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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

Councilman Huizar launches reelection bid in wake of harassment claim

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar kicks off his 2015 campaign Tuesday with a downtown fundraiser and one very important ally.

GM of LA's Housing Dept. leaving to start consulting firm

Mercedes Marquez has led the city department for 18 months. The mayor's office said her departure is unrelated to ongoing performance reviews of general managers.

Will LA pay legal fees for councilman's sexual harassment suit?

Was it a consensual affair? Or harassment? Either way, the City of Los Angeles could pay the price to defend Councilman Jose Huizar in a messy lawsuit.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jury finds Sheriff Baca liable

Today is Friday, Oct. 18 and headlines include Sheriff Lee Baca's liability for inmate abuse, Councilman Jose Huizar's personal problems, and an earthquake czar.

Councilman admits affair, but denies lawsuit charges (Updated)

LA's Jose Huizar says he had “an occasional and consensual relationship” with a former staffer, but says her allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation are baseless.

DWP Commission allows trusts to hire internal auditor

Politicians may finally get some answers on millions of public dollars spent by two trusts run by the DWP and its union. But those answers won't be made public.

Maven's Morning Coffee: In-house audit of DWP trusts

Today is Thursday, Oct. 17 and headlines include a financial accounting of two DWP trusts, an election in Palmdale, and can Compton be the new Brooklyn?

Los Angeles to tackle voter apathy in city elections

After a paltry turnout in this year's municipal election, the president of the City Council wants a commission to consider changes to the way L.A. votes.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Anaheim changes up voting system

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 16 and headlines include changes to Anaheim's voting system, the Supreme Court's rejection of the governor's appeal, and earthquake safety.

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.