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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: DWP billing problems continue

Today is Thursday, Aug. 28 and headlines include DWP's ongoing billing problems, a request for Hilda Solis to testify, and what will become of the state of Jefferson?

LADWP still plagued with billing, phone problems

Fixing the Department of Water and Power's multimillion-dollar customer service system will continue "to be lumpy," the general manager said at a special hearing.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti pushes new minimum wage

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 27 and headlines include a minimum wage proposal for LA, a settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit, and the regulation of Uber and Lyft.

Last-minute agreement reached for Grand Park music festival

Live Nation will pay LA County $600,000 to hold the two day music festival in Grand Park. Emails show the event has been a priority for Mayor Eric Garcetti's office.

Will LA ever fix thousands of miles of broken sidewalk?

With an estimated cost of $1.5 billion, Los Angeles city officials are, once again, studying ways to repair broken and buckled sidewalks.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mexican president visits LA

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 26 and headlines include the Mexican president's visit to Los Angeles, Mayor Garcetti's concerns over a merger, and is this the end of LAUSD's iPad program?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Garcetti goes own way on immigration

Today is Monday, Aug. 25 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's break with the Obama Administration, billing problems at DWP and the Skid Row mural.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Judge halts Target's Hollywood development

Today is Friday, Aug. 22 and headlines include a slight increase in DWP water rates, a hold on Target's Hollywood store, and what information should be released in an OIS?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Q&A with DWP's general manager

Today is Thursday, Aug. 21 and headlines include a Q&A with DWP's general manager, a chief data officer for LA, and new campaign finances rules for water districts.

Los Angeles hires its first chief data officer

Three months after he relaunched the city's open data website, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the appointment of the city's first chief data officer Wednesday.

Jackpot idea to lure LA voters spurs debate over low turnout

Dismal participation at the polls isn't the most exciting political topic; but a proposed voter lottery prize has Angelenos talking about civic duties.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Residents confront LAPD chief over shooting

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20 and headlines include an angry confrontation over a LAPD shooting, the greening of LA, and citing students for minor offenses.

LA City Council approves $500K price tag for Made in America festival

Despite concerns including police costs, City officials agreed to charge a fixed price to promoter Live Nation to host a huge Labor Day weekend music festival.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti talks Olympic bid

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 19 and headlines include LA's Olympic bid, LAUSD's ongoing computer problems and toll lanes in Costa Mesa.

City leaders discuss new approaches to fixing LA sidewalks

Each year, the city pays millions of dollars to pedestrians injured on damaged sidewalks. Local leaders hope to find new materials and funding to fix the problem.