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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 Council opposes new public health department

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation says LA County's Public Health Department, which handles the ctiy's needs, has become too big and ineffective.

Maven's Morning Coffee: what the future holds for Garcetti, Greuel

Today is Tuesday, May 28 and headlines include a look what why the Wendy Greuel campaign failed, what happens to electeds who leave City Hall, and a profile of Jerry Brown.

LA City Council approves $7.7 billion budget

A $7.7 billion spending plan for the city of Los Angeles was unanimously approved Thursday by the city council. The fiscal year starts on July 1.

Mayor Villaraigosa welcomes Mayor-elect Garcetti to Getty House

The current mayor and the man who will succeed him met Thursday for breakfast and a talk on leading the country's second-largest city.

Garcetti's first priority as mayor: Rebuild middle class

The Mayor-elect was mobbed by reporters and supporters Wednesday in Echo Park during his first availability since defeating Wendy Greuel for the city's top job.

Wendy Greuel gives concession speech in the Valley

Speaking to reporters at her campaign office in Van Nuys, Greuel said she may not have been able to break the glass ceiling, but she helped crack it.

UPDATE: Eric Garcetti elected mayor of Los Angeles; Greuel concedes

The three-term City Councilman defeats his former council colleague and present city controller Wendy Greuel by 54 to 46 percent. Greuel conceded Wednesday morning.

Maven's Morning Coffee: It's Election Day in Los Angeles

Today is Tuesday, May 21 and it is Election Day in Los Angeles. Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel voted early this morning, and tonight they'll be in Hollywood and downtown to celebrate.

President Clinton robocalls for Greuel on eve of election

Los Angeles voters may hear a familiar voice on the phone Monday as a robocall from former President Bill Clinton makes the rounds on behalf of Wendy Greuel.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral campaigns wrap up

Today is Monday, May 20 and headlines include the end of the mayor's race, a hall for Villaraigosa at LAX, and a discussion -- not a debate -- with the city attorney candidates.

South LA churches get visits from mayoral candidates

It's a political tradition to visit churches the Sunday before Election Day and that's exactly what Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel did across South LA.

Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti rally supporters in South LA

The mayoral candidates and their backers started a whirlwind Saturday courting voters who could make a big difference in Tuesday’s election.

LA mayor's race: Tracking the TV ads (updated, videos)

Wendy Greuel uses comments by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to counter a video that tries to link her to Prop 187. Meanwhile, Eric Garcetti touts his backing from local newspapers.

Mayoral wrapup: Greuel, Garcetti enter the homestretch

With just days to go before the runoff, the candidates are criss-crossing the city to energize their bases.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel, Garcetti target Latino voters

Today is Thursday, May 16 and headlines include new TV ads that target the Latino community, the preliminary approval of the city budget, and Dennis Zine's reach to Jewish voters.