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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

Proposal to extend term limits fails at Board of Supervisors

L.A. County voters will not get a say on whether to extend term limits for supervisors because the Board of Supervisors today declined to put the measure on the ballot.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA councilman uses medical marijuana

Today is Tuesday, July 31 and headlines include a fiscal emergency in Duarte, medical marijuana use at City Hall and reduced trash rates for seniors.

Farmers Field to add exhibit space at Convention Center

If plans move forward for the Farmers Field football stadium in downtown, the city’s Convention Center is likely to see its exhibit space increase by more than 100,000 square feet.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Rose Bowl should skip the NFL

Today is Monday, July 30 and headlines include a a recommendation that the Rose Bowl skip out on the NFL, while the LAUSD reworks how it tickets students.

Skateboard "bombing" ordinance moves to LA City Council

In an effort to curb reckless skateboarding, the Public Safety Committee today signed off on an ordinance that would require riders to follow the rules of the road.

Former reserve officer appointed to Fire Commission

A former reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was one step closer today to securing a position on the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Orange County CEO resigns

Today is Friday, July 27 and today's headlines include money problems for California's Republicans, the resignation of Orange County's CEO, and WeHo's ban on fur.

Eric Garcetti collects another million for mayor's race

In a six-month period, Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti pulled in $1.145 million for his mayoral run, according to his campaign. Opponent Jan Perry reported $327,000.

Marijuana clinics likely to shut down in waves

Los Angeles city officials hope medical marijuana clinics owners voluntary close their doors. Those who don't could face financial and criminal penalties.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jan Perry gets personal

Today is Thursday, July 26 and headlines include a conversation with mayoral candidate Jan Perry, a fight at Men's Central Jail, and bankruptcy preparation in the Inland Empire.

Medical marijuana patients urged to grow own cannabis

Once the city of L.A. forces more than 800 medical marijuana clinics to close, how will patients obtain their medication?

Advocates want voters to overturn pot shop ban

Supporters of medical marijuana are hitting back at the city of Los Angeles’ ban on pot shops with a referendum, an ordinance and possibly a lawsuit.

The final days of LA's medical marijuana clinics?

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office says he will sign the ordinance banning medical marijuana clinics. Meanwhile, Americans for Safe Access says it will try to overturn the law.

Maven's Morning Coffee: violent in Anaheim

Today is Wednesday, July 25 and today's headlines include fights between protesters and police in Anaheim and the Los Angeles City Council's ban on medical marijuana clinics.

Medical marijuana clinics banned by LA City Council

Nonprofit storefronts that sell medical marijuana will be banned in the city of Los Angeles under a proposal approved Tuesday.