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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: Central Valley sick of LA's trash

Today is Monday, Nov. 26 and headlines include LA's trash in the Central Valley, the Public Works president on leave, and a possible parcel tax for urban runoff.

President of LA Board of Public Works seeking treatment

The president of the city of L.A.'s Board of Public Works, Andrea Alarcón, is entering professional treatment after her daughter turned up alone at L.A. City Hall.

Los Angeles City Council schedules special election for May

A special election to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Los Angeles City Council will be held on May 21, 2013. The incumbent, Tony Cardenas, is leaving for Congress.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD response plans

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 21 and headlines include the LAFD's plans to speed up response times, DWP's clean up in the Owens Valley, and taxes for a downtown streetcar.

Judge: Construction on Chinatown Walmart can continue

Work on the market at Cesar Chavez and Grand avenues can proceed, though opponents are awaiting another ruling from the city's zoning administrator.

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.