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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

New car sales exempt from LA's business tax

Car dealers who sell new vehicles in Los Angeles will no longer have to pay the city’s business tax under an ordinance signed today by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jan Perry's run for mayor

Today is Monday, July 9 and today's headlines include a look at Councilwoman Jan Perry's mayoral run, the future of L.A.'s public transit and Justin Bieber's speeding ticket.

Dennis Zine doesn't want publicity for Bieber freeway 'chase'

The witness who called 911: L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, but "I never called TMZ," he told KPCC. "I never called anyone ... Harvey Levin called me personally."

Maven's Morning Coffee: child welfare ruling

Today is Friday, July 6 and today's headlines include fundraising numbers in the city attorney's race and a major child welfare ruling for Los Angeles County.

School's out for summer, for LA City Council

When you're a member of the Los Angeles City Council, how do you spend your summer vacation? Meditating, biking, and studying Hebrew, apparently.

LA's public transit projects get boost from federal dollars

Public transit projects throughout Los Angeles County could be completed ahead of schedule thanks to dollars that will be available through a federal transportation bill.

Maven's Morning Coffee: condoms on November ballot

Today is Thursday, July 5 and today's headlines include a condom initiative on L.A. County's ballot, a dip in television and film production, and injuries from illegal fireworks.

Cudahy mayor resigns following arrest in bribery scandal

The mayor of Cudahy resigned today, almost two weeks after he was arrested by federal authorities for allegedly taking part in a bribery scheme.

Coliseum commissioners deny violating law with 'SC deal

Attorneys for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum deny that commissioners violated the state’s open meeting law when they approved a lease with USC in May.

Tax break approved for car dealerships in Los Angeles

Car dealerships that sell new vehicles will be exempt from paying the city of Los Angeles’ business tax under a plan intended to draw back sales from neighboring municipalities.

Los Angeles increases all parking fines

All parking fines in the city of Los Angeles will increase at least $5 under a proposal approved by the L.A. City Council, bringing the fine for an expired parking meter to $63.

Admission prices increase at Los Angeles Zoo

The cost of spending a day at the Los Angeles Zoo will increase thanks to a vote by the Los Angeles City Council. The fee increase was assumed in the plan for fiscal year 2012-13.

Maven's Morning Coffee: tax woes for assessor

Today is Tuesday, July 3 and today's headlines include more tax woes for the county assessor, LAUSD's search for an inspector general and Mayor Villaraigosa's breakup.

No summer love for Villaraigosa and Lu Parker

A publicist for Parker tells the L.A. Times the two split in May.

Englander: LAPD should look at OIS policy -- not stats

A report on officer-involved shootings and violent attacks on police officers should push the LAPD to look whether shootings are in policy, a city councilman said today.