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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: Farmers Field gets day at City Hall

Today is Monday, Sept. 10 and headlines include a public hearing for Farmers Field, a public talk on LAPD's use of force, and the DWP rate proposal.

DA candidate Jackie Lacey gets support from law enforcement

Prosecutor Jackie Lacey has picked up major endorsements from the Los Angeles Police Protective League and the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs.

Judge: Construction can continue on Chinatown Walmart

A judge ruled Friday that construction work can continue on a Walmart store in Chinatown because the project would not do irreparable environmental damage.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Villaraigosa talks immigration at DNC

Today is Friday, Sept. 7 and headlines include Mayor Villaraigosa's speech on immigration, a fast track plan for Farmres Field, and Chinatown Walmart heads to court.

Maven's Morning Coffee: ruling on Skid Row possessions

Today is Thursday, Sept. 6 and headlines include a legal victory for homeless advocates, the arrest of a NorCal politician, and a scam involving the DWP.

Groups call for restraining order on Chinatown Walmart

The fight over the Chinatown Walmart continued today as two groups announced plans to get a restraining order that would stop construction on the new store.

All is quiet at City Hall with LA's pols out of town

While the rest of Los Angeles is back from summer vacation, the Los Angeles City Council is again on recess with folks in North Carolina and San Diego.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD captain files claim

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 5 and headlines include a claim against LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, a Q&A with Eric Garcetti, and a lawsuit in the town of Bell.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Trutanich donations a conflict?

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4 and headlines include donations to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, a profile of the LAUSD superintendent, and the loss of trees in South LA.

Attorney confirmed to LA's Police Commission

Attorney Rafael Bernardino has been appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners. He previously served on the Fire and Police Pension Commission.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD officers under investigation

Today is Friday, Aug. 31 and headlines include an investigation into the actions of five LAPD officers, Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to skip the convention, and a new program to release jail inmates.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Bernard Parks responds to LA Weekly

Today is Thursday, Aug. 30 and headlines include Councilman Bernard Parks' criticism of the LA Weekly, the demotion of an LAPD commanding officer, and criticism for the city's handling of ambulance bills.

Committee: LA trash pickup should be exclusive franchise

Fewer private companies would be allowed to pick up garbage from Los Angeles' commercial and multifamily properties under an exclusive franchise deal.

LAPD Foothill Division commanding officer relieved of duty and demoted

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced he is demoting the commander officer of the Foothill Division after video surfaced of two officers tackling a driver at a traffic stop.

Activists to submit signatures to block LA pot dispensary ban

Activists say they will submit a petition with 50,000 signatures to overturn a recently approved medical marijuana dispensary ban.