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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

LA City Council seeks private operator for Convention Center

The city's top budget official testified that a new manager, which he hopes to be in place by next July, could help the city attract more lucrative conventions.

Maven's Morning Coffee: labor wants CAO out

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12 and headlines include a push by labor to fire the CAO, an in-depth look at the same-sex marriage campaign, and a plea deal for Alarcon.

LA City Council unanimously approves USC development

The new Village at USC will include student housing, retail shops, restaurants and a grocery store. It will be the largest private development in South LA.

Maven's Morning Coffee: digital billboards go dark

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11 and headlines include a court order to turn off digital billboards and a prison sentence for a former city commissioner.

Councilman Jose Huizar faces $10K fine for 2011 campaign

The Ethics Commission says the councilman accepted contributions that exceeded the city's cap. His campaign also failed to file three emails that went to supporters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Latinas run for LA City Council

Today is Monday, Dec. 10 and headlines include Latinas running for the LA City Council, public transit ridership on the rise, and lawsuit filed in Huizar car crash.

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.