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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

LA city councilman narrates as LAFD extinguishes blaze

A councilman's visit to a Watts fire station takes a turn as the crew responds to a blaze -- and it's all captured on video.

Villaraigosa vetoes dispute over gang funds

Mayor Villaraigosa has vetoed part of the city budget over concerns that there would be a minor delay in obtaining all of the funds promised to anti-gang programs.

Filmmakers failed to mention Coliseum shoot was porn

The pornographic film that was shot in the Coliseum more than a decade ago was permitted, though nowhere in the permit does it reference sexual activity.

Maven's Morning Coffee: who pays to repair sidewalks?

Today is Thursday, May 31 and today's headlines include a look at term limits, a safety tour of the Expo Line, and questions over sidewalk repairs.

Maven's Morning Coffee: ban on medical marijuana

Today is Wednesday, May 30 and today's headlines include a proposal to ban medical marijuana clinics and a campaign to bring Latinos into the Republican Party.

LA County DA candidates square off in KPCC debate

Five candidates running for LA County DA took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening.

Supervisors plan for future without assessor

The Board of Supervisors would be responsible for appointing a replacement in the event the county assessor leaves office, according to a report released today.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Expo Line safety

Today is Tuesday, May 29 and today's headlines include questions about the safety of the Expo Line and a look at Wendy Greuel's mayoral campaign.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP cuts energy use

Today is Friday, May 25 and today's headlines include a DWP plan to increase energy efficiency and Metro's decision to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School.

Assembly race shows Democrats' splits on education

A pro-charter candidate running for the Assembly sent a letter to the California Teachers Association, asking the union to back off from its attacks.

Maven's Morning Coffee: luxury perks for Coliseum commission

Today is Thursday, May 23 and today's headlines include Coliseum commissioners' use of a suite at the Sports Arena and a fight for the Assembly's 50th District.

LA's ban on plastic bags moves closer to reality

The LA City Council voted 13-1 to draft a law that would ultimately ban single-use plastic bags at grocery stores. The law would also place a fee on paper bags.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DCFS nightmare, Sherman photoshops

Today is Wednesday, May 23 and today's headlines include more problems at DCFS and Rep. Brad Sherman alters mail for Jewish voters.

Head of LA's Convention Center resigns

After six years in the top spot, the general manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center resigns to take a management position at Phoenix House.

Yaroslavsky: city's call for review unnecessary

News that LA wants a review of the assessor’s work receives a cold shoulder at the Hall of Administration, with one supervisor saying the request is superfluous.