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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

Actor Will Ferrell endorses Garcetti for mayor in new video

The comedic actor's support is part of the campaign's strategy to increase turnout by voters aged 18-29.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Dorner situation appears to be over

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13 and headlines include the apparent death of Christopher Dorner and the Los Angeles Times' opposition to Measure A.

LA Area Chamber of Commerce endorses Wendy Greuel for mayor

Politics makes strange bedfellows: pro-business group finds itself backing the same candidate favored by several unions.

City Hall union backs proposed sales tax measure

Members of SEIU Local 721 voted to support the sales tax hike, though a committee for the union urged opposition when it was proposed last fall.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Bell officials take the stand

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12 and headlines include Bell officials on the witness stand, a former city aide questioning the deficit, and updates in the Dorner case.

Wendy Greuel on police plan: it's a goal, not a promise

This mayoral candidate is having to respond to critics who say her plan to hire 2,000 police officers by 2020 is unrealistic.

Mayor Villaraigosa backs Measure A to increase sales tax

The mayor says the city has done "everything that we can" to reduce expenses. Leading mayoral candidates remain opposed to the hike.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Villaraigosa supports sales tax

Today is Monday, Feb. 11 and headlines include the mayor's support of Measure A, an endorsement for Ron Galperin, and the latest in the mayor's race.

New TV ads for Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel in mayor's race

Eric Garcetti hits the airwaves with his first spot while a second Wendy Greuel ad is released — this one produced by a PAC working on her behalf.

With weeks 'til election, mayoral candidates debate, attack

In between shuttling around town to endless debates, Eric Garcetti shows off his musical chops and Jan Perry goes after Wendy Greuel.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's financial problems

Today is Friday, Feb. 8 and headlines include the CAO's report on Measure A, possible reforms in the Sheriff's Department, and LA Times endorses Mike Feuer.

Budget report: LAPD layoffs possible without tax increase

City's financial outlook has improved, but CAO says sales tax hike on March ballot is still necessary. Mayoral candidates are opposed.

Maven's Morning Coffee: manhunt underway for former cop

Today is Thursday, Feb. 7 and headlines include a search for a former LAPD cop accused of murder, Alan Jackson's decision to leave DA's Office, and more debates.

Mayoral candidates questioned on benefits for city workers

The five leading candidates for mayor faced tough questions on how much public employees should pay toward their healthcare and retirement costs.

Maven's Morning Coffee: city attorney candidates debate

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 6 and headlines include a city attorney debate, a plan to expand public safety, and a sign off on the Universal Studios plan.