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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 City Councilwoman-elect named caretaker for district

The Los Angeles City Council voted to name Martinez chief deputy of the San Fernando Valley's Sixth District, pending certification of her win over Cindy Montañez.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Nury Martinez elected to CD 6

Today is Wednesday, July 24 and headlines include the election of a L.A. city councilwoman, pay raises for sheriff's deputies, and a Q&A with the city attorney.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Election Day in CD 6

Today is Tuesday, July 23 and headlines include Election Day for the LA City Council, immigration talk from the archbishop and upheaval in Cudahy.

Maven's Morning Coffee: questions on pensions in Orange County

Today is Monday, July 22 and headlines include questions about pensions in Orange County, LA politicians as art subjects, Jay Leno's preview of the CHP's new car.

Maven's Morning Coffee: recruiting South LA voters

Today is Friday, July 19 and headlines include integrated voter engagement in South LA, Mayor Bob Foster's decision to leave office, and a chat with LAUSD.

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.