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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: Villaraigosa's legacy on crime

Today is Wednesday, March 20 and headlines include a discussion on who should get credit for LA's drop in crime and LA's decision to end its use of coal.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Greuel wants to renegotiate pensions

Today is Tuesday, March 19 and headlines include Wendy Greuel's view on pensions, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's legacy on education, and a claim against the city.

Councilman Paul Krekorian endorses Eric Garcetti for mayor

Garcetti picks up key backing in the San Fernando Valley, where Wendy Greuel performed well in the primary. Oh, and she also backed Krekorian's opponent in 2009.

Police union backs Nury Martinez for LA City Council

The Los Angeles Police Protective League backed Nury Martinez in the May 21 primary. The winner will fill a vacancy left by Tony Cardenas’ election to Congress.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Trutanich's fight over neighborhood councils

Today is Monday, March 18 and headlines include the city attorney's stance on neighborhood council funding, a fight over the City Hall pension plan, and the mayor's legacy.

Budget committee to host hearing on LA's fiscal challenges

Unlike in previous years when the Budget and Finance Committee met throughout the city, this will be the only public hearing prior to the release of the budget.

Emily's List backs Wendy Greuel for mayor of Los Angeles

The national advocacy group touted Greuel's track record, countering the California chapter of the National Organization for Women's endorsement of Eric Garcetti.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Eli Broad looks at buying LA Times

Today is Friday, March 15 and headlines include Eli Broad's interset in the Los Angeles Times, personnel changes at Animal Services, and the future of AEG.

UPDATE: Anschutz: AEG no longer for sale; fate of NFL team uncertain

Billionaire Philip Anschutz has pulled AEG off the market, but he says building a downtown football stadium next to L.A. Live remains a priority.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD to upgrade 911 dispatch

Today is Thursday, March 14 and headlines include LAFD's plans to upgrade 911 dispatch, the closure of county courthouses and Howard Berman becomes a lobbyist.

Maven's Morning Coffee: political consultants debrief on primary

Today is Wednesday, March 13 and headlines include a recap of the March 5 primary, Democratic endorsements for LA City Council, and the jury is out in the Bell case.

Wendy Greuel gets preliminary endorsement from LA County Federation of Labor

Another major endorsement could be headed for the mayoral candidate. The L.A. County Federation of Labor’s political committee met Tuesday and voted to endorse her.

Villaraigosa, LA city councilmen in Washington for conferences

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a man on the move – spending Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and Wednesday in New York. Five other LA lawmakers are in DC for a conference.

Maven's Morning Coffee: storm water fee gets hearing

Today is Tuesday, March 12 and headlines include a hearing on a proposed storm water clean up fee, a fight over neighborhood council elections, and a new city commissioner.

Former Assemblyman picked for Board of Public Works

Warren Furutani's appointment is subject to approval by the Los Angeles City Council. The coveted position pays $127,000 a year.