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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

Crowded ballot makes for crowded debates in Congressional race

Twelve of the 17 candidates hoping to replace Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman appeared at a weekend forum. Topics ranged from local traffic to foreign policy.

Maven's Morning Coffee: A look at LA's sample ballots

Today is Monday, May 12 and headlines include a look at the county's sample ballots, a new Assembly Speaker, and the disclosure of campaign contributions.

City, transit officials kick off Bike Week LA

L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin and transportation officials will launch the effort to get more people using the city's 350 miles of bike lanes.

Candidate for Waxman seat exits, endorses former opponent

Producer Brent Roske announced he is ending his campaign and throwing his support behind Marianne Williamson in the crowded West LA Congressional race.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Getty House renovations cost taxpayers

Todays is Friday, May 9 and headlines include renovations at Getty House, endorsements for the Board of Supervisors, and should voters select judges?

Bill could change transparency in state's public meetings law

A proposed bill that omits two words from a current law has some observers worried about openness for governmental bodies.

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.