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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: 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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: A change in how Sacramento fundraises?

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21 and headlines include new details on the DWP contract, a push to change fundraising rules in Sacramento, and more staffing for Probation.

Metropolitan Water District OKs new ethics policy

The district’s ethics officer will now evaluate all complaints, which one director said will create a process "that is free of political influence."

New details emerge in city's negotiations with DWP union

City Council president Herb Wesson says a deal is near that will reflect a partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has been critical of the union's proposal.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Acting assessor to be appointed

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20 and headlines include a new acting assessor, Mayor Eric Garcetti's first 50 days in office, and a Q&A with a councilman.