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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

LAX’s plans for free WiFi grounded

A contract that will bring free wireless Internet to Los Angeles International Airport hit a speed bump today as the LA City Council voted to review the contract.

Longtime county employee appointed to lead Assessor's Office

The director of Beaches and Harbors was recommended today to run the Assessor’s Office while the DA continues his investigation into misconduct allegations.

Settlement approved for crash involving sheriff's deputy

The family of a woman who was killed in a collision involving a Sheriff’s Department patrol car will receive a $750,000 settlement from Los Angeles County.

November ballot to include food labeling measure

A measure that qualified for the November ballot will ask California voters whether they want to label genetically engineered foods.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Public Works commissioner for city council

Today is Tuesday, June 12 and today's headlines include another candidate for the L.A. City Council, tax breaks for a downtown hotel, and the Commerce Secretary's leave.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Owens Lake cleanup, welfare costs

Today is Monday, June 11 and today's headlines include dust mitigation efforts in Owens Lake, efforts to cut welfare costs, and Mayor Villaraigosa on MSNBC.

Committee votes to ban medical marijuana clinics in LA

Medical marijuana clinics would be banned in the city of LA under an ordinance approved today by the Public Safety Committee.

Maven's Morning Coffee: pension reform at City Hall

Today is Friday, June 8 and today's headlines include pension reforms at City Hall, an outrageous salary for the Housing Authority chief, and hope for Prop 29.

Campaign finance reforms get OK from Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission decided today that only donations given by Los Angeles residents may count toward the city’s matching funds programs.

Perez Hilton to judge LA's condom contest

Blogger Perez Hilton will be one of the judges to select Los Angeles-branded condom wrappers, which will then be handed out by the Department of Public Health.

Maven's Morning Coffee: analysis of DA's race

Today is Thursday, June 7 and today's headlines include the resignation of the president of the Coliseum Commission and a breakdown of the district attorney's race.

LA City Council clarifies park rules at City Hall

The lawn surrounding City Hall will likely reopen in the next 30 days, the general manager of Recreation and Parks said today.

AD 46: Candidates fight over second place

The chief of staff to a L.A. city councilman is headed to a runoff for the state Assembly's 46th District. His challenger will likely be a charter school executive.

Proposition 29 close, but falling short

Proposition 29, which would increase the tax on tobacco products, appeared to be failing today, though the vote was still too close to call.

Maven's Morning Coffee: results of primary election

Today is Wednesday, June 6, and today's headlines include the results of last night's primary election and a look at Mayor Villaraigosa's support of same-sex marriage.