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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

Rep. Chu sends cease, desist letter to Assembly candidate

A Democratic congresswoman accused Republican candidate of misleading voters into thinking he had received her endorsement in a state Assembly race.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD shoots handcuffed man

Today is Thursday, Nov. 1 and headlines include the shooting of a handcuffed man, a look at new taxes for the city of LA, and questions for mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel.

Maven's Morning Cost: Sales tax increase in LA?

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 31 and headlines include a possible increase in the LA city sales tax, a lawsuit in an Assembly race, and a debate between DA candidates.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Janice Hahn vs. Laura Richardson

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 30 and headlines include the campaign between Reps. Laura Richardson and Janice Hahn, the cost of layoffs, and another debate in the Valley.

Union gathers signatures for medical marijuana regulation

The regulation of medical marijuana is back — again — as a local union collects signatures to get an ordinance on the city of Los Angeles’ May 2013 ballot.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Opposition to Expo Line

Today is Monday, Oct. 29 and headlines include opposition to the Metro Expo Line, an Election Day party in Grand Park, and registering jailhouse inmates to vote.

Campaigning for Assembly's first Asian-American district

Matthew Lin and Edwin Chau face each other on Nov. 6 to represent the Assembly's 49th District, the first dominated by Asian-American residents

City Council OKs fewer pension benefits for new city employees

Los Angeles city workers hired after the start of the next fiscal year will have to work more years to receive fewer pension benefits, under a new pension tier.

Campaigning for Assembly's first Asian-American district

Matthew Lin and Edwin Chau face each other on Nov. 6 to represent the Assembly's 49th District, the first dominated by Asian-American residents

Maven's Morning Coffee: how tax breaks grew business in LA

Today is Friday, Oct. 26 and headlines include tax breaks to grow business in LA, CM Huizar in a traffic accident, and possible management changes at the zoo.

LA City Councilman Jose Huizar in traffic accident

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar was involved in a traffic collision Thursday evening, resulting in one injury.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Support for Prop 30 drops

Today is Thursday, Oct. 25 and headlines include a drop in support for Proposition 30, a crack down on LA pet shops, and a look at the November propositions.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Chief Beck on immigration

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 24 and headlines include Chief Beck on immigration, President Clinton in Orange County, and more jail oversight for L.A. County.

Ordinance blocking big retailers in Chinatown fails

A proposal to ban major retailers from opening in the neighborhood area failed today on an 11-4 vote of the L.A. City Council.

Up to 209 layoffs possible for City of LA

Layoffs and a salary freeze: Up to 209 layoffs and a salary freeze are possible for the City of Los Angeles as part of the 2012-13 fiscal year budget plan.