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Alice Walton is KPCC's online Politics Reporter.

Prior to joining KPCC, Walton created and published, 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: Is Mayor Garcetti off to a slow start?

Today is Thursday, Feb. 6 and headlines include the start of the Garcetti Administration, $1 million for a gubernatorial candidate, and how Hollywood could influence a congressional race.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Dangers of cycling to work

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5 and headlines include a first-hand account of cycling in L.A., a technology officer for the city, and retrofitting schools in Sylmar.

Villaraigosa backs Wendy Greuel for Congress

The former mayor didn't take a stand when Greuel ran against Eric Garcetti, but now he says she's "the right choice, right now."

Did LA City Council know it voted to waive millions in police union reimbursement fees?

There is no record of the Executive Employee Relations Committee's vote and no reference to the waiver in the final union contract approved by the full council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: a look at LAPD's contract with City Hall

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 4 and headlines include a close look at the city's contract with the LAPD union, fundraising for the Board of Supervisors, and parking enforcement in Silver Lake.

Wendy Greuel touts congressional endorsements

The Congressional candidate released her first slate of endorsements Monday, doing so on social media — one at a time.

Transient arrested after breaching LA City Hall office

A transient man believed to be under the influence of drugs faces charges after he got past City Hall security and made his way to Councilman Mike Bonin's office Friday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: How much money will it take to win the sheriff's race?

Today is Monday, Feb. 3 and headlines include money for the sheriff's race, a non-partisan run for office, and members of the L.A. City Council get new cars.

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.