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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

UPDATE: Eric Garcetti elected mayor of Los Angeles; Greuel concedes

The three-term City Councilman defeats his former council colleague and present city controller Wendy Greuel by 54 to 46 percent. Greuel conceded Wednesday morning.

Maven's Morning Coffee: It's Election Day in Los Angeles

Today is Tuesday, May 21 and it is Election Day in Los Angeles. Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel voted early this morning, and tonight they'll be in Hollywood and downtown to celebrate.

President Clinton robocalls for Greuel on eve of election

Los Angeles voters may hear a familiar voice on the phone Monday as a robocall from former President Bill Clinton makes the rounds on behalf of Wendy Greuel.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral campaigns wrap up

Today is Monday, May 20 and headlines include the end of the mayor's race, a hall for Villaraigosa at LAX, and a discussion -- not a debate -- with the city attorney candidates.

South LA churches get visits from mayoral candidates

It's a political tradition to visit churches the Sunday before Election Day and that's exactly what Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel did across South LA.

Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti rally supporters in South LA

The mayoral candidates and their backers started a whirlwind Saturday courting voters who could make a big difference in Tuesday’s election.

LA mayor's race: Tracking the TV ads (updated, videos)

Wendy Greuel uses comments by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to counter a video that tries to link her to Prop 187. Meanwhile, Eric Garcetti touts his backing from local newspapers.

Mayoral wrapup: Greuel, Garcetti enter the homestretch

With just days to go before the runoff, the candidates are criss-crossing the city to energize their bases.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel, Garcetti target Latino voters

Today is Thursday, May 16 and headlines include new TV ads that target the Latino community, the preliminary approval of the city budget, and Dennis Zine's reach to Jewish voters.

How much money is hidden in LA city departments?

The city has more than 600 special revenue funds that hold money from grants and dedicated taxes, but leaders don't have a handle on their status.

Maven's Morning Coffee: City Hall loses women leaders

Today is Wednesday, May 15 and headlines include a lack of women in LA City Hall, the nasty race in CD13, and a discussion on Proposition C.

Women lose political footing at LA City Hall

Los Angeles has gone backwards in how women are represented in municipal government. On July 1, L.A. city government could be run entirely by men.

Maven's Morning Coffee: poll finds Feuer, Zine in lead

Today is Tuesday, May 14 and headlines include the results of the latest Pat Brown Institute poll, endorsements for Carmen Trutanich, and confusion over the living wage.

Mayoral candidates seek to clarify stances on living wage

Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti kind of agree on a living wage for hotel workers, but her stance is muddied by unions claiming she will raise the minimum wage.

He said, she said: Garcetti, Greuel bicker in final TV debate

In their last televised faceoff of the campaign, the mayoral candidates continued to hammer each other on integrity and perceived conflicts of interest.