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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: 2013 mayor's race shapes up

Today is Monday, Oct. 22 and headlines include the 2013 mayor's race, Richard Alarcon's campaign for Assembly, CM Bill Rosendahl's tribute to George McGovern.

Mayor Villaraigosa heads to Iowa for Democratic dinner

The mayor has traveled throughout the country stumping for the president’s re-election, including appearances in New Mexico, Nevada, Texas and Florida

Stanley Cup makes stop at Los Angeles City Hall

The typical highlight of a Friday LA City Council meting is a puppy from an animal shelter, but on this day there was a different attraction: the Stanley Cup.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Garcetti opposes Riordan's pension plan

Today is Friday, Oct. 19 and headlines include mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti's opposition to Richard Riordan's pension plan, and Laura Chick backs Wendy Greuel.

County assessor pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez and a tax consultant who allegedly bribed the elected official each pleaded not guilty Thursday

UPDATE: LA Councilman Richard Alarcon, wife plead not guilty

The Alarcons are charged with 23 felonies, including voter fraud and perjury, for allegedly living for a time outside the councilman’s district

Maven's Morning Coffee: assessor picked up by authorities

Today is Thursday, Oct. 18 and headlines include the arrest of Assessor John Noguez, an editorial against Measure B, and the LA Chamber's lobbying day at City Hall.

Parks employee charged with theft at recreation center

A longtime city employee is facing charges of grand theft and misappropriation of public funds for allegedly stealing $17,000 from young athletes and campers.

Parking, housing taxes could be headed to LA's March ballot

Two tax increases are likely to appear on the municipal ballot next March — and they would impact anyone who buys a house or parks a car in the City of Los Angeles

UPDATE: LA County Assessor Noguez faces 24 felony charges

In an ongoing probe, the elected official is accused of taking about $185,000 in bribes and costing the county an estimated $1.1 million in tax revenue

Maven's Morning Coffee: Oversight for LA County jails

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17 and headlines include oversight at L.A. County jails, identification cards for undocumented immigrants, and a game of political musical chairs.

Future of Los Angeles' digital billboards remains in limbo

City staff was asked to return in 30 days with a report on regulating Los Angeles' 100 digital billboards. In the meantime, the issue is still working through the courts.

LA's library cards could double as ID, debit cards

Undocumented residents living in the city of Los Angeles could soon have a library card that also acts as identification and a pre-paid debit card.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Free marijuana in neighborhood election?

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16 and headlines include allegations of free marijuana in neighborhood council elections and a first look at the City Services Card.

Former Housing Authority manager sentenced to prison

The former manager of the Housing Authority’s construction program was sentenced to federal prison Monday for conspiring to steal more than half a million dollars.