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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

Public officials differ in disclosing personal pain

When LA Councilman Bill Rosendahl found out he had cancer, he went public with the news. That's not always the case with the city's elected officials, who sometimes wait weeks or months.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Power struggle at the Coliseum

Today is Thursday, Aug. 16 and headlines include more fallout at the Coliseum, $105 million for the homeless, and calls for pension reform.

Riordan, business leaders want pension reform for current city employees

Former Mayor Richard Riordan and members of the business community are calling for an overhaul of the Los Angeles pension system to prevent financial ruin.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Pot shops to remain open

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 15 and headlines include plans for some medical marijuana clinics to remain open, plus there's a new lactation room at City Hall.

Councilman wants Olympics back in Los Angeles

With the 2012 Olympics in the rearview mirror, LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge wants to bring the competition back to the city that hosted Games in 1932 and 1984.

LA Zoo: Baby chimp's death still unexplained

It has been two months since a male chimpanzee killed an infant at the Los Angeles Zoo, and officials are still baffled as to what prompted the attack.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County looks at moving inmates

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 14 and headlines include a plan to move 500 LA County inmates to Kern County, a look at mayoral finances, and the removal of parking meters in San Pedro.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Howard Berman gets aggressive

Today is Monday, Aug. 13 and headlines include Rep. Howard Berman's fight for reelection, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's call for reflection, and Walmart's move into Chinatown.

Richard Alarcon finally gets his day in court

Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon's preliminary hearing on charges of voter fraud and perjury got underway today in a downtown courtroom.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Richard Alarcon's day in court

Today is Friday, Aug. 10 and headlines include LA City Councilman Richard Alarcon's preliminary hearing, Controller Wendy Greuels' support in the Valley, and a plan to stop scalpers.

Alarcon, Fuentes fight over use of government staffs

An aide to an L.A. city councilman was accused today of campaigning for the elected official while on city time – something the councilman’s office strongly denied.

Los Angeles officials don't know how many parking lots are in the city

The city of Los Angeles receives $85 million a year in taxes from parking lot operators, but an audit released today finds the city could be entitled to more funds.

LA city swimming pools to stay open through Labor Day

City swimming pools that were scheduled to close next Monday to coincide with the start of the school year will remain open through Labor Day.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Villaraigosa talks VP picks

Today is Thursday, Aug. 9 and headlines include Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's thoughts on vice presidential picks, Occupy LA at Art Walk, and financial problems at MOCA.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DA candidates debate

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 8 and headlines include a debate between candidates for district attorney, a plan to shut down city pools, and Measure R goes on the ballot.