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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

Ted Lieu announces run for Congress with high-profile endorsements

The legislator will pursue the seat of retiring Rep. Henry Waxman. One advantage for Lieu: his state senate district overlaps with most of the congressman's.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Wendy Greuel runs for Congress

Today is Friday, Jan. 31 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's run for Congress, the DWP's new general manager, and a response to earthquake safety from LAUSD.

Wendy Greuel will run for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's seat

The former L.A. city controller, who lost her mayoral bid to Eric Garcetti, becomes the first Democrat to enter the race to succeed the veteran L.A. congressman.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Gov. Brown meets with water officials

Today is Thursday, Jan. 30 and headlines include Gov. Brown's meeting with water officials, a new candidate for the Board of Supervisors, and Sheriff Baca's legacy.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Death of LA's film czar

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 29 and headlines include the death of the city's film czar, earthquake safety at schools, and financial problems at a water district.

Candidates' tweets duel for an elected official's affections

Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl are running for county supervisor and she makes it clear who has the support of Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Why don't more women run for office?

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 28 and headlines include a look at why more women don't run for office, how hackers are using L.A.'s data, and a supervisor responds to criticism.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti's budget proposal

Today is Monday, Jan. 27 and headlines include Mayor Eric Garceti's plan to phase out the business tax, funding for Homeboy Industries, and parklets throughout L.A.

Web company helps SoCal cities make financial data accessible

Municipalities are making it easier for the average citizen to find out how their tax dollars are being spent thanks to a move toward digital democracy.

Metro moves forward on options to connect LAX to rail

Metro board members agreed Thursday to launch draft environmental impact studies on four different options to connect light rail to Los Angeles International Airport.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Report on jail abuses

Today is Friday, Jan. 24 and headlines include a report on jail abuses, a proposal to increase Metro fares, and the future of the Republican Party.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Profile of Long Beach police chief

Today is Thursday, Jan. 23 and headlines include a profile of the Long Beach chief of police, a response to State of the State, and Schwarzenegger talks regret.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown delivers State of the State

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22 and headlines include the governor's annual address, the LAUSD superintendent's visit to City Hall, and a supervisor's response to controversy.

LA Councilman responds to allegations of sexual harassment

Jose Huizar has already denied a former staffer's allegations of sexual harassment, but now he's done so formally in a new court filing.

Bobby Shriver announces run for LA Board of Supervisors

The former Santa Monica councilman and mayor will run for the seat being vacated by Zev Yaroslavsky. The Kennedy family member says he's a political outsider.