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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

LAFD chief appears at City Hall to respond to criticism (video)

Chief Brian Cummings argued that budget cuts have affected the department's performance. Adding to his woes: a video of a woman frolicking at a Venice firehouse.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jackie Lacey is new DA

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 4 and headlines include Jackie Lacey as the new district attorney, a big endorsement for Eric Garcetti, and Mike Feuer in the hospital.

Assemblyman Mike Feuer hospitalized following car crash

State Assemblyman Mike Feuer was on his way to District Attorney Jackie Lacey's swearing-in ceremony when his Prius was struck by a truck.

Assessor John Noguez's friends ask for bail money in email

Imprisoned LA County Assessor John Noguez just had a birthday and his supporters say that the perfect gift this year would be money to bail him out of jail.

Poll finds Garcetti, Greuel frontrunners in 2013 mayor's race

For Angelenos who have already made up their minds about the 2013 mayoral primary, their top pick is Councilman Eric Garcetti, says a poll released Monday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD to report to City Hall

Today is Monday, Dec. 3 and headlines include the fire chief reporting to City Hall, the failure of Measure J, and the swearing-in of Sacramento lawmakers.

Mark Ridley-Thomas sworn in as chair of Board of Supervisors

Standing on the lawn of MLK Hospital, the longtime elected official was sworn in as the first African-American man to chair L.A. County's governing body.

Maven's Morning Coffee: regulating treatment of elephants

Today is Friday, Nov. 30 and headlines include a conflict of interest at the Hall of Administration, regulations for pot shops, and the treatment of elephants.

Planning Commission OKs new rules for medical marijuana clinics

The city Planning Commission on Thursday approved new regulations that would force most of the medical marijuana clinics in Los Angeles to close their doors.

Barbara Boxer endorses Greuel for mayor of Los Angeles

The California Democrat noted that Greuel’s election would give the city of Los Angeles its first female mayor. Boxer is Greuel’s most prominent endorsement so far.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD billings has a security breach

Today is Thursday, Nov. 29 and headlines include a security breach at the LAFD while the city of San Bernardino stops pension payments,

LA City Council members skip conference despite recess

The Council is on recess so members can attend the National League of Cities conference. But only two of them are actually there.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Democrats get super-majority

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28 and headlines include the Democrats' super-majority in Sacramento, 101 Safe Surrenders in LA County, and Kinde Durkee gets sentenced.

AEG to host mayoral fundraiser for Jan Perry

As an L.A. City Councilwoman, she has long represented — and supported — AEG’s downtown campus, which includes Staples Center and L.A. Live.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Richard Riordan abandons pension plan

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 27 and headlines include a change of plans for Richard Riordan, a prison sentence for Kinde Durkee, and Latino support in the mayor's race.