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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

Richard Alarcon ordered to stand trial for perjury

L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon will face trial for 23 felonies, including voter fraud and perjury, for allegedly living outside of the district he represents

Maven's Morning Coffee: anniversary of Occupy movement

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 2 and headlines include the anniversary of Occupy, the end of Richard Alarcon's preliminary hearing, and a final vote on medical marijuana.

Richard Alarcon's preliminary hearing wrapping up

As the preliminary hearing for the LA city councilman winds down, his attorneys are focused on a peculiar question: how can you tell the expiration date of eggs?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Schwarzenegger talks marriage, politics

Today is Monday, Oct. 1 and headlines include former Gov. Schwarzenegger's interview with "60 Minutes," the end of Carmageddon, and Caruso's flirtation with the mayor's race.

Farmers Field stadium unanimously approved — NFL team next?

Following two years of work, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously agreed Friday to move forward with plans for a football stadium in downtown L.A.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Supporting slipping for Prop 30

Today is Friday, Sept. 28 and headlines include support for Proposition 30, Rick Caruso's involvement in the Assessor's scandal, and a final vote on Farmers Field.

High-profile Latinos come out in support of Eric Garcetti

A former justice of the California Supreme Court is headlining a list of high-profile Latinos in support of the councilman’s run for mayor of Los Angeles.

State Sen. Curren Price running for LA City Council

A state senator who earlier this year got into a public fight with Councilman Bernard Parks over redistricting will run for the Los Angeles City Council.

DA Steve Cooley to back Kevin James for mayor

The L.A. District Attorney will endorse the underdog candidate at a City Hall news conference Friday; it's James' biggest endorsement to date

Maven's Morning Coffee: Architects knock Pico Hall

Today is Thursday, Sept. 27 and headlines include calls for a redesign of Pico Hall, more problems for the county Assessor, and a pitch for Prop 30.

President Clinton in LA next month for Obama fundraiser

Former President Clinton is coming to town for an Obama campaign fundraiser and he'll have a prominent Latino mayor with him. (Hint: his initials aren't A.V.)

Maven's Morning Coffee: Rick Caruso plotting mayoral run?

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 26 and headlines include rate increases at the DWP, pension rollbacks at City Hall and Rick Caruso's possible mayoral run.

Carmen Trutanich, Laura Chick tangle in city attorney's race

Former city controller Laura Chick wades into the city attorney's race, calling City Attorney Carmen Trutanich a liar and demagogue.

Despite legal threats, LA City Council OKs new pension plan

Over the objections of thousands of city employees, the Los Angeles City Council agreed today to scale back retirement benefits for future civilian employees.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP salaries higher than competitors

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 25 and headlines include a look at DWP's salaries, a pension proposal at City Hall, helicopter noise during Carmageddon and approval of Farmers Field.