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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

LA mayor's race: In Perry-Greuel rift, a wag asks, 'Who's that white lady?'

As mayoral candidates tout endorsements from prominent African-Americans, a commentator takes Wendy Greuel to task for a campaign tactic.

Councilman Bernard Parks backs Eric Garcetti for LA mayor

As past chair of the city council's budget committee, Parks frequently clashed with many of the city unions that are now supporting Wendy Greuel.

Kevin James says he's close to a mayoral endorsement

The former candidate reached out to his supporters for their opinions. James' nod could sway some of the city's more conservative voters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA gets fiscal commission

Today is Friday, March 29 and headlines include the appointment of a fiscal commission, preliminary approval of a Hollywood development, and bike lanes on Colorado Boulevard.

LA mayor's race: Perry endorses Garcetti; Magic endorses Greuel

Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, the two remaining candidates for Los Angeles mayor, both announced major endorsements on Thursday. Will they make a difference?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Hollywood project gets hearing

Today is Thursday, March 28 and headlines include major endorsements in the mayor's race, a Planning Commission hearing on a Hollywood project, and Jerry Brown talks mule meat.

Endorsements pour in for South LA city council race

State Sen. Curren Price was endorsed Wednesday by a former opponent, while Ana Cubas picked up support from L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks.

City Hall plots out Convention Center's future without NFL

While hoping the NFL will return to Los Angeles, city leaders are starting to plan Convention Center renovations that do not include a football stadium.

Dodgers look to contract with LAFD for ambulances

City paramedics could be stationed at Dodger Stadium during regular season home games under a plan considered Wednesday by the LA City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Herb Wesson optimistic on pro football

Today is Wednesday, March 27 and headlines include Herb Wesson's optimism for a football team, questions on Eric Garcetti's jobs numbers, and LAPD's online police reports.

Garcetti backed by African-American women's political group

The LA African American Women Political Action Committee endorsed Eric Garcetti as both mayoral candidates seek support from small but pivotal black electorate.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Congress disagrees over LAX runway

Today is Tuesday, March 26 and headlines include Reps. Waters and Waxman's disagreement over an LAX runway, Villaraigosa's final policy push, and a look at what happened to AEG.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sheriff Baca's next act

Today is Monday, March 25 and headlines include a look at Sheriff Baca's leadership, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's exit interviews, and a sweet payday in Sacramento.

Jokes at LA's political roast fizzle, focus on May elections

The annual political roast to raise money for the American Diabetes Association targeted Councilman Tom LaBonge, but the night had more fizzle than sizzle.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Antonio Villaraigosa on his legacy

Today is Friday, March 22 and headlines include Mayor Villaraigosa's own thoughts on his tenure, the city attorney and digital billboard, plus uncertainly over Pershing Square makeover.