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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: Understanding LA County's redistricting

Today is Friday, Sept. 13 and headlines include a look at creating a new district for the Board of Supervisors, a new fire station in the Valley, and a ban on wild animals in West Hollywood.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti speaks to AFL-CIO

Today is Thursday, Sept. 12 and headlines include the mayor's speech to labor, rejection of a challenge to LAX's runway plan, and Tom Hanks' jury service.

4 new DWP commissioners approved by LA City Council

Mayor Eric Garcetti's appointees, who will consider the utility's requests for rate increases, were not particularly challenged during their confirmation hearing.

Maven's Morning Coffee: New Police Commission gets to work

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 11 and headlines include comments from the new Police Commission president, a change to the Public Records Act, and a couple of tweets.

Mayor Eric Garcetti is not too tied up to tweet

Some public figures use surrogates for social media, but LA's mayor is personally using Twitter in response to citizen complaints about trash, trees and the DWP.

Maven's Morning Coffee: new estimate on cost of streetcar

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 10 and headlines include a new estimate on the downtown streetcar, efforts to shut down a Vernon plant, and the ambitions of the new Compton mayor.

Energy Committee approves four new DWP commissioners

Mayor Garcetti's new appointees will join Christina Noonan on the board that oversees the public utility. A full City Council vote is expected Wednesday.

Mayor Eric Garcetti reports for jury duty

The mayor was waiting to see if he would get on a case, a spokesman said late Monday morning. We've got some suggestions for how he could get dismissed.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Term limits come to Hall of Administration

Today is Monday, Sept. 9 and headlines include a look at the powerful Board of Supervisors, a push for urban farms in LA, and a recall in San Bernardino.

Mayor Garcetti dips into education policy

Hundreds of volunteers, including LA's mayor, spread out across Los Angeles Friday to find high school dropouts and convince them to return to school.

Maven's Morning Coffee: IBEW considers DWP contract

Today is Friday, Sept. 6 and headlines include a union vote, a cancelled presidential trip, and a new job for Antonio Villaraigosa.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Science board approves USC-Coliseum deal

Today is Thursday, Sept. 5 and headlines include USC's control of the Coliseum, a chat with LA County's new coroner, and an uncertain football future for LA.

Neighborhood Councils: where government and community meet

More than a decade after the system was created, L.A. now has 95 Neighborhood Councils that weigh in on hyperlocal and citywide matters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Republicans win local seats in California

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 4 and headlines include the success of Republicans in local government, questions on LAUSD funding, and a ride down the L.A. River.

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.