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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: the high price of public safety

Today is Monday, April 29 and headlines include questions on the cost of maintaining LAPD, endorsements in the runoff, and a look at how candidates mix family and politics.

Sheila Kuehl makes her run for county supervisor official

After informally announcing her run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in January, the former state legislator has formally launched her campaign.

Maven's Morning Coffee: poll puts Wendy Greuel in the lead

Today is Friday, April 26 and headlines include a poll that puts Wendy Greuel ahead by three points and a decision by Metro to suspend a fee on the highway toll lanes.

Greuel, Garcetti camps at odds over poll results

Two polls this week reflect a 13 point disparity and a difference as to which candidate is leading. It may be explained by the show biz axiom: timing is everything.

Maven's Morning Coffee: 405 experiences more delays

Today is Thursday, April 25 and headlines include construction delays on the 405 Freeway, more ambulances for LAFD, and an endorsement in the controller's race.

Eric Garcetti goes 'back to basics' with TV ad

In his new TV ad, Eric Garcetti says he's running on his record, while opponent Wendy Greuel's campaign is based on "false attacks."

LA City Council approves new guidelines on trash collection

The guidelines will govern the new system to collect trash at Los Angeles apartment buildings and businesses that launches in 2017.

Maven's Morning Coffee: more charges for county assessor

Today is Wednesday, April 24 and headlines include more charges for the county assessor, a legal fight over the Ontario airport, and a look at the DWP union.

Greuel attacks Garcetti for campaign donation from convict

Juri Ripinsky served time for financial crimes in the 1990s. But a few years later, his Hollywood development project won support from both mayoral candidates.

Maven's Morning Coffee: TV debate in the mayor's race

Today is Tuesday, April 23 and headlines include a testy debate between the mayoral candidates, a look at the Million Trees plan, and some movement in the assessor's case.

Video: Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel go on the attack in LA mayoral debate

Mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti attacked one another over questions of integrity Monday during a debate sponsored by KPCC, NBC 4, Telemundo and USC.

LA Mayor Villaraigosa seeks to renegotiate pay raises

Mayor's $7.7 billion budget proposal calls for the renegotiation of pay increases for city workers scheduled to take effect next January.

Maven's Morning Coffee: a new poll in the mayor's race

Today is Monday, April 22 and headlines include a Los Angeles Times poll in the mayor's race, an old claim against Dennis Zine, and a special election in the Valley.

Bill Clinton stumps for Wendy Greuel at iconic LA deli

The former president made an appearance with his favored mayoral candidate, who worked for his administration.

Friday roundup of news from LA's mayoral candidates

A new TV ad from Greuel, an endorsement for Garcetti and a debate. Here's what's happening Friday in the race to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.