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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

Parks employee charged with theft at recreation center

A longtime city employee is facing charges of grand theft and misappropriation of public funds for allegedly stealing $17,000 from young athletes and campers.

Parking, housing taxes could be headed to LA's March ballot

Two tax increases are likely to appear on the municipal ballot next March — and they would impact anyone who buys a house or parks a car in the City of Los Angeles

UPDATE: LA County Assessor Noguez faces 24 felony charges

In an ongoing probe, the elected official is accused of taking about $185,000 in bribes and costing the county an estimated $1.1 million in tax revenue

Maven's Morning Coffee: Oversight for LA County jails

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17 and headlines include oversight at L.A. County jails, identification cards for undocumented immigrants, and a game of political musical chairs.

Future of Los Angeles' digital billboards remains in limbo

City staff was asked to return in 30 days with a report on regulating Los Angeles' 100 digital billboards. In the meantime, the issue is still working through the courts.

LA's library cards could double as ID, debit cards

Undocumented residents living in the city of Los Angeles could soon have a library card that also acts as identification and a pre-paid debit card.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Free marijuana in neighborhood election?

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16 and headlines include allegations of free marijuana in neighborhood council elections and a first look at the City Services Card.

Former Housing Authority manager sentenced to prison

The former manager of the Housing Authority’s construction program was sentenced to federal prison Monday for conspiring to steal more than half a million dollars.

City may appeal big-dollar settlement for gang member

Plans to appeal a $5.7 million settlement for a gang member shot and paralyzed by Los Angeles police are moving ahead after a vote of the Budget Committee.

Maven's Morning Coffee: endorsements for Measure J

Today is Monday, Oct. 15 and headlines include endorsements of Measure J, a profile of the city librarian, and the arrival of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Incumbent state senator faces tough reelection in Valley

State Sen. Fran Pavley faces a tough reelection campaign as a result of the recent redistricting process that left her with a more conservative district.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Rick Caruso bags on the mayor's race

Today is Friday, Oct. 12 and headlines include Rick Caruso's plans not to run for mayor, a schoolyard brawl between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, and former Mayor Riordan's plans for the May ballot.

Rick Caruso out of mayor's race before ever getting in

Developer Rick Caruso ended the speculation on his political future today by announcing that he will not run for mayor of Los Angeles in the 2013 race.

Garcetti ahead — slightly — in mayoral money race

About $71,000 separate Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel in the 2013 race for mayor of Los Angeles. Each has $2.8 million in the bank.

Mayor Villaraigosa backs Richard Alarcon for state Assembly

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has come to the aid of Councilman Richard Alarcon, endorsing him in his race for the state Assembly.