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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

Poll: Wendy Greuel leads Eric Garcetti in mayor's race

A new survey from Cal State LA's Pat Brown Institute finds her ahead by one point, a dramatic contrast from a different poll published less than three weeks ago.

Maven's Morning Coffee: funding LA city parks

Today is Thursday, May 9 and headlines include the challenges of funding LA parks, a new ad in the mayor's race, and the possible comeback of Carmen Trutanich.

Is there money trouble in Wendy Greuel's campaign?

The mayoral candidate pulled TV ads from her own campaign, but independent committees working on her behalf continue to spend heavily.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel campaign suspends TV ads

Today is Wednesday, May 8 and headlines include the suspension of TV ads for Wendy Greuel, San Bernardino's LAX lawsuit, and Mayor Villaraigosa's trip to China.

LA City Council votes to restore LAFD to full staffing

The fire chief had moved firefighters to ambulance duty. LAFD will get another $1.5 million to fund both services through June. Next year's funding is still in play.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Councilman seated in San Gabriel

Today is Tuesday, May 7 and headlines include the swearing-in of Chin-Ho Liao, a loan in the mayor's race, and it's Roz Wyman Day in LA.

LA city unions insist scheduled pay raises should be honored

The Coalition of L.A. City Unions told a city council committee that the mayor's budget, which calls for postponing the pay hikes, is "dishonest."

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral candidates find common ground

Today is Monday, May 6 and headlines include the latest debate between Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, Rick Caruso's thoughts on the city budget, and more endorsements.

Tension mounts in San Gabriel council dispute

Several Southern California politicians gathered Friday to call on San Gabriel city leaders who have blocked the swearing-in of a new councilman.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP lawsuit tossed out

Today is Friday, May 3 and headlines include the dismissal of a DWP lawsuit, endorsements from the Daily News, and a councilman's cancer in remission.

Bill Rosendahl announces cancer in remission

The Westside LA City Councilman was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer last summer but now he is officially in remission, he announced Thursday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP salaries skyrocket past other utilities

Today is Thursday, May 2 and headlines include an analysis of DWP salaries from 2011, the discovery of money for raises at City Hall, and a fight in CD 13.

New TV ad highlights Bill Clinton's support for Wendy Greuel

The former president's backing has made its way into a television commercial from an independent committee supporting her campaign.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Multibillion-dollar LAX plan approved

Today is Wednesday, May 1 and headlines include the city council's approval of a $4 billion upgrade at LAX and the former undersheriff's takedown of Sheriff Lee Baca.

#DearMayor: LA voters look for relief from city's pot holes

What do Angelenos want the next mayor to focus on? Transportation issues. Specifically, the sorry condition of the city's roads.