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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 questions for mayoral candidates

Today is Monday, March 11 and headlines include tough questions for the mayoral candidates, bail for the county assessor, and the 2014 midterm elections.

LA's deficit drops, but cuts and hiring freezes still likely

Despite a reduction in pension costs and signs the city’s revenues are improving, closing a multimillion-dollar deficit remains “a daunting challenge."

Will Perry, James back former rivals in mayor's race?

Both Perry and James tell KPCC they have not decided whether to endorse Wendy Greuel or Eric Garcetti in the runoff. Their support could help with key voters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Villaraigosa considers endorsement

Today is Friday, March 8 and headlines include a possible endorsement from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and approval of a rail project in Wilmington.

LA election: Exit poll details how mayoral candidates did at ballot box

The Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University examines how the mayoral candidates performed among ethnic groups and age categories.

Greuel and Garcetti launch runoff with new endorsements

He adds the backing of a trio of Latino political players, while she got a boost from an iconic African-American religious figure.

Maven's Morning Coffee: voter apathy as Angelenos stay home

Today is Thursday, March 7 and headlines include low voter turnout, the consequences of Measure A's failure, and new international gates at LAX.

Mayoral candidates left to fix budget without Measure A funds

Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have been vague on what each would do to close the city's projected deficit that next year exceeds $100 million.

At least two LA council races are headed for a runoff

The races to succeed Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry will be settled on May 21, but the fate of the District 1 contest won't be final until outstanding ballots are counted.

LA mayor's race: Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel set for runoff in May (update)

Two politicians who once served together as leaders on the Los Angeles City Council will face one another in the May runoff for mayor; City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is in a runoff to remain in office. Voter turnout was 16 percent.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Election Day in the Southland

Today is Tuesday, March 5 and headlines include the Los Angeles municipal election, a forced resignation on Animal Services, and a hold on NFL hopes.

Mailers confuse party endorsements in race for LA's mayor

Is Eric Garcetti a Republican? Did the LA County Democratic Party back Wendy Greuel? The answer to both questions is no, but you wouldn't know it from these brochures.

Garcetti, Greuel locked in tight race heading into Election Day

Two surveys released in as many days differ on which candidate leads in the mayoral primary but both polls agree – it’s close.

Maven's Morning Coffee: race is on in CD 13

Today is Monday, March 4 and headlines include the race for the LA City Council's Thirteenth District, a dead heat in the mayor's race, and a new Republican chair.

Mayoral candidates pay for misleading mailer endorsements

Candidates pay thousands of dollars to appear in fliers that imply they've been endorsed by political parties, law enforcement or labor groups.