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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

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.

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.