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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

Maven's Morning Coffee: fugitive in Coliseum case speaks

Today is Wednesday, July 18 and headlines include a whistle-blowing fugitive in the Coliseum Commission scandal, violence at Summer Night Lights, and city history with Tom LaBonge.

LA Fire Department's data reviewed by task force

Following months of questions about dispatch and response times, the Los Angeles Fire Department has established a task force to look at its data input.

City attorney, fire commissioners clash over personnel files

A fight over who runs the Los Angeles Fire Department and therefore who should have access to records containing confidential employee information erupted today at the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Fire Commission president to media: Don’t call me, maybe

The president of the Board of Fire Commissioners said today she is tired of reporters calling her to comment on the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Recall for three San Fernando politicians set for November

The personal indiscretions of three San Fernando elected officials have led to a recall effort in the city of 25,000 residents.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA sues bank over forclosures

Today is Tuesday, July 17 and headlines include Grand Jury testimony in the case of the county assessor, a lawsuit against US Bank over foreclose homes, and a look at the city attorney's race.

San Fernando on 'emotional rollercoaster,' says councilwoman

Councilwoman Sylvia Ballin says the city is going through ups and downs thanks to the personal lives of her colleagues. "I feel like I'm at Mad Hatter's tea party."

Head of LA's neighborhood councils leaves

The general manager of the city’s Department of Neighborhood Empowerment announced his resignation today for a job at a nonprofit in San Diego.

Maven's Morning Coffee: what happened to San Bernardino?

Today is Monday, July 16 and headlines include a look at the decline of San Bernardino, a Q&A with LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge, and more drama in San Fernando.

Ex-San Fernando councilman wants case dropped

A former San Fernando city councilman blasted the town’s police for an investigation into a domestic violence case that resulted in the arrest of his girlfriend.

San Fernando city councilwoman charged

Maribel de la Torre was charged with two misdemeanors Friday in connection with a June fight she had with her boyfriend, a former city councilman.

Head of LA's information technology system resigns

The general manager of Los Angeles’ Information Technology Agency resigned today, following two embarrassing stories about her husband’s interactions with city agencies.

Chinatown's big-box ban headed to Planning Committee

A proposal to ban major retailers in Chinatown may have been rejected by the Planning Commission, but today its author said he will push the issue to the L.A. City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Arrests at ArtWalk

Today is Friday, July 13 and today's headlines include 19 arrests at ArtWalk, a switcheroo in Vernon's city election, and guilty pleas in Cudahy's corruption probe.

Planning Commission rejects Chinatown ban on major retailers

Planning officials said the Los Angeles City Council's request for a ban on major retailers was a solution in search of a problem.