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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

Villaraigosa travels across LA for farewell bus tour

Outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa embarked on a 24-hour tour of Los Angeles early Friday, planning to make stops at iconic restaurants and landmarks along the way.

Maven's Morning Coffee: sun sets on Antonio Villaraigosa

Today is Friday, June 28 and headlines include the end of the Villaraigosa Administration, a new Metro light rail line, and farewell emails from City Hall.

Eric Garcetti transitions into his new role as mayor

L.A.'s new leader will be sworn in on Sunday. He's been fairly quiet since his May election, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been working behind the scenes.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Eric Garcetti's style

Today is Thursday, June 27 and headlines include a look at Eric Garcetti, the "Boy Scout Mayor," DWP's settlement in Owens Valley, and a marriage celebration.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage

Today is Wednesday, June 26 and headlines include the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on same-sex marriage, a makeover for Schwarzenegger, and a LA City Council vote for a developer.

Maven's Morning Coffee: profile of labor's Maria Elena Durazo

Todays is Monday, June 24 and headlines include a profile of Maria Elena Durazo, a labor fight in Orange County, and corruption in LA County.

Historic designation expected for former internment camp

The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to designate at least one acre of the former Tuna Canyon Detention Center a monument.

City Hall veteran appointed to run Convention Center

The LA City Council confirmed Robert "Bud" Ovrom's appointment as executive director, even as it considers turning over the center to a private operator.

Maven's Morning Coffee: dispute between DWP board, ratepayer advocate

Today is Friday, June 21 and headlines include a disagreement between the ratepayer advocate and DWP, one pop star's problems in Calabasas, and some stolen bikes in Santa Monica.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Tom Calderon speaks on FBI raid

Today is Thursday, June 20 and headlines include Tom Calderon on the FBI investigation, a public health measure on the 2014 ballot, and the life of Bill Rosendahl.

Maven's Morning Coffee: plastic bag ban approved in LA

Today is Wednesday, June 19 and headlines include LA's plastic bag ban, a new city manager in Burbank, and new gates on Metro lines.

South LA wetlands named in honor of Jan Perry

After 12 years in office, the councilwoman was celebrated by her colleagues in a ceremony that included naming a beloved South L.A. project in her honor.

Maven's Morning Coffee: public records restricted in California?

Today is Tuesday, June 18 and headlines include a peek at Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti's style, a proposed restriction on public records, and a lawsuit at the port.

Eric Garcetti names longtime aide as chief of staff

The mayor-elect taps Ana Guerrero in the first major personnel announcement of his administration.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Governor seeks end to enterprise zones

Today is Monday, June 17 and headlines incude the possible end of enterprise zones, Eric Garcetti's preparations for office, and the Calderons' fundraising efforts.