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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

LA sanitation workers poised to win $26 Million settlement

More than 1,000 trash truck drivers say they were denied proper meal breaks. That violation of state law will likely cost the City of Los Angeles $26 million.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Has Kevin James become a City Hall insider?

Today is Monday, Aug. 11 and headlines include Kevin James' role within City Hall, the LAUSD special election, and a call for a homeless czar.

LA City Council confirms Ralph Terrazas as new fire chief

Ralph Terrazas is the first Latino to lead the LAFD. Mayor Eric Garcetti has said he wants the chief to focus on technology and diversity within the department.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Report calls out Baca, Tanaka for abuse scandal

Today is Friday, Aug. 8 and headlines include a new report on jailhouse abuses, the larger context for a South LA school board race, and criticism for a Street Services audit.

Maven's Morning Coffee: The race for LAUSD in South LA

Today is Thursday, Aug. 7 and headlines include the race for the LAUSD Board of Education, a controversial development in West Hollywood, and comparing congressional candidates.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Former LA City Hall lobbyist, aide arrested

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 6 and headlines include the arrest of former aide to Councilman Curren Price, the politics of education in South LA, and a vote on oversight of the Sheriff's Department.

Water official, his associates charged with embezzlement

A water district official and a couple he's tied to have been charged with what the L.A. County DA's Office is calling "an elaborate embezzlement scheme."

Maven's Morning Coffee: Police chief still has Mayor's support

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 5 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's support for the police chief, the Legislature's consideration of a water bond, and expectations in the LAUSD special election.

UCLA flood: Mayor Garcetti blames poorly engineered pipe joint

The joint that failed last week causing 20 million gallons of water to spill onto the UCLA campus was "poorly engineered," according to Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD race goes negative

Today is Monday, Aug. 4 and headlines include the fight for the LAUSD Board of Education, oversight for the Sheriff's Department, and the "Rizzo Tax" in Bell

Maven's Morning Coffee: Report on LAFD nepotism

Today is Friday, Aug. 1 and headlines include a report on favoritism in the fire department, money in the Board of Supervisors race, and the DWP's water main break.

How will the DWP handle liability following the UCLA flood?

The DWP is encouraging anyone whose property was damaged in Tuesday's flood to file a claim. But getting reimbursed by the utility isn't always that easy.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Gubernatorial candidate lives on the streets

Today is Thursday, July 31 and headlines include Neel Kashkari's latest video, continued clean up in Westwood, and problems with LA's road repairs.

UCLA flood: DWP now says 20M gallons of water lost (updated)

Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD officers protest for raises

Today is Wednesday, July 30 and headlines include LAPD officers' calls for raises, DWP's search for a new lobbyist, UCLA's clean up from Tuesday's water main break.