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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: Grand Park preps for opening

Today is Tuesday, July 24 and headlines include Supervisor Gloria Molina's efforts to open Grand Park and the decline of the Republican Party in California.

LA County supervisors consider extending term limits

Supervisor Mike Antonovich has represented the county's Fifth District since 1980. He will be termed out in 2016, but now wants to extend that limit until 2024.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD fingerprints go unchecked

Today is Monday, July 23 and headlines include thousands of unchecked fingerprints in the LAPD's crime lab, a look at LA's broken sidewalks, and a rundown on job creation.

Pension commissioner appointed to LAPD's Police Commission

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed attorney Rafael Bernardino to the civilan panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department.

LA mayor: ban assault weapons in wake of Colorado shooting

In the wake of today's shooting during the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called for a ban on assault weapons.

Mayor: politicians just want to be loved

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at Cal State LA this week and told an audience that most people who run for public office "want to be loved and want to be popular."

Maven's Morning Coffee: Hollywood Community Plan lawsuit

Today is Friday, July 20 and headlines include a lawsuit over the city's new Hollywood Community Plan and a $1 million makeover for the City Hall lawn.

Former Cudahy officials appear in federal court

An attorney for former Cudahy Councilman Osvaldo Conde, who is facing federal extortion and bribery charges, says his client "made mistakes."

Maven's Morning Coffee: fiscal emergencies for stadium, city

Today is Thursday, July 19 and headlines include fiscal problems for the Coliseum and San Bernardino and a departure at the Police Commission.

Cudahy attorney: Conde deeply regrets conduct

Former Cudahy Councilman Osvaldo Conde agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of extortion and bribery for one simple reason – he’s guilty, an attorney said today.

Cudahy councilman to plead guilty to extortion, bribery

The so-called ringleader in the Cudahy scandal will plead guilty to extortion and bribery for accepting cash from a medical marijuana clinic owner.

Maven's Morning Coffee: fugitive in Coliseum case speaks

Today is Wednesday, July 18 and headlines include a whistle-blowing fugitive in the Coliseum Commission scandal, violence at Summer Night Lights, and city history with Tom LaBonge.

LA Fire Department's data reviewed by task force

Following months of questions about dispatch and response times, the Los Angeles Fire Department has established a task force to look at its data input.

City attorney, fire commissioners clash over personnel files

A fight over who runs the Los Angeles Fire Department and therefore who should have access to records containing confidential employee information erupted today at the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Fire Commission president to media: Don’t call me, maybe

The president of the Board of Fire Commissioners said today she is tired of reporters calling her to comment on the Los Angeles Fire Department.