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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

Alarcon, Fuentes fight over use of government staffs

An aide to an L.A. city councilman was accused today of campaigning for the elected official while on city time – something the councilman’s office strongly denied.

Los Angeles officials don't know how many parking lots are in the city

The city of Los Angeles receives $85 million a year in taxes from parking lot operators, but an audit released today finds the city could be entitled to more funds.

LA city swimming pools to stay open through Labor Day

City swimming pools that were scheduled to close next Monday to coincide with the start of the school year will remain open through Labor Day.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Villaraigosa talks VP picks

Today is Thursday, Aug. 9 and headlines include Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's thoughts on vice presidential picks, Occupy LA at Art Walk, and financial problems at MOCA.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DA candidates debate

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 8 and headlines include a debate between candidates for district attorney, a plan to shut down city pools, and Measure R goes on the ballot.

City of LA approves restrictions on skateboarders

Skateboarders will be prohibited from riding recklessly in the city of Los Angeles under an ordinance unanimously approved today.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Dangers along the Metro Blue Line

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 7 and headlines include fatalities along the Metro Blue Line, the campaign against Proposition 32, and a preview of the debate in the DA's race.

Report calls for privatization of L.A. Convention Center

The City of Los Angeles could save millions of dollars a year by turning over its Convention Center to a private manager, according to a report released today.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD settles with insurance giant

Today is Monday, Aug. 6 and headlines include a $79 million settlement for LAUSD, the landing of Curiosity on Mars, and an LAPD investigation into a youth camp.

Report: Occupy LA cost city of Los Angeles $4.3 million

The L.A. City Council’s decision to allow Occupy LA protesters to camp on the City Hall lawn cost the city $4.3 million, according to the final financial report.

City engineer to manage LA's tech dept.

Gary Lee Moore, the City of Los Angeles’ top engineer, was named interim general manager of the Information Technology Agency today.

Valley assemblyman Blumenfield declares for LA City Council

Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield from the San Fernando Valley is the latest candidate to announce for the Los Angeles City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: investigation into county assessor expands

Today is Friday, Aug. 3 and headlines include an expanded probe into the county assessor's office and a total of $112,000 in debt for the city attorney.

Mayoral donations pour in from outside city

More than 40 percent of the contributions to Los Angeles’ top four mayoral candidates came from outside the city limits, according to a report released today.

Former Cudahy mayor says he took pot shop bribe out of greed

The former mayor of Cudahy pleaded guilty today to extortion and bribery, and outside of the federal courthouse, he told reporters his motivation was greed.