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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 votes to place sales tax on March ballot

If approved by voters, the half-cent tax hike could effectively erase an anticipated $216 million deficit. Mayoral candidates Garcetti and Greuel opposed the measure.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Tony Cardenas heads to DC

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20 and headlines include Tony Cardenas' move to Washington, D.C.. and the Rose Bowl as a temporary venue for the NFL.

LA's mayoral candidates' alternatives to sales tax hike

A final vote to place a half-cent sales tax on the city's spring ballot is scheduled for Tuesday, but the top mayoral candidates already oppose it.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP in the Owens Valley

Today is Monday, Nov. 19 and headlines include the DWP in the Owens Valley, Mayor Villaraigosa at LA Magazine, and the numbers on pension reform.

Labor opposes proposed increase in LA sales tax

A union representing city workers has joined the top mayoral candidates in opposing a plan to increase the sales tax by a half percent.

Mustached men of LA City Hall recognize Movember

Council members have joined thousands of other “Movember” participants to grow mustaches this month in an effort to draw awareness to prostate cancer.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Recall in San Fernando

Today is Friday, Nov. 16 and headlines include three recalls in San Fernando, a look at the supermajority in Sacramento, and a plan to block pension reform.

Bail stays at $1 million for LA County Assessor John Noguez

A judge refused to lower bail for LA County Assessor John Noguez. Bail was lowered to $1.1 million but Noguez' lawyer said he's unable to post bail.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD response times

Today is Thursday, Nov. 15 and headlines include an analysis of LAFD response times, Democrats win a supermajority, and mayoral candidates debate finances.

LA City Council sets $400K special election for May

A special election to fill the vacancy that will be left by Councilman Tony Cardenas’ move to Congress will cost the city of Los Angeles about $400,000.

LA City Council backs exclusive trash system

A proposal to change how private haulers collect garbage from businesses and apartment buildings was endorsed Wednesday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Money, money, money problems for LA

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14 and headlines include California's money troubles, an editorial on LA's sales tax, and preparations for a debate between city attorney candidates.

Sales tax increase could appear on LA's March 2013 ballot

A plan to increase the city of LA's sales tax by a half-cent was preliminarily approved for the March 2013 ballot Tuesday in a 10-4 vote of the city council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Problems for John Noguez

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13 and headlines include more money problems for Assessor John Noguez, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's post-election thoughts and Wendy Greuel on a horse.

Crowded field lines up for LA's 2013 municipal election

Serving the city of Los Angeles is apparently good work if you can get it – with 92 people declaring plans to run in the 2013 primary.