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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

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.

Latino leaders endorse Wendy Greuel for mayor of LA

Rival Eric Garcetti can cite his partial Mexican heritage, but Greuel has support from current, former and possibly future Latino council members.

Prosecutors: Former campaign treasurer should serve 8 years

A former campaign treasurer who stole $7 million from her clients over a 12-year period should be sentenced to 97 months in prison, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Filing dates set for LA City Council election

Potential candidates for the Los Angeles City Council’s Sixth District must reside in the district beginning Jan. 5, 2013, the City Clerk’s Office announced Monday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Central Valley sick of LA's trash

Today is Monday, Nov. 26 and headlines include LA's trash in the Central Valley, the Public Works president on leave, and a possible parcel tax for urban runoff.

President of LA Board of Public Works seeking treatment

The president of the city of L.A.'s Board of Public Works, Andrea Alarcón, is entering professional treatment after her daughter turned up alone at L.A. City Hall.

Los Angeles City Council schedules special election for May

A special election to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Los Angeles City Council will be held on May 21, 2013. The incumbent, Tony Cardenas, is leaving for Congress.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD response plans

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 21 and headlines include the LAFD's plans to speed up response times, DWP's clean up in the Owens Valley, and taxes for a downtown streetcar.

Judge: Construction on Chinatown Walmart can continue

Work on the market at Cesar Chavez and Grand avenues can proceed, though opponents are awaiting another ruling from the city's zoning administrator.