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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

Garcetti, Greuel pick up endorsements from Latino officials

Eric Garcetti picked up support from City Council colleague Ed Reyes; Wendy Greuel countered with a boost from County Supervisor Gloria Molina.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's poet laureate

Today is Friday, Dec. 7 and headlines include LA's poet laureate, attacks in the city attorney's race, and news from the CD13 race for city council.

Budget Committee avoids layoffs for LAPD clerks

More than 90 civilian employees were to be laid off. Instead, LAPD officials say they've found the funds to keep clerks in their jobs through next June.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Candidate Kevin James profiled

Today is Thursday, Dec. 6 and headlines include a profile of mayoral candidate Kevin James, Sheriff Lee Baca's switch on Secure Communities, and an audit.

LA City Hall wants to regulate valet drivers

Valet companies would be required to obtain permits and insurance before driving customers’ cars under an ordinance considered Wednesday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD wants more money in budget

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5 and headlines include criticism of the LAFD, the end of a strike at the Port of LA, and a review of a county contract.

Assemblyman Feuer recovering in intensive care after crash

New details emerge about the car crash that landed the Los Angeles politician in the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

LAFD chief appears at City Hall to respond to criticism (video)

Chief Brian Cummings argued that budget cuts have affected the department's performance. Adding to his woes: a video of a woman frolicking at a Venice firehouse.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jackie Lacey is new DA

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 4 and headlines include Jackie Lacey as the new district attorney, a big endorsement for Eric Garcetti, and Mike Feuer in the hospital.

Assemblyman Mike Feuer hospitalized following car crash

State Assemblyman Mike Feuer was on his way to District Attorney Jackie Lacey's swearing-in ceremony when his Prius was struck by a truck.

Assessor John Noguez's friends ask for bail money in email

Imprisoned LA County Assessor John Noguez just had a birthday and his supporters say that the perfect gift this year would be money to bail him out of jail.

Poll finds Garcetti, Greuel frontrunners in 2013 mayor's race

For Angelenos who have already made up their minds about the 2013 mayoral primary, their top pick is Councilman Eric Garcetti, says a poll released Monday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD to report to City Hall

Today is Monday, Dec. 3 and headlines include the fire chief reporting to City Hall, the failure of Measure J, and the swearing-in of Sacramento lawmakers.

Mark Ridley-Thomas sworn in as chair of Board of Supervisors

Standing on the lawn of MLK Hospital, the longtime elected official was sworn in as the first African-American man to chair L.A. County's governing body.

Maven's Morning Coffee: regulating treatment of elephants

Today is Friday, Nov. 30 and headlines include a conflict of interest at the Hall of Administration, regulations for pot shops, and the treatment of elephants.