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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

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.

Former Cudahy officials to plead guility to extortion, bribery

Former Mayor David Silva and former acting city manager Angel Perales will plead guilty to federal charges of bribery and extortion, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Planning Commission delays vote on murals till fall

A disagreement over the placement of murals on residential buildings prompted LA planning commissioners to delay a vote on an ordinance intended to regulate the art.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD withholding records

Today is Thursday, July 12 and headlines include the independent assessor's difficulty in obtaining LAFD records and $2.4 million in debt owed to the DWP.

LA leaders looking at finances in wake of bankruptcies

The looming bankruptcy of San Bernardino has local elected officials double-checking their balance sheets to see whether they're in the black.

Top Villaraigosa aide declares candidacy for LA City Council

Matt Szabo joins a crowded field of candidates hoping to replace outgoing Councilman Eric Garcetti. The district includes Hollywood, Silver Lake and Echo Park.

Time running out to park at broken meters in Los Angeles

If Angelenos think they’ve gotten lucky by pulling up to a broken parking meter, they better think again because the practice is about to become a thing of the past.

Former Mayor Richard Riordan backs Alan Jackson for DA

After supporting another candidate in the primary, former Mayor Richard Riordan endorses Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson for district attorney.

Pressure builds for San Fernando leaders to resign

Two members of the San Fernando City Council called for an investigation into their colleagues, saying the personal lives of the electeds are in the way of their civic duties.

Maven's Morning Coffee: bankruptcy, resignation in Southland

Today is Wednesday, July 11 and today's headlines include bankruptcy in San Bernardino, a resignation in San Fernando, and a court fight over the November ballot.

San Fernando scandal continues with surprise resignation

Mario Hernandez, a San Fernando City Councilman facing a recall vote, resigned just hours before Tuesday night's council meeting.