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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: donations to mayoral candidates

Today is Friday, Jan. 11 and headlines include a deep dive on donations to mayoral candidates, Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, and Sheila Kuehl's plans for office.

Eric Garcetti wins latest round in money race for LA's mayor

The City Councilman has raised $3.6 million, but his main rival, City Controller Wendy Greuel, trails by less than $128,000.

Sheila Kuehl to run for LA County Board of Supervisors

The former member of the state Assembly and Senate Sheila Kuehl confirms that she will run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2014.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Hilda Solis returns to California

Today is Thursday, Jan. 10 and headlines include Hilda Solis' return to Los Angeles, a drop in homicides for the Sheriff's Department, and new Republican leadership.

Garcetti spins lack of endorsement from Democratic Party

The LA County Democratic Party decided last night not to back any candidate in the mayor’s race. However, that didn’t stop Eric Garcetti from touting a “victory.”

Maven's Morning Coffee: accusations in mayor's race

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9 and headlines include allegations that Wendy Greuel campaigned on city time, endorsements from the Democrats, and Jerry Brown's health.

Major women's group backs Eric Garcetti for mayor

The California chapter of the National Organization for Women endorsed Eric Garcetti over Wendy Greuel and Jan Perry in the mayor's race.

New bill could stop cities from ticketing at broken meters

State Assemblyman Mike Gatto has introduced a bill that would curb the city of Los Angeles from ticketing drivers who park at broken parking meters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: a fix for broken meters?

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8 and headlines include a possible fix for LA's broken parking meter policy and Bob Hertzberg's endorsement of Mike Feuer.

LA roads could get $3 billion makeover with bond proposal

LA property owners would pay more on their tax bills for road repairs under a bond proposal that will be considered by the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday.

League of Conservation Voters splits endorsement for mayor

The environmental group, which recently sponsored a debate for the major candidates, endorsed the two who are leading in fundraising and early polls.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayor's race gets serious

Today is Monday, Jan. 7 and headlines include developments in the LA mayor's race, a possible bond for road repairs and endorsements in CD13.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Officers accused of attacking women

Today is Friday, Jan. 4 and headlines include two LAPD officers under investigation for sexually attacking women and the potential fallout of sequestration.

Report: Sequestration could mean $115M loss for Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles could take a $115 million hit this fiscal year if the federal government fails to approve an agreement that would avert severe spending cuts.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP lobbying contracts

Today is Thursday, Jan. 3 and headlines include no-bid contracts in the Department of Water and Power and medical marijuana measures for May ballot.