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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

Committee debates scope of city's matching funds program

The City of Los Angeles program that provides public, matching funds for political campaigns could be restricted to gifts made by either city or county residents

Group sues LA to block medical marijuana shop ban

An alliance of medical marijuana collective owners, vendors and patients sued the city of Los Angeles today to block the implementation of a ban on pot shops.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Berman, Sherman debate and get booed

Today is Friday, Aug. 17 and headlines include a debate between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, condom enforcement on porn shoots, and a donation to LA's BEST.

Former redistricting commissioner raises $50K for council race

Former Redistricting Commissioner David Roberts has become the fourth candidate to raise $50,000 in the 2013 campaign to replace Councilwoman Jan Perry

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.