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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 candidates left to fix budget without Measure A funds

Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have been vague on what each would do to close the city's projected deficit that next year exceeds $100 million.

At least two LA council races are headed for a runoff

The races to succeed Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry will be settled on May 21, but the fate of the District 1 contest won't be final until outstanding ballots are counted.

LA mayor's race: Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel set for runoff in May (update)

Two politicians who once served together as leaders on the Los Angeles City Council will face one another in the May runoff for mayor; City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is in a runoff to remain in office. Voter turnout was 16 percent.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Election Day in the Southland

Today is Tuesday, March 5 and headlines include the Los Angeles municipal election, a forced resignation on Animal Services, and a hold on NFL hopes.

Mailers confuse party endorsements in race for LA's mayor

Is Eric Garcetti a Republican? Did the LA County Democratic Party back Wendy Greuel? The answer to both questions is no, but you wouldn't know it from these brochures.

Garcetti, Greuel locked in tight race heading into Election Day

Two surveys released in as many days differ on which candidate leads in the mayoral primary but both polls agree – it’s close.

Maven's Morning Coffee: race is on in CD 13

Today is Monday, March 4 and headlines include the race for the LA City Council's Thirteenth District, a dead heat in the mayor's race, and a new Republican chair.

Mayoral candidates pay for misleading mailer endorsements

Candidates pay thousands of dollars to appear in fliers that imply they've been endorsed by political parties, law enforcement or labor groups.

DWP union alleges Eric Garcetti has been living large at City Hall

The TV spot from an independent group calls out the mayoral candidate for wasteful spending, which his campaign refutes.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral candidates fight over oil

Today is Friday, March 1 and headlines include mudslinging in the mayor's race, the influence of independent expenditures, and a new fight over billboards.

South Los Angeles prepares for new city council member

There's a crowded race for the LA's Ninth District. Up and down Central Avenue, residents note the changes that need to take place.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral candidates talk LAUSD

Today is Thursday, Feb. 28 and headlines include the mayoral candidates on LAUSD, a profile of Kevin James, and a look at the mayor's dating life.

Maven's Morning Coffee: millions flow into LA City Council races

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27 and headlines include $4 million in independent expenditures for next week's race and a look at Eric Garcetti's green record.

City leaders hope voters go for tax increase with Measure A

The increase would make LA's sales tax higher than in New York City and Chicago. L.A. city leaders pitched Measure A as a way to close the city’s deficit.

Maven's Morning Coffee: city attorney candidates debate

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26 and headlines include a debate with the candidates for city attorney, profiles of mayoral candidates, and LA Times endorsements.