles of failed streets in the city.