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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

New Wendy Greuel ad calls for end to gun violence

In her first TV spot of the runoff campaign, the mayoral candidate says she will connect police with parents and beef up mental health services.

Maven's Morning Coffee: film fees in Grand Park

Today is Monday, April 15 and headlines include a proposal to waive film fees in Grand Park, the possible end of digital billboards, and mayoral priorities and a legacy.

Los Angeles County releases $24 billion budget (Updated)

County employees, who haven't had salary or cost-of-living raises for several years, are expected to ask Board of Supervisors for increases.

Garcetti, Greuel remain virtually tied in fundraising

L.A. mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have been busy fundraising since the March 5 primary reset their war chests.

Maven's Morning Coffee: first mayoral runoff debate

Today is Friday, April 12 and headlines include a debate between mayoral candidates, Alex Padilla's run for secretary of state, and a UTLA vote of "no confidence."

Education leaders divulge what they want from LA's next mayor

A trio of interested parties lays out a range of options for Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel to consider.

Evacuation: White powder scare blows through LA Mayor’s Office

A staffer for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened a letter Thursday that had white power inside. The front hall of the Mayor's Office was evacuated and closed off.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Wendy Greuel to release education plan

Today is Thursday, April 11 and headlines include the release of Wendy Greuel's education plan, an in-depth look at a deputy's shooting, and money for LA public transit.

Jan Perry endorses Curren Price for South LA seat

The city councilwoman cited promises of economic development as the reason behind her support of the state senator.

Eric Garcetti avoids schoolyard tussle with Wendy Greuel

Picking up on Mayor Villaraigosa's challenge to make education a priority, Greuel invited Garcetti to an instant debate Wednesday afternoon.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Villaraigosa calls for education policy

Today is Wednesday, April 10 and headlines include the mayor's education challenge to candidates, improvement plans at LAX, and a plan to go after "swatting."

Maven's Morning Coffee: conflict in the Greuel campaign

Today is Tuesday, April 9 and headlines include conflict within the Wendy Greuel campaign, tax measures in Vernon, and a Q&A with a city attorney candidate.

CD 13 candidates pick up support from former rivals

The two men hoping to succeed Eric Garcetti in the Thirteenth District are picking up support from their opponents in the March 5 primary.

Maxine Waters gives boost to Wendy Greuel's mayoral campaign

The influential, long serving Congresswoman will serve as a campaign co-chair. Eric Garcetti countered with an endorsement from Congresswoman Karen Bass.

Maven's Morning Coffee: do endorsements matter?

Today is Monday, April 8 and headlines include more endorsements in the mayor's race, an effort to increase voter turnout in South Los Angeles, and a meeting of Republicans.