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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: LA considers tax increase for streets

Today is Wednesday, March 19 and headlines include a tax proposal to fix failing streets, an election in Whittier, and did fracking cause an earthquake?

LA to consider sales tax to fix failing streets, sidewalks

The city's top budget official wants a half-cent sales tax hike for 15 years. If the city council and mayor put it on the November ballot, it would require two-thirds approval from voters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jordan Downs denied federal money

Today is Tuesday, March 18 and headlines include bad financial news for Jordan Downs, an endorsement from Zev Yaroslavsky, and more details on the FBI's probe of the Sheriff's Department.

Ted Lieu picks up support from former LA Mayor

Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan supported Wendy Greuel for mayor in 2013, but that support hasn't extended to Greuel's congressional race.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Earthquake wakes up LA

Today is Monday, March 17 and headlines include a 4.4 magnitude earthquake, Mayor Garcetti's education deputy leaves, and who is the frontrunner to be sheriff?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Candidates for sheriff debate

Today is Thursday, March 13 and headlines include a debate with the candidates for sheriff, pot shop tax revenue, and a database of lobbyists' gifts.

State committee will proceed with audit of LADWP

A state committee voted Wednesday to review the utility's revamped billing system, which has led to tens of thousands of inaccurate bills and a loss in revenue for the city.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Will DWP have a return to greatness?

Today is Wednesday, March 12 and headlines include Mayor Eric Garcetti's DWP reforms, the conviction of a Metro attorney, and campaign finance in the supervisor's race.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Does Mayor Garcetti support the proposed street bond?

Today is Tuesday, March 11 and headlines include a sit-down interview with Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. County's work on child welfare, and a candidate sits out the 2015 race.

Mayor Eric Garcetti: No raises for LA city workers

That will be the city's position in contract negotiations this year with major unions. The mayor also envisions double-digit DWP rate hikes, but isn't sure about asking voters to approve a $3 billion bond measure to repair streets.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Investigation into deputy's shooting

Today is Monday, March 10 and headlines into an investigation into a deputy's shooting, a profile of a congressional candidate, and the campaign to lead UTLA.

LA City Council members head to DC for conferences

The council is on recess this week as nine members go to Washington for meetings. The trips are financed with both public and private funds.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Kevin De Leon calls out pension payments

Today is Friday, March 7 and headlines include pension payments to a former Vernon official, a profile of a sheriff's candidate, and a security breach at county health.

Los Angeles launches global search for new port director

It's been five months since the former manager announced her retirement. A port spokesman says the delay was in part due to getting the new Harbor Commission in place.

Maven's Morning Coffee: State Senate considers ethics bills

Today is Thursday, March 6 and headlines include ethics reform for the state Senate, the legacy of former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and the end of a bike race.