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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

Mayoral donations pour in from outside city

More than 40 percent of the contributions to Los Angeles’ top four mayoral candidates came from outside the city limits, according to a report released today.

Former Cudahy mayor says he took pot shop bribe out of greed

The former mayor of Cudahy pleaded guilty today to extortion and bribery, and outside of the federal courthouse, he told reporters his motivation was greed.

Maven's Morning Coffee: pot shop ban gets mayor's signature

Today is Thursday, Aug. 2 and headlines include the mayor's approval of the pot shop ban, Councilman Bill Rosendahl's cancer treatments, and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute.

Lawsuit follows approval of L.A.'s new council districts

A lawsuit that alleges the Los Angeles City Council prioritized one community over another when it redrew its district lines was inevitable.

LA Councilman Bill Rosendahl diagnosed with cancer

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl announced today he has been diagnosed with cancer and will begin treatments immediately.

LA election services to be provided in three new langauges

The city of Los Angeles will now provide election services in Armenian, Russian and Farsi, and the three languages could be on ballots by 2015.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Koreatown residents sue City Hall

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 1 and headlines include a lawsuit over the city's new redistricting plan, a visit to Grand Park, and Mayor Villaraigosa's political plans.

Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti tie up the money race for mayor

Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are neck-and-neck in the race to raise funds for their 2013 campaigns, each with $2.2 million.

LA City Councilman Krekorian not running for city attorney

Despite months of speculation and what sounded like a confirmation of his interest, L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian will not run for city attorney in the 2013 race.

Proposal to extend term limits fails at Board of Supervisors

L.A. County voters will not get a say on whether to extend term limits for supervisors because the Board of Supervisors today declined to put the measure on the ballot.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA councilman uses medical marijuana

Today is Tuesday, July 31 and headlines include a fiscal emergency in Duarte, medical marijuana use at City Hall and reduced trash rates for seniors.

Farmers Field to add exhibit space at Convention Center

If plans move forward for the Farmers Field football stadium in downtown, the city’s Convention Center is likely to see its exhibit space increase by more than 100,000 square feet.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Rose Bowl should skip the NFL

Today is Monday, July 30 and headlines include a a recommendation that the Rose Bowl skip out on the NFL, while the LAUSD reworks how it tickets students.

Skateboard "bombing" ordinance moves to LA City Council

In an effort to curb reckless skateboarding, the Public Safety Committee today signed off on an ordinance that would require riders to follow the rules of the road.

Former reserve officer appointed to Fire Commission

A former reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was one step closer today to securing a position on the Board of Fire Commissioners.