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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: Jan Perry profiled

Today is Friday, Jan. 18 and headlines include a profile of mayoral candidate Jan Perry, a debate with the candidates for city attorney, and the city's bike plan.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral race roundup

Today is Thursday, Jan. 17 and headlines include a new poll in the mayor's race, a feisty debate in Sherman Oaks, and drama on the Metro board.

Former Villaraigosa aide gets endorsement in council race

Matt Szabo is one of a dozen candidates hoping to replace outgoing-Councilman Eric Garcetti in the Thirteenth District. He was endorsed Wednesday by the mayor.

LA City Council seeks third marijuana measure for May ballot

An 11-1 vote on Wednesday calls for drafting language that would allow some existing clinics to remain in operation while formalizing restrictions.

Maven's Morning Coffee: recap of city attorney debate

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16 and headlines include a recap of the city attorney debate, a delay in the storm water fee, and a look at the impact of Farmers Field.

LA councilman proposes new gun control measure

Councilman Paul Krekorian wants the city of Los Angeles to ban possession of high-capacity magazines. The manufacturing and sale of them are already prohibited.

DWP union, entertainment industry join forces to back Greuel

Unlike individual donors, independent expenditure campaigns do not have contribution limits. That translates into a major financial boost for a candidate.

LA's proposed billion-dollar bond hits the skids

A proposal to repair LA’s streets failed to win enough support from the City Council Tuesday and will not appear on the May ballot.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Independent expenditures for Greuel

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 15 and headlines include IBEW's partnership with the entertainment industry for Wendy Greuel and a storm water tax at the county.

Maven's Morning Coffee: a look at LAPD numbers

Today is Monday, Jan. 14 and headlines include a look at LAPD's numbers, a protest against a county tax, and profiles on two mayoral candidates.

Money pours in for Los Angeles City Council races

Candidates are seeking money for eight district races throughout the city. In the Thirteenth District alone, more than $1 million has been raised.

Maven's Morning Coffee: donations to mayoral candidates

Today is Friday, Jan. 11 and headlines include a deep dive on donations to mayoral candidates, Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, and Sheila Kuehl's plans for office.

Eric Garcetti wins latest round in money race for LA's mayor

The City Councilman has raised $3.6 million, but his main rival, City Controller Wendy Greuel, trails by less than $128,000.

Sheila Kuehl to run for LA County Board of Supervisors

The former member of the state Assembly and Senate Sheila Kuehl confirms that she will run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2014.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Hilda Solis returns to California

Today is Thursday, Jan. 10 and headlines include Hilda Solis' return to Los Angeles, a drop in homicides for the Sheriff's Department, and new Republican leadership.