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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

Atlanta's top librarian to oversee Los Angeles system

The director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System was appointed today to serve as Los Angeles’ new city librarian. John Szabo will replace Martin Gomez.

Gil Garcetti makes fundraising pitch for son

Former District Attorney Gil Garcetti is using Father’s Day to make a pitch for his preferred mayoral candidate– son Eric Garcetti.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP in Owens Lake

Today is Thursday, June 14 and headlines include the Department of Water and Power's dispute with Owens Lake and a stance on the group homes ordinance.

Former Housing GM returns to LA to once again lead department

A top housing official who left Los Angeles to work for the Obama Administration will return to lead the LA Housing Department.

LA's redistricting plan almost a done deal

New maps for the LA's City Council’s 15 districts were approved today with a 12-2 vote, moving the city one step closer to new boundary lines and a potential lawsuit.

Maven's Morning Coffee: group homes, foreclosed properties

Today is Wednesday, June 13 and today's headlines include regulations for group homes, a new fee on foreclosed properties, and more furlough days for teachers.

LAX’s plans for free WiFi grounded

A contract that will bring free wireless Internet to Los Angeles International Airport hit a speed bump today as the LA City Council voted to review the contract.

Longtime county employee appointed to lead Assessor's Office

The director of Beaches and Harbors was recommended today to run the Assessor’s Office while the DA continues his investigation into misconduct allegations.

Settlement approved for crash involving sheriff's deputy

The family of a woman who was killed in a collision involving a Sheriff’s Department patrol car will receive a $750,000 settlement from Los Angeles County.

November ballot to include food labeling measure

A measure that qualified for the November ballot will ask California voters whether they want to label genetically engineered foods.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Public Works commissioner for city council

Today is Tuesday, June 12 and today's headlines include another candidate for the L.A. City Council, tax breaks for a downtown hotel, and the Commerce Secretary's leave.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Owens Lake cleanup, welfare costs

Today is Monday, June 11 and today's headlines include dust mitigation efforts in Owens Lake, efforts to cut welfare costs, and Mayor Villaraigosa on MSNBC.

Committee votes to ban medical marijuana clinics in LA

Medical marijuana clinics would be banned in the city of LA under an ordinance approved today by the Public Safety Committee.

Maven's Morning Coffee: pension reform at City Hall

Today is Friday, June 8 and today's headlines include pension reforms at City Hall, an outrageous salary for the Housing Authority chief, and hope for Prop 29.

Campaign finance reforms get OK from Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission decided today that only donations given by Los Angeles residents may count toward the city’s matching funds programs.