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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

Mayoral wrapup: Greuel, Garcetti enter the homestretch

With just days to go before the runoff, the candidates are criss-crossing the city to energize their bases.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel, Garcetti target Latino voters

Today is Thursday, May 16 and headlines include new TV ads that target the Latino community, the preliminary approval of the city budget, and Dennis Zine's reach to Jewish voters.

How much money is hidden in LA city departments?

The city has more than 600 special revenue funds that hold money from grants and dedicated taxes, but leaders don't have a handle on their status.

Maven's Morning Coffee: City Hall loses women leaders

Today is Wednesday, May 15 and headlines include a lack of women in LA City Hall, the nasty race in CD13, and a discussion on Proposition C.

Women lose political footing at LA City Hall

Los Angeles has gone backwards in how women are represented in municipal government. On July 1, L.A. city government could be run entirely by men.

Maven's Morning Coffee: poll finds Feuer, Zine in lead

Today is Tuesday, May 14 and headlines include the results of the latest Pat Brown Institute poll, endorsements for Carmen Trutanich, and confusion over the living wage.

Mayoral candidates seek to clarify stances on living wage

Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti kind of agree on a living wage for hotel workers, but her stance is muddied by unions claiming she will raise the minimum wage.

He said, she said: Garcetti, Greuel bicker in final TV debate

In their last televised faceoff of the campaign, the mayoral candidates continued to hammer each other on integrity and perceived conflicts of interest.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Wendy Greuel supports higher hotel wages

Today is Monday, May 13 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's support for a higher hotel wage, a debate between the city controller candidates, and money in South LA.

Judge rejects restraining order on Feuer's campaign funds

A judge denied a request Friday for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented city attorney candidate Mike Feuer from spending his campaign funds.

DA investigates complaint in Hollywood council race

The DA's office is investigating whether Mitch O'Farrell's campaign illegally completed ballots for voters. His camp reciprocates the charge against John Choi.

Maven's Morning Coffee: the lifestyles of Greuel and Garcetti

Today is Friday, May 10 and headlines include the different upbringings of Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, alleged voter fraud in CD 13, and medical marijuana measures.

Poll: Wendy Greuel leads Eric Garcetti in mayor's race

A new survey from Cal State LA's Pat Brown Institute finds her ahead by one point, a dramatic contrast from a different poll published less than three weeks ago.

Maven's Morning Coffee: funding LA city parks

Today is Thursday, May 9 and headlines include the challenges of funding LA parks, a new ad in the mayor's race, and the possible comeback of Carmen Trutanich.

Is there money trouble in Wendy Greuel's campaign?

The mayoral candidate pulled TV ads from her own campaign, but independent committees working on her behalf continue to spend heavily.