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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: 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.

Former police commissioner reappointed to oversee LAPD

An attorney who spent five years on the civilian panel that oversees the LAPD was reappointed to the Board of Police Commissioners today.

Teachers back Nazarian for Assembly in San Fernando Valley

The California Teachers Association endorsed the leading candidate in a state Assembly race, after appearing to have knocked a pro-charter candidate out of the runoff.

LAX WiFi deal remains in a holding pattern

A fight over free wireless Internet at LAX is coming down to revenue vs. service as a divided Los Angeles City Council committee pushes the proposal ahead.

Maven's Morning Coffee: former UTLA chief looks to future

Today is Monday, June 18 and headlines include campaign ethics, the new top-two primary system, and a sit down with the former head of United Teachers Los Angeles.

Ethics Commission wants City Hall to follow new social media rules

Elected officials running for office in LA would be required to create new social media accounts for their campaigns under a policy from the Ethics Commission.

Restaurants, shops at three LAX terminals get a new operator

New restaurants and retail shops at LAX will be managed by Westfield Concession Management under a multimillion-dollar contract approved today.

Villaraigosa backs Obama's plan for young immigrants

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa applauds the news that some young people who are here illegally will be allowed to remain in America.

Los Angeles moves ahead with pension reforms

While voters in San Jose and San Diego signed off on pension reforms at the ballot box, LA is hoping to revamp pension benefits through the legislative process.

Maven's Morning Coffee: pension reform, Kings' celebration

Today is Friday, June 15 and headlines includes pension reform, sentencing for Kinde Durkee, and Councilman Herb Wesson's appearance at the Kings' celebration.

Atlanta's top librarian to oversee Los Angeles system

The director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System was appointed today to serve as Los Angeles’ new city librarian. John Szabo will replace Martin Gomez.

Gil Garcetti makes fundraising pitch for son

Former District Attorney Gil Garcetti is using Father’s Day to make a pitch for his preferred mayoral candidate– son Eric Garcetti.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP in Owens Lake

Today is Thursday, June 14 and headlines include the Department of Water and Power's dispute with Owens Lake and a stance on the group homes ordinance.

Former Housing GM returns to LA to once again lead department

A top housing official who left Los Angeles to work for the Obama Administration will return to lead the LA Housing Department.