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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: LA's race for mayor heats up

Today is Monday, Jan. 28 and headlines includes more updates in the mayoral race and a look at the changes coming to the Los Angeles City Council.

Report: Los Angeles County deputies shot man in back

Five bullets hit Jose De La Trinidad of Culver City in the back. Two more, also from behind, struck his hip and forearm. His family wants an FBI investigation.

Maven's Morning Coffee: powers of the LA mayor

Today is Friday, Jan. 25 and headlines include a look at the powers of the mayor's office, the strength of neighborhood councils, and Carmen Trutanich's labels.

Laura Chick endorses Ron Galperin for controller

The fiery former city controller endorsed Ron Galperin Thursday in his campaign to become Los Angeles’ next fiscal watchdog.

Jan Perry draws on LA City Council experience in mayoral run

The city councilwoman has represented the Ninth District since 2001. She's hoping that 2013 is the year she becomes mayor of Los Angeles.

Maven's Morning Coffee: religion in the mayor's race

Today is Thursday, Jan. 24 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's perspective on religion, public transit lines to airports, and a billboard for Carmen Trutanich.

Jan Perry draws on LA City Council experience in mayoral run

The city councilwoman has represented the Ninth District since 2001. She's hoping that 2013 is the year she becomes mayor of Los Angeles.

Council member cries foul over $4 million LAX contract

City Council will review LAX contracts to inform travelers about ongoing construction.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP's solar program starts up

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23 and headlines include progress for the DWP's solar program, the governor talks community colleges, and Beverly Hills publishes salaries.

Marijuana measures inch closer to May ballot

The LA City Council voted to place two medical marijuana measures on the May ballot. A third proposal will likely be considered next week.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Californians at inauguration

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22 and headlines include California politicians at the inauguration and video interviews with mayoral candidates.

LA Fit Expo shows off latest products in health, nutrition

Besides bodybuilders and weightlifters, the 10th annual LA Fit Expo featured the Squatty Potty, "fitness coffee," and diets designed by a high tech eye scan.

LA mayoral candidates on best behavior in debate at USC

The top five candidates running for mayor of LA refrained from attacking each other, focusing instead on laying out their own positions on the issues.

Board of Public Works president resigns effective next week

Andrea Alarcon has been on leave since November when her daughter, 11, was found in City Hall alone shortly before midnight.

General manager confirmed to oversee neighborhood councils

Grayce Liu takes over at a time when the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is looking to redefine stakeholders and encourage greater participation.