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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: 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.

Jackie Lacey picks up Democratic support in race for DA

The latest endorsements are from state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel.

Maven's Morning Coffee: county budget picks up funds

Today is Tuesday, June 26 and headlines include the arrest of a South L.A. landlord, unexpected funds in the county's budget, and the extension of Measure R.

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.