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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: a look at LAUSD harassment lawsuit

Today is Monday, Aug. 27 and headlines include analysis of Supervisor Yaroslavsky's decision, a look at the LAUSD sexual harassment lawsuit, and construction at LACCD.

Sherman to Zev (to Berman): "We agree" 40 years is enough

The supervisor's comments on his own retirement from politics are now being used in the fight between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman.

LA City Hall: Pigheads, mariachis, all in a day's work

What happened at today's Los Angeles City Council meeting? There was a shoutout to London, then a performance by mariachis. Also, only bring food if it's for the whole Chamber.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Alarcon neighbor testifies at prelim

Today is Friday, Aug. 24 and headlines include testimony in Councilman Richard Alarcon's preliminary hearing and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's decision to stay out of mayor's race.

Zev Yaroslavsky not running to be LA's next mayor

After months of speculation, the supervisor announced he will not run because “it’s time for a new generation of leaders to emerge."

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA failing to punish scofflaw banks

Today is Thursday, Aug. 23 and headlines include Supervisor Yaroslavsky's decision not to run for mayor and the city of LA's failure to fine scofflaw banks.

LAPD, DEA to work together on closing pot shops

With the clock ticking down to the city’s ban on clinics, the LA City Council asked LAPD to work with federal agents on a closure strategy.

LA City Council moves forward with campaign finance reform

The L.A. City Council asked the City Attorney's office to draft an ordinance regarding the city's matching funds program for political donations.

Three high-profile Angelenos back Wendy Greuel for mayor

Controller Wendy Greuel hopes the endorsements of three civic leaders demonstrate will lead to support from their respective communities.

Maven's Morning Coffee: what about pensions?

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 22 and headlines includes a look at pension reform, a ban on commercially-bred animals, and two new taxes for L.A.

Labor says pension reform is 'out of the question'

The head of the LA City Council is hoping for “peace, not war” in the ongoing retirement talks, but one union says it is done talking about reform.

2 tax increases could appear on Los Angeles' spring ballot

Los Angeles budget officials were instructed today to look at increasing the city's parking and documentary transfer taxes. Both could appear on the spring ballot.

Chinatown ban on big-box stores too late to stop Walmart

A proposal to ban major retailers in the Chinatown area will move forward however, the ordinance comes too late to stop Walmart from moving into the neighborhood.

LA Mayor says Prop 32 backers misrepresented his remarks

L.A.'s mayor criticizes the Prop 32 campaign for suggesting that he supports the measure to prohibit labor unions from controlling members' political contributions.

San Fernando councilwoman pleads not guilty to attacking lover

Maribel De La Torre is accused of attacking a former city councilman with whom she was having an affair. She will be back in court on Sept. 20.