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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's library cards could double as ID, debit cards

Undocumented residents living in the city of Los Angeles could soon have a library card that also acts as identification and a pre-paid debit card.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Free marijuana in neighborhood election?

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16 and headlines include allegations of free marijuana in neighborhood council elections and a first look at the City Services Card.

Former Housing Authority manager sentenced to prison

The former manager of the Housing Authority’s construction program was sentenced to federal prison Monday for conspiring to steal more than half a million dollars.

City may appeal big-dollar settlement for gang member

Plans to appeal a $5.7 million settlement for a gang member shot and paralyzed by Los Angeles police are moving ahead after a vote of the Budget Committee.

Maven's Morning Coffee: endorsements for Measure J

Today is Monday, Oct. 15 and headlines include endorsements of Measure J, a profile of the city librarian, and the arrival of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Incumbent state senator faces tough reelection in Valley

State Sen. Fran Pavley faces a tough reelection campaign as a result of the recent redistricting process that left her with a more conservative district.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Rick Caruso bags on the mayor's race

Today is Friday, Oct. 12 and headlines include Rick Caruso's plans not to run for mayor, a schoolyard brawl between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, and former Mayor Riordan's plans for the May ballot.

Rick Caruso out of mayor's race before ever getting in

Developer Rick Caruso ended the speculation on his political future today by announcing that he will not run for mayor of Los Angeles in the 2013 race.

Garcetti ahead — slightly — in mayoral money race

About $71,000 separate Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel in the 2013 race for mayor of Los Angeles. Each has $2.8 million in the bank.

Mayor Villaraigosa backs Richard Alarcon for state Assembly

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has come to the aid of Councilman Richard Alarcon, endorsing him in his race for the state Assembly.

Maven's Morning Coffee: USC Village gets OK

Today is Thursday, Oct. 11 and headlines include approval of the USC Village project, more campaign money in the mayor's race, and a look at San Fernando.

LA rejects $246 million offer for Ontario Airport

A $246 million offer to purchase Ontario Airport from Los Angeles was rejected, but LA and Inland Empire officials will continue to negotiate.

Maven's Morning Coffee: unclaimed parking ticket refunds

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10 and headlines include the creation of a database for city refunds, new fundraising stats in the DA's race, and endorsements in CD15.

Rosendahl: 'I've never given up hope'; will finish Council term

Though doctors say he is making progress, L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl will not run for a third term of office while he battles cancer.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Bill Rosendahl to bow out of reelection

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 9 and headlines include Councilman Rosendahl's decision not to seek reelection, AEG's opening bid of $10 billion, and another fight for the city attorney.