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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

With SB 1070 ruling, Villaraigosa calls for immigration reform

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down sections of Arizona’s immigration policy was applauded today by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Maven's Morning Coffee: city attorney's race heats up

Today is Monday, June 30 and headlines include a councilman's possible run for city attorney, corruption in the towns of L.A. County, and L.A.'s mayor on "Face the Nation."

Informant leads FBI to arrest mayor, 2 others in Cudahy

A confidential informant told FBI officials that three Cudahy city officials were seeking bribes in exchange for their support of a medical marijuana dispensary.

Public Safety approves attorney to LAPD's Police Commission

When a longtime attorney returns as a member of the Los Angeles Police Commission, one of her focuses will be on improving risk management and accountability.

Maven's Morning Coffee: questions on future of Measure R

Today is Friday, June 22 and headlines include questions about the future of Measure R, criticism in the race for mayor, and a talk with billionaire Eli Broad.

Maven's Morning Coffee: fight over billboards

Today is Thursday, June 21 and headlines include more pension reform, punishment for taggers, a fight over billboards, and endorsement of a proposed soda ban.

Free WiFi coming in for a landing at LAX

Free wireless Internet will be available at LAX next month, even though city council members today denounced the airport’s process for obtaining the WiFi contract.

Clergy plan lawsuit over Los Angeles' redistricting process

A coalition of clergy members took to the mayor’s office today to demand a meeting after the LA City Council approved new district lines.

Candidates raises $50K in race for City Hall's CD13

Three weeks after declaring his candidacy, a manager with the Saban Family Foundation is the first to hit a fundraising benchmark in the race for city council's CD13.

Maven's Morning Coffee: new rules for Hollywood development

Today is Wednesday, June 20 and headlines include approval of a new Hollywood Community Plan, a proposed ban on soft drinks and a critique of LAFD response times.

City librarian nominee quizzed on his summer reading list

A Los Angeles City Council committee wants to know what's on the summer reading list of John Szabo, the man nominated to be the city librarian.

County supervisors appoint deputy to lead Assessor's Office

The man appointed to run the Assessor's Office while the DA completes an investigation said he wants to restore public confidence despite allegations of misconduct.

Union: Villaraigosa, Scott Walker separated at birth

A union representing city employees likens Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's actions on pension reform to those of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Maven's Morning Coffee: state of the county

Today is Tuesday, June 19 and headlines include the state of the county, a preview of the Hollywood Community Plan and cleanup on Skid Row.

LA maintains credit ratings despite fiscal concerns

Three major agencies are maintaining the city of LA's short-term ratings despite concerns about a low reserve fund and looming layoffs.