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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: President Obama in Irvine

Today is Friday, June 13 and headlines include President Obama's visit to Irvine, LA's settlement of a free speech case, and should parking fines be reduced?

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's affordable housing problem

Today is Thursday, June 12 and headlines include LA's affordable housing problem, fallout from the June 3 primary, and a profile of a political consultant.

Port of LA director confirmed by city council

Gene Seroka will lead the Port of Los Angeles, which is one of the busiest ports in North America. He replaces Geraldine Knatz, who left in 2013.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County creates new child welfare office

Today is Wednesday, June 11 and headlines include creation of new child welfare office, a wage proposal for hotel workers, and a map of foreclosed homes.

LA City Council committee approves $15/hour for hotel workers

A proposal to set a new minimum wage for non-union hotel got through its first hurdle Tuesday. Next comes a vote by the full council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Reforming LA's child welfare system

Today is Tuesday, June 10 and headlines include changes in LA County's leadership, reforming the child welfare system, and the death of an off-duty LAFD pilot.

Mayor's office leads effort to place 10,000 veterans in jobs

Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city will work with more than 100 companies and 40 nonprofits to find employment for veterans over the next three years.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Control of water district

Today is Monday, June 9 and headlines include management of the Central Basin water district, a sexual harassment case at City Hall, and lessons from the primary.

Commission recommends Los Angeles move its city elections

The city's Election Reform Commission believes L.A. should reschedule its elections to coincide with state and federal races in even-numbered years.

Congressman Waxman endorses Ted Lieu as his successor

The longtime U.S. Representative is backing his fellow Democrat in the November runoff for the 33rd District. Lieu will face Republican Elan Carr.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Gentrification concerns at LA River

Today is Thursday, June 5 and headlines include gentrification concerns at the LA River, DWP payments to nearby cities, legal fees paid over Hollywood plan.

Does Elan Carr have a path to GOP victory in congressional race?

The Republican candidate placed first Tuesday in a district that has been a Democratic stronghold. He had a strong appeal with Jewish voters.

Election 2014: Incumbents show strength amid tight US House returns

Early primary election returns Tuesday showed tight races for U.S. House seats from San Diego to Sacramento, though incumbents were showing strength.

Mayor Garcetti to announce first 15 Great Streets projects

Following up on a pledge made in his State of the City speech, the mayor on Tuesday will name the first 15 boulevards to benefit from the citywide improvement project.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayoral runoff in Long Beach

Today is Monday, June 2 and headlines include a mayoral runoff in Long Beach, a profile of former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, and can a school board candidate win outright in the primary?