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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: 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.

City Hall celebrates LGBT Heritage Month

When the city's new regime takes office on July 1, Los Angeles will have three openly gay elected officials, including the first to hold a citywide post.

Maven's Morning Coffee: A look at labor and the mayor's race

Labor and the mayor's race, the end of Mike Feuer's legal problem, and a party for Villaraigosa.

City Hall considers Convention Center improvements

AEG has promised to build a new wing as part of the proposed Farmers Field, but without an NFL team in sight, city leaders are looking for a Plan B.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County gets an extra $50 million

Today is Thursday, May 30 and headlines include an extra $50 million for LA County, an environmental challenge at LAX, and a look at Eric Garcetti's religion.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Wendy Greuel's consultant defends campaign

Today is Wednesday, May 29 and headlines include an op-ed and interview with Wendy Greuel's political consultant and Bob Hertzberg's move back into politics.

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.