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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

Obama aide hosts Latino roundtable in South LA

Presidential senior adviser Valerie Jarrett joined politicians and labor leaders from the Latino community o talk about what issues are important to Latino voters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Farmers Field gets OK

Today is Friday, Sept. 14 and headlines include Eric Garcetti's policy speech on jobs, approval of the Farmers Field proposal, and a look at LAFD and CPR.

Approval process for stadium continues despite lawsuit

After a 10-hour meeting Thursday that included nearly 100 speakers, the city's Planning Commission approved the plan for Farmers Field, but a pending lawsuit still threatens the project

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP looks to change rates

Today is Thursday, Sept. 13 and headlines include DWP rate increases, changes to the city's matching funds program, and a strange murder tale in Beverly Hills.

Campaign finance reforms move forward at LA City Hall

A proposal that would provide more public dollars per campaign contribution was given preliminary approval today by the Los Angeles City Council.

Eric Garcetti is "acting" mayor of Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti wants to be mayor so badly that he’s playing the role in a movie – seriously. And it's not the first time he's taken on the role for Hollywood.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD OKs evaluations

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 12 and headlines include a proposal to include student achievement in principals' evaluations and a look at LA's identification cards.

City Council gets ready for final OK of Farmers Field

In anticipation of a final vote on the downtown football stadium, Council agreed to shorten the period for public comment on the project.

Rosendahl returns to City Hall after cancer diagnosis

Two months after he was diagnosed with cancer, Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl returned to City Hall pledging to run for a third term.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA to issue identification cards

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 11 and headlines include Los Angeles' plan to issue identification cards, Mayor Villaraigosa's trip to Iowa, and costs jump at the Convention Center.

Changes coming to LA's Convention Center

Los Angeles city officials want the Convention Center to move away from local trade shows and focus on larger conventions that draw out-of-state visitors.

Assessed values increase in Los Angeles County

There’s some good financial news for Los Angeles County – the region’s assessed values increased 2.24 percent over last year.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Farmers Field gets day at City Hall

Today is Monday, Sept. 10 and headlines include a public hearing for Farmers Field, a public talk on LAPD's use of force, and the DWP rate proposal.

DA candidate Jackie Lacey gets support from law enforcement

Prosecutor Jackie Lacey has picked up major endorsements from the Los Angeles Police Protective League and the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs.

Judge: Construction can continue on Chinatown Walmart

A judge ruled Friday that construction work can continue on a Walmart store in Chinatown because the project would not do irreparable environmental damage.