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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: 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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel campaign turns to Richard Riordan

Today is Thursday, March 21 and headlines include Richard Riordan joining the Greuel campaign, the city of LA paying out in a discrimination case, and bids for the Crenshaw line.

Riordan joins Wendy Greuel campaign as economic adviser

The former mayor, who endorsed Kevin James in the primary, says Greuel is the best candidate "to bring business and labor together."

Racial politics broached in South LA city council contest

African-American State Sen. Curren Price told South LA ministers that his Latina opponent, Ana Cubas, wants to divide the Ninth District along racial lines.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Villaraigosa's legacy on crime

Today is Wednesday, March 20 and headlines include a discussion on who should get credit for LA's drop in crime and LA's decision to end its use of coal.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel wants to renegotiate pensions

Today is Tuesday, March 19 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's view on pensions, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's legacy on education, and a claim against the city.

Councilman Paul Krekorian endorses Eric Garcetti for mayor

Garcetti picks up key backing in the San Fernando Valley, where Wendy Greuel performed well in the primary. Oh, and she also backed Krekorian's opponent in 2009.

Police union backs Nury Martinez for LA City Council

The Los Angeles Police Protective League backed Nury Martinez in the May 21 primary. The winner will fill a vacancy left by Tony Cardenas’ election to Congress.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Trutanich's fight over neighborhood councils

Today is Monday, March 18 and headlines include the city attorney's stance on neighborhood council funding, a fight over the City Hall pension plan, and the mayor's legacy.

Budget committee to host hearing on LA's fiscal challenges

Unlike in previous years when the Budget and Finance Committee met throughout the city, this will be the only public hearing prior to the release of the budget.

Emily's List backs Wendy Greuel for mayor of Los Angeles

The national advocacy group touted Greuel's track record, countering the California chapter of the National Organization for Women's endorsement of Eric Garcetti.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Eli Broad looks at buying LA Times

Today is Friday, March 15 and headlines include Eli Broad's interset in the Los Angeles Times, personnel changes at Animal Services, and the future of AEG.