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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

Mayoral candidates questioned on benefits for city workers

The five leading candidates for mayor faced tough questions on how much public employees should pay toward their healthcare and retirement costs.

Maven's Morning Coffee: city attorney candidates debate

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 6 and headlines include a city attorney debate, a plan to expand public safety, and a sign off on the Universal Studios plan.

LA City Council OKs third measure on medical marijuana

The proposal would limit the operation of storefront clinics to those stores that opened prior to the city’s marijuana moratorium in September of 2007.

Wendy Greuel wants to increase LAPD, LAFD ranks

Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel pledged to increase the LAPD’s ranks to 12,000 officers by 2020. She believes she can pay for the plan without raising taxes.

Maven's Morning Coffee: the legacy of Roger Mahony

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5 and headlines include the legacy of Cardinal Roger Mahony, a challenger to Sheriff Lee Baca, and a plan to fix sidewalks.

Audit: General Services spent $800K on rarely used equipment

City Controller and mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel says the city department "must take immediate steps to prevent this kind of failure in the future.”

Clerk announces appointments for Valentine's Day weddings

Couples must apply for a marriage license before scheduling a wedding ceremony. This is the first year RR/CC has accepted appointments.

Early voting begins for Los Angeles' March 5 primary

Registered absentee voters could see ballots arrive in their mailboxes as early as this week. Voters can apply for a mail-in ballot until Feb. 26.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAX air traffic and construction

Today is Monday, Feb. 4 and headlines include a dispute over LAX air traffic, Mayor Villaraigosa's decision to stay in LA, and the fight for Valley voters.

Teachers union is backing Garcetti with words, but no money

The president of United Teachers Los Angeles says the union endorses the mayoral candidate, but is reserving resources for school board races.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Catholic Church releases abuse files

Today is Friday, Feb. 1 and headlines include the Catholic Church's release of abuse files, the Downtown News' endorsement of Jan Perry, and the death of Ed Koch.

LA Area Chamber backs sales tax increase

A measure that would increase the city of Los Angeles’ sales tax by 0.5 percent was endorsed Thursday by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Former CD13 councilwoman backs Matt Szabo

The one-time representative from District 13 endorsed Matt Szabo for the council seat that stretches from Echo Park to Hollywood to Atwater Village.

VIDEO: Salma Hayek's odd reason for endorsing Garcetti for LA mayor

Ten years ago, the actress and the mayoral candidate were part of a group learning about global warming. He impressed her and now she's backing his campaign.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown gets high marks

Today is Thursday, Jan. 31 and headlines include a high for governor's approval rating, a look at the mayor's history on transit, and money talks in city races.