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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

Maven's Morning Coffee: police chief won't run for sheriff

Today is Wednesday, June 12 and headlines include the Long Beach police chief's decision not to challenge Sheriff Baca and calls for changes in LA's campaign finance rules.

Labor leader says she doesn't regret Greuel endorsement

Speaking at Town Hall Los Angeles, Maria Elena Durazo defended the Federation of Labor's endorsements and said it's now time to talk about policies.

Maven's Morning Coffee: protest over Convention Center contract

Today is Tuesday, June 11 and headlines include Mayor Villaraigosa's private meeting with billboard executives, a dispute over the Convention Center, and endorsements.

Fewer than 1 in 4 LA voters cast a ballot in May election

The turnout was significantly worse than its been for other competitive mayoral runoffs. Of the 459,412 total ballots, 45 percent were vote-by-mail ballots.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Federal investigation could lead to reform

Today is Monday, June 10 and headlines include government reforms as a result of an FBI raid, a survey finds most Californians support gay marriage, and will Garcetti lead on Owens Valley?

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD diver takes on La Brea Tar Pits

Today is Friday, June 7 and headlines include Sacramento politicians at Sean Parker's wedding, an LAPD diver searches the tar pits, and Eric Garcetti poses for a picture.

Calderons have ties to local water district (Updated)

State Sen. Ron Calderon, the subject of an FBI investigation, has protected the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which paid his brother Tom as a consultant.

Maven's Morning Coffee: latest on Ron Calderon investigation

Today is Thursday, June 6 and headlines include a follow up on the FBI raid in Sacramento, a delay in the USC parking plan, and a plea for more social workers.

Maven's Morning Coffee: FBI raid on a state senate office

Today is Wednesday, June 5 and headlines include a FBI raid on a state Senate office, a new mayor in Compton, and is Gov. Jerry Brown becoming his father?pol

Report: AEG should operate Los Angeles Convention Center

An independent panel selected the private company, calling its proposal a "cost-effective and unique experience for all Convention Center visitors."

LA City Council endorses CA bill for new voting systems

A state bill that would allow California counties to create their own voting systems could increase voter participation, according to one L.A. city councilwoman.

Maven's Morning Coffee: questions over USC parking deal

Today is Tuesday, June 4 and headlines include questions over the fairness of a USC parking deal at the Coliseum, a good credit rating for LA County, and Bill Lockyer's retirement.

LA budget report: fiscal year was a tale of two halves

A year ago, L.A. officials were talking about layoffs, the fiscal cliff and the need to pass a sales tax hike. But the city now ends the year on an up note.

Mayor Villaraigosa to get sendoff in true LA fashion

Dignitaries (Bill Clinton) and celebrities (Ryan Seacrest) will gather at Grand Park Friday, but one city union is upset at the use of public funds.

Maven's Morning Coffee: an election in Compton

Today is Monday, June 3 and headlines include a mayoral election in Compton, a chat with the outgoing members of the LA City Council, and advice for the mayor-elect.