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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

Mailers confuse party endorsements in race for LA's mayor

Is Eric Garcetti a Republican? Did the LA County Democratic Party back Wendy Greuel? The answer to both questions is no, but you wouldn't know it from these brochures.

Garcetti, Greuel locked in tight race heading into Election Day

Two surveys released in as many days differ on which candidate leads in the mayoral primary but both polls agree – it’s close.

Maven's Morning Coffee: race is on in CD 13

Today is Monday, March 4 and headlines include the race for the LA City Council's Thirteenth District, a dead heat in the mayor's race, and a new Republican chair.

Mayoral candidates pay for misleading mailer endorsements

Candidates pay thousands of dollars to appear in fliers that imply they've been endorsed by political parties, law enforcement or labor groups.

DWP union alleges Eric Garcetti has been living large at City Hall

The TV spot from an independent group calls out the mayoral candidate for wasteful spending, which his campaign refutes.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral candidates fight over oil

Today is Friday, March 1 and headlines include mudslinging in the mayor's race, the influence of independent expenditures, and a new fight over billboards.

South Los Angeles prepares for new city council member

There's a crowded race for the LA's Ninth District. Up and down Central Avenue, residents note the changes that need to take place.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral candidates talk LAUSD

Today is Thursday, Feb. 28 and headlines include the mayoral candidates on LAUSD, a profile of Kevin James, and a look at the mayor's dating life.

Maven's Morning Coffee: millions flow into LA City Council races

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27 and headlines include $4 million in independent expenditures for next week's race and a look at Eric Garcetti's green record.

City leaders hope voters go for tax increase with Measure A

The increase would make LA's sales tax higher than in New York City and Chicago. L.A. city leaders pitched Measure A as a way to close the city’s deficit.

Maven's Morning Coffee: city attorney candidates debate

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26 and headlines include a debate with the candidates for city attorney, profiles of mayoral candidates, and LA Times endorsements.

Race for LA mayor: Candidates try to turn around low voter turnout

LA municipal elections are known for low voter turnout, but this year’s mayoral candidates are hoping a small increase in participation may lead them to victory.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Eric Garcetti and public schools

Today is Monday, Feb. 25 and headlines include Eric Garcetti's approach to public education, the evolving views of Kevin James and an endorsement in CD 13.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Eric Garcetti's record

Today is Friday, Feb. 22 and headlines include a look at what Eric Garcetti did in labor contracts and mayoral candidates' thoughts on transit.

Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti each top $4 million mark in fundraising

With less than two weeks until the primary, the mayoral frontrunners continue to pile up cash, according to the latest reports.