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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

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.

Maven's Morning Coffee: fundraising in LA's Ninth District

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 21 and headlines include a look at the LA City Council's Ninth District race, construction of new parklets, and a plea for jailhouse records.

Lesson of Occupy LA: Protests are expensive

Los Angeles’ elected officials learned a valuable lesson when they told Occupy LA protesters they could remain on the City Hall lawn – freedom ain’t free.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Ontario wants local control of airport

Today is Monday, Aug. 20 and headlines include the city of Ontario's bid for its airport and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's thoughts on the Partnership for LA Schools.

LA’s attempt to ban pot shops takes a hit

The Patient Care Alliance, which represents 300 pot shops, is suing the city to stop the ban that's due to take effect on Sept. 6.

LA City Council aide faces vehicular manslaughter charge

An aide to LA City Councilman Richard Alarcon was charged today with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for allegedly killing a transient while driving a city car.

LA's city attorney files papers to run for reelection

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich lost his bid to become District Attorney, but he’s hoping voters will keep him around as the city’s top attorney.

Committee debates scope of city's matching funds program

The City of Los Angeles program that provides public, matching funds for political campaigns could be restricted to gifts made by either city or county residents

Group sues LA to block medical marijuana shop ban

An alliance of medical marijuana collective owners, vendors and patients sued the city of Los Angeles today to block the implementation of a ban on pot shops.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Berman, Sherman debate and get booed

Today is Friday, Aug. 17 and headlines include a debate between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, condom enforcement on porn shoots, and a donation to LA's BEST.

Former redistricting commissioner raises $50K for council race

Former Redistricting Commissioner David Roberts has become the fourth candidate to raise $50,000 in the 2013 campaign to replace Councilwoman Jan Perry