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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: 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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown adjusts school funding

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 and headlines include the governor's decision to adjust school funding, a look at the CD 7 race, and new laws for the new year.

LA candidates ask supporters to ring in new year with cash

Midnight is the deadline for this cycle of fundraising. Candidates are making their final push for donations in advance of the March 5 primary.

Maven's Morning Coffee: financial abuse in Assessor's Office

Today is Monday, Dec. 31 and headlines include a look at the abuses in the Assessor's Office, a rundown on the controller's race, and the mayor's weekend in Mexico.

Maven's Morning Coffee: fraud in Assessor's Office

Today is Friday, Dec. 28 and headlines include alleged fraud in the Assessor's Office, a drop in crime, and Rep. Jerry Lewis' departure from DC.

Maven's Morning Coffee: abuse in county jails

Today is Thursday, Dec. 27 and headlines include a look at abuse allegations in county jails, opposition to a water fee, and questions for neighborhood councils.

City employees line up for annual picture with the mayor

Hundreds of city workers took to City Hall for a picture with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, his eighth — and final — year with the tradition.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DA declines Andrea Alarcon case

Today is Friday, Dec. 21 and headlines include the DA's decision not to prosecute Andrea Alarcon and a look at why Henry's Tacos matters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Wesson's pick for Ethics Commission

Today is Thursday, Dec. 20 and headlines include criticism over a pick for the Ethics Commission, a wide open mayoral race and Mike Feuer on gun violence.

City attorney voices support for task force on gun violence

In a letter to the vice president, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich says he supports a ban on assault weapons and large magazine clips.

Maven's Morning Coffee: grand jury investigates sheriff

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 19 and headlines include a grand jury looks into into the Sheriff's Department, parole denied for an arsonist and John Noguez keeps his job.

LA Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti looks to connect with Latinos

Though none of the major mayoral candidates has a Spanish surname, Eric Garcetti is working to remind Latino voters of their shared ethnicity.

Maven's Morning Coffee: political campaigns get social

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 18 and headlines include more money for the Children's Museum, political campaigns and social media, and the future of Howard Berman.