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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: AEG goes up for sale

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 19 and headlines include the pending sale of AEG, an extension of the business tax holiday, and Angelenos' take on sidewalks.

Labor threatens to sue Los Angeles over pension plan

A proposal to lower retirement benefits for new civilian workers could save the city billions, but labor leaders have threatened to sue over the plan.

LA's business tax holiday extended through 2015

A tax policy that exempts new businesses from paying the city’s business tax for the first three years of operation was extended today by the LA City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: public transit growing in LA

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 18 and headlines include a look at Los Angeles' public transit system, a referendum on the pot shop ban, and the police chief is back at work.

City clerk: Pot shop referendum can move forward

Medical marijuana advocates submitted enough valid signatures to force the city to repeal its ban or put the matter before voters.

Politics, Hollywood meet at first Schwarzenegger symposium

The inaugural USC Schwarzenegger Institute symposium will kick off on Sept. 24 with an all-star line up of politicians and Hollywood bigwigs.

Maven's Morning Coffee: candidates line up for Zev's seat

Today is Monday, Sept. 17 and headlines include candidates lining up for Supervisor Yaroslavsky's seat, speculation on Rick Caruso's future, and Sheriff Baca's future.

Obama aide hosts Latino roundtable in South LA

Presidential senior adviser Valerie Jarrett joined politicians and labor leaders from the Latino community o talk about what issues are important to Latino voters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Farmers Field gets OK

Today is Friday, Sept. 14 and headlines include Eric Garcetti's policy speech on jobs, approval of the Farmers Field proposal, and a look at LAFD and CPR.

Approval process for stadium continues despite lawsuit

After a 10-hour meeting Thursday that included nearly 100 speakers, the city's Planning Commission approved the plan for Farmers Field, but a pending lawsuit still threatens the project

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP looks to change rates

Today is Thursday, Sept. 13 and headlines include DWP rate increases, changes to the city's matching funds program, and a strange murder tale in Beverly Hills.

Campaign finance reforms move forward at LA City Hall

A proposal that would provide more public dollars per campaign contribution was given preliminary approval today by the Los Angeles City Council.

Eric Garcetti is "acting" mayor of Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti wants to be mayor so badly that he’s playing the role in a movie – seriously. And it's not the first time he's taken on the role for Hollywood.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD OKs evaluations

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 12 and headlines include a proposal to include student achievement in principals' evaluations and a look at LA's identification cards.

City Council gets ready for final OK of Farmers Field

In anticipation of a final vote on the downtown football stadium, Council agreed to shorten the period for public comment on the project.