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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

City of LA's deficit growing for next fiscal year

A larger than expected budget deficit next summer is due in part to unanticipated salary and health care costs for city workers.

Los Angeles conducting nationwide search for new fire chief

The department's chiefs going back to the mid-'50s were promoted from within. Mayor Garcetti said Friday his office will cast a wide net to find the next leader.

Maven's Morning Coffee: the high cost of special elections

Today is Friday, Dec. 13 and headlines include the high cost of special elections, policing the sheriff and the state's political dynasties.

LAFD implements, then quickly reverses, new media policy

The fire department announced it would stop releasing details on injuries and fatalities from emergencies, but no one had told the mayor or city attorney offices.

Garcetti to join other mayors for White House talks

LA leader will join 15 other mayors Friday to discuss job creation and economic development. It's his second trip to the capitol in recent months.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti heads to DC

Today is Thursday, Dec. 12 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's trip to Washington, D.C., Supervisor Yaroslavsky's reflections of Nelson Mandela, and prisoners giving birth.

LA City Council prepares to regulate boarding homes in 2014

Rules regulating group homes in LA will get a fresh look In January. The impetus stems from killings that occurred a year ago outside a Northridge boarding home.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sheriff Lee Baca's political future

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11 and headlines include the political fallout for Sheriff Lee Baca, the hills of downtown, and lessons of Bell.

Contract between DWP, union gets final approval

With a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles City Council approved a new contract that includes benefit changes for current and future employees.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sheriff's deputies arrested by feds

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 10 and headlines include the arrest of 18 sheriff's deputies, the conviction of a former Bell official, and legalizing marijuana.

LA City Council to take up final vote on DWP contract

The Coalition of L.A. City Unions doesn't like an agreement the city reached with the utility's union. The contract is expected to be up for a vote on Tuesday.

Will the mayor's chief of staff run for the LA City Council?

There are rumblings that Ana Guerrero may run in 2015 against Jose Huizar, who endorsed her boss' opponent, Wendy Greuel, in this year's mayoral election.

Maven's Morning Coffee: A look at the Christopher Dorner case

Today is Monday, Dec. 9 and headlines include the Los Angeles Times' investigation into the Christopher Dorner case, the cost of special elections, and transit at LAX.

LA Unified board member Marguerite LaMotte dies

LaMotte was perhaps the strongest ally for teachers on the school board - and a vocal critic of the superintendent. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD losing officers

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 4 and headlines include the diminishing ranks of the LAPD, a court appearance for the LAX shooter, and more DWP billing problems.