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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

Villaraigosa: Reforms to be included with sales tax increase

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has yet to say whether he will support a sales tax increase -- but in the meantime he wants to see seven financial reforms.

Report finds traffic concerns if NFL moves to Rose Bowl

Temporarily hosting a professional football team in Pasadena’s Rose Bowl could be a financial win for the city, even though it will tie up traffic, a report finds.

Maven's Morning Coffee: future of Republicans in California?

Today is Monday, Nov. 12 and headlines include the future of the Republican Party in California, Mayor Villaraigosa to South America, and Jan Perry as the pro-business candidate.

Mayor Villaraigosa headed to South America on trade mission

LA Mayor Villaraigosa will lead a delegation of airport and port officials on a nine-day trip to Brazil, Colombia and Chile to promote trade and tourism.

LA City Council on Tuesday considers sales tax increase plan

A proposal to increase the city of Los Angeles’ sales tax in an effort to close a fiscal deficit was one step closer Friday to making it onto the March 2013 ballot.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jan Perry talks pensions, healthcare

Today is Friday, Nov. 9 and headlines include Councilwoman Jan Perry on pensions and healthcare costs, police Chief Beck on layoffs, and a look at the Republican Party in California.

Wins, losses in California Assembly races

An update on last night's state Assembly races, including Districts 39, 47, 49, 50, 51, 57 and 65. L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon’s political career may be over.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Election results

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7 and all of the headlines are a look at last night's ballot returns, from the president to state Legislature to propositions.

Updated vote totals on California propositions, Measure J

Good morning, folks. Let’s get back to where we were with the campaigns at Dodger Stadium -- Props 30, 32 and 34, and Measure J.

Live blog: Polls close in California; Props go to a count

Californians have a lot riding on the success or failure of California's 10 state-wide propositions. Stay with us as we tick them off and map them out, and offer thoughts from KPCC reporters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: More problems for the sheriff

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 6 and headlines include allegations of misconduct in the Sheriff's Department, a rundown of Congressional races to watch, and Measure V in Orange County.

Mayor Villaraigosa stumps for Obama in Florida

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will campaign for President Barack Obama until the last minute before Election Day, making final stops Monday in Tampa and Miami.

Maven's Morning Coffee: John Noguez wants bail money

Today is Monday, Nov. 5 and headlines include Assessor John Noguez's bail money, the disclosure of anti-Prop 30 donors, and the race for DA.

How top two system led to intra-party fights

Tuesday's is the first general election since California switched to a top-two primary system. That means Democrats and Republicans are running against their own.

Redistricting has turned this election season upside down

New boundaries for Congressional and state legislative districts were designed to create more balanced districts. One result: incumbents have a tougher road.