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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: Architects knock Pico Hall

Today is Thursday, Sept. 27 and headlines include calls for a redesign of Pico Hall, more problems for the county Assessor, and a pitch for Prop 30.

President Clinton in LA next month for Obama fundraiser

Former President Clinton is coming to town for an Obama campaign fundraiser and he'll have a prominent Latino mayor with him. (Hint: his initials aren't A.V.)

Maven's Morning Coffee: Rick Caruso plotting mayoral run?

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 26 and headlines include rate increases at the DWP, pension rollbacks at City Hall and Rick Caruso's possible mayoral run.

Carmen Trutanich, Laura Chick tangle in city attorney's race

Former city controller Laura Chick wades into the city attorney's race, calling City Attorney Carmen Trutanich a liar and demagogue.

Despite legal threats, LA City Council OKs new pension plan

Over the objections of thousands of city employees, the Los Angeles City Council agreed today to scale back retirement benefits for future civilian employees.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP salaries higher than competitors

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 25 and headlines include a look at DWP's salaries, a pension proposal at City Hall, helicopter noise during Carmageddon and approval of Farmers Field.

AEG President: Sale first considered this summer

Though the Farmers Field project has been in the works for two years, it was just this summer that AEG's owner, Phil Anschutz, first considered selling the company.

City attorney candidates agree to debate....a lot

Feuer challenges Trutanich to ten debates in LA city attorney race. Trutanich’s response: Why not dozens? Feuer's riposte: bring 'em on.

Maven's Morning Coffee: settlement for LAPD shooting victim

Today is Monday, Sept. 24 and headlines include a $5.7 million settlement for an LAPD shooting victim, motorcycles for the LAFD, and Farmers Field day at City Hall.

Maven's Morning Coffee: space shuttle comes in for landing

Today is Friday, Sept. 21 and headlines include the pending arrival of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and major health care changes for city workers.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral candidates debate

Today is Thursday, Sept. 20 and headlines include a mayoral debate, an increase in DWP rates, and the pending sale of AEG.

Maven's Morning Coffee: AEG goes up for sale

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 19 and headlines include the pending sale of AEG, an extension of the business tax holiday, and Angelenos' take on sidewalks.

Labor threatens to sue Los Angeles over pension plan

A proposal to lower retirement benefits for new civilian workers could save the city billions, but labor leaders have threatened to sue over the plan.

LA's business tax holiday extended through 2015

A tax policy that exempts new businesses from paying the city’s business tax for the first three years of operation was extended today by the LA City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: public transit growing in LA

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 18 and headlines include a look at Los Angeles' public transit system, a referendum on the pot shop ban, and the police chief is back at work.