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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

Money rolls into Los Angeles' CD13 council race

A former member of the Board of Public Works announced today that his campaign for city council has raised $110,000 in donations for the 2013 race.

Report: Attacks on LAPD not related to cops' use of force

An increase in attacks on LA police officers is not related to an increase in officer-involved shootings, according to a report from the Police Commission.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD settlement

Today is Monday, July 2 and today's headlines include a $6.6 million settlement in an LAPD crash, a report on officer-involved shootings, and a review of the June 5 primary.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP's water fight

Today is Friday, June 29 and today's headlines include the possible extension of Measure R, approval of LAUSD's budget, and the DWP's latest fight.

Mayor: Fights with LAUSD were 'battle royales'

The fights to gain control of the Los Angeles Unified School District were “battle royales,” according to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Villaraigosa: Younger self would be upset with policies

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa believes that even a younger version of himself would he oppose his current work to gain concessions from labor unions.

Villaraigosa: biggest regret is how marriage ended

In a candid moment during a talk on education, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said his greatest regret as mayor of LA was the way he handled the breakup of his marriage.

Maven's Morning Coffee: state's budget, horse census

Today is Thursday, June 28 and headlines include Gov. Jerry Brown's signature on the state budget, a horse census in Los Angeles, and a new documentary on the paparazzi.

Pension reform comes to Los Angeles' 2013 mayor's race

Four leading mayoral candidates give their takes on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's pension plan for new civilian employees.

Management reshuffled at Los Angeles County Assessor's Office

Two high-level managers in the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office were reassigned as part of a house cleaning effort by the office's new interim director.

Maven's Morning Coffee: changes in assessor's office

Today is Wednesday, June 27 and headlines include personnel changes in the Assessor's Office, construction in Sherman Oaks, and business problems in Vernon.

Villaraigosa names interim GM for Convention Center

The former executive officer and chief operating officer for the Los Angeles Convention Center has been appointed interim general manager of the city asset.

Republican advances to runoff in Valley Assembly race

By just 31 votes, Republican Jay Stern will be in the runoff for a San Fernando Valley state Assembly seat, according to the latest ballot results.

Former Public Works commissioner raises $50K for city council

A former member of the Board of Public Works reached the $50,000 fundraising threshold today in his bid to succeed Councilman Eric Garcetti.

Skid Row parks remain open thanks to housing funds

Two parks in the Skid Row area will remain open -- for now -- thanks to housing services funds that will temporarily make up for the loss of redevelopment money.