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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: millions flow into LA City Council races

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27 and headlines include $4 million in independent expenditures for next week's race and a look at Eric Garcetti's green record.

City leaders hope voters go for tax increase with Measure A

The increase would make LA's sales tax higher than in New York City and Chicago. L.A. city leaders pitched Measure A as a way to close the city’s deficit.

Maven's Morning Coffee: city attorney candidates debate

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26 and headlines include a debate with the candidates for city attorney, profiles of mayoral candidates, and LA Times endorsements.

Race for LA mayor: Candidates try to turn around low voter turnout

LA municipal elections are known for low voter turnout, but this year’s mayoral candidates are hoping a small increase in participation may lead them to victory.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Eric Garcetti and public schools

Today is Monday, Feb. 25 and headlines include Eric Garcetti's approach to public education, the evolving views of Kevin James and an endorsement in CD 13.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Eric Garcetti's record

Today is Friday, Feb. 22 and headlines include a look at what Eric Garcetti did in labor contracts and mayoral candidates' thoughts on transit.

Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti each top $4 million mark in fundraising

With less than two weeks until the primary, the mayoral frontrunners continue to pile up cash, according to the latest reports.

Eric Garcetti touts LA Times endorsement in new TV ads

The mayoral candidate's campaign has quickly turned the newspaper's support into television spots that come less than two weeks before the election.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayor's race gets nasty

Today is Thursday, Feb. 21 and headlines include an attack mailer from Wendy Greuel, Carmen Trutanich's thoughts on Skid Row, and a Times endorsement in CD 11.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA city elections in homestretch

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20 and headlines include the homestretch of the L.A. city elections and an op-ed by former Controller Laura Chick.

Gov. Jerry Brown backs Gil Cedillo for LA City Council

Cedillo has served in both the state Assembly and Senate. He is running against Jose Gardea, chief of staff to Councilman Ed Reyes, and businessman Jesse Rosas.

Survey finds Measure A tax increase lacking support

The proposed half-cent sales tax hike on the March 5 ballot is trailing in the latest poll, but almost a third of voters remain undecided.

Maven's Morning Coffee: a power grab at Metro

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19 and headlines includes a power struggle on the Metro Board, city council races in the Valley, and the synchronization of traffic lights.

Group organizes to support Eric Garcetti in May runoff

The mayoral candidate had hoped to keep independent money out of the campaign, but a backer now says they have to counter such support for Wendy Greuel.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jan Perry sends conflicting mailers

Today is Friday, Feb. 15 and headlines include conflicting mailers from Jan Perry, endorsements in the LAUSD school board races, and an $85 million tab for LAPD.