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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

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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: pot shop ban gets mayor's signature

Today is Thursday, Aug. 2 and headlines include the mayor's approval of the pot shop ban, Councilman Bill Rosendahl's cancer treatments, and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute.

Lawsuit follows approval of L.A.'s new council districts

A lawsuit that alleges the Los Angeles City Council prioritized one community over another when it redrew its district lines was inevitable.

LA Councilman Bill Rosendahl diagnosed with cancer

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl announced today he has been diagnosed with cancer and will begin treatments immediately.

LA election services to be provided in three new langauges

The city of Los Angeles will now provide election services in Armenian, Russian and Farsi, and the three languages could be on ballots by 2015.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Koreatown residents sue City Hall

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 1 and headlines include a lawsuit over the city's new redistricting plan, a visit to Grand Park, and Mayor Villaraigosa's political plans.