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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: tough debate in Sherman Oaks

Today is Thursday, April 18 and headlines include a tough debate between Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, a new ad in the mayor's race, and a decline in adult film permits.

New Wendy Greuel ad features high-profile supporters

The mayoral candidate has released her second television ad, this one with U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, former mayor Richard Riordan, and Magic Johnson.

Former mayoral candidate endorses Carmen Trutanich

Kevin James, who finished third in the mayoral primary, is backing the city attorney for reelection.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA mayor's race goes negative

Today is Wednesday, April 17 and headlines include a website knocking Eric Garcetti for never having a real job and a settlement between Carmen Trutanich and his former consultant.

AEG's bid to manage convention center hits a snag

The privately-owned Anschutz Entertainment Group declined to provide financial statements required by the City of Los Angeles.

LA County workers rally for pay raises

The union that represents more than half of all county employees says the budget can support increases now that LA County is on solid financial footing.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Wendy Greuel's budget plan

Today is Tuesday, April 16 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's plan to save $175 million, a LAUSD proposal to speed up teacher investigations, and more ambulances for LAFD.

New Wendy Greuel ad calls for end to gun violence

In her first TV spot of the runoff campaign, the mayoral candidate says she will connect police with parents and beef up mental health services.

Maven's Morning Coffee: film fees in Grand Park

Today is Monday, April 15 and headlines include a proposal to waive film fees in Grand Park, the possible end of digital billboards, and mayoral priorities and a legacy.

Los Angeles County releases $24 billion budget (Updated)

County employees, who haven't had salary or cost-of-living raises for several years, are expected to ask Board of Supervisors for increases.

Garcetti, Greuel remain virtually tied in fundraising

L.A. mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have been busy fundraising since the March 5 primary reset their war chests.

Maven's Morning Coffee: first mayoral runoff debate

Today is Friday, April 12 and headlines include a debate between mayoral candidates, Alex Padilla's run for secretary of state, and a UTLA vote of "no confidence."

Education leaders divulge what they want from LA's next mayor

A trio of interested parties lays out a range of options for Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel to consider.

Evacuation: White powder scare blows through LA Mayor’s Office

A staffer for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened a letter Thursday that had white power inside. The front hall of the Mayor's Office was evacuated and closed off.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Wendy Greuel to release education plan

Today is Thursday, April 11 and headlines include the release of Wendy Greuel's education plan, an in-depth look at a deputy's shooting, and money for LA public transit.