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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 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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel campaign returns contribution

Today is Tuesday, April 30 and headlines include a returned contribution from the Greuel campaign, support for local control of Ontario Airport, and an endorsement in CD 13.

Cabinet options for Villaraigosa finally seem closed

LA's mayor was in Washington for the past few days for various events and White House meetings, but apparently not for a job interview.

Maven's Morning Coffee: the high price of public safety

Today is Monday, April 29 and headlines include questions on the cost of maintaining LAPD, endorsements in the runoff, and a look at how candidates mix family and politics.

Sheila Kuehl makes her run for county supervisor official

After informally announcing her run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in January, the former state legislator has formally launched her campaign.

Maven's Morning Coffee: poll puts Wendy Greuel in the lead

Today is Friday, April 26 and headlines include a poll that puts Wendy Greuel ahead by three points and a decision by Metro to suspend a fee on the highway toll lanes.

Greuel, Garcetti camps at odds over poll results

Two polls this week reflect a 13 point disparity and a difference as to which candidate is leading. It may be explained by the show biz axiom: timing is everything.

Maven's Morning Coffee: 405 experiences more delays

Today is Thursday, April 25 and headlines include construction delays on the 405 Freeway, more ambulances for LAFD, and an endorsement in the controller's race.

Eric Garcetti goes 'back to basics' with TV ad

In his new TV ad, Eric Garcetti says he's running on his record, while opponent Wendy Greuel's campaign is based on "false attacks."

LA City Council approves new guidelines on trash collection

The guidelines will govern the new system to collect trash at Los Angeles apartment buildings and businesses that launches in 2017.