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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

Zimmerman protests: Mayor heads home after LAPD tactical alert

Mayor Eric Garcetti has cut short an East Coast trip following weekend protests related to the verdict in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case.

Maven's Morning Coffee: pay outs at the Hall of Administration

Today is Monday, July 15 and headlines include severance packages for department heads in LA County, a special election in CD 6, and a gun forum in Santa Monica.

Mayor names Public Works commissioners, deputy mayor

A former mayoral candidate and a longtime aide to Antonio Villaraigosa will be appointed to the Board of Public Works, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Friday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: big name to lead UC system

Today is Friday, July 12 and headlines include Janet Napolitano to lead the UC system, funding for public arts education, and a vote on a beach bonfire ban.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Long Beach turns down the ice cream man

Today is Thursday, July 11 and headlines include the impact of at-large districts in Whittier, Malibu's building regulations, and ice cream trucks in Long Beach.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti rethinks diversity

Today is Wednesday, July 10 and headlines include a new approach to diversity, conflicts with LAFD's Dodger deal, and a new candidate for Board of Supes.

Maven's Morning Coffee: court hearing on Anaheim's voting system

Today is Tuesday, July 9 and headlines include a hearing on Anaheim's at-large districts, a delay for state Sen. Roderick Wright, and pension details made public.

Valley chamber sends list of priorities to Mayor Garcetti

The Valley Industry and Commerce Association's top priorities include public transportation, commission appointments and economic development.

Maven's Morning Coffee: tension in LAUSD

Today is Monday, July 8 and headlines include bad blood between the LAUSD superintendent and school board president and a new executive director for the FPPC.

Mayor Garcetti names senior appointments of administration

Former councilwoman and mayoral candidate Jan Perry will serve as Interim General Manager of the new Economic Development Department.

LA council president Herb Wesson starts new term with promises, jokes

With a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles City Councilman was re-elected council president Tuesday. Councilman Mitch Englander will serve in the No. 2 spot.

Maven's Morning Coffee: settlement for harassment vicitims

Today is Tuesday, July 2 and headlines include a major settlement in the Antelope Valley, an uncertain future for pot shops, and a new school board president.

Mayor Eric Garcetti starts term with focus on the basics

His first morning as the leader of Los Angeles was spent at an economic roundtable. In the afternoon, he held office hours for constituents.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Garcetti Administration begins

Today is Monday, July 1 and headlines include the start of the Garcetti Administration, a flood of same-sex marriages in West Hollywood, and a higher gas tax.

Herb Wesson seeks second term as powerful president of LA City Council

In LA's city government the mayor doesn't have a lot of absolute power, and Wesson — like Eric Garcetti before him – knows how to use the council post.