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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

Mayor Garcetti names appointments to Metro board

One of the perks that comes with being the mayor of Los Angeles is a seat on the Metro Board of Directors -- and another three appointments to the transit agency.

Maven's Morning Coffee: a profile of Compton's new mayor

Today is Thursday, July 18 and headlines include a profile of Compton Mayor Aja Brown, an Assemblyman's proposed boycott of Florida, and LA's voter apathy.

How can Los Angeles get its voters to the polls? (map)

Fewer than one in four Angelenos participated in the city's most recent election. Concerned parties are looking at how to boost voter interest.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Eric Garcetti faces first test as mayor

Today is Wednesday, July 17 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's first test, a new job for Antonio Villaraigosa, and a new jail for LA County.

Zimmerman verdict: Vandalism and arrests near Leimert Park (Photos)

A peaceful protest turned ugly when about 150 protesters marched south on Crenshaw, with some vandalizing stores and cars. LAPD declared it an "unlawful assembly," dispersed the crowd and made arrests.

Maven's Morning Coffee: South LA leaders urge calm

Today is Tuesday, July 16 and headlines include arrests following an otherwise peaceful protest in South LA, Gavin Newsom's life as lt. governor, and candidates for Homeland Security Secretary.

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.