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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: Subway funding in limbo

Today is Wednesday, May 7 and headlines include funding for the L.A. subway, a people mover at LAX, and a debate over moving city elections.

DWP union, City Hall fight continues over LA's power to audit

An appeals court will consider whether the city controller has the authority to audit public funds given to two private groups run by the DWP union.

LA City Council mostly cool to 2020 Commission ideas

The blue ribbon panel was charged with examining LA's economic future, but it also recommended moving city elections to improve voter turnout.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Obama back to Los Angeles

Today is Tuesday, May 6 and headlines include President Obama's visit to Los Angeles, tourism spending in LA, and the latest in the race for Rep. Henry Waxman's seat.

Report: Voter turnout did not increase with new primary system

A new poll from the Public Policy Institute found historically low turnout in California's 2012 primary. That doesn't bode well for the 2014 off-year election.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA City Council tackles illegal dumping

Today is Thursday, May 1 and headlines include a water investigation in South LA, a plan to clean up blighted areas, and endorsements in the June 3 election.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Plan to organize LAX workers

Today is Wednesday, April 30 and headlines include a proposal to organize airport employees, a new leader for UTLA, and a debate between Republican candidates.

LA City Council starts review of Mayor Garcetti's budget

The council's Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to meet daily for almost two weeks to pick apart the mayor's proposed $8.1 billion spending plan.

NBA bans Clippers owner Donald Sterling, fines him $2.5M (updated)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that an NBA investigation confirmed that it was Clippers owner Donald Sterling's voice on two recordings featuring racist rants.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown's budget plan

Today is Tuesday, April 29 and headlines include Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, Mayor Eric Garcetti on the Clippers, and a lack of leadership on homelessness.

Bobby Shriver picks up support from Kennedy cousin

The Board of Supervisors candidate faces a double-edged sword as a member of the famous political family.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Strike at ports of LA, Long Beach

Today is Monday, April 28 and headlines include strikes at the ports of L.A. and Long Beach, an open records fight in a harassment case, and county supervisors head to D.C.

Sidewalk repairs coming to some city-owned properties in LA

A pot of $10 million for repairs had gone unspent for almost a year as the city faced a related lawsuit from disabled residents.

Candidate calls for ethics hearing on Senator Berryhill

Derek Cressman, who is running for secretary of state, wants the Senate Ethics Committee to hold a hearing on the politician fined this week for campaign money laundering.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA sues DWP union

Today is Friday, April 25 and headlines include L.A.'s lawsuit against the DWP's union, a fine against a state senator, and Jerry Brown's influence.