Alice Walton Politics Reporter

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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: LA bans e-cigarettes

Today is Wednesday, March 5 and headlines include a new regulations on e-cigarettes, a test for Mayor Eric Garcetti, and big spending on the part of state lawmakers.

Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in smoke-free areas (updated)

Electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in L.A. parks, restaurants and bars under an ordinance approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council.

Fire chief reviews nepotism charges as LAFD is under scrutiny

Interim chief wants to remove even the appearance of favoritism by commanders; the Mayor's office is investigating the LAFD's recruitment process.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Overhaul needed at LAFD

Today is Tuesday, March 4 and headlines include sweeping changes needed at LAFD, a forum for candidates running for secretary of state, and Mayor Rob Ford visits L.A.

Why did troubled Toronto mayor Rob Ford visit LA City Hall?

Ford — who is under fire at home in a drug abuse scandal — is in town for an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and he dropped by City Hall for a visit.

Report: LAFD needs strategic plan, new leadership structure

A report finds a new leadership structure and a strategic plan for operations could make the Los Angeles Fire Department more efficient. This as it has had to deal with several embarrassing episodes.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Ron Calderon takes a leave

Today is Monday, March 3 and headlines include Sen. Ron Calderon's decision to leave the Senate, GoV. Jerry Brown on the legalization of pot, and support for a new minimum wage.

Ron Calderon announces leave from California state Senate

The Democrat from Montebello is facing federal charges on 24 counts of fraud, bribery and money laundering.

LA City Council moves forward with effort to ban fracking

The City Attorney will draft an ordinance to ban various oil extraction techniques until there are regulations that bring the practices into compliance with federal law.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown makes reelection run official

Today is Friday, Feb. 28 and headlines include Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection, a bill to change the Metro board, and serious questions about LAFD's recruitment.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Will LA get rubber sidewalks?

Today is Thursday, Feb. 27 and headlines include a proposal to repair city sidewalks with rubber, LAFD's rejection of thousands of candidates, and a lawsuit against parking tickets.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Fall of Lee Baca

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 26 and headlines include the fall of Lee Baca, expanding the living wage, and blight in South Los Angeles.

Moratorium on fracking OK'd by LA City Council committee

The council's land use committee recommended a halt on the controversial gas extraction technique, citing the state's drought and residents' health concerns.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Fallout from Calderon

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 25 and headlines include fallout from the Calderon indictments, the regulation of e-cigarettes, and an investigation in Santa Ana.

Maven's Morning Coffee: The cost of retrofitting LA apartments

Today is Monday, Feb. 24 and headlines include a proposal on retrofitting apartments, a ballot measure to split California into six state, and the surrender of Ron Calderon.