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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: Metro fares increase

Today is Friday, May 23 and headlines include higher Metro fares, donations for the Board of Supervisors election, and the new 405 carpool lane.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Candidates for sheriff debate

Today is Thursday, May 22 and headlines include a debate for sheriff's candidates, the city of LA's budget, and a car wreck involving the police chief.

LA approves budget to fund more fire services, neighborhood prosecutors

The budget includes funding for more city prosecutors and firefighters. But services could be impacted by the outcome of negotiations with City Hall labor unions.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Purple Line funding from the feds

Today is Wednesday, May 21 and headlines include federal funding for the Metro Purple Line, a proposal to increase Metro fees, and the latest in the race for sheriff.

Why is public corruption endemic in southeast L.A. County?

The past decade has seen corruption cases against officials from South Gate, Bell, Cudahy, Huntington Park and Lynwood. Is the region finally turning a corner?

District Attorney's radio ad supports Jim McDonnell for LA sheriff

L.A.'s Jackie Lacey recorded the spot for an independent expenditure committee working on behalf of the candidate, who is currently the Long Beach police chief.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor, council president differ on strategy

Today is Monday, May 19 and headlines include Council President Herb Wesson's comments on the DWP's union, Republicans on Democrats' corruption cases, and what it will take to reform Sheriff's Department.

LA City Council approves controversial pedestrian bridge

The bridge will span two apartment buildings near a homeless encampment. Councilman Jose Huizar pushed the vote over the objection of planning officials.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD chief applies for second term

Today is Friday, May 16 and headlines include Chief Charlie Beck's application for a second term, Mayor Garcetti at the NAACP's dinner, and development in DTLA.

Endorsements pouring in for various races on June ballot

Board of Supervisors candidate John Duran gets the backing of the L.A. Times over better-known rivals Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Bill requires disclosure of political donors

Today is Thursday, May 15 and headlines include a new political donations bill, an endorsement in the race of county supervisors, and a debate.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Traffic jams at LAX

Today is Wednesday, May 14 and headlines include efforts to alleviate traffic jams at LAX, more parking tickets for L.A. drivers, and a debate for a county job.

LA City Council approves funding for Skid Row cleanup

The money supports Operation Healthy Streets, which was created after a court decision limited the city from removing personal belongings from sidewalks.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Audit finds problems with LA's 3-1-1 system

Today is Tuesday, May 13 and headlines include an audit of L.A.'s 3-1-1 system, an investigation into political contributions, and plans to install solar panels.

Audit: LA's customer service line is expensive, inefficient

Angelenos make good use of the 3-1-1 system to report potholes and other problems, but the city controller says there's plenty of room for improvement.