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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 mayor's race: Greuel PAC releases Magic Johnson video

The basketball legend and the mayoral candidate are coming to a website near you – courtesy of an independent group backing her campaign.

Assembly speaker endorses Ron Galperin in controller's race

John Pérez is backing the former chairman of the city's Commission on Revenue Efficiency over termed-out L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Wendy Greuel reboots campaign

Today is Wednesday, April 3 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's aggressive reboot, a visit with former Supervisor Ed Edelman, and a look at Republicans in LA.

LA mayor's race: Wendy Greuel re-starts campaign with aggressive tone

Shortly after her opponent announced an endorsement she'd also been seeking, the mayoral candidate said the campaigns should be focused on real issues.

Maven's Morning Coffee: candidate opposes moving LAX runway

Today is Tuesday, April 2 and headlines include Mayor Villaraigosa's defense of his record, Eric Garcetti's opposition to moving a runway, and hearings on street repairs.

Police make arrest in 10-year-old Northridge girl's kidnapping

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with last week's kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl from her family's home in Northridge.

Labor leader Dolores Huerta backs Curren Price in South LA

She joins Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, council President Herb Wesson and the County Federation of Labor in backing the State Senator for the Ninth District seat.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Watts Towers get a makeover

Today is Monday, April 1 and headlines include a makeover for the Watts Towers, visions for the controller's office, and pardons out of Sacramento.

LA candidates meet for forum on transit, environment

Public transit and the environment will be among the issues discussed by candidates for city attorney, controller and the city council at a Monday event.

Supervisor Molina endorses Ana Cubas in South LA

Molina was the first Latina to serve on the Los Angeles City Council. On Friday, she endorsed Cubas, who would become the second Latina if elected.

LA mayor's race: In Perry-Greuel rift, a wag asks, 'Who's that white lady?'

As mayoral candidates tout endorsements from prominent African-Americans, a commentator takes Wendy Greuel to task for a campaign tactic.

Councilman Bernard Parks backs Eric Garcetti for LA mayor

As past chair of the city council's budget committee, Parks frequently clashed with many of the city unions that are now supporting Wendy Greuel.

Kevin James says he's close to a mayoral endorsement

The former candidate reached out to his supporters for their opinions. James' nod could sway some of the city's more conservative voters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA gets fiscal commission

Today is Friday, March 29 and headlines include the appointment of a fiscal commission, preliminary approval of a Hollywood development, and bike lanes on Colorado Boulevard.

LA mayor's race: Perry endorses Garcetti; Magic endorses Greuel

Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, the two remaining candidates for Los Angeles mayor, both announced major endorsements on Thursday. Will they make a difference?