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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

LA mayor's car strikes pedestrian in downtown Los Angeles (Updated)

An SUV being driven by a member of Mayor Eric Garcetti's security detail struck a woman near City Hall Tuesday afternoon. The woman's condition is not known.

Northridge: LA to partner with quake expert in preparation for Big One

Mayor Eric Garcetti marked the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake by announcing a partnership with a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Long Beach chief to run for sheriff

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 14 and headlines include Chief Jim McDonnell's run for sheriff, the county's consideration of the Grand Avenue plans, and a guilty plea from Robert Rizzo.

Maven's Morning Coffee: call for change at Sheriff's Department

Today is Monday, Jan. 13 and headlines include a call for change at the Sheriff's Department, a possible run for supervisor in San Bernardino, and some love for downtown.

Is LA a 'city in decline'? City council weighs in on bleak assessment

A report that found L.A is a "city in decline" received mixed reactions from the city council, which quibbled with the negative outlook of the 2020 Commission.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP general manager stepping down

Today is Friday, Jan. 10 and headlines include the end of Ron Nichols' time with the DWP, Wendy Greuel's decision not to run for the county, and Sheriff Baca will become a reserve deputy.

DWP general manager Nichols to step down at end of January (updated)

Ron Nichols, chief of the Department of Water and Power for the past three years, will leave the utility at the end of the month, the mayor's office announced.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Gov. Brown releases a budget

Today is Thursday, Jan. 9 and headlines include the release of Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, Bobby Shriver's fundraising, and is L.A. a city in decline?

LA controller to issue subpoenas for DWP union boss

City Controller Ron Galperin says he'll take legal steps in an effort to determine how more than $40 million in taxpayer money was spent over a decade-long period.

2020 Commission paints bleak picture of Los Angeles

A group appointed to examine the city's finances released a wide-ranging report that is critical of what are termed financial gimmicks and short-term solutions.

Update: Sheriff Baca to retire; LAPD deputy chief considering run

Embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his plans to retire at the end of the month at a press conference Tuesday morning.

Maven's Morning Coffee: What is Sheriff Lee Baca's future?

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 7 and headlines include the future for Sheriff Lee Baca, a call to end a jaywalking crackdown, and a look at runaway film production.

Mayor appoints councilman's wife to Recreation and Parks

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced appointments to the Board of Recreation and Parks Monday, including the wife of a San Fernando Valley councilman.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown finishes 2013 by fundraising

Today is Monday, Jan. 6 and headlines include Gov. Brown's campaign warchest, LAUSD's efforts to fill a vacancy, and the lingering impacts of a county strike.

Police hiring, labor talks on LA City Council's 2014 agenda

Council members are worried about finding enough qualified LAPD candidates to keep up with attrition. Also looming: negotiations with City Hall's biggest unions.