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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: ruling on Skid Row possessions

Today is Thursday, Sept. 6 and headlines include a legal victory for homeless advocates, the arrest of a NorCal politician, and a scam involving the DWP.

Groups call for restraining order on Chinatown Walmart

The fight over the Chinatown Walmart continued today as two groups announced plans to get a restraining order that would stop construction on the new store.

All is quiet at City Hall with LA's pols out of town

While the rest of Los Angeles is back from summer vacation, the Los Angeles City Council is again on recess with folks in North Carolina and San Diego.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD captain files claim

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 5 and headlines include a claim against LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, a Q&A with Eric Garcetti, and a lawsuit in the town of Bell.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Trutanich donations a conflict?

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4 and headlines include donations to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, a profile of the LAUSD superintendent, and the loss of trees in South LA.

Attorney confirmed to LA's Police Commission

Attorney Rafael Bernardino has been appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners. He previously served on the Fire and Police Pension Commission.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD officers under investigation

Today is Friday, Aug. 31 and headlines include an investigation into the actions of five LAPD officers, Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to skip the convention, and a new program to release jail inmates.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Bernard Parks responds to LA Weekly

Today is Thursday, Aug. 30 and headlines include Councilman Bernard Parks' criticism of the LA Weekly, the demotion of an LAPD commanding officer, and criticism for the city's handling of ambulance bills.

Committee: LA trash pickup should be exclusive franchise

Fewer private companies would be allowed to pick up garbage from Los Angeles' commercial and multifamily properties under an exclusive franchise deal.

LAPD Foothill Division commanding officer relieved of duty and demoted

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced he is demoting the commander officer of the Foothill Division after video surfaced of two officers tackling a driver at a traffic stop.

Activists to submit signatures to block LA pot dispensary ban

Activists say they will submit a petition with 50,000 signatures to overturn a recently approved medical marijuana dispensary ban.

Maven's Morning Coffee: county looks to increase fire tax

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 29 and headlines include a proposal to increase the LA County fire tax, Supervisor Mike Antonovich's trip to North Korea, and cleanup plans for Skid Row.

Gov. Brown announces pension agreement for public workers

The governor unveiled a plan that may save the state billions by capping pensions, increasing the retirement age and requiring employees to pay more.

Maven's Morning Coffee: state pension reform

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 28 and headlines include Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to reign in pension costs, the city of LA's study of broken sidewalks, and a hearing date for Farmers Field.

With Zev out, where does that leave the other candidates?

Zev Yaroslavsky’s decision not to run for mayor may have been a win for two of the leading candidates, but for a billionaire still sitting on the sidelines, has little effect.