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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: DWP's solar program starts up

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23 and headlines include progress for the DWP's solar program, the governor talks community colleges, and Beverly Hills publishes salaries.

Marijuana measures inch closer to May ballot

The LA City Council voted to place two medical marijuana measures on the May ballot. A third proposal will likely be considered next week.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Californians at inauguration

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22 and headlines include California politicians at the inauguration and video interviews with mayoral candidates.

LA Fit Expo shows off latest products in health, nutrition

Besides bodybuilders and weightlifters, the 10th annual LA Fit Expo featured the Squatty Potty, "fitness coffee," and diets designed by a high tech eye scan.

LA mayoral candidates on best behavior in debate at USC

The top five candidates running for mayor of LA refrained from attacking each other, focusing instead on laying out their own positions on the issues.

Board of Public Works president resigns effective next week

Andrea Alarcon has been on leave since November when her daughter, 11, was found in City Hall alone shortly before midnight.

General manager confirmed to oversee neighborhood councils

Grayce Liu takes over at a time when the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is looking to redefine stakeholders and encourage greater participation.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jan Perry profiled

Today is Friday, Jan. 18 and headlines include a profile of mayoral candidate Jan Perry, a debate with the candidates for city attorney, and the city's bike plan.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral race roundup

Today is Thursday, Jan. 17 and headlines include a new poll in the mayor's race, a feisty debate in Sherman Oaks, and drama on the Metro board.

Former Villaraigosa aide gets endorsement in council race

Matt Szabo is one of a dozen candidates hoping to replace outgoing-Councilman Eric Garcetti in the Thirteenth District. He was endorsed Wednesday by the mayor.

LA City Council seeks third marijuana measure for May ballot

An 11-1 vote on Wednesday calls for drafting language that would allow some existing clinics to remain in operation while formalizing restrictions.

Maven's Morning Coffee: recap of city attorney debate

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16 and headlines include a recap of the city attorney debate, a delay in the storm water fee, and a look at the impact of Farmers Field.

LA councilman proposes new gun control measure

Councilman Paul Krekorian wants the city of Los Angeles to ban possession of high-capacity magazines. The manufacturing and sale of them are already prohibited.

DWP union, entertainment industry join forces to back Greuel

Unlike individual donors, independent expenditure campaigns do not have contribution limits. That translates into a major financial boost for a candidate.

LA's proposed billion-dollar bond hits the skids

A proposal to repair LA’s streets failed to win enough support from the City Council Tuesday and will not appear on the May ballot.