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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: Jerry Brown gets high marks

Today is Thursday, Jan. 31 and headlines include a high for governor's approval rating, a look at the mayor's history on transit, and money talks in city races.

Eric Garcetti announces entertainment industry endorsements

The mayoral candiate's campaign released the names of 200 actors, producers and writers who are supporting him for the city’s top billing.

Firefighters' union endorses Wendy Greuel for mayor

Support from UFLAC Local 112 could mean more money and exposure for the candidate. The union has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in past mayoral elections.

Law regulating LA's group homes sent back to working group

A proposal to regulate group homes in the city of Los Angeles is subject to more study after neighborhood and social service groups voiced concerns.

Maven's Morning Coffee: a city council race in the Valley

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30 and headlines include a city council race in the San Fernando Valley, no endorsement from SEIU, and a look at the city attorney.

How much waste, fraud has Wendy Greuel found as controller?

Wendy Greuel's new television ad says that as controller, she's found $160 million in fraud and waste. That doesn't match the figure from the controller's office.

LA City Council votes for own marijuana plan on May ballot

An estimated 800 to 1,000 dispensaries operate in the city of Los Angeles. The proposed measure would reduce that to about 130. It would also increase clinics' taxes.

Is Antonio Villaraigosa headed to Washington, DC?

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will step down form his cabinet position. So, could this be Antonio Villaraigosa’s big moment?

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral candidates debate at UCLA

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29 and headlines include a mayoral debate at UCLA, convictions in extortion cases, and a delay in LAX PR contracts.

Former Cudahy mayor sent to prison for bribery

David Silva, 62, pleaded guilty to extortion and bribery back in August. He will spend one year in federal prison for accepting a $5,000 bribe.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's race for mayor heats up

Today is Monday, Jan. 28 and headlines includes more updates in the mayoral race and a look at the changes coming to the Los Angeles City Council.

Report: Los Angeles County deputies shot man in back

Five bullets hit Jose De La Trinidad of Culver City in the back. Two more, also from behind, struck his hip and forearm. His family wants an FBI investigation.

Maven's Morning Coffee: powers of the LA mayor

Today is Friday, Jan. 25 and headlines include a look at the powers of the mayor's office, the strength of neighborhood councils, and Carmen Trutanich's labels.

Laura Chick endorses Ron Galperin for controller

The fiery former city controller endorsed Ron Galperin Thursday in his campaign to become Los Angeles’ next fiscal watchdog.

Jan Perry draws on LA City Council experience in mayoral run

The city councilwoman has represented the Ninth District since 2001. She's hoping that 2013 is the year she becomes mayor of Los Angeles.