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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

LA City Council backs exclusive trash system

A proposal to change how private haulers collect garbage from businesses and apartment buildings was endorsed Wednesday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Money, money, money problems for LA

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14 and headlines include California's money troubles, an editorial on LA's sales tax, and preparations for a debate between city attorney candidates.

Sales tax increase could appear on LA's March 2013 ballot

A plan to increase the city of LA's sales tax by a half-cent was preliminarily approved for the March 2013 ballot Tuesday in a 10-4 vote of the city council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Problems for John Noguez

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13 and headlines include more money problems for Assessor John Noguez, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's post-election thoughts and Wendy Greuel on a horse.

Crowded field lines up for LA's 2013 municipal election

Serving the city of Los Angeles is apparently good work if you can get it – with 92 people declaring plans to run in the 2013 primary.

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.