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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 officials consider incentives for seismic upgrades to buildings

Los Angeles city officials are looking at how inspectors can evaluate concrete buildings that may not be strong enough to survive an earthquake. And creating incentives for seismic retrofits.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Who is responsible when buildings collapse in quakes?

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15 and headlines include earthquake liabilities, security at LAX and development in downtown.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's earthquake problem

Today is Monday, Oct. 14 and headlines include the dangers of concrete buildings, Jerry Brown's legacy, and unregulated car services at LAX.

City Attorney's office goes after illegal pot shops

More than 40 medical marijuana clinics have voluntarily closed since the city's new pot shop regulations took effect in July, according to City Attorney Mike Feuer.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Fire Chief out at LAFD

Today is Friday, Oct. 11 and headlines include the firing of Fire Chief Brian Cummings, Mural Day in Los Angeles, and a makeover for the LA River.

LA fire chief Brian Cummings to resign, mayor's office says (updated)

Cummings will officially retire in February, and former LAFD captain James Featherstone will serve as acting chief effective Nov. 1, the mayor's office said.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Federal shutdown in So Cal

Today is Thursday, Oct. 10 and headlines include the impact of the government shutdown, a look at Mayor Garcetti's appointment process, and a new seat for the Board of Supervisors?

Assembly Speaker announces run for state controller

John Pérez announced Wednesday he will seek the statewide office next year when he is termed out of his current job.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Board of Supervisors approve jail funding

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9 and headlines include funding to prevent inmate abuses, Assembly Speaker John Perez's appearance in LA and a push for drinking fountains.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti's cultural literacy

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 8 and headlines include a New York Times profile of the mayor, personnel complaints at LAUSD, and patient dumping on Skid Row.

Are Southern Californians tuning out the government shutdown?

It’s been about a week of federal government closures. While it’s the talk of D.C., here in L.A., it seems to be far from the minds of many residents.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses California GOP in Anaheim

In a speech to California Republicans, Perry spoke to the virtue of conservative politics at the state level and how its policies can be applied at the national level.

Does tiny Maywood need three private water companies?

After years of complaints about Maywood's water, a bill on the governor's desk could provide money to clean up the city’s water – and water politics.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti and the business community

Today is Thursday, Oct. 3 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's relationship with the business community, Gov. Brown's bill signing, and LAUSD's iPad problem.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD gets private donations for body cameras

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 2 and headlines include private donations for LAPD's body cameras, an audit of DWP finances, and a critique of Grand Avenue's Parcel Q.