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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

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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Wendy Greuel supports higher hotel wages

Today is Monday, May 13 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's support for a higher hotel wage, a debate between the city controller candidates, and money in South LA.

Judge rejects restraining order on Feuer's campaign funds

A judge denied a request Friday for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented city attorney candidate Mike Feuer from spending his campaign funds.

DA investigates complaint in Hollywood council race

The DA's office is investigating whether Mitch O'Farrell's campaign illegally completed ballots for voters. His camp reciprocates the charge against John Choi.

Maven's Morning Coffee: the lifestyles of Greuel and Garcetti

Today is Friday, May 10 and headlines include the different upbringings of Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, alleged voter fraud in CD 13, and medical marijuana measures.