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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

LA Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti looks to connect with Latinos

Though none of the major mayoral candidates has a Spanish surname, Eric Garcetti is working to remind Latino voters of their shared ethnicity.

Maven's Morning Coffee: political campaigns get social

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 18 and headlines include more money for the Children's Museum, political campaigns and social media, and the future of Howard Berman.

Maven's Morning Coffee: top mayoral candidates debate

Today is Monday, Dec. 17 and headlines include a debate with the top mayoral candidates, division at City Hall, and the reassignment of Alan Jackson.

Tony Cardenas bids adieu to Los Angeles, heads to Congress

The longtime councilman was elected to the House of Representatives last month. He will represent the eastern part of the San Fernando Valley.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jailer arrested for inmate assaults

Today is Friday, Dec. 14 and headlines include the arrest of a jailer who assaulted inmates and city funds for the Children's Museum.

Ethics Commission fines Jose Huizar for campaign missteps

José Huizar was fined $10,500 for exceeding contribution caps. The councilman's attorney says he relied on staff to catch mistakes.

Downtown business group endorses LA City Council candidates

Two incumbents and five other candidates were endorsed by the downtown pro-business group. The primary for the council is set for March.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown gets cancer treatment

Today is Thursday, Dec. 13 and headlines include Gov. Brown's cancer treatments, a new behavioral test at animal shelters, and marriages performed by volunteers.

LA City Council seeks private operator for Convention Center

The city's top budget official testified that a new manager, which he hopes to be in place by next July, could help the city attract more lucrative conventions.

Maven's Morning Coffee: labor wants CAO out

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12 and headlines include a push by labor to fire the CAO, an in-depth look at the same-sex marriage campaign, and a plea deal for Alarcon.

LA City Council unanimously approves USC development

The new Village at USC will include student housing, retail shops, restaurants and a grocery store. It will be the largest private development in South LA.

Maven's Morning Coffee: digital billboards go dark

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11 and headlines include a court order to turn off digital billboards and a prison sentence for a former city commissioner.

Councilman Jose Huizar faces $10K fine for 2011 campaign

The Ethics Commission says the councilman accepted contributions that exceeded the city's cap. His campaign also failed to file three emails that went to supporters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Latinas run for LA City Council

Today is Monday, Dec. 10 and headlines include Latinas running for the LA City Council, public transit ridership on the rise, and lawsuit filed in Huizar car crash.

Garcetti, Greuel pick up endorsements from Latino officials

Eric Garcetti picked up support from City Council colleague Ed Reyes; Wendy Greuel countered with a boost from County Supervisor Gloria Molina.